現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

2012-04-28 07:55

I rarely watch TV but luckily my husband told me that a piano recital by Ushida Tomoharu would be aired.

I recently saw his recital live in Nagoya, I was captivated by his performance and the way he dominated the room.

He is the youngest professional pianist in Japan (at only 12 years old), the previous record was 14 years old.

His music skill is exceptional, but he also has all the other qualities needed to be a celebrity.
He is thin and so handsome, I think he will be very popular with women.

Nakamura Hiroko spoke so highly of him, she said that this kind of genius only appears once every 100 years.

I am sure he will enjoy great success in the future.

2012-04-20 23:36

My reading History

I have always been a fan of reading mystery novels, in particular books by Agatha Christie.

There are two series, but I preferred reading the books that involved a woman named Ms Marples.
She was an interesting character because she was so nosey, however she had a knack of solving difficult crimes because she was so wise and had a sixth sense when it came to understanding people`s personality and motives.

The stories did not contain graphic violence, but were very enjoyable.
Once I started reading a book, I couldn’t put it down. I quickly finished the various series.

The last book was named "The Devil Under The Sun", usually I buy paper backs, but because this was her last book I decided to buy the hard back edition.

I was reminded of her books when I met a teacher recently who grew up near her home town.
It bought back memories for me, and some day I would like to visit England to experience the setting of her novels.

2012-04-07 10:05

My son has taken piano lessons since he was 4 years old. He began to play by copying me when I used to play to him in his early years.

His first teacher was a very attractive young woman who was envied by a lot of the mothers.
This jealousy caused problems and eventually she had to return to her hometown,
I was sad because my son and I felt we had a good relationship with her.

He continued lessons at Yamaha, however his most recent teacher quit as she was was commuting from Inuyama, and this became too much for her.
My son saw this as an opportunity to quit lessons, but she introduced a new teacher.

To our surprise and joy the new teacher was attractive young (now middle aged) woman from his early days.
My son was motivated to show how he had improved and the teacher had also become more mature and lenient.
I was happy that they could reconnect
Two weeks ago, my son performed two songs at a piano recital, I am proud of him and thankful to his piano teachers.