Sunday, July 15, 2007

It's week 29, of year 2007

For the very fact that I consider Sunday as the first day of the week, it is now the 29th week of year 2007.

There are 52 weeks in a year, and more than half of this year has passed by.

Music Life

Today, my friend and I practised together in preparation for my DipABRSM exams (performance, in double bass). I now have a better idea how Berkeley's Introduction and Allegro would sound. Many thanks to my friend, J. for her help.

I realised that I need to set aside time to look for recordings of music written by Lennox Berkeley and Franz Keyper. I don't seem to be able to find anything on Franz Keyper from the National Library Board's online catalogue. I looks like I have to ask ASK! for help with where I can find the sources that can answer my various questions on these composers.

New Publication in the market

For the folks who love stamps or are involved in stamp collection, you may be interested to know that Horse-powered & Man-powered Transport: a philatelic excursion has been published. This publication is authored by Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Victor Koo, and Noel.

I have had the privilege of reading the final draft of this publication, and I can share that it is quite a witty and humorous read. Even though it is written for children, I believe adults will enjoy it too.

More about the publication can be found here:
the flu that became a bad Noel (Updated on 21 Jul 2007)
6 reasons to buy this book by Cool Insider (Updated on 21 Jul 2007)

I was told that you may find copies of this publication available from the Singapore Philatelic Museum, if not now, at least in the near future.

Week 29, of year 2007.
What will be install for me to learn, to remember?

Have a good week ahead.


Victor said...

Thanks PY. Really appreciate your plugging the book and so quickly too.

pinkie said...

wish u a good week ahead too! :) I have two stamp albums, passed down from my elder brother... was crazy over stamp collection when I was young, had pen pals from Finland and Italy... things changed... no longer look out for stamps now :(

oceanskies79 said...

Victor: My pleasure.

Pinkie: I used to collect stamps when I was young, though I didn't get close to crazy over stamps.