So many things on my mind, yet I do not blog them off. The consequence? They slip away, forlorn, disappointed I did not use them. Now reluctantly and slowly they are returning to me.
Going to see SYF Drama tomorrow at ACS Barker, 2.30 +-, so be there early just in case, if you're at all going.
Helped my friend select a laptop. His dad gave him a very generous budget of... ... $1500???!!! In the end, we just busted it, spending $1962. Originally we did not opt for the 40-60GB HDD upgrade, DVD burner, and Complete Cover Warranty/Insurance. That came up to like $1986. But the guy was sweet (or stupid, depending on how you see it) enough to point out that spending over $2300 will entitle you to a 15% discount! So we threw everything in to make it $2309.10, -15% is $1962. Cool huh.
I'm going to Singapore Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly. Mr. Wong maintained that we were only wasting our time, SLO's singers have no breath control, no diction, no musical sense, no portamento, lousy legato, terrible coloratura. And many other things even I don't understand. But my friend from the US advised me to go, cos somethin's always better'n nothin', y'know what I'm sayin' yo?
Ok no he didn't say that. He's very polished. FYI, even though you'll most probably not be interested, I met him through an email forum call Opera-L. Great way to keep up with the latest news. Search the Net, you might find your ideal List. Opera-L, Tango-L, Pokemon-L,
Anyway since Bryan's stuck in Melbourne having a smashing time studying, and Isaac isn't quite into opera, and Mr. Wong spouted words that'd make a sailor blush every time I mention SLO, and Chuan En recently acquired a vocal coach, I'm going with Chaun En.
You can pick your mouths off the floor now. There are only so many chances to catch an actual living, breathing, live opera performance on this damn desert island. Arts hub my ass. I'm not gonna miss this. Something just told me that from the very start. I just won't.
And then we found out that concession tickets have long been sold out! Some cheap tarts were willing to be blocked by heads, bars, and walls just to catch this performance. So we had no choice but to pick up the 50 frigging dollar tickets. Minus 10% with OCBC, so that's $45. Still hard on our pockets.
The things we do to see a geisha falling in love with an American, only for him to ditch her and his son for an ang moh za bor, and then come back in time to see her dying on the ground and to collect the child off to live happily ever after.
I should have always gotten full marks for my summary. Something seriously went wrong with the markers. Who can summarise three hours into less than 10 seconds? Sheesh.
orchestrated by Renhao at 6:08:00 pm
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