"When you change the way you see things, the things you see change." - Author Unknown
 

      
 

17th Visit: Almost There!

A molar band was taken off as it was irritating BT's gum. Retained the upper and lower wires with chains. Shaped the lower #1 and #2 a little more so that the triangles will close further for gum tissues. And the impressions were taken again for precise placement of the future retainer. Kept on using Leopard rubber bands for both sides but with slightly changed pattern: from top 3rd to bottom 5th and 6th. We are almost there! Enjoy every bit of your jewels in your mouth, you will lose them soon!!

Camp Neuro

(Image Credit: Some photos used here were from the camp staff @UC Medical School)

Student Driver

I was planning to delay the day as long as possible, or at least until she celebrates her 18th birthday, but this goal turned out to be unattainable.

Here she comes, tucking her newly obtained treasure, her TIPIC, in her pocket and driving me (and my thumping heart) around town every day for watching the dusk, running errands, or nothing at all.

I am not always an agreeable mom, especially when she asks for something that relates to safety. But she has an irrefutable reason, and also it is better to let her learn with me or her dad sitting in her car rather than someone else.

Barber Violin Concerto I. Allegro



The sweet tune of this violin concerto haunted me these days...

16th Visit: Double Leopards

It was a visit for fine adjustments before we say good-bye to those jewels in her mouth. Retained the upper and lower wires using detailed bands with chains. Shaped the lower #1 and #2 a little so that the triangles will close more for gum tissues. Used Leopard rubber bands for both sides from top 3rd to bottom 4th and 6th. Also, an impression was taken for making retainer - an experience not exactly enjoyable xD



Memorial Day Concert

It was the last concert of CSYO of this season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park.



The Concert and Philharmonic Orchesras played in sequence. My favorite piece was the Radetzky March, which had lots of interaction with the audience. The conductor Mr. Swisher looked as energetic as before but I heard that he would retire this year and sadly this perhaps would be his last concert. My warmest thanks to him for all the wonderful concerts he conducted and pleasures when BT was working with him over the previous two years. Hope he has a great summer and enjoys every minute of his retirement. We will definitely miss him.



After the concert BT and her friend, Vicki, went to watch the butterfly show at the Krohn Conservatory.

Concerto in d minor by Sibelius 1st movement



This happened on Saturday, May 27. The setting was quite different this year, but all the characters are the same. There were 19 young soloists who presented the music pieces they had been working on this year, accompanied by their nice-but-very-stern you-know-who.

BT played the first movement of Concerto in d minor by Sibelius smoothly and expressively except for a tiny goof xD. I enjoyed it, especially the last high note at the end of a phrase in measure 33 -- someone :) changed the fingering from harmonic to 4th position on E string with vibrato, which sounds very beautiful. The accompaniment was excellent, with lovely rhythmic, clear, and crisp strokes. Duh! Look who was doing the job :)

My special thanks to him for all his hard work, kindness and all the good times we have had all these many years working with him. Have a good vacation!

Applaud Mason again!



2017 Mother's Day

BT was volunteering in a hospital that day. She was holding this little glass vase when I went to pick her up...
Happy Mother's day to all moms, grandmoms and great grandmoms!

Friends

Sibelius Violin Concerto - Maxim Vengerov


15th Visit: Double Jaguars

Changed top and bottom wires; slightly abraded the edges between the middle teeth so that Bermuda triangles will close more; added the chain; Used Jaguar rubber bands for both sides from top 3rd and 4th to bottom 4th. Not much happened this time, but still a fun visit because in the waiting room BT bumped into her little friend Leah, one of her dance buddies of 8 years ago, who also lives in our neighborhood! See their beaming grins now and then!

A beautiful day!!!

The peonies, he planted for me in our yard two years ago, are blooming!!!

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