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when I’m sad… I walk

when I’m sad… I run

when I’m sad… I cry

when I’m sad… I smile

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Monkey in the Cage

I went to see “Speed the Plow” the other day. There are only 2 actors and 1 actress on the stage for continuous 90 minutes performance. The plot of the play is simple. A Hollywood producers Charlie and his old mate -Bobby- spend most of their time arguing about Money vs Art, the beautiful secretary, and a controversial book. A book is simply a piece of Art, no Violence, no Sex, no Race, so no catchy script for a Hollywood movie. For the new movie, Charlie is pulled between the two – Bobby, his old mate and Karen, the hot secretary.

Given that there were only 3 of them on the stage, I have to say that their performance was good. Especially, Kevin Spacey (Bobby) was stunning. Eventhough it’s a bit more expensive than I had expected from a £50 ticket (i.e more than €65 or $100 or ¥10,000). But that’s not what I want to talk about.

After the show, some of us were waiting for them to appraise their hard work. Jeff Goldblum (Charlie) went out first with his smile, giving his signatures and talking to people.

About 20 minutes waiting in the cold and wind, Kevin Spacey appeared at the door. Literally, he was behind the door. To me, a cage wouldn’t look too different! (!?)

Suddenly, all my admiration, inspiration, and my sympathy for the guy disappeared. I feel like I’m one those curious people going to the zoo to see a rare species? That was not my idea, I thought I would like to pay my respect to his hard work. I know maybe it’s just another day for him, but I would reckon if he was a celebrity, he should try to be a proper one?

A boozing culture

How was your weekend? “My weekend was quiet” is not a “Kool” answer. Surely I need something like “hammered”, “hangover”, “party”…That’s what is expected or otherwise, people would tell you “Get a life, mate!”.

Well, one should not be surprised to see that Britain is a boozy country. Their statistics show that 60% of the population drink more than 5 units a day regularly… Surely, their livers would like to party!

The last thing I want to see is my boss being drunk, although that could be an entertaining event. The contrast between the black suit and a loose tie, messy hair and red cheeks. The contrast between my professional boss and the “wild – drunken – hitting on – random – girls” guy in the pub.

The classic story that has happened “for real” was when 2 guys in gray suit talking and boozing in Dixie Queen – the famous boat bar on the Thames – often hired by big firms for their employees event. After several rounds, we heard their voices. Suddenly, “Slap”, the old guy fell on the floor. The next day, the young guy had an “urgent” meeting with HR, and his disappearance after that was explained by an HR note “due to poor performance… immediate effect… “.

Morale of the story? I think you can figure it out yourself.

Personality

I learn new things everyday. 🙂

Recently, I’ve been learning to discover about myself (not so interesting) and others (interesting).

One of the most important characteristics is how we are charged, i.e. where we’ve got the energy from. Some get it from socialising, communicating with others ( The Extrovert). Some get it from books, computers and themselves (The Introvert). They can be loud, they can be quiet, or can swing from one to another at times. But it’s not the problem. However, funny enough, extrovert people can turn into introvert ones when they meet very dominant character, if under stress, you might see them going to a corner and sobbing. :-/

It’s very interesting thing to see people under tough situations. Some burst their anger, some swallow it in; some scream, and some others bite their lips and keep silent; some grow stronger, some others need mental counselling and treatments; some quit, and some keep going… It’s life. And it’s FUN!

btw, I’m neither of those. I’m the one who is happy with a hidden strawberry:-)

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London Eye – British Fame

Londoners are very proud of London Eye, the biggest Ferris wheel around the world.

It might look impressive especially on a foggy night.

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On the other hand, the view would be amazing on a clear sunset. I’ve got the chance to be on London Eye more than once (quite touristic, aren’t I? :-). And these are some new pix I took tonight from one of those capsules:

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Busy life

Busy life means you´re living your life in full.

Busy life means you´re useful.

Busy life means you´re not wasting any minutes of your life.

But busy life also means it’s hard for you to be in touch with friends.

Busy life means you can’t update your blog and it looks poor and sad.

Busy life is good but it also means you’ve got no time for romance…

I’ve got a busy life 😦

Most wanted woman

This is what I found on my holidays last week in a beautiful town by the beach. I think this is the most sensible advertisement that I have ever seen.

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Mr Material is looking for his Ms Right:

  • Good Woman
  • Must be able to cook
  • Clean
  • Gut fish
  • Dig worms
  • Have a nice boat
  • Have a prestige car
  • Please send your photo of car and boat to…

Heehee.. At least this guy doesn’t lie 🙂