Saturday, 29 October 2011


Hey guys,

Just a quick update..  unfortunately, nothing really new haha.. just been busy with school and the such!  Here it is!

As always, thanks for reading/watching! God Bless!

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Hey guys!

Sorry for slacking off on my blog!  Since school  started, things have been a little hectic!

So far school is going great!  I have 2 courses, some type of Musicology and Music History after 1900 on Thursdays... The catch.. BOTH of these classes are in German [-_-].. so I pretty much have to improve my German now haha.  It's not too bad because I knew the professor before I came to Graz, and thankfully he speaks good English... So we have an arrangement where I will come and see him during his office hours, and he will give me a summary of the week's lectures.  I am enrolled in 2 chamber ensembles, which is also great because I get to work with the other talented students here at Kunst.  We actually have a concert on November 17th, so I'm pretty excited.  Last but definitely not the least, I have my performance lessons on Fridays.  My teacher (Prof. Eike Straub) is amazing and I am really enjoying the lessons.

Besides school, I've been hanging out with a lot of friends, salsa dancing, going sightseeing, going to concerts, and having a great time in general.  Here are a few pics of what I've been up to lately.

The boys! From left :Miljan from Serbia, Miguel, Akos and Martin, both from Slovakia as well

Again.. plus me haha

There was a concert this evening at my school

The concert hall is very beautiful

My friend, Monika, from Lithuania, joined me for this concert

Eduard Lanner was the pianist

That's all for now folks!  Thanks for reading and God Bless!


Sunday, 2 October 2011

School... and so on

Hey guys,

So October is finally here and it marks the beginning of the school year.  I will be meeting with my prof on Tuesday to discuss the courses I am enrolled in, performance, and all that fun stuff.  I have my first classes and lesson on Thursday (thank God! I still have sometime to brush up on my repertoires haha). so I am very excited.

I am really loving it here in Austria.  One of my favorite is that the lifestyle here is a lot more laid back than it is in Canada (Although this bothered me in the beginning).  This is because everything here is only open from 8/9am til 12pm and on Thursdays, also open from 2pm til 4pm.. so if you need to get something done in Austria (banks, appointments, etc) you have to do it before noon!  The exceptions are malls, grocery stores, restaurants, etc which are open til 9pm or later.  The bright side of this is that people, instead of working all day, actually enjoy their days.  So you can see the citizens enjoying a glass of wine, a beer, an ice cream, etc. anytime after 12 pm.

Overall, I am loving this experience, and it's starting to feel like time is going too fast haha.  Here are some random pictures that I've taken/stolen from friends :). Enjoy.

These are pictures of the usual path I take from school back home

This is a mini theater outside the practice building

There are a lot of stores, restaurants, etc on this street

One of my favorite stores ;)

Remember the 2 Canadians I met? (Deni and Jen).. well there they are walking towards me. I didn't even see them til they got close haha

The Bridge.. there were constructions going on at this time

The river

My Street

At a birthday party.. in my flat..of course haha
As always, thanks for reading and God Bless!