If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’ve been eager to return to NY for the past few months.
After living in Hong Kong for 4 years, it felt like my experience there was nearing it’s end and it was time to transition into the next chapter of whatever God has in store for me. One sure sign that it was a time for a change of environment was the soon to be arrival of me and my wife’s first born. Literally, any day now!
Back in February, in my first blog post on this site, I mentioned that I’d be releasing a track called “Brand New Me”.
Brothers and sisters, the time has arrived.
I typed a little rant on my twitter after uploading the song today sharing my thoughts regarding this particular track and it’s release. For those who missed it (and for my own future reference) I shall do a recap here as well.
Long story short..
Since a young age I’ve had the dream of becoming a world famous rap artist. My motivation?
He’s the purple haired fella that I play in the upcoming TVB series “Highs and Lows”. After a roughly 3 month shooting schedule, I have finally wrapped up all my filming.
It was definitely a more challenging experience in comparison to “Lives Of Omission” due to more involvement in the storyline and the layers of the character that I play. Nonetheless, it was an amazing learning opportunity as always and a pleasure working with everyone involved!
Considering I once did a 50 show bar tour in Malaysia, it’s safe to say I have quite a special connection with the country and it’s people.
Still, those 50 shows combined wouldn’t add up to what an amazing experience this past Friday night was. Rightfully so, since it was my first ever solo concert in KL.
Per the organizers request, I performed a mostly Cantonese set with a few English tracks added as well. At the top of the show, I asked if there were any non-Cantonese speakers in the house and surprisingly, no one responded. This meant one of two things. Either everyone spoke Cantonese or the non-speakers didn’t want to be identified. Nonetheless, it sure felt like everyone spoke Cantonese cause even as I performed the Cantonese songs, everyone seemed to rock along cheerfully.
A few things I noticed about the audience that night..
- It was quite an eclectic mix in terms of age. Children. Teens. Adults. Everyone seemed to have a good time!
- To my knowledge, quite a few in attendance had never saw me perform live before or in some cases didn’t even know I did music! They mainly knew me from hosting or acting on TVB. That’s awesome!
- They were extremely lively! They responded to pretty much everything I said into the mic. They rocked along to every song with full on energy. One of the most amazing audiences I’ve ever had the honor of performing for!