In these days, it seems like many of my friends are having family come to visit them from abroad. When that happens I usually get visitor-envy (a common complaint among expats who live half way across the world from their loved ones). You get to hear all about the delicious champagne brunches they're planning or the family villas in Bali they are renting. But I shouldn't complain too much. I've gotten to see my entire family this year. Even Julian, my concert pianist bro all the way from New York City! When Julian comes to Singapore it's usually to play concerts or it's en route to play...well, concerts. That's fine with me.
The open-air gig he did at the Botanical Gardens (the Central Park of Singapore) was an inspiring event. And I don't say that because he's a blood relative. The audience kept asking for encores and not even the sudden rain made people leave... beautiful music or impossibility of getting a taxi, who's to say? Either way, an unforgettable night.
So Jules, when are you coming back?
(Julian playing Chopin at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore)