Violins and helicopters

“A time to look over our week, recall blessings great and small and pick our five favorites to share”

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1. Loved ones are safe.  After watching a clip that showed Japan like it was 2012, I avoided everything that has anything to do with the destruction there until an aunt in NC nudged me about a cousin in Chibaken. That’s when I went asking how they were.  She and her husband, a fellow mommy blogger, and a former gradschool classmate are all ok. It’s good to release all the breaths I held while waiting for news about them.

2. J not getting sent out to Japan anymore. When the quake hit J was automatically among a team of scientists on standby, Fukushima-bound. Worry wart me prayed he won’t be flown out.  Jet-setting halfway around the world to lend expertise and then aboard Chinooks to work on those reactors may sound glamorous but the danger is so not glamorous at all.  I cheered when J told me it looked like he was staying after all.

3. Brunch at Robin Hood. Calamari yummy; margarita rosita. Chips, football and British accent felt like brunching in front of Windsor Castle again.

4. Attending a screening at the FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand). Living with the Tiger is a documentary about HIV-infected orphans. Q & A with the filmmaker and the director of the Business Coalition on AIDS explored possibilities of influencing policies for better handling of the AIDS issue in Thailand and beyond.

5. Violin recital at TCC (Thailand Cultural Center). Great Artists of the World 2011 and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra presented Cho-liang Lin.  He played Mozart and Tchaikovsky on guess what – a 1715 Stradivarius!  Ah some of  life’s most beautiful moments; later something to daydream over tea in a rickety rocking chair.

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7 Responses to Violins and helicopters

  1. So glad your loved ones are safe. Such a horrible tragedy. How sweet to listen to beautiful violin music. Good for the soul!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. I’m with Lisa – glad to know that your loved ones are safe. That would be worrisome.

    I hope you have a relaxing and wonderful weekend.

  3. Laura says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a cultured week! So glad to hear your loved ones are safe. Have a great week ahead!

  4. Ellen says:

    Glad your people are safe and that J doesn’t have to go to Japan at this time. That restaurant sounds like fun. You had some interesting experiences this week with the screening and the recital. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Susanne says:

    So glad that all your loved ones are safe and ok. A night at the symphony. How lovely.

  6. Brenda says:

    It must be such a relief to know your family is safe in Japan, sorry you had to go through that. And so happy your husband did not have to go.

  7. Catherine says:

    I’m so glad your friends are safe, and your husband stayed home. Lunch, a movie and a violin concert.. it sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your week.

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