Wow, I can't believe I missed replying to this! Yes, I totally read your post backwards, haha! I know you live in Germany, so I have no excuse, except for perhaps a tired brain at the time of reading your post. Glad you had a wonderful time in CA!
As for my composing, I've been attending Regent University this past semester with a major in animation/film, so I haven't done much in the music side for a bit now, aside from arrangements or small comps for my sisters to play in our piano recital. I love working with film/art/animation/scriptwriting, and I wanted to explore that arena to get a better idea of what area I should pursue. Frankly, I love it all, but I've been missing the music aspect exceedingly, so I'm taking off this coming semester to take CLEP's (college courses you can study on your own and test out of, with full college credit) and pursue music composition.
How are you? Just noticed that you have a soundcloud account, I'll have to check that out. =)