Saturday, August 27, 2005

Och, me haid!

Just got back from Scotland... more to come... after I recover...

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Off to Scotland soon!

Yeah yeah, I know, never update until something big comes up.... But anyway, I'll be touring with the Children's Orchestra Society in their tour to Scotland and England. It'll be the first time I've stayed for any length in a European country! I'm quite excited!

Originally, I was just supposed to do a little piccolo and chaperone or do sectional work in the trip, but it seems I'm playing more flute than I bargained for, because one of the flute students had a last minute cancellation of the trip. Fortunately, we have a viola player that could fill in for some of the stuff.

The COS is a very talented bunch, and I'm proud of the musical spirit of these young folks that is well beyond their apparent years.

Unfortunately for me and my metabolism, we've been rehearsing pretty often, and I've tried to make it to most of the recent rehearsals.... meaning I've put some severe disruption in my training schedule for martial arts. :( I'll go for one more kali class (and possibly the muay thai class afterward, depending on what the schedule holds) to try to get some last minute exercise before having to rush off to JFK airport for the flight to Edinburgh. At least it's not as long as the flight to Asia, and thus, less inactivity. The trip is also relatively short (yay!), going from the 18th to the 27th. I'm scheduling my lessons around beginning of September, because I'm guessing I'll need some adjustment from jetlag and some "me" time.

Looking forward to this trip... I think it's going to be a good fun one.