It’s Thanksgiving today in America. Although we don’t really celebrate it here in Taiwan, I still want to express my gratitude. So much to be thankful for this year: I made my professional debut, traveled the world, and met so many wonderful fans who support and encourage the music. It’s no wonder I want to put my hands together and thank my Creator for all these blessings.
World events in the newspapers have seemed especially bleak these past few days. It gives me perspective seeing the challenges that every nation faces. I can only hope that we as people, learn to peacefully overcome each obstacle. Sometimes it feels as if we’ve all forgotten how to forgive one another. Incidentally, a friend recently taught me in Chinese, the saying: “water under the bridge”. On a day such as this, this phrase seems particularly appropriate. Let bygones be bygones, forgive one another, and together walk step by step into the future.
Sorry, didn’t mean to rant this long. I just wanted to say one thing, really: Thank you all. Let’s all fight this together.
Just got back from Singapore where I won Most Popular New Artiste at the 2014 Singapore Hit Awards.
I am very grateful to many people whose nurture led me to this moment. They say in life that awards are not important, that they’re superficial. Indeed, this statue, heavy as it may be, is only a tangible representation of something that for me, can never be made physical. Lexington, Hong Kong, Chicago, LA, Taipei, and now Singapore: I’ve heard some say “it takes a village” but for me it took “villages”. It is because of all of you that I ended up on this podium. And because of you, I felt like a winner way before I ever stepped foot on any red carpet.
I’ve been nominated for best new artist at this year’s Singapore Hit Awards 2014! This year has been so crazy I haven’t had a moment to sit back and really digest it all. Very honored and blessed to be nominated. Singapore I’ll be coming to see you very soon!
Next week’s show at National Sun Yat-Sen University is gonna be unique. Can’t wait to hear Jolin Tsai give a talk and also looking forward to seeing Soft Lipa perform! She’s a pop icon and he’s one of the best rappers in Taiwan. November is really gonna be crazy. I’m going to Singapore for the Hit Awards and when I get back I’m going to start recording my second album! Phew! Hear’s to an action packed month.