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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bon Voyage


Violin is a family of stringed musical instruments having wooden bodies whose backs and fronts are slightly convex. It is informally called fiddle. Someone who plays this musical instrument is called a violinist or a fiddler.

My eleven years old niece, only child of my youngest brother loves this musical instrument so much. Last April I posted a congratulatory blog dedicated to her for being a member of a String Ensemble that won gold in 2010 Singapore Youth Festival. Last year their group won Silver. Let us forget about last year. So what if the group won gold this year? Well, the children with their conductor and the chaperon mommies and maybe their daddies as well, are flying to the Big Apple this Tuesday, the 16th of November. Yup! I typed it correctly, the Big Apple, that is New York United States.

My niece had worked so hard during the practice and so with all the other children in the group. They deserve the reward on their school break. Oh no, please do not get me wrong readers. My niece is not studying in Manila Philippines. She is studying in Singapore. My brother chose to live in Singapore with his wife and daughter because of his job. My Math wiz brother is an Engineer. ( Ahemmm.. do not forget my Christmas present. :) If anyone of my blog readers knows the educational system in Singapore. You would agree with me, the children needed a break or a time to play on school breaks.

Congrats Sarah! Who would have thought you will be at the Big Apple at eleven years old out of your own achievement. I am happy and excited for you. Hey! Send my regards to Snowman, okies?  See you in Manila at Christmas time and share with me your New York City trip.  Love you girl!

21 comments:

WebbieLady said...

Your niece must be really talented! COngratulations! Plus a really intelligent brother...wow!



Une fois de plus, bon voyage! :)

Webbielady

Dai Ning Li said...

Congrats to Sarah! My little sister is also a fiddler. I hope she too can play the instrument in the international division, just like your niece. ;')

Jill Wellington said...

What an honor and what FUN!!! New York City is awesome in November. I wish YOU could join her and see New York. Have a great time, Sarah!

Jolly Princess said...

@WebbieLady- Thank you my friend. My niece is studying French as a requirement in their curriculum. She has to learn at least 2 languages. One is English that she is already fluent. She had difficulty learning Singaporean Language so she had to study French. My youngest brother took it from my father the original Math wiz in my family. I am poor in Math that is the waterloo of my mother.

Jolly Princess said...

@Dai Ning Li – Welcome to my blog my friend. Please tell your sister to go ahead and hone her talent. How do you know someday your wishes would come true? @ Jill Wellington – Thanks Jill.. My niece is very excited to see New York. My sis in law (the chaperon :) says it is not at all leisure for her and the kids. The kids will perform at various places as guest performers. At least they will have time to take a group tour at Carnegie Hall, American Museum, Statue of Liberty and other places.

NENSA MOON said...

Congrats to your niece, JP!
You must be proud of her..
My daughter ochi also play violin, but still in learning...

sudhi said...

congrats to ur niece Ms.jolly and a wise step by ur brother!!!

cheers!!!!

Ryan said...

Congrats to Sarah what a fantastic achievement, it's definently called a fiddle over here.

lynn said...

Congratulations to your niece! Honestly, I was attracted to your website "Jolly Princess" which is why I visited it. Nice and interesting posts.

Jean said...

Congratulations to your talented niece! Hmmm....she must take after her aunt.:)

roffe said...

In Norway we called the instrument fele (fiddle) It is almost a national instrument in Norway..Jused to play on folk music Festival..She have to come to Norway on one of those festival...and it is a lot of snowmen here too..

Jolly Princess said...

@NENSA MOON- I guess lots of youngsters are getting fond of violin these days. @Sudhi- My youngest brother is the only one who wants to work abroad. He likes Singapore I guess because of its proximity to the Philippines. @Ryan- Fiddle I guess is a foreign sounding name. But it is a nice name for the instrument.

Jolly Princess said...

@lynn- Welcome to my blog my friend.Appreciate your visit. :)@Jean-< Hmmm....she must take after her aunt.:)> Love this Jean, hehehe..

Jolly Princess said...

@roffe- Wow! Thanks for sharing the great info. I love violin myself aside from sax, flute and piano. Well, I love all musical instruments but these 3 are my favorites. I hope Sarah will have more time at the Big Apple for Snowman. I read the itinerary and the schedule was hectic. Performances like performance here… and there…No time for the kids to play except for maybe their visit to the American Museum. :)

Krincess Carl said...

With your wisdom and intelligence, Jolly Princess, I'm so impressed.

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Multibrand said...

Hi JP,

I am glad to know that your 11 years old niece will be flying to New York to play violin. WOW! Congrats!
I am sure that you are proud.

Melanie said...

Congratulations to your niece!

How exciting to go to NY! Well deserved, and hope they return with the gold! :)

Jolly Princess said...

@Krincess Carl- Thanks my friend. I am elated for your visit. Welcome to my blog.:) I will take time to visit your blog. @Multibrand - Yes, I am very proud to be her auntie.@Melanie - My niece was so excited according to my sis-in-law.:)

Balqis said...

Congrats to your niece, your brother & his wife and to you! Your niece is achieving something big at such a young age.

delightfullness said...

I am happy for your niece...
she makes the filipino proud!!!

Jolly Princess said...

@Balqis- Thanks, yes daddy and mommy are so proud of their baby. @delightfullness- Welcome back my friend. Yes, she is proud to be a Filipino. She would answer without hesitation she is a Filipino when asked about her Nationality. :)

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