My Weekend

Korean violinist and singer-songwriter Kim Eun Hyung.
Korean violinist and singer-songwriter Kim Eun Hyung.PHOTO: THE COMPANY OF CATS

Korean violinist and singersongwriter Kim Eun Hyung, 23, performs under the name Kindakid.

She experiments with loops and effects on the violin and has played with artists such as Singapore singer Inch Chua and local pop-rock band The Summer State.

She will perform at cat cafe The Company of Cats (6B Mosque Street, tel: 6220-3835) on Aug 28 from 8 to 10pm.

A standard ticket, which includes a two-hour stay in the cat room, costs $16. (Go to kindakidatthecompanyof to buy tickets and e-mail hello@thecompany for inquiries.)

What are your weekends like?

I have been giving violin lessons on weekends for the past five years. I have eight to 10 students - the youngest is three and the oldest is 37.

I also look out for interesting events or gigs to attend by browsing Facebook or reading Juice magazine.

How much violin practice do you do on weekends?

I try to give myself a break from playing the violin - except if I have shows - because I do so much of that during the week.

I've taken up painting on canvas. I'm not an excellent painter, but I love it when I focus completely on my artwork and block out everything else.

It's a dream of mine to one day hold an exhibition of my artwork with my music playing in the background.

Who are the people you see most regularly?

I try to meet my friends from Lasalle College of the Arts. We like to go to Hot Spot Cafe Restaurant next to the school. We go crazy over the seafood tom yam and sliced fish soups. We share good music and talk about difficulties we face as full-time musicians.

What are some unique activities you do on weekends?

I like to people-watch if I'm not in the mood for window shopping. I like to go to Killiney Road to do this. I try to read the expressions of passers-by and imagine their life stories.

I scribble down whatever interesting thoughts or stories that come to mind on tissue paper or in my notebook. They are inspiration for my songs.

What is a good weekend?

One with great weather - a clear blue sky with a gentle breeze would be perfect.

I would make a Korean kimbap (similar to sushi) or a ham and cheese sandwich and head to Singapore Botanic Gardens around 6pm for a picnic with my friends or boyfriend.

I would stay there to watch the sun set, then head to a supermarket to buy food and enjoy the airconditioning.

Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'My Weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe