The New Season, The New Starting--Shirley's 104th Friendly Greeting--Sun, September 9, 2007

I am so shy when I am re-reading this letter. I have found too many obvious mistakes in it and I have corrected them. Now I would like to send it to you once more and hope to get your excuse. You are welcomed to tell me where I have written wrong and how I can write better. I am sorry once more...

-- Shirley
Monday, September, 10, 2007

How are you? I do hope that you are well and have an easy and relaxed weekend.

This is the first week of autumn. In the company, except the works of television, Web sites and magazine, we are doing the testing of two new products of mobile phone and mini computers. Via some cooperation with two manufacturers, their machines and our information were combined together to create some individual new products. They will be put into the market in the middle of September.

I am working on more and more business and management jobs. I enjoy them for they are something creative with much challenge and many studying opportunities.

In my free time, I also started something new.

First of all, my new vocal music teacher is teaching me to sing in Italian. Wow! It is so difficult to pronounce the letter "R". I have pronounced it at least 1000 times, I have not mastered it well. But, I am interested in it for it is really a totally different feeling to sing with another tone and in another language. Can you imagine? I have learned my first Italian song by Guilio Caccini ? Amarlli, mia Bella already.

I am lucky that my new teacher thought, that I am the one who is worth her to spend more time to teach. So she has adjusted my lesson from the list of many students on Sunday to Friday evening for me only.

The second beginning is that first time I have tried to make an improvisational accompany with piano for myself this weekend. My first vocal music teacher is thinking of leaving for the other city. So she did not offer me a lesson on Saturday. It is bad and it is good. The good is that has forced me to make accompany with piano by myself and it is forcing me to play piano for more time.

The third thing is that I have re-started to have a running in the early morning since the hottest summer has gone. Few times, I run back home with the fastest speeding as a 100 meter athlete in the suddenly rain. I felt funny and be happy for it was reminding me that I am in a very healthy situation. Can you imagine? My new music teacher and her husband thought I was only "35 years old" with a young feature and young voice and they did not believe that my son has been 21 years old already.

So autumn is the harvest season; it is also a new beginning time. Right?

What is your new beginning in the new season? Do you enjoy autumn and its cool weather?

I am just a learner on art, music, English and the work on the web site in my free time. Anyway, I would really like to do a little bit things with what I have learned to make this little web site to be An Electronic Bridge Of Culture Exchange, Friendship and Language Learning. During the process to help the others and to improve myself.

I do appreciate your understanding, directions and supports. I do hope to get your great help continuously now and in the coming time...

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Shirley Yiping Zhang
Written and Edited on Sun, September 9, 2007
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