A lovely friend of mine treated me to a musical over the weekend!
I guess the title of the post gave itself away… =)
I haven’t watched a musical in quite a while, the last one being The Lion King which did not impress me at all!
But this simply blew me away!!
Here’s a photo of my benefactor who shall remain anonymous lest everyone approaches him for free musical tickets!! =p
So why did it blow me away?
1. There’s the bimbotic good witch – G(ar)linda the Good. Who does the bimbotic / iconic *toss toss*
2. There’s Elphaba the-so-called-bad – she’s the typical ‘ugly duckling’ who gets the hot guy in the end.
3. This is Fiyero, a ‘deeply shallow’ man who flirts with Glinda but ends up being with Elphaba in a sudden twist of events (which makes the musical so much better! None of those cliched fairytale stuff!!)
As for the rest, you will just have to watch it yourself as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone!
I have often wondered what would become of me if I did not choose to read literature back when I was 17. The impromptu decision to register for the subject without the knowledge of my parents really makes me wonder how on earth did I gather such courage to do so.
My doing so certainly led to one too many arguments and expletives being showered in the household for the next two years (after SPM through to my decision to take up the subject for A-Levels) and finally making it to University.
I think I have caused my parents a lot of pain (they were expecting more of me, I think. Lawyer? Accountant? Doctor?) and ALL of my relatives gave my parents hell at every family gathering
‘Why is it you let your daughter do that subject? Might as well send her to a teacher’s training college.’
‘I would never spend that kind of money, letting your daughter study abroad in SUCH a subject.’
Come on, how degrading is literature? It’s not like I will graduate and become the scum of society (which many of my relatives are, sorry to say) but I actually gain knowledge out of it and more importantly, it is something I enjoy doing very much.
So why are you saying so much when your children barely make it through university? Do give my parents a break and stop being jealous of them.
Them sending me abroad does not make us filthy rich.
It’s just that they decided to part with their money because they love us so very much and want the best for us.
Now, what’s with me these days? Am really being in a rant-y mood. =(
Some people. Are simply CFB (don’t ask what it means it’s incredibly vulgar)
Even though they are family. Even though they are considered the only extended family you’ve got left.
Still they can be incredibly selfish.
Pissed. So self centred. Perhaps dad was right, to a certain extent.