2006-03-05

There goes my aunt again

My aunt's notorious in our family for her spending habits. I went back to Tokyo on the weekend and found that she bought a $42,000 grand piano. What's more, it was an impulse purchase, made on the spot at some exhibition downtown. I suppose she has high hopes for my cousin, who is just 13 years old. Well, now he's one of the few kids in the world to get a brand new Bechstein grand piano for casual play.

6 comments:

Bao said...

wow. that's... cool?

transcendent said...

that's nuts. (although I would've preferred a Steinway. ;)

Alan said...

"Well, now he's one of the few kids in the world to get a brand new Bechstein grand piano for casual play."

Wait, by casual, do you mean he just plays around sometimes for fun, and is not actually taking any lessons?

Jason Yu said...

I like Steinway too, but my aunt's circle of (music) friends prefer Bechstein. She compares the Steinway-Bechstein rivalry with Mercedes-BMW and Yamaha-Kawai. Don't know how accurate the Mercedes-BMW analogy is. :P

What I mean by casual play is playing piano as a hobby as opposed to training to be a teacher or a pro. He is taking lessons (he wouldn't improve otherwise).

Ambrose said...

Tell your aunt to give you the $ the next time she wants to buy something =p

Kagami said...

Mercedes >>>> BMW :P

And yes, Steinway > Bechstein. ;)