Thursday, February 26, 2009


Taste the pun! Taste it!

So as you can probably guess, I saw "Wicked". It was absolutely brilliant! Anyone who has seen it will agree, and anyone who hasn't, just has to see it! And I know that everyone goes on about how awesome it is, but they do it for a reason, it really is that awesome! The performances were amazing! These people can really sing and really act! The dancing is also very impressive. Great casting!

The storyline is so impressive too. It weaves in and out of the movie so well. Not only does it not contradict anything, but it compliments the original story of Oz perfectly and actually enhances it. I don't want to give anything away coz I am a big believer that not knowing anything makes the film/show/whatever better than having pre-conceived ideas about what it will be.

The set is also incredible! A lot of money must have been poured into this production.

Anyway, just get along and see it! I plan on going to see it again!

I may have sneakily taken a photo of the set before the show started... Naughty of me I know, but here is the set from our pretty good seats before the curtain went up.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I saw the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' with some friends last night and just had to tell people about it. It's a truly brilliant film! I'm a big fan of going into movies not knowing anything at all, so I don't plan to give anything away here. Just to say that it is moving and intense and uplifting and tragic and so worth seeing! It's set in the slums of India and is a tale of the journey of 3 people as they grow up and move on. Powerful stuff. It it confronting at times, funny at times and shocking at times. Just go and see it.

Here are some reviews:

"Together Boyle and his co-director Loveleen Tandeen have created a portrait of a city in transition -- a place of relentless energy, of ambition and inspiration; of poverty and exploitation, of obscene riches and modest desires."

"Like all good fairy tales, this outsize celebration of perseverance and moral triumph contains within it a deeper idea -- in this case, the relative nature of what we think we know, and what's worth knowing at all."

"The beautifully rendered and energetic tale celebrates resilience, the power of knowledge and the vitality of the human experience. Horrifying, humorous and life-affirming, it is, above all, unforgettable."

Sunday, February 08, 2009

News & BIrthdays

Firstly I have some exciting news! I got my official acceptance letter for my course this week (I'm doing a graduate diploma of education). That's not the exciting bit though. I have a sort of scholarship thing and it's going to cost me $4k for my entire grad dip!!! WHOO!!!! That's instead of about $12k! What a relief that is!

Yesterday was Alison's birthday! And we had a fun day out! We started at a bar just having a drink and a chat, then went and had mexican for dinner, then back to the bar again, then off to a jazz club for a while. Lots of fun! Here are some photos:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Yes, I succumbed and am reading the Twilight series. It certainly is trashy, but enjoyable enough. I'm enjoying the trashy novels! Yes, I am hanging my head in shame... They are nothing super awesome, but worth a read. They are very quick reads, easy to get through fast.


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