Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!
And I have NEWS!!!
Okay, so remember that thing I did this spring, where I played a piano concerto with a high school orchestra?
Well, a real orchestra wants me to do a concert with them!!!!
So I guess someone saw me playing on YouTube, and then found out my story – you know, lost memories, all that – and thought that would make a really great pull for their orchestra. You know, girl with no memories before 14 plays concert-level piano…
I had a talk with the conductor earlier today, he even came over and listened to me play a little. He wants to do it, and I have a few months to practice. OMG. We’re going to talk about what piece to perform and all that. It can’t be anything too difficult because, well, I’m not really a pro, but we have a few doable ideas to toss around. Not every piece is horrifically complex. It pays too, but honestly, it’s not a lot of money, and I have plenty, so I’ll find a good unselfish use to put it to. No way could I command the salary of a real pro. But that’s alright. I know how this works. It’s partly my story they’re selling, I just have to not suck.
And that kind of experience can’t hurt me getting into a good college too, right???
It won’t hurt, anyway, I guess.
So I guess it’s back to practice, practice, practice. Sabby’s already facepalming, but she knows I need to do it. And maybe it’ll be a good example for Crystal, too.
I told Liz and Yuki… Liz isn’t at all surprised, but Yuki… she really seems to look up to me. She started calling me senpai. I had to put a stop to that, but, still… a famous Japanese idol… looking up to me. Not gonna lie, it makes me feel pretty good.
Oh, and speaking of Liz… she has a recital coming up too, her last one before college, and she wants me to accompany her too. And I promised to accompany Beth… it’s gonna be a busy few months. But I don’t have to do any more practice than usual until we all decide which pieces we’re going to play. Liz is looking at something pretty difficult, so… oh well. We’ll deal.
And most of that can wait till after Christmas.
OMG the aidols are hilarious. They are so looking forward to coming to Texas, we were all on a video call and they started trying to speak Japanese with a Texan accent, and, well… it didn’t work. But it didn’t last too long either, they only got out a few sentences before they collapsed in giggles. My Japanese isn’t fluent, but it’s good enough we can talk fairly well. Their English isn’t great… but then most Japanese peoples’ English isn’t good at all. Even though they get years of lessons. Go fig.
Am… I going to be a professional musician?
This keeps up, and maybe whether I want to or not.
I’m taking all the girls Christmas shopping this weekend. That should be lots of fun. Of course they’re paying for their own stuff, but I’ll be the taxi. I don’t mind. I love shopping with them.
Love you all!!! ❤️