The Importance of Being Earnest

26 Apr 2013 – Evening of Satire & Wit…

earnest_A5_portrait%20for%20web529146_618528778161841_323658352_nWed: Drama Centre at the National Library: an entertaining evening with live music by The Ensemble Dimension Players who did a good job with their delightful playing and repertoire of music.

Two ‘romeos’ bend the truth to spice up their lives. Jack has invented a brother, Ernest, whom he uses to escape his dull country life, and to woo the ravishing Gwendolyn. His best friend Algernon also decides to take the name ‘Ernest’ to cosy up to Jack’s ward, Cecily, in the country. However, things get messy when their deceptions are discovered, threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.

earnest---257Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest**** is a popular comedy with some of the funniest lines of the English language. In Wild Rice’s production and film director Glen Goei puts a provocative spin on this comic play by casting an all-male ensemble – revealing new insights into Wilde’s comedy about the foibles of high society. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

The final drama was after the play when some woman’s long shirt was caught in the escalator as we were leaving… all’s well that ends well 🙂

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Thu: another family dinner at Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant****in Grand Mercure Roxy thanks to Jo&Michael+family. Delicious food, especially the salted egg battered prawns. Lucas&Beth, the two youngest family members are well-behaved and adorable. And so are the other two from the orange generation too… 🙂 🙂

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Since the beginning of Apr, earthquakes with a magnitude of M6+ have been happening in Sichuan/China M6.6, Iran/Pakistan M7.7, Indonesia, Izu Islands/Japan, Kuri Islands, Papua New Guinea, Russia leaving much devastation and deaths. When and where will the big one hit? The map above shows 242 quakes including those that measured below M6+

On top of the natural disasters, accident like the Bangladesh collapsed factory has taken at least 900+ life (edited 10May). This is not an isolated problem, hundreds of thousands toil in unsafe conditions on poverty wages to make our clothes – so is there a solution??

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. And I am not young enough to know everything – Oscar  Wilde

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