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Look Mom, I'm a Rock Star!

Guess where I was just now?

No, I was not at my mom's place... I was in a jamming studio! I am the front man for a band made up of a bunch of my friends here... we don't have a name yet because there are other concerns...

First of all, the incredibly good looking and talented front man hasn't been in a studio since 1998. Secondly, the drummer hasn't played in ten years... third, well, we suck! Or to put it in a nicer way, we haven't found our sound yet.

The drummer suggested that we find a replacement for him, cause he was really bad... We told him that it wasn't about being so good that we could cut an album... it's about a bunch of friends chilling out together and having fun.

Well, even though we sucked throughout the whole our time in the studio, we still had fun... and we're gonna go again next week... it's a great way to relieve stress... and trust me, I'm really stressed out...

To tell you the truth, I've always wanted to be in a band... I love to sing... I have been told that I have a great voice... only problem is I don't know how to use it... at least that was what a vocal coach once told me... having given that comment, he refused to coach me... according to him, he only coaches women... err... okay...

It has been said that those who go into the performing arts have an exterior locus of self identity... well, that's kinda true about me... people's opinion of how good I am matters a lot to me... it's not enough for me to know that I've done a good job...

Weird thing is, when I purposely do something bad, I couldn't care less what people think... hmmm... maybe I also enjoy being the 'bad boy'... but as always, that's a different story...

Come to think of it, I have never given up the opportunity to be in the spotlight... whether it's to do a presentation at work, teaching in front of a class, or getting up on stage... there's something very fulfilling about having 5000 people clap and cheer for you (been there, done that!)

I wasn't always this way... I used to be extremely shy... in fact you can see the remnants of that character in me until now... whenever I'm with a new group of people, I am always very quite... I am definitely not the life of the party (unless of course the party is full of people I already know)... I spend the whole time observing everybody's character... I won't speak unless spoken to...

It all changed in the 9th grade... I had to pick my courses for the year, and for some weird reason, one of the classes I took was Drama. So there I was in the studio, with a script in my hand... and I had to act it out! OMG!! I was still very shy, but I guess because I didn't want everybody to say I can't act, I got on stage and well, acted... I was pretty good at it... but that's when everything changed...

I was no longer the quiet one in the class... I asked questions, I participated in discussions, and most importantly, I couldn't get enough of the stage...

Not being shy anymore has really helped me achieve the current level of success that I have now in my life and career... I stand out more in a classroom, a boardroom, and in the bedroom! (Your partner can't read your mind... if you want to try the position on page 23 of the Kama Sutra, you have to tell them... don't be shy!)

In my working life, I often come across shy colleagues who make a huge impact to the company, but nobody knows because they don't say a thing... Sometimes they have great ideas, but won't tell anybody about it... during meetings, the boss will ask everybody if they have anything to add... they'll obviously say no, even though they've got ideas that would make a gazilion dollars in profit for the company... In the end, they finish the rat race in last place...

I feel sorry for them... I knew how it felt to be 'stuck' inside your shell... but seriously, they have to make the first move to change... I'm not saying they should all go out and start a band, but saying "Yes, I have an idea" would be good.



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