Saturday, September 27, 2008

2, 1, 0

2 more days to chose what you take with you for two months. I recommend tranquility health happiness and a good voice and attitude.
In the bag: nothing so far, cuz what DO you take with you?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Visiting the big kids

Going to the MET to watch my brotha , and hanging out back stage, always makes me feel like I am an elementary school 7 year old, visiting the cool, older kids in High school.

It's all one fine analogy, except for the annoying thought that when I grow up I might actually be too old and wrinkly (certainly for the administration) to be accepted there, (and that the older kids are not really older but not SO much cooler either). hr hr hr.

Monday, September 15, 2008

rich-poor, hot- cold.

I think that people who have BECOME rich later in life, must have taken quite a while to get used to it. Not only to the money, and the perks, but to what comes along with it; The society, the mannerism; it takes time to feel like you belong there , if you don't come from there.

I am telling you this after having spent eleven days at sea on a floating very- rich- (... and ya betcha: used to it...) people's colony, and having had some most fantastic time, (and being a chameleon- naturale, I can seem to be what is needed of me to be), still, I am feeling exhausted.

On the cruise, where we had our own butler , free any-time room service, unlimited drinks and fancy meals, I was having an "after the premier- party" which lasted the entire 11 days.
We saw some port cities in Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Turkey, and as much as it was interesting to see how the people in that part of the world have been living, I must say that I have GOT TO return to Istanbul , where even to me, your exotic blogger, this WAS exotic.
I thought that being a Middle Eastern, I wasn't going to find it so special, but I was wrong; Everything in Istanbul, from the amazing amazing food to the colorful streets and markets, through the kind and gracious people who live there,(most seem poor but dignified!) to the thousands of stray cats who make a home of their streets (and are being taken care of, and respected by all!)... everything was magic.
...On the cruise, (my secret wish to get a stomach flu came true, so I didn't gain any of the weight I was so afraid of, however) I was as sick as a dog , and on the top of it I got some sinus infection ( and by the way neither illnesses was too much fun)... at the end I gave in and got some $5 antibiotics in Turkey, where even with the flu and all, I was still able to enjoy the warm and breezy weather and all my senses were awoken.

I arrived in Lucerne for a concert, only to discover that in my suitcase are: summer silk dresses, shorts, sleeveless shirts and some performance gowns... At the moment in Switzarland, you can SEE YOUR BREATH, it is that cold!

Tomorrow I am singing what is for me a debut: "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel da Falla. Gypsy folk songs I am now feeling inspired to sing, dying of cold, with a dying cold, but still glowing of color and scent, and spice.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pudding before anything else

OMG OMG before I write anything about ANYTHING (I have just been on a cruise which took me to like 6 different countries, and I got dropped off in Istanbul, as you can imagine I can tell you LOTS of stories, but) I gotta start with a very warm recommendation for ISTANBUL, (go there!!!), and directly inform you that there's no better desert than this: ASHURE PUDDING

That's all for now . :)