The other night my girlfriend Nanae had her first public piano performance since moving to Hawaii in May. She was spectacular! She is so dedicated to her craft and, while she occasionally had a quip about being nervous, I was absolutely certain that she was going to amaze the audience. She did just that, getting a rousing standing ovation from the crowd.
Here’s the video below of her performance of Chopin’s Ballade in G Minor. It’s a lengthy piece, but worth every second. Special thanks go out to George Nellas of Piano Planet for putting on this holiday client recital and to all the other pianists who helped make it a very enjoyable evening.
Meanwhile, life happily goes on. The other night I enjoyed the holiday potluck dinner over at the Royal Iolani condo building where I’m renovating the huge 2550 sqft condo (honoluludreamcondo.com) and today, Nanae and I hiked up to the Lanikai Pillboxes, a short hike with ridiculously amazing views of the windward side of Oahu (here’s one from the top looking south over Waimanalo Bay). She powered up the hike much easier than the last time and is slowly but steadily enjoying hitting the trails here in Hawaii. Just one more reason to love her — that and the Phillies hat she gladly wore on the hike!