其实我还蛮有天分的

虽说”pride can be an imperfect value” 我还是难免这样觉得。要是整天否定自己,很容易自卑。所以我要肯定自己并为自己的才华感到骄傲。

要在同学和教授面前演出话剧”The Man in a Case”, 5人一组。 我懵懵懂懂成了男主角。角色只有两个: 严肃僵硬的主人公 Byelinkov 和其少根筋的未婚妻Varinka.

我本来并不特别热衷,因为在JC时那短暂的演戏生涯实在惨痛得不堪回首。

可是彩排几次后意外发现我其实如鱼得水。没有背台词的压力,所以感觉好好玩。着迷TVB 连续剧的我看戏时都是全神贯注的。最恨看戏时被打扰,天塌下来我都好想说“等进广告好吗?”

现在我更能欣赏演员们每个小动作背后的用心。 更肯定香港演员的演技都无人能敌, 也费解为何欧萱那种木头人还能频频上镜,污染本来就惨不忍睹的本地连续剧。

10点了,妙手人心。

其实我还蛮有天分的 Part 2

As part of our lesson on landscape architecture, we were asked to draw a landscape. I did this:

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I know it looks like a primary school kid’s work, but I’m still proud of it. I did it spontaneously, just doodling and not knowing what to draw, and it transpired to be a self-fueling sort of creative process. It was as if every stroke led to another like dominoes. I even found myself humming Soda Green’s 小情歌 as my hands worked, as if they had a mind of their own. It felt really good to be creative. Once I caught the tip of my tongue sticking out in a mischief-in-progress way, a look I often see on my kids’ faces. =)

Anyway, I decided it was to be my dream garden. One with a mini waterfall flanked by pink and white orchids, giant lotuses in the pond, a vegetable plot with my own (hardy) gourds and melons- leafy vegetables don’t have a future with negligent farmers like me. I was later informed that eggplants don’t grow from vines. Cucumbers do, right? I think I drew those vines beautifully.

And look at my wondrous watermelons, I will smash them open on the rocks and devour the juicy flesh on hot days. But my ultimate fantasy garden shall provide me with a perennial supply of durians, cherries and maybe kiwi fruit.

On cool days I will sit on the white wooden bench and laze under the tree’s shade. And read. And swing my legs. And sip tea. Or iced coffee.

Okay, touchdown. We discussed our drawings in groups and I realised I was the only one who drew something personal. The rest had fountains in parks, lakes, shrubs, statues- apparently designed for public spaces. They unanimously voted that I present my work to the class.

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