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My name is Shane Brandon i am currently at the University of Toronto
taking Paleaontology and dabbling a little in Computer Science.
I am 22 turning 23 on the 26th of march. I live
in Toronto, Canada and my major hobbies include sports, IRC, and music.
I believe that i first discovered Vanessa about 2 - 3 years ago quite by
accident. At the time I was enrolled in both Columbia House and BMG
music clubs and in one of them had forgotten to send back the card in
time (usually a Doh!) but recieved Vanessa in the mail and decided to
give it a listen as to send it back would cost me $2 anyway. I loved it
and in one of my many trips to one of the universities libraries decided
to surf the net to find out more about her and discovered the vm-l. To
tell you the truth I have no musical abilities but I do love to listen
to music - which you may be able ot tell from my approx. 350 cds. I am
currently taking a year off school to work and get alittle more
initiative as I found it dwindling at the end of my last year. As you
can probably tell I enjoy tv as well mostly MuchMusic and sitcoms such
as Simpsons, Friends, and other relatively senseless tv :)
Priscilla Ann Wong
My name is Priscilla Wong and I am currently studying in junior
which is actually A'levels, in Singapore. I am 17 this year. I will be
taking my A's in the year 2000 and I hope to go to a university majoring in
Psychology and Japanese Studies. I will have to be overseas after next year
as psychology courses in the local varsity here is not at all established.
But up till now, I still have no idea which school to be aiming for. So,
for those who can help, please!! Thanx!
I first found out about Vanessa when I was in Grade 8. I got to
commercial about the release of 'The Violin Player' on radio at that time.
I have always liked the violin since I was young and the style which VM
expresses the use of the violin really impressed me and at that time, she
was one of the few who actually did 'pop' violin and I decided to give it a
try. After hearing it, I liked it very much and from then on,I always kept
a lookout for her news and albums. And also plus the fact that she's born
Singaporean, it made me feel good in a sense.
I had been a fan of VM for about 4 years before I subscribed to
list. It was way back last year when I first got the internet access and
found out about this thing through surfing and after a year, I still have
not regretted becoming a part of it and many thanx to those who have helped
make this a successful one. As VM is not as popular here in Singapore, I
have no idea about the other Asian countries, it is rare to actually hear
about her, whether is it in the papers or on TV. Only during the festive
seasons i guess, when she comes back to Singapore, then the local TV
station will invite her to co-host programs, local interviews and so on. if
not, she's actually unheard. I usually get all the recent news about her
through this mailing list.
( Maumee, Ohio, United States)
I am seventeen years old. I live in Maumee, Ohio, United States. That is just outside Toledo and about an hour
away from Detroit. I am a senior in high school and will be going to
college next year. I have no clue what I want to study in college,
I play violin and marimba/xylophone and playing these two
keeps me very busy. I like skiing (like Vanessa) and rock climbing. When
I am not playing music I am usually listening to it. I listen to many
kinds of music, from rock to classical and many things in between.
A friend of mine got The Violin Player for Christmas several years
Both of us play violin, so she played the CD for me. At the time my youth
orchestra was playing an orchestral arrangement of Tocatta and Fugue in d
minor and I really loved the piece. I was also playing violin in my
school's jazz band. When I heard someone playing electric violin on a
favorite classical piece, I was really excited. Some of Vanessa's songs
are a style that I don't normally listen to, but I really respect her for
doing different things with the violin. I just love the violin and think
it is an instrument for all styles of music and every time period, it's not
outdated or old fashioned. It's exciting!
( The owner of Ultimate Vanessa-Mae Website, UK )
I live in the UK, nearish to London. I'm in my last year at school,
studying for my A-levels and doing Physics, German and Maths. I'm gonna do
Computer Science with German at University, not sure which yet though. I
first saw Vanessa on TV in about 1995, she was doing a concert here in
Reading soon after, and we went to that. I then looked on the internet for
Vanessa-Mae and found that Frank was considering starting a mailing list, I
told him I'd like to join and shortly after, the list started. I then
decided to make my own Vanessa-Mae site, which has now shown to have been a
major decision in my life! On the Vanessa-Mae aspect, having a site has
enabled me to be known by Vanessa-Mae and get lots of exclusive info and
news, hopefully sometime an
interview, which I'm still working towards! I also taught myself how to
make a web site, which has now lead to be doing it commercially for paying
clients! And now I'm gonna do computer science at University! Pretty much
all because of me making a Vanessa-Mae site I guess! There wasn't any other
subject that I would have wanted to make a site about then! So I owe a lot
( Indonesia )
Julia Pingkan Buluran
( Indonesia )
I just can remark Vanessa that she's remarkable!
( The creator of the Vanessa-Mae Mailing List and the owner of The Magic of Vanessa-Mae Website, Germany )
( Netherlands )
Lin Enqi Sharon
( Singapore )
16 years old (student) - Favourite Song: Aurora
( USA )
Joe Montgomery and Keiko Matsui in Chicago, Illinois
(USA) after her concert on 5-10-98.
( Canada )
Retired in 1994 teacher, professional classical singer since age eight,
father of two, grandfather of one and seven-ninths.
Plays piano, keyboard, organ and sax. Writes - music and fiction.
Sings in two choirs, as well as solo work and MC entertainer.
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