The World Capital of Music

Trip Start Mar 30, 2010
Trip End Aug 06, 2010

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Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Thursday, May 20, 2010

No doubt. I appreciate very much the gift of music I was born with. I appreciate that my parents sent me to a music school when I was 5. I have lost touch with classical music in recent years. When I am in Vienna, the music that I once knew relived once again. Stuart from Pueblo Ingles described the pilgrimage routes as stunning and fascinating. The route in search of moral significance can SURPRISE you, EXHAUST you, CRASH YOU and then it REMAKE you. Now I am going to say the same for music. 

Music brings messages to mankind. It brings me peace, humanity and reconciliation. Sometimes it brings tears... Sometimes it even bring me tingling sensations. I entered the Haus set Musik (House of Music) and memories kept flashing. It is th only museum I spend more than an hour visiting. When I stepped into the Beethoven house, I felt ecstatic just because I had laid my fingerprint on the piano Beethoven once used.

My best years were still the secondary school days which I developed into a percussionist and groomed to be a drum major. I know how it feels to perform on stage. I know how appreciated and complete when the end of a performance is received by applause. I still remember when I joined the band, my desire was to play the flute but my conductor insisted me being a drummer for whatever reasons. I loved it and Each time being the only lady drummer in school performing on stage, I felt proud. When marching in Sweden for it's international music festival in 1996, I know I have not made the wrong choice. Hehe... And I also had my first puppy love 'bf' Benjamin, where he was the most senior and the drum major that time...;) ans I carried on to build my own so called 'reputation' always being the favourite of my conductors. FYI, I was also once in the harmonica band (think many don't know)...

And so what is my favourite instrument? It's the French Horn. You don't hear the French horn all the time irony a symphony, but when it's her turn, it gives a subtle yet sexy touch....

Thanks to Ms Oh, she had taught me more than a decade of piano. Without her, I would not be able to graduate with ABRSM grade 8. There were times I cried at the piano practicing for the exams....but those days were over...

Made a new friend Isak when I attended a concert of Strauss and Mozart music at the Sound of Vienna. Originally from eastern Europe, Isak is a student in Political Science an works part time at The concert halls. There were huge tourist groups of Americans and Chinese and he ushered to the private lift to the concert hall and I was given a better seat than I paid for and also a complimentary glass of sparkling wine during the interval. Later, I went to an Irish pub full of Austrian youngsters drinking mixers and shots. It only cost 1 euro per shot.... =\ 
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