Waiting For A Rainbow – 30th April – Part I

Song #1: The Climb by Joe McElderry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6DtHQmhNQ0

This song explains my fears, struggles and dreams all in one. This song helped me to get through difficult times and gives me courage to try new things, without holding back.  

This month has been extremely busy; with everything else on top, I have also been planning for my birthday tomorrow. Since the beginning of April, everyone in my family have been asking what I’m doing and to hurry up! In all honestly, I do not like being rushed. I like to relax, list and take my time, no matter how slow or fast it may be.

The Easter holidays were amazing. I got a chance to see my friends outside Drama school, while hanging out with Ann; we’ve been shopping, going to the cinema, the zoo, and paid a visit to Down House, the home of Charles Darwin and his family. Also, I spent a day with Mum by going to Blenheim Palace; we had a lovely time.

I started the summer term on the thirteenth in the afternoon; that day, my peers and I spent the time preparing and learning. However we all had the ‘first day syndrome’; I was glad that I wasn’t the only one. By the beginning of the second week, things were back to normal.

After settling down, I was busy being… well … busy. I saw more friends and, again, I hung out with Ann; first, we went to see Jane Austen’s House. The house was small because it was built in the sixteenth century but the experience was incredible; there was so much to see. We went to the nearby church and in the house itself, we wrote using feathered quill paper and made lavender bags. It was wonderful and sincerely enjoyable.

When I started to settle in at Drama school, there were positive experiences waiting in the wings to appear before me. Within two weeks, I was asked to join their writer’s group, their local children’s theatre group, children’s festival and a trip to the famous RADA Drama School; there, we had a tour of the whole building and we observed their costume department and costumes. I accepted all of them, apart from the writer’s group because it clashed with the summer show. I had to do the show; it is part of my course but I said to my teachers that I am still interested doing the writers group. I really enjoyed RADA and being part of the children’s festival. It was lovely that I was given the opportunity to participate in these amazing (and maybe once in a life time) days.

And if that wasn’t enough, I was given a wonderful position to join a band. The band, Blue Tea Rose was formed a month ago. It originally started with my Dad (who plays the bass guitar), the drummer A, the guitarist P and lead vocalist, E; they all met at a local pub in my town, where there are weekly open mic nights. I didn’t join the band until a week prior to the first performance! At the time, they were looking for a backing vocalist and Dad suggested me. I was given less than seven days to remember most of the songs (altogether, there were eighteen of them). I had a few rehearsals with Dad, my only one with the band last Wednesday and two days later, we had our first performance which was straight after my RADA trip. I had arrive home and get ready very quickly as there wasn’t much time. During the evening, we played classic rock and pop songs by artists including Whitesnake, Stevie Wonder, Wild Cherry, Tina Turner and Elton John. It was a complete success. I also got the biggest applause at the end, even while playing the maracas. I was really, really proud and I cannot wait for future gigs, especially since this was the first one I took part in.

Song #2: I’ve Got the Music In Me by Kiki Dee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPXbniVqG-w

This is one of the songs that is played in Blue Tea Rose (I do backing vocals for this one too); it also explains my passionate love for music and yes, I believe I have the music in me! 🙂

Song #3: This Is My Time by Raven Symoné: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_2rxwWyyZU

This song explains my positive outcomes and dreams in life and how they are appearing right in front of me, especially after the success of the band’s first night. I’ve loved this song, ever since I was little and I still do. If it’s possible, I choose this song to be played at my graduation ceremony when I collect my certificate for my degree and/or BA Hons. 🙂

For a while, I’ve been speculating in the diary; for months and months, there was a note on the twenty-sixth of April saying that I was out during the late afternoon. I knew nothing about this and I got really confused. But when Ann said she was going to see me that day, I thought that was the reason and we were going to London Zoo for the day. Okay, I can live with that; I love seeing the animals anyway.

And that’s what we did. At London Zoo, saw lots of animals and took many pictures. We had a lovely time, apart from the experience in Gorilla Kingdom. When we were in the enclosure, the male silverback was so protective! I was taking pictures of the Gorilla who kept starring at the visitors. Then out of the blue, he turned on me and with his fists, he violently banged against the glass. He sacred the living daylights out of me and still did when I was taking more photos. So, we moved on around the enclosure and realised why he was being protective; there was a baby who was between a week and two weeks old. It was so gorgeous. Seeing one was the highlight of the day; I never saw a baby gorilla before and it was amazing to see one before my eyes.

After the zoo, we walked around Regent’s Park to Baker Street where we had a Nando’s dinner. Then, we made a de-tour to Wembley because there were disruptions on the Bakerloo line; we went for a walk around the stadium. Ann was acting strangely when she told to look at the buildings nearby. (However, I didn’t think of her behaviour at the time. She knows I like sight-see, especially when I travel to new places I’ve never seen before, like Wembley.) But when we were trying to find an exit, we got stuck since we climbed up the ramp. In the end, we walked down a flight of stairs and crossed roads; this led us to the SSE Wembley Arena when suddenly…