Christchurch, New Zealand

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 by

I didn’t wake up until 2pm on Monday! The fatigue is definitely catching up with me. I got up and went for a long walk/run. I use my walks to clear my head and meditate on the beauty of nature. I walked along a beautiful river, and came upon...→ Read More

Heading to New Zealand

Monday, October 27th, 2008 by

Today was a long travel day. After the show last night in Brisbane (the last in Australia, the venue had a lovely range of color on the seats – I couldn’t help but notice during sound check), we had a fun little end of tour party at a bar...→ Read More

Sydney to Brisbane

Friday, October 24th, 2008 by

It was lovely to have mom with me the past few days. Yesterday, I was so exhausted from lack of sleep, I couldn’t get up until 11am. We went to the Centrepoint Tower and were met by a staff member, Mira, who’d attended the concert on Wednesday night. Mira...→ Read More

Found luggage!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 by

After a long day of trying not to worry about my bag, with mixed results (at times I was at peace with the idea of replacing all of my belongings, at other times I was struggling to suppress rage and sadness at having to spend the time and money...→ Read More

Mom’s in Sydney!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 by

I barely slept at all last night. I fell asleep around 7:30am, but was awakened every 90 minutes by calls from my sister and the hotel staff for various reasons. I finally gave up at 10am and prepared for departing Melbourne. By 10:30am, we still hadn’t heard from Mom,...→ Read More

Avoiding illness

Monday, October 20th, 2008 by

It’s actually 5:30am Tuesday morning, but I’ve barely slept all night. I woke up around 4am feeling weird. Several people on the tour have been sick, and I’m determined that I won’t join them, regardless of how I’m feeling! Over the past couple of days, I’ve met some very...→ Read More

Adorable Adelaide and Marvelous Melbourne

Friday, October 17th, 2008 by

We flew to Melborne from Adelaide today. Last night’s concert was great! On Thursday, I woke up late (1pm), and went for a short walk in town. A square in Adelaide During my walk through Adelaide, I came across a music store and went inside to play some pianos....→ Read More

To the beach!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 by

Yesterday morning, my friend Berni picked me up and took Greg and me on a trip to Cottesloe Beach and King’s Park. Berni brought along Kerri (I’d met both of them in Los Angeles when they were on vacation) and her daughter Jennifer. We drove to Cottesloe Beach and...→ Read More

Insomnia

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 by

I haven’t written in the past few days. At first, I’d adjusted immediately to the difference in time zone (Europe to Australia), but now every other day, I’m waking at 3am, regardless of what time I go to sleep. I went to bed last night at 2am, and at...→ Read More

Sight-seeing in the Land down Under!

Friday, October 10th, 2008 by

Today, I was determined to do some sight seeing, so LaTanya and I took the train into Perth where we boarded a tour bus with a group of other tourists. We were lucky enough to land the front seats and could see the entire landscape before us. It was...→ Read More