Went to Sleigh Bells Ring, a musical by Little Island Voices last Sat and it was brilliant! They were witty, humorous and satirical without being crude – a great feat given that it’s their first production. I couldn’t help but compare it to a commercially-produced show recently staged at the Esplanade, and I must say Little Island Voices really are more sophisticated in terms of content and delivery despite the low budget and relatively inexperienced team. I spent $50 at the Liu Lian only to sit through unfunny and crude jokes, outdated digs at the gahmen (eh GST is so not in our list of concerns already, lor!) and a very laboured performance by the stand up comedian. Now I know a hefty budget, grand venue and big names are not accurate indicators of show quality.
Jasper who acted in SBR told us they wrote the script together and kept changing it to make the jokes current. There were many interactive segments and I especially loved the Naughty or Nice list-making one. We were asked to vote using our cleverly designed programme sheet whether a newsmaker was naughty or nice. Expected more to come after Tiger Woods, Ris Low and Lee Kuan Yew, hurhur! Such is the charm of truly independent productions.
Thank you LIV for such a fun and memorable night. Looking forward to your next production!
Father playing The Great Compassion Mantra 大悲咒 on the stereo after 凤飞飞’s 精选集。Was feeling heartened about his rare display of spirituality until he said:
“Must listen to sutra leh, having bad luck these days.”
He is now napping in his room while the mantra plays on.
My father is terribly entertaining. You can never get bored with him around.
五十件除喝酒作爱你还能在晚上做的事 by 吴韦材
这五十件事，好在能行， 没有疯狂到摧毁我一生的程度。也亏他想得出来。好玩， 也不怎么需要花钱。我跃跃欲试。
另一推荐：中国戏剧 《清宫风云》。 个个演技极佳， 尤其是皇太后大玉儿。每集都看得我大气也不敢喘一声。每逢周六周日，U频道，晚上7.30.
Been reading “Never hit a Jellyfish with a Spade” by Guy Browning. Not advisable to read it on public transport lest you want amused stares at your cackling out loud.
It’s a compilation of How-to articles in the Weekend Guardian.
My faves from that book:
“Imagine you were just minding your own business when a small primate landed on your back and demanded to go somewhere. That’s how a horse feels when you decide to ride on it.”
— How to… ride a horse
“Women have a much deeper and more intense relationship with ice cream than they do with men. That’s because with ice cream you get a lot more variety and a greater sense of physical satisfaction.”
— How to… eat ice cream
“One of the quickest ways of appearing deep is to say ‘Or is it?’ after somebody else has said something. Or is it?
You can get a similar effect simply by transposing the key elements in any sentence. For example, when someone says, ‘Women are the power in the home,’ you could immediately reply with, ‘Yes, but home is the power in the woman’. Just make sure there isn’t anyone even deeper in range who then might chip in with, ‘I think you’ll find that power is the home of women’.
Another excellent way of showing how complex and brainy you are is by answering any question with the phrase, ‘It depends what you mean by that’. Don’t use this phrase too much, otherwise someone might just turn round and say, ‘What do you mean by meaning?’ You’ll then be at such a depth that your head might implode with the pressure.”
— How to… be deep
Kept me suitably entertained on otherwise-boring train rides. Had to implode silently though, my poor face screwing up like a prune.
Here’s a list of things I want and need to do, now that i’ve submitted my pesky assignment …
- write 2 months overdue internship report
- watch infinity months overdue DVDs
- read library books
- jog a little? I was sprinting home to watch 争分夺秒 yesterday, and for the first time in my life, I sensed the presence of my butt!!! Thanks to the lack of exercise, I now have a butt! One step closer to being a professional couch potato.
- interview people for my research paper on meditation
- visit 佛牙寺、 莲山双林寺
- check out travel destinations ( i have a one-month break!)
- watch inane cable programmes
- Buy 张震岳’S Latest CD (oh i just got my pay from KMS so i feel slightly richer, though it’s very much just delusion on my part)
- Go macritchie reservoir and labrador park to
feed myself to mosquitoes explore the wondrous creations of Mother Nature
- Find some ways of making money. I currently have more than enough for sustenance but I’m conditioned to think ‘enough is never enough’ so i fret when i see my account balance slowly draining away. Such is samsara！
Faye Wong & 木村拓哉
Originally uploaded by Chaoschaos
hmm.. dicky shd be suitably disturbed when she sees this……