Story Fashion: A Curious Princess’s Journey of Unknown
Discovering More Self By Discovering the World
The Journey of Unknown
一個充滿好奇心與探險精神的非典型公主：安娜塔西亞，天生擁有活躍地藝術細胞，創造力豐盛，腦筋裡總出現著許多天馬行空的創意想法。從小生長在充滿愛的城堡，受到無微不至的呵護。外人看似天之驕女、無憂無慮的她，其實並不滿足於現狀。她始終覺得，安逸的生活裡，無法激發她全面的潛能。也因為強烈好奇心，對城堡外的世界充滿好奇！她想看更多的世界，也想挖掘更多的自己。於是決定踏出城堡這個安全區，進入一趟探索 未知 之旅...
Anastasia is an unconventional and curious princess. She is full of creative energy and has lots of talent in arts. Growing up in the castle with lots of love and care around her, she somehow feels...something is definitely missing! By nature, she feels that living in the comfort zone is not her ideal situation because it can't stimulate her full potential. She wants to discover herself by discovering the world. Therefore, she decides to leave the comfort zone and puts herself into the journey of unknown!
<She always looks at the windows and imagines the life outside of the castle. She wants to know the life that people live and what other phases in the world. She wants to participate in it, experiences it and knows what is going on.>
<She knows that she is such a lucky girl who has so much priceless things. She always looks at them, adores them, appreciates them. However, she couldn't resist the powerful curiosity. It strongly pushes her to leave the comfort zone in order to discover the world and her potential.>
<她常常覺得被困住...城堡裡的舒適，滿足不了對於 "探索內外在世界" 的渴求。於是他決定踏出去。>
<She often feels trapped...Staying in the comfortable castle couldn't fulfill her desire of exploring inside and outside world. Therefore, she decides to leave.>
<It is not easy to do so...Before leaving, she looks around the castle and sends the grateful energy to all the love she has, all the things she owns, and all the respect she gains. Later on, she heads off.>
<It will be a whole unknown, a whole new territory after opening this door. She feels much more excited than afraid and curiously to see if something is going on over there.>
<No matter what, she has made up her mind. She removes all the fear and doubt, and ready to embrace this journey of unknown.>
Stepping into Unknown, it is like seating on the roller coaster of life= The Extreme Trip
愛，是每個人最深的渴求。 無法理解的來來去去，就是緣分，面對這些來來去去，要學會接受。 Love is what people deeply want. Regarding to the incomprehensible "comes and goes", it is called Destiny. Accepting whatever comes into life is a Must.
<With an open mind, she puts herself into the mysterious unknown. She faces not only the dark reality of the world but also the darkness from inside. She starts to learn how to deal with all kinds of crisis and how to survive in the unfamiliar cities. She puts up with endless loneliness and endures the unbelievable pain...However, she actually makes a big step in her path of arts. Meeting wonderful people and collaborating with them brings her arts and creativity to the next level! These experiences make her discover the real confidence and they are definitely the milestone! As for her romance life, she meets some special people and create some unforgettable stories together. These people and these experiences totally open her vision and mind. She realized that in the colorful surface of world, love is what everyone really needs. Destiny is full of incomprehensible "come and goes". Accepting whatever comes into life is a Must!
<After the journey of unknown, the naive princess has been transformed into a mature, tough woman. Her temperament is glorious and her eyes reveal the compassion towards the world. She becomes deeper and owns the valuable quality of multi-faceted ability. Now, she likes to inspire people by sharing her own story. Her goal is to inspire people to be brave to follow the desire/talent/nature in order to live life to the fullest!>
“無悔” 將會是你的基本賞賜！Having No Regrets will be the entry level of your rewards!
Do you have the personality like princess Anastasia? Do you like to explore? Do you care about self-realization? Do you have a curious soul? Are you eager to meet people from all over the world and create exciting stories together?
Do you wanna experience the unexpected excitement? Do you wanna contribute a fascinating Journey on Earth? If you do, Just Do it! Having No Regrets will be the entry level of your rewards!
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作曲/作詞/編曲/演唱：吳苡嫣 Song Writer/Lyricist/Arranger/Vocal: Amanda Wu
<地球旅程> 系列第一輯，未知。The Journey On Earth, Vol.1: UNKNOWN
這是我20歲剛到加拿大留學，進入一個全然的 “未知” 時所寫的。某一個早晨，我醒來，面對窗外的零下三十度的暴風雪、考托福的壓力、全新的爵士樂、截然不同的文化，突然覺得好徬徨、好緊張！我到底在哪裡？到底在幹麻？但是除了徬徨之外，其實有著很大的一部份，是對於成功、對於成為 “夢想中的自己” “希望自己變成的樣子” 的渴望！這股渴望，正是打敗徬徨軟弱，支撐我走過未知的巨大力量！留學前，其實我在古典音樂領域遊刃有餘，得過非常多鋼琴、雙簧管、作曲、電子琴音樂比賽第一名。考大學時，以雙簧管主修考上國立臺北藝術大學音樂系，以鋼琴主修推薦甄試第一名考上輔仁大學音樂系，並在參加音樂營時，獲得加拿大國際鋼琴比賽第一名。但反骨的是，我並沒有就此滿足，因為看見未來的自己，並不僅限於古典音樂家，於是堅決踏上這趟未知，到冰天雪地的加拿大蒙特婁，學習爵士樂、音樂科技。完全不同思考邏輯、完全不同領域，我拋下原本女王的姿態，原本如魚得水的環境，一切歸零、一切重新學習。未知是內在的朔型，很感謝走過這趟經歷，懂得謙虛地珍惜擁有地東西，也使我眼界和心胸都得以更開闊，以及轉型為爵士音樂家、懂得音樂科技能夠全程參與專輯製作，理想中豐盛精彩的自己，需要一步一步不簡單的堆砌。
I wrote this song at age 20. Going to studying in Canada was a big Journey of Unknown. One day when I woke up in the morning, it was -30 degree with snowstorm...the weather was a terrible stress for me, but on top of that, I had the stress from TOFLE exam, learning complete new style of music, Jazz and adapting to the completely new culture....All the sudden, I felt extremely lost and nervous. Where am I? What am I doing? Despite feeling in this weak way, I also felt something very powerful in me...that is the desire to become "Who I Wanna Be! and the "Dream Self". These desire are so strong that lead me to conquer the weakness. Before going to Canada, I was an outstanding student in classical music. Since elementary school, I have already obtained championship in piano, oboe, composition, and YAMAHA electone. Nevertheless, I was not feeling fulfilled because the image of the future self is not limited in classical music! Therefore, I determined to go into this journey of unknown and went to Montreal to learn Jazz and music technology. Facing different logic, different field, I had to take off the crown of classical music and learned all the new things from beginning. Experiencing the journey of Unknown is to reshape your personality and inner self. So grateful that I have been through this! It definitely had a huge impact in me and made me humble, broaden my vision/mind, turn me into a Jazz musician and understand music technology to be able to produce the whole process of my albums. Waking step by step, it is never easy, but definitely rewarding when you really become the ideal, the dream self!
More about my unknown life in University period, please read my column: 未知2.大學篇
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Photo by: Troy Stallman (America)