I.A.A.R {reboot error}

We speak in acronyms. A lot.
It’s our special “language” … and so one of those that is frequently typed out or articulated is “IAAR” or “I am ALWAYS right”. 
It’s not hard to be always right being the more cynical one. Being the more critical one. Being the one who has to toss an idea over and over in my head … I am Libran with a dash of OCD. 
OK, with more that a dash … definitely more than a mere dash.
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Conductor Stéphane Denève is the epitome of a child’s imagination of what a classical musician conductor should be; dramatic and expressive with a big hairdo of curls that lends an air of artistic genius. 

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Paired with Scottish piano virtuoso Steven Osborne who played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, that entered center stage after the haunting beauty of Vocalise that has captured the public fancy since its premiere in 1916, June 14th was a beautiful evening for me, even when I managed to have a run in my navy blue lace dress!
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Basked by the Petronas Twin Towers’ lighting and distant sounds of laughter of couples and holiday makers taking selfies, we begun a cultural discourse where some where midway I made the mistake of verbalising my wishful thoughts of: you know what would be simply magical? If we were in Vienna or Salzburg …
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Within a week under the undue influence of others heading that direction for the summer break, weddings and of course visits to the patriarch home, dreamy plans were made about driving down the autobahn from Switzerland to Austria only to be “squashed”very quickly by practical me who for one will be in Eastern Europe (not Central) and more importantly will not be within the European Union vicinity for the next 2 weeks from the proposed trip – simply said, the dates did not jive, and yes, we do unfortunately need to work for a living and can’t be sitting idle in Europe for extended period of time to ‘catch’ the Salzburger Festpiele!
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That aside, I got talking about a British french horn musician I used to know who was attached with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra – not in very favourable terms nonetheless, due to his mismatched expectations of an employer and real abilities/ talent and actual contribution. Being passionately (and often misplaced) patriotic, I had personally thought that he should be grateful for the break in his otherwise Broadway musical career …
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But, more importantly for someone who spent two seasons playing no more than 60 minutes live, one could well said it was a very lucrative job! and he has really nothing to complain about … I mean, seriously, how pivotal is a french horn anyways? How many pieces out there actually has the french horn playing a important role, let alone as the star of the show?
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… and then, as if by curse, picking up the 2014/2015 Season brochure, I flip it open and stared at this:
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Screen shot 2014-06-29 at 3.24.22 PM
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I took a photo and sent it across with the message: I.A.A.R {reboot error}
Hell yes! I got a lot of pissing for that.
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But what do I know?
I was a child who spent her youth wrecking my piano with tears, practising for the dreadful Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music … unable to play a single piece despite having a Grade 8 certificate.

 

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