Bamboo Surfing Down the Yulong River

It was hard to avoid the draw of riding a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, especially since our balcony view afforded us a constant stream of other tourist riding the boats. So we joined in the fun!

All along the river, there were barges with drinks and snacks for sale, and there were […]

Hidden Gem: Tubing at Norquay

Sure, #MK20 was primarily supposed to be about snowboarding. And we broke in the New Year with a lot of that.

But over the last two days, as the snow quality subsided without any fresh snow to cover the icy patches, we decided to try tubing at Norquay. And it may have spoiled us for […]

CUMC Bell Choir: Prince of Peace

Merry Christmas from the world-famous Diamond Ringers children’s bell choir!

And, yes, that’s Karen directing. Felicia is third from the left and Jocelyn is third from the right, with Kiana next to her. Enjoy!

CUMC: Prince of Peace from David Keller on Vimeo.

2nd Grade Music Around the World

Wednesday was the 2nd Grade Music Concert at Booksin Elementary, part of the end-of-year ceremonies for Felicia’s school.

If you can’t find her, she’s in the third row, slightly to the right of the literal shiny star. We all know she’s also a shiny star. Enjoy:

Shhhhh. The password is “milleryoungmusic” [without the […]

CUMC: ‘Once Upon a Parable’

It’s really just the beginning of the “May Memory Season” of capturing end-of-the-year pictures and videos for school activities and everything else. This weekend’s entry is the annual children’s musical performance at Campbell United Methodist Church.

“Once Upon a Parable” is a compilation of six Biblical stories, woven together with song and dance. Jocelyn, Felicia, […]

Talent Show “Reflection” for Jocelyn

This week was the annual Talent Show at Willow Glen Middle School. Among many great acts featuring singing and dancing, Jocelyn selected a song to perform solo in front of parents and peers.

From Friday, April 27, 2012 … Jocelyn sings “Reflection” from Disney’s Mulan:

Mulan was originally released in 1998 — as was […]

Carol of the Jingle Bells

The “Diamond Ringers” youth bell choir directed by Karen had holiday double duty today, performing twice in the morning serices and a third time in an afternoon Christmas Concert at Campbell United Methodist Church.

If you missed it, here they are with “Carol of the Bells” from this morning and “Jingle Bells” form this afternoon […]

The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit

Setting aside the ban pun, this year’s Children’s Musical at Campbell United Methodist Church was another big hit!

Neither Jocelyn nor Felicia had a very big part, but their on-stage presence was enough to highlight an otherwise dreary Mother’s Day (no thanks to the San Jose Sharks and to the weather report). And they […]

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Presenting the popular Christmas hymn, as performed earlier today by the Diamond Ringers youth bell choir of Campbell United Methodist Church, under Karen’s direction (with special guest appearance from Aunt Jenni):

O Come, o Come Emmanuel from David Keller on Vimeo.

And you can read more about O come, O come, Emmanuel on Wikipedia.