Sunday, October 12, 2008

Love, Life & Music

It seems forever since I had time to sit and gather my thoughts together. It's been a crazy busy week, with me putting in more than 12 hour days and super early days - bad for someone who's not a morning lark like myself. Here's my week's roundup.

SUN: Dinner at Raffles City. :: ABBA Mania @ the Esplanade. MON: GRE exam, all day. :: TUE: NUS Second Life. :: Tutorials. :: WED: Tutorials. :: Department meeting. :: Informal PhD Discussion. :: Knight in shining armour. :: THURS: Sch stuff. :: FRI: 8am lec.: Meeting. :: Lunch. SAT: Burn After Reading. :: Dinner @ the Giraffe. :: Drinks at eltorro.

This week's gone by in such a blur that I had problems trying to recollect what I did and when. But I was glad that it's been a tiring but productive week. Thank God I started wtih ABBA Mania coz it's been manic trying to study and get focused on my GRE prep. Am glad it's over. That's all I'll say for now. I've been discussing with friends, family and the department about my plans. Though I think it's a matter of time before I reveal to everyone my condition - and wait for hell to break loose I guess. But for now it's a matter of bidding my time and making sure that the timing's right. After all, timing's everything isn't it?

ABBA Mania's fantastic! We got the front row seats at the third level and we had a great view of everything, esp when we were booping and singing our lungs and hearts out together with the rest of the house. It was one of those rare occassions where the usual staid Singaporean audience were up and dancing and singing with the singers. It was an electric and infectious atmosphere and I'm not ashamed to admit that I was on my feet singing and dancing as well. To those whom I bumped into with abashed looks after the event, dun worry, our secrets are safe with me. Ha. Some pics here and here are some of my favs:

The view from the top: The band members, glittering costumes. Great interaction between the band and the audience.


What some of the audience were wearing: I had to hurry for my ride back or I wld totally have asked to take a pic with these sporting ABBA enthusiasts!


A clip which captures the atmosphere of what we experienced, good stuff!! :)

The rest of the week was great, seriously busy fighting/dousing fires among students and meetings for different issues. More about that when I meet up with you guys soon. :)

Finally, something I've been looking forward to since Tues when he dropped a line to confirm: Burn After Reading. I have a weakness for Pitt-Clooney collaborations, and though this movie is definitely not the Oceans series, I loved every minute of the 96 min movie. It was full of self deprecating humor about Americans and the American society. Another brilliant piece by the Coen brothers, though he was slightly disturbed by the endings of the male characters. It's nice watching movies with G coz he makes interesting comments during the movie, which basically echos what I think. Ha. Good stuff. The movie was followed by a 3-hr dinner @ Giraffe, where we polished up 3 main courses between us. That was how ravenous we were! We had good service, nice food and our only grouse was their no tap water policy. We had lotsa banter in the course of dinner, which led to our dinner being extended to 3 hours. I love hanging with G coz he's an interesting guy who's opinions of his own and isn't afraid to challenge societal norms and conventions and he has some pretty passionate stands as well. I think that any gal who ends up with him is one lucky gal. ;) Can't wait to catch up with him again.

More appointments tml - and another week ahead! October seems to be shaping up to be a pretty busy month. Must try to get more rest and perspective though. My title sums up my week pretty well. A week of Love, Life and Music. I think ABBA songs might be a good soundtrack of my life - what is yours?