Thursday, September 10, 2009

Film - Time Traveler's Wife.

Based on the 2003 novel by Audrey Niffenegger.  Lovely story, like randomly reading and interacting with pages of your our completed autobiography. Well shot too.  Has to be a 4 for me.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Three modern/contemporary ballets by the Singapore Dance Theatre. A couple of weeks ago we went to an introduction to the pieces given by the artistic director, Janek Schergen. His explanation and the accompanying demonstrations of the dances was really illuminating. So we went back for more!!!!!
Glow-Stop was our favorite dance work. 


Orchard Road has new shopping it needs more!!!!  ION........"An ion is an atom or molecule where the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge." Nice.....but what has that got to do with a Cathederal to the new religion.......consumerism?
Frankly I found it mind numbing, a net negative electrical charge for me then. Where are the shops, you might ask.  Lurking!!!
More void than substance.
There are tens of escalators.  This has to be the longest one in Singapore.  Takes you down 3 floors down to B4.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Book - The Great Wall

Well,  I am going to have to read all John Man's books.  They are all conjoined!!!  So far read Ghengis Khan, Kublai Khan and the Terracotta Army. So readable.  Have to be, to keep my attention!!!!  And as usually, John goes myth busting. When you look at  maps of Mongolia, walls are shown practically on the Russian border.  I had wondered how  this could be if the walls were meant to keep out the Mongol raiders and thier kin from China?  Attila The Hun next!!!!!

Lion Dance Competition.

Held annually at Ngee Ann City. 

Three troupes competed this night.  But first the resident Lions must be appeased!!!

Cute...... with menace!!!

Then the serious business begins.  Don't try this at home.........the last troupe had to abandon thier dance on their third fall.  The lads really hurt themselves.  Needed attention.

And really edge of your seat stuff, leaping around as one.  The audience were absolutely silent throughout each performance.

Of course there was the moment of clowning.  How do they do that????

There are two guys in there, really.  Loved it.  Going back on Saturday to watch the finals.  Still feeling for the lads who had to withdraw gutted.

Film - Coco avant Chanel

Lovely film. By the end , I didn't even notice the subtitles.  An extraordinary story of rags to riches. And to think an Englishman figured in her story..........!.  4 a must, nicely French.