Then I ask Norman, a Scottish college, to play a partition on the newly restored violin. He chooses a closed office and the Scottish music stats bouncing between the Algeco’s walls. We travel to his island for a moment. When the last notes are all over, I turn back and see the tearful eyes of Yuan standing next to the door. “I’ve never heard such music from this violin” he murmurs with a vibrant voice.

The violin made by Nicolas Bertholini in France, belonged to the grandfather of his father. It stayed for at least 30 years untouched in the attic. Yuan wishes to make it a surprise gift to his father. And the Scottish has repaired and tuned the violin to its perfect state.

Our lunch time has been just over.

Short story 2017 © vietdung.eu

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Sho-e: After a Journey


My fudes after painting the “TRAVEL” Sho-e

Photo captured by iPhone 6

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Sho-e: Musashi

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Sho-e: Kabuki-za of Theater of Kabuki

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New way of mixing Sho elements with a pre-made stamp and even my hanko plays a key role in this sho-e! Can you see the Samurai’s helmet?

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Sho-e: Haiku – A tribute to Master Basho


By using only letters of word H.A.I.K.U I paint here the most famous poem of Master Basho. Hope you could hear the sound of water splash.


Fu-ru (old) i-ke (pond) ya,
ka-wa-zu (frog) to-bi-ko-mu (jumping into)
mi-zu (water) no o-to (sound)

The old pond-
a frog jumps in,
sound of water
(Translated by Fumiko Saisho)

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Sho-e: Cannes

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Sho-e: thơ – Poem

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Sho-e: Tokyo

Kyoto with a view on Kiyomizudera Temple

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SHO-E: Fuji mountain


A view of Fuji mountain from Hakone lakes area

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