My husband plays the guitar as well as the harmonica. So this opportunity of attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Harmonica Festival and Competition (30th July- 2nd August) was almost like a dream come true. A trip to the island nation to meet harmonica greats and participate in the workshop was an enriching experience. Truly something that must be repeated!! After two years! It’s a biennial festival hosted by the Harmonica Aficionados Society to promote international harmony while raising the standard of harmonica music at the same time.
A view of the beautiful city.
While at Singapore, DH accompanied by his friend, (another music lover) stopped to ask a man for directions. The gentleman happened to be Mr. Wu who very kindly accompanied them and showed them around. My husband tells me that it was most difficult to keep pace with a man who walked that fast! Not only did he show them around but he invited them to lunch the next day!!
Later, they were joined by Mr.Wu’s elder brother. The food was most delicious, says DH, and the company was wonderful! Who’d have thought that a first-time visit to a city would have heartwarming memories to last a lifetime? Whenever I think about my husband’s trip to Singapore, it isn’t the Harmonica Festival that first comes to mind. It’s Mr. Wu and his kindness that already symbolizes a city I have never seen.