Inception

  For those who haven’t seen Chris Nolan’s epic thriller Inception (no spoilers), it tells the intriguing story of Dom Cobb (Leonardo Di Caprio) who has the ability to enter and share people’s dreams to steal secrets or plant ideas in their subconscious using a shared dream technology that also allows him to create a…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) As we anticipate the release of the 4th episode of Game of Thrones tonight, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my operation on the 20th April. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where…

Rise from the Darkened Night

On the 7th January 2015, during my second chemo session, I listened to Mark Fowler’s piano arrangement of The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer’s music score for the Batman film) through my earphones on repeat. I realised the music perfectly embodies the physical and spiritual struggle of the tough nights that follow each chemo session. Sitting there with the chemo drip in my…

Hair loss, My gain!

On the 19th December 2014, three days after my first session of chemotherapy,  I recorded this video of me playing Game of Thrones (GOT) Main Theme on the piano. I know it will not be long before my hair starts to fall out so I want to mark the beginning of this journey with a musical gesture. The famous GOT…