The Sumner Ukelele International Orchestra has a nice ring to it I
think. The British have got away with a Ukelele Orchestra which has
recently toured New Zealand for the second time that I can recall. I
attended a concert at a university hall of residence last year and the
performance of a ukelele orchestra was one of my highlights. So don't
feel discouraged Wesley!
On some linguistic relevance I will post this link:
Among the heroes of our national disaster sign language interpreters can
step forward. How cool is that?
On Mon, 28 Feb 2011, Larry Sulky wrote:
> You'll do fine, Wesley. Just remember that your charges WANT you to
> succeed in teaching them; they don't want to know how ill-suited you
> may feel for the task. Good luck, and take care.
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:21 AM, Wesley Parish
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Hi
> > I'm in Sumner, and we've just found out that the road into the city
> > has been
> > re-opened; I've just been at a community meeting where they told us
> > the water
> > and sewerage will be handled in due time, but there's no schedule
> > to it.
> > There are still significant parts of the Sumner Village (shopping
> > centre) with
> > tape across the road; we've just been advised not to swim in the
> > sea because the
> > sewerage flowing into it before the aftershock IIRC.
> > Some parts of it have power, which is why I can hop on the Net and
> > contact you.
> > I've also volunteered to show some school kids how to get music out
> > of their
> > ukuleles, and also to supervise kids playing soccer, having some
> > idea just what
> > is not permitted in it.
> > I feel the ultimate doofus. I don't think I'm teacher material at
> > all.
> > Wesley Parish