Just a sneak peek into what I get up to when I’m not busy chasing deadlines.
Recently, I received a media invite for the opening night of Ghost The Musical. I wrote a little snippet of this for a magazine, but had never caught the movie myself. I know right, shame on me! So I decided to catch the movie one weekend and immediately I was in love. It’s such a beautiful love story and I have to admit I’m a real sucker for sappy love stories. Naturally, there was no way I was going to miss out on the musical. But sadly, I couldn’t make it for the gala night. I had a reunion with some of my secondary school friends on that day and I really didn’t want to reschedule. So my hopes of catching the musical were dashed. The ticket prices are kinda steep too and I guess I wasn’t that willing to part with my money.
And thennnnn, my boyfriend decided to surprise me with tickets!
So there I was.
I think what made the musical worth a watch was the special effects. Definitely loved the character of Oda Mae Brown too, got me in a fit of giggles at times. Oda Mae Brown is played by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie and she’s hilarious too. But I think on stage, you can actually go all out and exaggerate, which made the character ten times funnier in my opinion.
After which, since the Hermes exhibition was in town, we decided to take a look. Plus, the ArtScience Museum is just a short walk away. And the cherry on top of the cake – free entry!
Considering I doubt I’ll ever be owning a Hermes bag in my lifetime, this was a good way to get up close and personal with some of the bags hahaha. Did you know that Hermes has such a rich history? It actually started off as a simple workshop to create saddles, bridles and wrought harnesses. Then one day they made the move to retail products and hence you now have the obsession with the Birkin bags.
Okay occupational hazard here, but I was very impressed with the copy. Unlike usual exhibitions that throw a chunk of facts at you, the Hermes one actually told a story very beautifully in my opinion. Here’s an example:
“You have lived, for you have memories: see these handsomely framed photos. You will live, for you have plans, noted by hand in this diary in your colour. You are alive, for at this moment, as you observe the dial of this watch, you are more present than ever.”
After the exhibition, it was pretty much a chill night. Grabbed dinner at the Esplanade before heading back home. Before taking some pictures that is.
And considering the year is going to end in a matter of weeks, here’s my wish for 2016. Simple, but it would make the year a very wonderful one. I feel a little bit nostalgic now. The year was really crazy, but I’ll leave my reflections for another day. Hopefully 2016 will be a better year for me and the people I love. Fingers crossed.