How music saved my life

Inspired by the movie Being Again I just saw for the second time tonight. The first time I saw it was on Saturday. I know nothing about this movie and even never see a trailer. I saw a poster and thought I will see this. I’m not going to write much about the movie because I don’t want to spoil in case you wanna see it.

The moment I stand up and walking out of the cinema,  I feel overwhelming. I immediately went to iTunes store to buy a soundtrack of this movie, but it was still a pre-order, but 4 songs were available and one of them is my favorite “Tell me if you wanna go home.” I have to say, I actually went to see Adam Levine and Mark Ruffalo but ended up loving Keira Knightley. She is so pretty and her voice is perfect for all the songs she sang.

So please, if you like music. You’ll like this movie. It’s beautiful, inspiring and will make you feels good.

Okay, enough about the movie….back to my story. While walking to the SkyTrain after I saw Begin Again for the second time, I can’t stop smiling and that moment…..I realized “music does save my life, too!” I never thought I will be able to speak another language than Thai. I wouldn’t be able to read, write, listen and speaking English fluently to get to where I am today without going to University or take classes with foreigner teachers if……

Apart from the “Happy Birthday to you……” song. The first whole English song I can sing was “Santa Claus is coming to town.” I enjoy listening to Christmas music that my teacher shared and taught us how to sing. I was in grade 5 and I really enjoy English class with my English teacher, Miss Warin Shewadutsadee. She changed my life forever. I love her class and she’s the reason why I like The English language. I cannot remember when I actually start listening to English music, but one of the very first song I remember singing was “Stay the same by Joey McIntyre”…..such a great meaning and I always spend my life rely on the lyrics of this song. I keep listening to English music and these are the bands I could call them my English teachers e.g.Steps (Yup, I know all the dances!), Westlifea15ive911Backstreet BoysThe Corrs etc. (Don’t you love the 90’s music?!) Not only English music, I also watch American tv series which help me a lot on my listening skill.

Music also calms me down when I’m angry or sad, can make me smile and wanna sing out loud and dance like a no one is watching. I can’t live without music. And without my English ability and university degree, I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life right now. With the right mindset, anything is possible.

Thank you to EVERYONE who are making music.

Andie C.
admin@lovelifesince86.com

Andie is a former English teacher, a tour leader, and an interpreter. She’s currently a Freelancer who is working as Localization Project Manager and Web Moderator. While pursuing her goals, she created this blog site to hone her English writing skills and to share some of her experiences with you and the rest of the viewers.

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