Just one week till christmas! I hope you're all able to stay warm during this cold season... especially you guys up in Hokkaido :-) I can imagine how beautifully the snow must cover the ground at this point. It seems like AGES since I played in Japan, even if it's just a few months ago. I always miss my Japanese fans!!!
The last couple of months have been very busy and very exciting for me. In the beginning of December I was opening for George Michael and Aretha Franklin at a UNICEF benefit event on Wall Street :-D ベニーさんと。In November, I saw Stevie Wonder for the first time in my life, when he performed in Madison Square Garden. AMAZING SHOW でした!!! His music has always been very special to me, and I was so happy to finally see him live. I sang his song "Lately" on a project with the Korean guitarist, Jack Lee, for a collaboration of love songs that will be released in the spring. With the same project I was invited to Thailand to perform at "Bangkok Jazz Festival" which was a huge experience. Bangkok is a beautiful place, chotto crazy, with a lot of people, a lot of fake goods and a lot of spicy food! テャイランドで アンナチャンは すしが こいしかったです (shhhh, hehe)
In a few days I will go to Denmark to spend the christmas holidays! It's the most special time of the year, because everybody in my family is together. Dancing around a beautiful tree with living candles and many presents underneath. わたしは めいっこのための キッティちゃんのカレンダーを かいました、おかさんのための にほんの レターセットを かいました。。。 This year there will be a lot of Japanese goods under the Danish christmas tree ;-)
2008 will be SUCH a beautiful year! With many blessings, lots of love and lots of great music. Please みんなさん never forget to trust your hearts. And lets always do our best to make each moment special, because nothing is quite as beautiful as right now. Right now is the greatest gift of all! おぼえていてくださいね
メリークリスマス & ハッピーニューイヤー
With all my love- Annekei