Sasha did her AMEB Piano For Leisure Preliminary Grade exam in November. She was so well prepared I knew she would enjoy herself. Her mum Steph said the air-conditioning was quite strong at the Ashgrove examination centre, near Brisbane. Both Sasha and Steph were feeling cold and Sasha ended up doing star jumps while she … Continue reading Congrats Sasha for your A (Honours)!
Congratulations to my student 🎶Daisy🎶 for passing her AMEB Grade 1 Piano For Leisure with an A (Honours). Time to enjoy a well deserved break and I’ll see you again in the New Year ❤️!
The photographs in the book were better, supplied by the Sabah Tourism Board. But Kudat manages to shine, even with what I have here. [Excerpt from: Funk, Joanna. SabahSongs: Contemporary Music in Sabah. Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 2013. 44-50. Print.] Kudat. This is the place where my great-grandparents first arrived in Sabah. It was the … Continue reading Excerpt: Sunset Symphony – Music in a Kudat paradise
I ordered a Suzuki melodica trumpet mouthpiece and it arrived yesterday. I didn’t like the original mouthpiece because I have to put it inside my mouth and sometimes it hits my teeth. I actually like to play with no mouthpiece, but am not sure if it’s an efficient use of breath. This mouthpiece feels great! … Continue reading Baby’s got a new mouthpiece
I love the early morning light. My roses had to fend for themselves last year and they didn’t do well. This year I’ve paid them more attention, feeding the soil and watering with Seasol. The kangaroos did make a meal of them during the drought 😕 but they are making a comeback!
Thanks to photographer Henry Liew for his contributions to my book. These are a few from the Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2010. Here is a bit about that night. Malaysia’s stars fill the sky over Sutera Harbour – 4th KKJF Day One Everyone with Sabahan blood running through their veins will have stood the tallest, … Continue reading Excerpt: KKJF 2010
It’s so dry now, the roos come very close, looking for things to eat. They’ve started to eat my roses. A lady who runs a nursery in Beaudesert said they’re eating everything at the moment, not just roses. I don’t mind. They can eat anything in my garden if it helps them to keep going. … Continue reading Mummy and Joey (video)