第一位男友


...大家晚上好!

谢谢校友会给我这个机会介绍巧琳; 更谢谢巧琳给我这个机会在这个漂亮的新的音乐厅讲话.

我想许多人对母校最珍惜的怀念,就是在那里培养出来的友情。今晚在这里有好多是我们那一届的校友, 好多平常都很少听音乐会, 今晚在这里, 来看巧琳的成分多过于来听钢琴音乐的成分。这一点就说明了巧琳的为人。

巧琳在美国一住三十四年,回来新加坡还是一口流利的华语,这一点又说明了她对某些价值观的坚持, 对学习的认真.

巧琳从小就是好学生,好同学。她其实文理皆通,每一门功课都很好,在那一班都名列前茅,稳重成熟,脾气又好,深受老师和同学们的爱戴。

她本来是我们理科班班长,高中时转了文科,又当了文科班班长, 今天, 我们文理三班同学都以她为荣.

她认真学习,坚持信念,记得我们中四那年的英文老师是出名的好好先生,一上他的课,同学们都不听书,各做各的事和讲话聊天,只有巧琳在做笔记,老师问问题。也只有巧琳回答.

我们那年还有两位数学老师很好,很能激发同学们对数学的兴趣, 影响了我们一些钢琴弹不好的同学后来都学了数学,可是巧琳不为所动,坚持要做钢琴演奏家。

其实, 以她的稳实,以她的坚定,我们都相信,巧琳今天要不是已经成为钢琴家,也必定会以什么什么家的身份出现!

我常听人家用“文如其人”,“画如其人”这样的形容词,形容文人, 画家 . 跟巧琳在一起,我常觉得“如沐春风”;她的音乐是不是“春风撩人”那么生 动呢,让我们等一下一齐欣赏!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Qiaolin uses an email identity "pianosecrets" on the internet. She will be telling us her pianosecrets in the next 1 and a 1/2 hour or so. Here, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you my personal secret.

Qiaolin and I had a few things in common when we were in NY.

We were in P5 in the same year but we didn't know each other. NY was a full school then, and was free to allow a bunch of girls to skip P6 and enter Sec1 directly. Qiaolin and I were among this bunch but we still didn't know each other. We started to be in the same class from Sec2 onwards but didn't get really close until we were sitting beside each other in Sec4.

Here is the secret. Since I got to know her better, I had wanted her to be -- my 'boyfriend'.

Why not? She was smart, knowledgeable, dependable, and she could play the piano so beautifully. And she was ever so gentle, so warm. The only thing not so right was her sex. So when she left to study music in the States, I was heartbroken.

Many years later, when I talked about this feeling with another good friend of ours, I was told that that was exactly how this other friend felt about Qiaolin also at that time!

The truth is, Qiaolin has remained an inspiring friend for a lot of us here all these years.

I am telling you how attractive her personality has always been, and I believe that is going to be reflected in the music she will be playing for us.

Tonight, I am very happy that she is in this beautiful auditorium to play for our school, the place that bred our friendship.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is Qiaolin and her pianosecrets!


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