We have had a lot of rain this week but that does not keep us inside too long or even out of the water. Earlier we strolled up the beach to the new eco-resort, Lapita Village for lunch. On the way we passed this gal fishing for bait.
Yesterday I had my first ukelele lesson with my teacher, Jimmy. It was a huge 90 minute session. I was dripping wet when we finished. Now I have a revised version of the instrumental, “Mahana” that I have been playing incorrectly for two years, a hula introduction and the song, “Fakateretere” to work on until next Wednesday.
Tomorrow we host a luncheon for somewhere between 8 and 10 women. We are serving grilled chicken oreganata, sfingune bread, a green bean, chick pea, and shallot salad, a cheese plate, and pineapple rum cocktails. Dorothy is bringing a potato salad. Marty is bringing desert as is Joan and Melanie (we think). Photographs to follow.
I better get cracking on the ukelele practice. I realized that this kind of musical study is just as good for the brain as language study. Since I am attempting both to some extent, my neural channels are getting a good workout.
I will close with a link to a performance of “Fakateretere” for your listening pleasure. One of these days I will post a video of myself and Jimmy (who by the way is as adept with Garage Band on the iPad and electronic music as with Tahitian instruments). He quickly arranged a scratch track with drums, and guitar as background for my version of “Mahana.”
Music Video: Gabilou