On Life

Love-Hate Kind of Thing

Sometimes I think the universe is playing a trick on me. How come the thing I love the most (e.i.: music) is essentially paired with the thing I hate the most (i.e.: math).😡

I’ve enrolled myself in a (rather unorganised) do-it-myself music lesson to re-learn reading music, and I’ve just realized today that I need to zero in on counting rhythms.


It is frustrating because it has always been my weakness since I started learning technical music in high school. It’s just now that I realize what an idiot I had been for not learning how to count music when I learned songs by reading sheet music every single day of my 4-year high school life.

I feel like I’m going back to my first-year-high-school-self who always had to take one-on-one solfege exams with the choir mentor with trembling knees because as much as I knew how to sight read the notes, I didn’t know how to count them. I remember only getting through the exams by memorizing the entire piece and pretending I was reading it on the spot.

It’s just that all this counting is driving me nuts; be it in math class or when counting my change. I’ve never been good friends with Mathematics, and now it has found a way to ruin my relationship with Music. It’s not making my life as easy as 1, 2, 3.

It is probably true what they say, if you really love something, you have to love it completely, even the unlovable side of it; and in the case of my love for music, the mathematics behind it. 😭

If you happen to have any advice or tips that you can share about how I can go about self-learning music , I’d be forever indebted to you.


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