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Archive for July, 2013

Was it a Dream…or was Sarah Brightman a bit too dreamy!

I had the chance to watch Sarah Brightman live during the Nagoya (Japan) leg of her Dreamchaser World Tour.  She is known as the world’s biggest selling soprano, and I can understand why, She has a great voice! I must admit.  From her early stage presence in Cats, numerous albums and of course The Phantom of the Opera’s Christine – which was written specifically for her.   I hope she didn’t crack any glass windows especially when she did the last note of the Phantom of the Opera theme song.

She is currently touring for her 11th album Dreamchaser and to promote her lifelong dream to travel on the Space Station, orbit the earth and record songs whilst she in space!  Here are some photos I managed to take of that memorable night.

Cover of her tour book

Cover of her tour book







This was my favourite...when she sang 'Time to say goodbye'

This was my favourite…when she sang ‘Time to say goodbye’

IMG_1476It was a good night of songs and light show.  Very dream like.  I went home in a trance-like feeling.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

The past winter was my first to experience living in a country where there were four seasons.  Although in Nagoya (Japan) snow does not happen compared to other areas of the country.  So, as they say, if winter doesn’t come to you…you go to it! and we did.  We went about an hour outside the city to Mount Gozaisho and enjoyed a real winter.


We rode a cable car to go up the mountain

We rode a cable car to go up the mountain




White is beautiful!

Don’t forget to visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for the new list this week!

South Korea (Part 7)

Photography by Lucas

Itaewon is a city district of Seoul known to residents and tourists alike. A place with many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops. A “hot spot” for expats and military personnel from the nearby base. Most embassies are located around Itaewon as well as the infamous “Hooker Hill” with its line up of trendy Gay bars like Bar Bliss and Always Homme to name a few. You will find an abundance of shops here where you can get traditional South Korean souvenirs as well as plenty counterfeit goods and clothing of varying quality. You’ll find some interesting shop signs that are a good laugh and a stark reminder that the English language here is not very well versed and only spoken by a very few.

One pub known to all expats and locals alike is the 3 Alley Pub. Founded by Gunter Kamp in 2001, better known as “Happy G”…

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A word a Week Challenge – Boat

boat on ha long

A lone boat along Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is the one photo that came to mind when this week’s A Word a Week Challenge came up.  This was such a memorable photo for me…a boat amongst the giant limestone formations of Ha Long Bay.  Don’t forget to pop by for a visit at A Word in Your Ear for more contributions to this week’s challenge.