Blog Post #111: Lovely To Meet You

Dear Readers,

One of the most precious gifts that we have received is time. Recognising that well, I endeavour to do good things now in the present, rather than waiting (unless ‘now’ might sometimes be too soon). So, I want to say a most sincere “THANK YOU” for yet another truly wonderful concert at Musica Mundi School last night. The beautiful concert can be enjoyed again via this link: https://youtu.be/Wr9bQi-6kjg

Just like myself, my wife, Jenny, loved every moment, and afterwards she thoroughly enjoyed meeting the school’s musical accompanist, Li Xie, who is also Chinese. While Jenny and Li chatted in Mandarin, I followed quite a lot of their conversation (really honestly, though Maths or Chess would still be considerably easier for me!!), and then suddenly I saw another lovely lady to whom I had been introduced quickly, at the start of the evening, just before the concert. Then, Rita had told me that she is German, and that she came to Belgium 65 years ago, in 1956.

It was really lovely to meet you, Rita
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Blog Post #110: Colors of Love with U

Dear Readers,

It doesn’t really matter whether ‘colors’ includes a ‘u’ or not, but the unique colors and all the love that you personally can add to the world by being you, yes, that always matters to someone; you can be happy and sure about that.

The caption with a photo that I saw a few days ago was ‘Everyone smiles in the same language’, and so let’s add some more lovely smiles in our lives to further brighten them for others, too.

Smiles add joy and color to anything black and white!
Sincere special thanks to Paul Fitzpatrick
for many gems of advice about chess, teaching, love and life.
Smiles all round!
Leave time to smile 😊
Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.–Chinese Proverb
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Blog Post #109: Happy Birthday Magic Maths for Hagit and Leonid!!

Dear Readers,

This article is to wish very happy birthdays to Hagit and Leonid Kerbel, the lovely couple who (several years ago) founded Musica Mundi School, where I have the pleasure of working as the Mathematics Teacher. It’s Leonid’s birthday tomorrow, just one week after Hagit’s birthday.

For Hagit and Leonid
Hagit and Leonid Kerbel, co-founders of Musica Mundi School
Beautiful Musica Mundi School
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Blog Post #108: Thinking of You

Dear Readers,

On every day when I’m at Musica Mundi School, I get to see dozens of lovely people there and, whether everyone knows it or not, God is always thinking about all of them, and indeed about you, me and every person whom He created.

Today, I would like to wish a really happy birthday to Anthony, the son of Tim who was one of my closest chess friends. I think of Tim very often, and yet I got a surprising memory of Tim a few days ago when, in a game of chess at lunchtime, Wout Callens (one of the youngest students at Musica Mundi School) played the rare Ponziani Opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3, which was a great favourite with Tim throughout most of his life.

A couple of nice photos follow here:-

Timothée, Steven and Wout, three young and super-keen chess enthusiasts!
Wout and Paul during one of their fun chess games!
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