Musicals and I

Recently, my husband and I had our 5th year wedding anniversary. On the day itself, we treated ourselves to a fancy date: a steak dinner at CUT by Wolfgang Puck. A week after that, we had a post-anniversary celebration: we went to see Les Misérables at the Esplanade Theatre.

I was certainly looking forward to seeing the actual musical theatre production, since seeing the movie a few years ago.  I have to say, it didn’t disappoint! All the main cast were amazing, and Patrice Tipoki’s take on Fantine was refreshing.

The stage of Les Miserables, taken during a break.
The stage of Les Misérables show at the Esplanade Theatre, taken during a break.

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What’s in a sign?

What’s in a sign?

Recently, I noticed that a lot of couples who got married last year are now having babies. All these babies are/ would be Dragon babies, according to the Chinese Zodiac. According to the Chinese people I know, Dragon is a particularly desirable animal year.

It’s a 3D dragon jutting out of the wall. Photo taken by myself at the Đền Quán Thán in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Happyland billboard
Spotted on the way from Hanoi to the Noi Bai airport, Vietnam

Our tour guide explained why toilets/restrooms/comfort rooms are called the “happy room” in Vietnam.

“There are four things which make a person happy,” he said. “One, sleeping. Two, eating. Three, sex. Four, relieving yourself in the toilet.”

“Before coming to the toilet, you are very unhappy. After the toilet, you are very happy.”

Life’s simple truth.

Cultural Differences

One time, we met up with our Malaysian friend (who classifies himself as a “banana” — yellow (Asian) on the outside, white (Western) on the inside).  Eventually the topic to what we call girls whose bodies are hot, but whose faces are unfortunate.

Butter,” he said. “Everything’s nice… but her face!!!”

Shrimp
Photo from stock.xchng

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Goguma Love

I wasn’t really riding on the whole Korean wave thing. That is – until I watched this drama called You’re Beautiful. It was there that I fell in love with the subtle, sensitive, mature, thoughtful, heart-aching character named Kang Shin Woo.

Actor Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo in the Korean drama "You're Beautiful"

This has to be one of my favorite scenes in the drama. Just seeing this screencap draws out these mush of emotions out of me. *melts*

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