Thursday, November 23, 2006

Back 'home' for Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!
I thought I would be missing turkey day this year, but somehow I made it back in time for another feast. Nope, no turkey cooking on the top of the theatre roof. We were invited to Megan's this year. It was great to see the old gang again. Funny, since some of them didn't know I was coming.

It's my 4th day in LA. The Gilmores are great. Thanks for letting me invade your home for two weeks, guys! Well, if you think about it, they got a better deal than Shawn and Vonessa who put me up for 3 months last year. I miss the Martins.

When I got out of LAX on Monday, the first thought that came to mind was 'f***! I'm in KL! Why is so hot???" It was about 85 degrees fahrenheit, but in just 2 days the temperature dropped by 15 degrees. Welcome to Los Angeles.

Anyway, am having a great time. Lots more people to see next week.

Christie and I are doing the crazy day-after-Thanksgiving shopping tomorrow. We'll be out the door by 5:15am. Trust me, that's late. It is 11:32pm now and there are already people standing in line waiting for the stores to open. So, time for bed.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

See you soon!

Alright peeps - mark your calendars! I will be back in La-La Land between November 20th - December 6th...yup, in just about 2 weeks' time.

Jim, Brooks, Zac, Victoria, Christie, Vicki, Don, Cassia, Sarah, Erika, Stan & Angela, Lauren, Jonny Mac, Anne, Jason, Dustin, Doc - can't tell you how excited I was to hear from you all again, and I absolutely can't wait to see you guys! San Diego folks - I will be popping by for a day or two as well.

Am starting a countdown calendar. 12 days to...

JAMBA JUICE!!! (you have absolutely no idea how much I miss my Mango-A-Go-Go, the cravings are unbearable)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Butterfly Lovers - The Players

How's this for a start? Photos taken on stage on Sunday, October 15th.



Monday, November 06, 2006

Back to real life

It's November.
September and October flew by in a swish! I told myself I would try to keep up with my blog and even start a stage manager's blog to document my first Asia production ever...but alas, it was all but a fleeting dream...or rather, yours truly was in self-denial - thinking that there would be time to write. I DID start a stage manager's blog, but am embarassed to say that I only have 2 entries in it. And I also started a travel blog, thinking that I would somehow have the time to travel to a few exquisite places in 2007. HAH.

Butterfly Lovers completely took over my life for the past 2 months. It closed on October 15th, after a weekend of extended performances. Since then, I have been busy with post production work, and pre-production planning for the re-staging of it next year. A few surprises are in the making, unfortunately I am unable to publicly announce them. It is impossible to sum up my feelings and experience working on this show in just a paragraph or two. But in short, this has been an exceptionally exciting production to work on in terms of learning and discovering the way things work in this part of the world and fitting yourself into the big picture; making connections (and realizing that it is indeed a really, really small community); and gaining another extended family.

In my next few posts, I will track back to rehearsals in September thru the closing of the production. Am sure you will be entertained with the stories and pictures!