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- Easy peasy ukulele duet on open strings September 21, 2017
- My last grandma (1917 – 2017) July 17, 2017
- Only You by Yazoo for ukulele and four-part harmony June 26, 2017
- Opus: Live is Life for ukulele June 19, 2017
- A novel to escape from reality June 11, 2017
- Happy Birthday chord melody arrangement for ukulele June 10, 2017
- Becoming a minimalist: ridding stuff to regain space and time June 8, 2017
- I want to ride my bicycle May 20, 2017
- Performing piano premieres: Nicola Meecham May 14, 2017
- Day dream job believer May 12, 2017
- Public releasable: documents for public release, freely downloadable May 1, 2017
- From concert to entertainment: Earth Day celebrations April 25, 2017
- Marmie (Birmingham, May 1998 – London, April 11, 2017) April 13, 2017
- Sustainability reporting: acronyms and concepts February 28, 2017
- Electric vehicles in paradise: the newspaper column that was February 26, 2017
- My Thai after five days with Chef June – Thai Food Made Easy January 25, 2017
- New music to calm your soul: Giovanni Allevi December 18, 2016
- I Left My Heart in San Francisco for solo piano December 18, 2016
- Anak for piano solo December 17, 2016
- Minimalist, frugal living, and the path to zero waste management November 22, 2016
Category Archives: self
One reason I resist getting on the job-seeking trail is that I get totally sucked into a job once I get one. For me, there is no such thing as a 9 to 5. I become completely loyal to the job … Continue reading
Four years ago, I started writing my first newspaper column: EV in Paradise for Maui Weekly, the free local paper with a website. A year later, funding for the electric vehicle project ended. Nine months afterwards, the newspaper folded. The website … Continue reading
One of my oldest friends requested me to play “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Not that he and I have ever travelled together to this city of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the cable trolley. I did, however, … Continue reading
When I lived in Singapore in the late eighties, I hung out with my Malaysian neighbors off River Valley Road. One of their friends, named Cel, sketched me (below). I’m not sure if he was the one who introduced me … Continue reading
I didn’t get to say goodbye to my Steinway A, for I didn’t know when I would return to see it.
In the final part of this four-part blog post about my high school reunion, I reflect upon why my high school classmates should and would want to attend the next reunion. I write this because I struggled against my own … Continue reading
Funny, every time I type “Kubasaki” WordPress autocorrects it to “Kabuki.” What does Kubasaki mean? I told a stranger that the word came from my last name. He believed me.
The third Sunday in June is declared for Father’s Day, first celebrated in 1910 in the USA but not proclaimed as such until years later. Coincidentally, June 21st is also Summer Solstice, the longest day in the year, and thus a very important milestone for those who … Continue reading
My dad never hesitated to share titles of the songs he loved. In his last years, he took a liking to Youtube. One of his favorite singers was Joan Baez.