It's so hot tonite. I can't sleep. My body is soooo weak and it's aching all over but I still can't force myself to go sleep. Even after waking up at 5am this morning for that Setia X-challenge thingy (I volunteered to be a marshall for the event) and having a full day, I still can't close my eyes. Helppppp....I need to go to sleep, but my mind keeps rambling on about things that I may need to write in my blog tomorrow; thus, to get them out of my head, I am blogging now. Let me see, what was it that's making me soo tired. I stood under the hot blazing sun for almost 4 hours straight and almost fainted out of hunger. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but I was REALLY that hungy. And the worst part was that lunch arrived so late that I had to miss it because I got a bigger thing to attend after that. That was really really sad for me considering that my fellow volunteers had McD for lunch and I'm a huge McD junkie .
Nonetheless, because I didn't wait for lunch. I managed to arrive at exactly 230pm (as promised) at KLCC. Even earlier than Nona, although she kept reminding me to be there much much earlier, despite getting lost in Meru on my way back and going thru the crazy unpredictable traffic on the Federal Highway that wasn't suppose to happen, for goodness' sakes, it's Sunday, folks, stay at home with your kids, and breaking every speed limit there is on Malaysian highways (as far as I'm concerned, we have only one - 110km/hr). I got home later than I expected, and did everything (everything as in shower-a big must!!!, zuhur, choosing outfits and accessories and a lil' dab of makeup (foundations, eyeliners, eyeshadows, blushers), lil' my ass!! ) required in 20 minutes, no bad eh?
But we made good, the show only started at around 310pm. So I got a lil' time to catch my breath. Got a lil' lost around the Philharmonic Hall, but when we found it, it was certainly a very pleasant surprise. Because it's a balcony seat, they've got this nice lil' room attached to the balcony and you have to go thru 2 those thick fire-proof doors (kinda, I think it's to block the sound from escaping thru the doors- this is just my logic's at work). The moment we got there, there was this one nice couple (local girl with a caucasian guy) eating Burger King. Got into one of those I-don't-know-shit-about-classical-music-but-I'm-pretending-to-know-a-bit-about-it conversations. But finally, I surrendered and told them that that was our first time and we kinda got the tickets for free. Aaahhh, honesty releases you from all guilt. Although, I still think that maybe I should've stuck with the fib, because immediately after that, the guy told us that he'd be playing in that show, damn. I felt like a total cheapskate.
All in all, my review would be; first half (some guy's piece - can't remember his name, but from the booklet, I learned that he totally prohibited his wife to get involved in music after they got married although she was more successful and creative than him - good thing he died early, if he were living in this age, she'd divorce him and he'd be Tom Cruise, and Chopin's piece) was an absolute drag, nonetheless Yundi Li's performance was amazing. But the second half, Tchaikovsky's pieces and Allahyarham's P Ramlee's song were extremely good. At times, I even got the goosebumps all over my arms...weird...and I never liked classical music before. It must be the feeling of hearing it live in a hall so exquisite as the MPH.
Anyways, I got home quite early, even thought of going to bed after taking a bath. But then, there the Saturday Night Live and Drew Barrymore was the host,and hence, I had to watch it. It's not that I like her so much, it's just that the new Drew is sweet and is finally acting her age (although she still has that falling-in-and-out-of-love-faster-than-you-can-spell-marriage problem to sort out). But she really is sweet. I suppose if you get started on all the wild things early in your life, in her case, it's the drug, wild sex, nudity etc etc, and manage to sober up, you will turn out fine, sometimes even better than most people. Just make sure you get out of it before it's late, me think ending up like River Phoenix is really NOT cool.
I hate Mash - I think that's his name, but I'm gonna save that for later. Now, I'm hungry and sleepy, great combination, huh? Hmmm, think I'm gonna make some instant noodles and then go to sleep. Good night.
The one that never got published until now...
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