There are certain bugs that you really need to look out for when you are outdoors. Really, when you go out into the wilderness, you are entering insect territory. Don’t feel bad if the bugs start biting you or even stinging you, because you have now entered their land. It’s nothing personal – they just want to look out for themselves like every other living thing on the planet.
At the time, it was heart wrenching to see everything we had go up in smoke. There was nothing left in the ashes, absolutely nothing, except for a jar of pennies my son was saving but we couldn’t tell that they were pennies, as they had all melted into one big heap of copper.
Location, location, location. This is very important, so bring her to the best restaurant you can find. The restaurant should have her favourite foods, and preferably Hip-Hop violin players that can play music for the two of you. If you have planned it out this way, arrive at the restaurant one hour earlier than the time you are supposed to pick up. This is to tip the staff there early so that they will perform their best for you. Always tip early not later.
At the reception, play soft music as the guests arrive. Make it a soft background music as this is the time where the guests will mingle and get the chance to catch up before they get seated. Do not make their conversational voices compete with loud or fast music.
When we turned onto our block, we couldn’t even tell where one block ended and the next one began. The fire had taken our roads, our cars, and our animals. It had eaten everything and left nothing. The ashes were still warm after a week. It was a moonscape.
How much time/effort/money am I willing to commit to my studies? Not talking instruments and accessories, but lessons. If you want to play for enjoyment, you probably wouldn’t want to connect with an instructor who focuses upon preparing highly advanced students, as they’ll expect a great deal more than you might be prepared (or even able) to devote in terms of time and effort. OTOH, some instructors who work with beginning and mid-level students might not challenge you enough. Once in a while, you also find someone who does it all well. Those people generally command a higher fee, but in our experience, they are WELL worth it.
The first day I stepped into the earth of Norway, the sculptures of the trolls started to grab my eyes. They were really every where. They are at the doors of shops, in the train stations, by the street of the city and at the door of someone’s house. The bigger ones can be 2 meters tall and the smaller ones can be put into the pockets. But don’t try to make troubles with those little demons. I took a lot of photos of them as a sign of friendliness. At last I even brought a troll with a long braid back home.
As you can see there is a lot a too think about when buying your first violin. Learn to take your time and trust your judgment and you should have trouble finding an instrument perfect for you.