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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Hope...and one last song for summer.

There's change in the wind.
I can feel it as the whispery clouds waft across the
sky and the wind starts to feel a little chilly on my skin.

I love fall. I can feel it coming around the corner.
It's the most introspective time of the year for me, when
the cheeriness of summer starts to change to the mellow
soothing caress of the curtained sky and leaves start
putting on a new colour.

Many things have happened since the last time we were in touch.
I had a wonderful time singing in Singapore for my first
sold-out concert hall performance, I fulfilled my dream of
having a #1 album in Singapore, I sang at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles
and I just got 2 russian dwarf hamsters as pets.
I'm still trying to decide what to name them.

Hurricane Katrina and the memory of September 11th
adds a sense of introspection and a measure of sadness to
the daily grind of life, but I sense the hope in the air,
the hope of change for the better...I see the hope in the new, tiny
green oranges hanging in bunches on my orange tree, slowly waiting for the
spring to come alive in vibrant orange colour and grow to their fullness.

I am heartened by the stories I hear of people coming together to
help their fellow man, especially at times of crisis...stories of people
opening their houses, their hearts to help those in need. Hope and strength
and love. The seeds of many songs are being planted and will hopefully take
root and blossom with the next spring.

It feels a little funny, in the light of heavier things, to have to go out and perform and sing....
but I know that with a song in my heart, things always seem to be a little sweeter.

I'll leave you with a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
a poem, that speaks to me about hope, and friendship.

The Arrow and The Song

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.


God bless,


Blogger Maria said...

Hey Corrinne, i'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in Singapore. :)

I certainly hope that those people whom lives have been affected due to hurricane Katrina, will be strong and get all the assistance that they need.

Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Wynx said...

Hi Corrinne,

The concert you had in Singapor lingers one month on....

Here, my blog entry...about your concert in singapore...

Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Vynara said...

hi Corrinne, I only started listening to your songs lately at the recommendation of a pal... and how unlucky am I that I missed your concert! You have a lovely voice and more importantly, your lyrics speak stories so vivd that they have the power to move tears, invoke laughter and bring joy! This may be a long shot, but when are you planning to come back to Singapore and hold a concert?

best wishes!

Monday, September 12, 2005 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Kiat said...

Hi Corrinne,

Love your music! Hope to hear you "live" soon. Keep blogging!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger kAgE said...

In times of trouble, God is my light and my refuge

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger SOPHINA said...

Your songs struck chords in my heartstrings.

You're amazingly good.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:22:00 AM  
Blogger kAgE said...

any chance u're coming to australia corrinne?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:21:00 PM  
Blogger tingleling said...

Hey gal,

your arrow has found its way to my backyard, undented, leaving indelibly enduring imprints in its wake of hearts touched by the hand of God...we did Free in njc 4 a friend who teaches there 2 weeks ago n the kids loved it! thks babe...


Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger marianne said...

I just got your latest CD (I'm not currently living in Singapore so it's hard!) and read your 'Thank You's. I deduce that you've recently got married? Congratualtions! =) And may your marriage be a wonderfully blessed one!

Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger darylchng said...

heh. hopefully, you can write a new song about hope, especially regarding tha article of katrina. I heard Ms martina tan was ur classmate last time! haz.. she was a teacher at catholic high where i used to be. Cheers!

Sunday, September 18, 2005 8:48:00 AM  
Blogger dawnn said...

hey Corianne! i love your album i think its great that for once you can hear a singer's voice clearly and not have it synthesize or drowned out by drums/guitars. take care and will be waiting for your next update! love :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi, i love your songs very much, get a sense of tranquility and hope every time i heard. awaiting for your next album!!

Friday, September 23, 2005 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger jaime said...

i love yr song 'save me' its got an incredible beat to it, d drums and piano and guitars r so good.and yr a great singer.u said that you wanted yr album to b named 'safe in a crazy world' bcos there r so many crazy things happening right now in dis world but there r ppl like family and friends who will make u feel safe.i totally agree with made ppl like me feel positive abt dis world in d midst of all d craziness.yr an inspiration and kp making great music, i want to learn more frm you :)

Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger wennie said...

hey corrinne!! missed ur concert in singapore. hope u'll be coming to singapore again?! i'll definettely be there!! take care!=]

Saturday, September 24, 2005 8:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your songs are magnificent. I like 'All That I Need'. And I thank you for being transparent in your blog.

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger love , me - said...

i love the way u blog . its realli WONDERFUL. if possible update mre on ur feelings towards wat the bible saes? i love ur post on de little kids. (: GOD BLESS YOU !

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 2:56:00 AM  
Blogger jayhollic*bel said...

hi corrinne. just wanna say i really like ur music and hope to hear more great albums from u. sadly didnt manage to go for ur concert in spore..the tickets were sold out when i finally saved up enough ..but oh wells. hopefully u'll come back again fo another round of concert! God bless =D

Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Wang Kai said...

Hey, we have the same blog skin~
Have a nice day!

Friday, September 30, 2005 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger wolvelim said...

we're 2 singaporeans who just arrived in L.A for studies.. was glad to hear about how well you're doing here.. to be honest.. we havent really heard your music before. but when we did take a listen we liked it!!

so.. we didnt want to bother u or anything.. guess we'd just say.. great work! and keep it up.. nice to know fellow singaporeans here.. in what is a strange land to us..

have a nice day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Varunacharya said...

I was reading one of your older posts about kava. I first came across that when I was in fiji. Its a mildly intoxicating drink that they brewed from roots. Im not sure if this is the same drink though. If you still remember, maybe you could give me directions to the Kava Lounge place in Santa Barabara. Enjoyed resading your blog. And your the first person ive met/seen (neither really) whos read from Pablo Neruda.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger Yogi said...

hi corrinne!

I've heard about you from my friends back in Indonesia and Singapore! great music you play and sing! if you ever come to Vancouver I would love to see you perform.

have a great day, and keep writing... I like reading your entries. they take me to the worlds I've never experienced :D

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:04:00 PM  

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