When Gaby met the Brits

January 19th, 2012

First allow me to breathe a sigh of relief….haaaaaaaaa!!!

Sometime last December, Gaby had her day with the Brits. And when I say Brits, I mean the examiners and staff of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music or ABRSM.

The school where Gaby takes voice and guitar lessons is affiliated with the Board and are prompt to refer their “able” music students for assessment. Of the 2 courses that Gaby has been taking, it was in voice that she got a recommendation to take the exams.

This being her first year, the exam she would take was a Prep Exam and was not given a numerical grade. She was, however, subjected to an exam nonetheless. This, in effect, would better prepare her […]  Continue Reading

Halloween Madness

November 13th, 2011

Its been 2 weeks since Halloween but the house is still feeling the buzz of the holiday. Blame it on the props that are still visible. Nope, not outside. Part of the kids’ costumes now adorn some of our home decor. Our stone Buddha is now in a wig and our Buddha head is wearing a ninja mask. I can’t take them off until our Christmas decor goes up so..oh well.

Anyway, as usual, Halloween was fun. It was a photofinish actually. We didn’t get the kids’ costumes until 2 days before the party. I was hoping to find them something during our last trip to Japan just like the last time we were there. Unlike the last trip, where I got them matching pink kimonos, I didn’t find anything […]  Continue Reading

Made for the Stage

November 11th, 2011

For the last few months, Gaby has been enjoying her voice classes immensely. This isn’t the first time she has taken music classes. Her first music class was in the summer of 2009 and this is when she discovered her innate love for music and singing. This really wasn’t a big surprise because even as a toddler she was constantly singing and listening to songs way beyond her years. Truth be told, the very first time I heard her hum was when she was 3 months old. To put her to sleep we would play lullabies from a Walkman CD player inside her crib. One evening while putting her to sleep I heard her humming to the lullaby!! Since then she has not stopped humming.

To date she has gone through several […]  Continue Reading