4 Mar 2009 – Distractions
Here it has been pouring cats and dogs in the afternoons the past few days, lovely and cool. When the weather turns upside down, it will certainly effect our health. When the Dow slides down to the 6,000s, going to the library (free) & movies (as senior S$4 is a good deal to watch movies on the big screen) are good distractions from these havoc!
The China Post’s Erika Wang on Chinese movie 梅蘭芳 Forever Enthralled: about the life of Peking opera artist Mei Lanfang takes us through the rise of Mei’s career, all the while depicting the constant struggle between Mei the person and the persona. Mei is credited for raising the status of Peking opera and promoting the art form on the international stage and also for being a patriot in his refusal to perform during the Japanese occupation of Beijing.