Thursday, 20 August 2009

Of Broadway and Saying Goodbye...




Me and Christine...(We even have similar glasses!)



It is now the holidays! And I am enjoying it...


I said goodbye to my friend, Christine, just last week. Christine and I worked together in the Rat-Room, as we call it. We both were initially apprehensive about having to work with each other, but it turns out leng-chai-prof's (LCP) instinct's about our personalities were spot on, when he paired us together.

Amazing how he got it right, because we are surprisingly similar. We like the same types of food, we have similar pet-peeves, our social interests are similar, we coo over the same things, and we even like the same types of names. And we both love chocolate.

Christine's moving to Kingston--I'm gonna miss her.



In the meantime, the holidays are superb...How wonderful is it not to have deadlines or work? This is the life!




Jersey Boys!



My aunts took me to see the Jersey Boys, a Broadway production staged in the Toronto Centre for the Arts, last night. The Jersey Boys is based on the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. For those going huh, who? Think of the song, 'Walk like a Man'...


Now, before anybody starts making comments that these singers are not from my generation, remember, I watched Johnny Mathis ;)


This time, no trouble getting in! No hassle about having to show ID...






Contented lot after the show...



We went in a group of eight, and were split up (we sat in pairs, in four rows, back-to-back), and the only complaint we had was this annoying woman who decided to be a self-appointed running soundtrack.

She not only sang along, she decided to outsing the singers on stage, and louder. I glared at her at every opportunity I got (she sat diagonally behind me), but she ignored me, and finally, during intermission, my friends and I staged a loud conversation about how annoying her singing was. And how we pay money to hear professionals and not someone next to us.



But I think the thing that clinched it was when my cousin remarked that they should have a show just for people who want to sing along, with karaoke lyrics on the stage, so they won't bug others. Lol...


My cousin and I are waiting for The Sound of Music to have student discounts (now the seats are still hot, so no students prices). Those Student Cards university students hold can get you places here in Canada!


6 comments:

Jerico said...

I love those damn Four Seasons! But it would be so annoying to sit next to a woman who sings. did she sing on key?

Sorry to hear your freind is leaving. Is Kinston far from you?

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

I guess the woman don't have a great voice that could blend in with the Four Seasons, huh? hehe :)

Happy holidays..

Kak Teh said...

Hi Daphne, sounds like you are enjoying yourself, and you should! Just droppng by to say hello after a long absence. Keep well.

nicol said...

ooo you saw jersey boys?! i wanted to see that lol but instead i just have the soundtrack to it.. which is still quite good

i think one of my favourites was the song Sherry..

glad you are getting to enjoy your hard-earned vacation!

atifita said...

OMG you got to watch Jersey Boys!! Nakk!! They have it in Melbourne as well at the moment, but oh so far away ='( Is it any good? I'll be sure to get them tickets if they ever decide to extend the tour to NZ, am a big fan of oldies too (and of musical theatre). Hope you're doing well there btw Daphne, good luck with the new term! :) And hope you had a blast on Aug 31st!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey everyone,

Reply in a bit...That post took a looooong time to write!

=)