It’s my very first time celebrating thanksgiving and I’m slowly learning that it is such an important holiday for US Americans! The general atmosphere in Manhattan is really festive especially with the Macy’s Day Parade which celebrates its 90th year!! And I’m guessing this festive mood is here to stay till New Year’s, how exciting!
I spent my thanksgiving going to Ms Mariko’s (my harp teacher) apartment! We had yummy cheeses, smoked salmon, berries, bagels, french pastry, tea and juices (: We also had a fun time playing card and board games!
One day before thanksgiving, I gave my first solo recital in MSM! To be honest, I was so neurotic preparing it, I even wanted to cancel….. I worried and stressed so much about it – more than senior recital at YST. And I think it was because I felt so unprepared. But you know what, this recital was the most enjoyable one I have ever done! From the beginning to the end, I was having such a great time on stage creating phrases and colours. The nerves melted away pretty quickly too! If every single recital that I do in the future is like that, my life is complete.
Anyway, in the spirit of thanksgiving I’m especially thankful for one thing – belief.
For my belief in Christ who has been my faithful provider and counselor. (But yet this belief is only made possible by the grace of Christ!).
For others who have believed in my abilites and has supported me through this journey so far. I am nothing without you guys.
I still wake up everyday and think about how crazy it is that I am in NYC training to be a professional musician. I’m blessed beyond measure.
Ok some pretty pictures of central park! Last Saturday was officially the last day for ‘warm’ sunshine-y weather. So I had to scoot out to enjoy beautiful central park in all its autumnal glory!
“If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.” Psalms 130:3-4