Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Two Wheels and Falling Leaves
Singers (or is the more apt term "vocalists"?) may find this link interesting. And interesting also is the blog for PFS Scout Troop 8th South, as was commented in the last blog posting - though there's a typo in that address there, use the one listed above.
This and last month will probably go down as the busiest I have ever been so far, every single day is packed with either a rehearsal or a concert - except for Loy Kratung next week when I'm taking a lesson. My first wife by chronology not commitment (aka my violin), is apt to punish me by being continually out of tune, both because of lack of use of the strings, and my fingers being adulterous, and I'm fairly certain that I'm in doubt in the spelling department in this sentence too. Not to mention grammar. Oops, was that a sentence fragment?
Which reminds me that in my first ever spelling test as a young kid in the States, I got every item spelled correctly - except I spelled the title "Speling Test". An early sign of a career as a violist, no doubt.
The Bangkok Symphony concert was good for the most part, and since the other ensembles use recordings instead of playing it live, I was happy that the orchestra played the Royal Anthem three times during the course of the performance (owing to the concert being in celebration of the King's birthday anniversary). It really is the most beautiful piece, matched only by the national anthem of South Africa, which in turn owes some of its grandeur to the four languages employed in its lyrics.
I'm really looking forward to the States, and have decided on going in the Fall semester in September 2006. This gives a nice amount of time to spend in Penang, KL and a visit to Singapore. My dreams revolve around cycling amongst falling leaves.