Just how does one describe the sound of a cello? A hum? Honestly, I do not know. What I do know though, is that I love the sound reverberating from one, having seen it played countless times on the TV series 'Air-Wolf'. Never once did I thought I could listen to it's deep soulful hum played in front of me. Well, actually, even that is not right as I normally have to hide behind a wall.
The picture on the left is a sketch by aN_archi, a friend of Cikgu Nazir, and a multi-talented teacher who will be retiring in less than 3 months now. When he uploaded the picture as an entry several nights back, it reminded me of Syairah Hanin, a young pianist and cellist, who is now studying - of all subjects - Mathematics, in Berkeley, California.
When I first learnt of the subject she was pursuing, my mind immediately recalled 'Numbers', a TV series using Mathematic equation to solve a crime. "So, you're going to join the series after graduation?" I asked her sometime last year.
"Yeah! Why not? Or perhaps, make my own", she replied.
Quite a sassy young lady she is, perhaps following the lead of her eldest sister, Syairah Hanis, who is a young architect with a firm called Stern Architects, Inc.
Sometime last week, Syairah Hanin came back for the summer holidays. A few days after that, I thought I heard her cello hummed again, but was disappointed that the sound came from a radio of her neighbour. Seriously, she would never play the cello with me around for some reasons. But once in a while, I managed to steal into the house without her realising it, and listen to her cello being played from behind a wall. I just hope that I would be able to catch her again before she goes back for her studies.
That's her up there with her cellom. On the right is her cousin, Nursara, who is quite attached to her. Can't remember the occasion the picture was taken, but it was sometime last year, just before she went off for her studies. And the reason for this entry is the likeness between the sketch by aN_archi, and the picture above. Off course, except that Nursara is lively girl and not a cat as in the sketch.