Jamming with Mr. J

Hi! You may remember that I mentioned we are getting professional music lessons once a week. Our teacher knows his stuff and knows how to handle us, well, the others anyway, I’m a piece of cake! 😉 He has more than a decade of experience and plays in his church as well. He plays and teaches guitar and piano and….soooooo well!

Whenever I hear him playing guitar, I get inspired. Whenever he plays piano, Michah gets inspired!

It’s only our little MK (Mission Kids) group taking lessons at the moment but I’m trying to draw my other worship group members in to take lessons as well. Mr. J gives us warm-ups, revision, we tackle a new song and then it’s some theory and we finish off with about 15 minutes of “jamming.” For the last 15 minutes, Mr. J and Michah play piano, Nadia, Eldane’ and I play guitar and all of us, including Jean sing. That’s when we turn up the volume and practice what he just preached to us!

Here’s the only snap shot I have of our lessons – will be posting more a.s.a.p.!

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If you are interesting in hearing some of our music, it will be on YouTube soon OR you can contact me on THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS and ask for the recordings! Please note, these aren’t pro recordings yet, simply recorded during practice sessions with Mr. J on my phone…but we are looking forward to professional recording as soon as our technician is up for it! Please let me know what you think of us releasing a CD….Thanks!

We have:

  1. Your Grace Finds Me
  2. Bless the Lord (10,000 Reasons)
  3. Our God is Greater
  4. Awesome God You Are
  5. You Alone Can Rescue

 

 

 

Raising Peaches

It’s  been soooo very busy at the mission (which means home!) that I haven’t been able to blog earlier. Yet, there is more than enough to blog about for weeks!

About a week back, I bought a yellow fischer love bird from a breeder. She was 3 weeks old and almost completely featherless! The breeder already had her on three feeds a day but because the consistency of the porridge that I made was too liquid-y, I fed her 4 to 5 times a day. As I got more convinced that I wasn’t going to suffocate her, I increased the thickness of her porridge. Now she’s back on three feeds and, though feathers are still few, fluff is full! She has grown so much in a week!

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I named her Peaches for two reasons: 1: after the mammoth in Ice Age 3 (Continental Drift) and 2: because the color of her face and head looks peachy!

She has already learnt a few “commands” such as, “Come Peaches”-which is what I say when taking her out of the cage. “Come on, Peaches, poo”-which I say often when I hold her on my finger whenever I carry her around to prevent any mishaps on my clothes (which sometimes do happen!) And, “Are you hungry,Peaches?!”-which makes her become all perky and excited to leave her cage…

So, that’s Peaches. The most adorable and lovable creature in my possession (she’s competing with 2 passive goldfish…)!

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So…that’s Peaches….there’s a lot more to blog about, like a radio staff camp, music lessons, Christmas shopping, etc., but it’s 11:54pm and I need to be up at 6:30am again, so, it’s goodnight and see you next time!

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