[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Sunday, November 13, 2005

[lao jiu]
was at the new drama centre today and i caught the musical lao jiu...

the drama centre is huge and is located at the new national library... and boy, the seats are good.. i was at the third row... and you guessed it, free tickets again....

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the story is about gao kia who is the ninth born in a family of daughters... and when he is born, he brings joy to the failmy and is even given the chance to persue further studies on a scholarship...

the events take a twist as he leaves the examination hall halfway during the last day and does not head home... this leaves his family worried and upset...

gao kia wants to fulfil his dreams instead of being a scholar... he finds refuge up a hill and confides in his shifu who is also his father's good friend...

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and gao kia's dream is to learn from his shifu the art of puppetry... so it is no wonder the musical makes use of shadow puppets and even huge puppets in some acts...

the songs are upbeat and touching with hilarious elements thrown in.... a great watch for the weekend...

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