Yes, I am in my hometown, in between workshops/concerts overseas. The schedule last month was so crazy, I was in Singapore as one of the jury in their National Youth Festival where I wrote the contest pieces for Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges. AND during a sandwiched weekend I had to fly to Japan to give a workshop of my music and conduct a performance of 200 children singing my music. THEN returned to Singapore on a Monday morning, back in time for adjudicating in the festival. After a few days, I flew to Taipei for some meetings and workshops of my new music. Believe me, this kind of travelling is not fun at all!
International Chorus Messe, Twin 21 Atrium, Osaka Business Park (Japan)
My next assignment was supposed to be in Cologne University as guest conductor of their Chamber Choir but I had to beg off because I'll be having carpal tunnel surgery in a few days. While recuperating, I'll be giving some workshops (ha!) in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia until the end of the month, then I'll have the whole month of June off. There goes my planned PhD summer studies at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, and my teacher is complaining that he's not getting any younger! lol
Anyway while I'm here in Baguio for a few days, I'll be enjoying my time with my family, and now looking forward to breakfast in 2 hours!
In the meantime, please enjoy this video for Mothers Day. Luis Bacalov's Mi Mancherai from Il Postino. Mi Mancherai means I'll miss you, because indeed I miss you, Mama.