Lost planes, massive floods and the economy taking a beating due to plunging oil prices, among other things have been the main headlines in Malaysia this year. It was also the toughest business year since I joined the family trade.
On a personal front things were more calm. My boy is growing up and talking back like a teenager even though he's only 6. As any honest parent will tell you, your biggest pride and joy can also be your biggest pain in the ass. I am just grateful I have a happy and bright kid who wants the most out of life.
Musically, I scrapped the acoustic album that I was supposed to put out. There were only about four good songs on it, so I scrapped the rest. I'm quite happy with the remnants of songs I held on to. Melodies are my thing and if it's melodically sound, I will put in the effort to see it through. Funnily enough, some of the discarded songs have merged into other songs I'm working on. That's the great thing about music. It is so malleable and open to change, especially if you have no one to answer to. So, in the future you can look forward to songs that are 6-8 minutes long. No, there is no release date. I've got other things to worry about for now.
Hopefully 2015 will be better than the past year. Surely, it can't be any worse. The benefit of growing older is that no matter what happens, you can tell yourself that you still have your health if you're still here complaining about it. That is if you take care of yourself. Please take care of yourself folks and don't take anything for granted. I'm just happy for the little things these days. Boredom and lack of drama is a luxury that I appreciate as I grow older.
Have a Happy New Year!