Apologize for not blogging for a while as I was busy being out and about. Heh. But don’t worry, I’m back!
My sister’s boyfriend, Hong Yi had an extra pair of tickets to a fundraising film screening event – Celebrating the Centenary of the Most Beloved Tramp: Charlie Chaplin! It was an enjoyable evening with the company of Lydia babe!
Even though I’ve heard so much about Charlie Chaplin, I’ve never seen his film before!
This event gave us a chance to enjoy his film in a magical way. Three short silent films were shown, yes silent films and initially I was really worried that I will fall asleep but my fear was unfounded as there was a live music performance accompanying the film.
The music brought out the spirit of the film and Charlie Chaplin film is indeed hilarious! No wonder he got so popular back in the 1920’s! There isn’t much entertainment back then even during the Roaring Twenties and these black and white short films must be a breath of fresh air for them!
Check out the old school seats at Alliance Francaise de Singapour
Here are the three films that we watched
- The Kid Auto Race at Venice (1914) – Est. Screening time – 6 min
- The Vagabond (1916) – Est. Screening Time – 24 min 45 sec
- The Immigrant (1917) – Est. Screening time – 20 min
The first film is my favourite! Unpretentious and super hilarious! Charlie Chaplin crashed an actual race by being a nuisance and getting in the way of camera and interferes with the race. This caused great frustration to the public and photographer who are unknowingly featured in his film. Through his various films, I can only conclude on one thing, people in the 1920s were really violent! The way they shoved Charlie Chaplin is shocking. Haha.
Thank you Hong Yi for the tickets and thank you Lydia for accompany me to the show!
I am probably declaring war with the hashtags fanatics out there but yes, I can’t stand hashtags, period. What’s with uploading a picture of your meal and going #yummy #girlsnightout #foodporn #wine #happiness #whocaresaboutgettingfat and the list goes on. Come on people, write proper sentences! I think it is perfectly appropriate if the hashtags are used to link your pictures/videos/comments to certain events, brands, location or restaurants but excessive hashtags describing it is just strange. We have evolved from saying complete sentences, to short instant messages/texts to adjectives and random words?
Sorry if I offended people who uses hashtags excessively but it seems that I am not the only one who find this trend amusing. I’m sure most of you have seen this video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake making fun of hashtags which went viral online within a couple of days!
But closer to home, a Malaysian short video team -dmingthing – came out with this – If Hashtags were a Language – in August which was funny too! Been wanting to share but was procrastinating until Jimmy and Justin’s video was out and around!Haha.
We attended the play – Cooling Off day and had a great laugh at some serious topics echoed by the grievances / opinions of the heatlanders.
The second run of this sold-out hit of the Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 is equally popular with full house audience on a weekday! The essence of this play is formed by the responses of the interviews playwright Alfian Sa’at collected in the months leading up to the 2011 GE. With these interviews where some are optimistic, some riotously frank, some fearful, some painfully honest – it captured the emotions on ground before/during/after the 2011 GE.
I had a great laugh but after the laugh, I reflected on some of the topics discussed and left with a heavy heart.
// That’s all for now. I shall see my mood for the other posts! Hah.
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Last week was an art / cultural explosion week for me! I went to a musical, a play, a social painting session and a piano ensemble. It was an enjoyable yet tiring week! I was supposed to spend 2 of these activities with him but his boss decided to whisk him off to Seattle for a meeting instead. So too bad for him while I had crazy nights with various groups of people!
Girls Night Musical, Girl Talk (a sold out off-Broadway musical) is a wild night of fun, dance and laughter (for people wishes to relax, dance and laugh out loud!). I love that despite having differing personalities, the three girls remain as close friends after their “last radio show”, and it is kind of like us SSSS girls!
Barbara – a tough lady who drinks like a man and shops at Walmart, Janice – the little miss perfect (or so we think), a workaholic and an uptight lady who owns expensive shoes and lastly the crowd favourite (among the girls) Dr Laura (who managed to scare off a few guys in the audience) – an energetic, crazy and sexually uninhibited lady who is incredibly flexible.
They spoke candidly on all women related topics; sex, menopause, childbirth, shopping, marriage, divorce, affairs, men and all things true in this crumbling world. Some topics are sad but true and girls should just laugh out loud with their girlies to get through the tough times.
Thank you SQ for the tickets! I’m glad it was an all girls night because I cannot imagine the boys sitting through this without their faces all red with embarrassment. HAHA.
On a side note, I love Jubilee hall for its charm and old world look.
You must have heard about the woos and boos of the latest gadget – iPad – otherwise I’ll suggest that you relocation yourself to Mars! iPad was launch yesterday with much anticipation but instead of hearing cheers from fans, the launch left many fans disappointed. Some even started giving it names like “iPod on steroids” and even linking it to its “counterpart” iTampon. YIKES.
I love iPad! I mean, what’s not to love about the ease of reading blogs, surfing net and playing online games wirelessly and on a much wider screen with a 10 hour battery life. This means I won’t have to lug my 2kg laptop around looking for the nearest available power point to feed my electricity-guzzling machine! Isn’t that awesome! Alright! I must agree. Its name is neither sophisticated nor chic but surely the style and pleasure of using an iPad more than compensate its name?
Someone showed me this link, a spoof of iPad by Mad TV on youtube. It was disturbing. Guys seriously don’t understand the discomfort/pain we go through every month do they! Half the time I was squirming rather than laughing. YIKES.
Channel 5 will be showing Cougar Town at 10pm today! I have a feeling it’ll be good! It’s been a while since any good sitcom comedy was shown on TV. I love Courteney Cox.
OMG! OMG! OMG! Chicago The Musical is coming to Singapore! I so need to watch it! But the cheapest seat is S$70! For $70 you will be seated miles away from the stage!
I am depressed.
Note: At least now you know a method which guarantees 100% success rate in asking me out on a date! HAHA. A girl can always dream right!
I am over with Boys over Flowers. I must admit. I am a closet F4 fan. -_-
I’ve seen the original Japanese anime, the Taiwanese version and now the Korean version (just lacking Japan’s Hana Yori Dango ).
I realized Gu Jun Pyo looks just like Dao Ming Si! Oh Gu Jun Pyo.
And So Yi Jung is too cute to resist. He looks like a younger and cuter version of Taiwanese Pan Wei Po.
Sigh. My cool factor just went down by a 100 points.