Shirley, a 21-year-old student with a passion for music, is now a part-time singer in a bar.
As a student, Shirley has to strike a balance between studying and singing. Shirley said that singing is like a sweet, making her studying life more cheerful.
Shirley was encouraged and introduced by another musician friend to be a bar singer. When the bar owner heard Shirley’s singing, next minute, Shirley was invited to sing in the bar.
Shirley comes to sing every Friday, for her, it is like a dream come true. Most of her songs are quite soft and slight. Shirley wants others to feel her singing and fall in love with her songs. Everyone comes the bar with tiredness from work, with Shirley’s songs, they will be healed from exhaustion. Some people will feel more emotional and even burst into tears. Shirley feels grateful that her audience can feel connected with her songs.
Shirley treasures friendship deeply as well. She said that she feels loved when a friend comes to support her, at the same time, she also feels nervous. Shirley said that there was one time that her friends came and she totally forgot the song and sang it like a mess.
Shirley also expressed that most of the singers nowadays are focusing on how to improve their singing skills, however, Shirley points out that the most important and most useful way is to really sing out your emotions, really sing with your hearts. Shirley prefers folk music since she believes that folk music is easy to sing and also is an easy way to show emotions.
Shirley loves singing but she expressed that she will never become a professional singer and do it as a living. Singing should be a habit, a passion, not a tool of making money. Shirley thinks if she sings just to make money, she will not be able to really sing from the bottom of her heart.