princess_by_ligreego.jpgsubaltern: subordinate. word of the day.

very apt.

I watched The Joy Luck Club tonight. I am an Amy Tan fan, having read only one book – not this one.

It made me cry. That doesn’t happen very often. The acting wasn’t even very good.

General Movies

About this time a year ago I started investigating going to see Handels Messiah performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

It is possibly my all time favourite piece(s) of Classical music and it carries with it a mountain of sentimentality of Christmases past.

So. Tonight I get online to hunt for two tickets – C reserve (ie: cheapest, or it starts getting ridiculous) and there are none, zip, nothing.
…what a bummer. It’s now: try every few days and hope for the best, or pay up big and I don’t want to do that.

Maybe I should just save my money up for a different theatre’ish experience? You don’t know of anyone other than the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing it around this area do you?

*ah ha! the Royal Philharmonic Society at the Melbourne Town Hall… might have to be the goer.

Culture General Music

helpSomebody asked me the other day whether I was nervous about my uni application and I said no. Last night I realised that I’ve spent the past few moments (over several days) before drifting off to sleep thinking about what would be good say during the interview (if I got one) – so maybe I unintentionally lied just a little.

After hassling the mostly non-existent receptionists at Swinburne’s design faculty yesterday over my non-existent letter, “What’s going on?”. I waited somewhat eagerly for the postman and had just checked the box for the second time when I saw the standard bright orange two houses down.

Swinburne logo on the envelope. Grab, tear, scan. I now have successfully an interview on the 1st of December at 11:15am. It goes for 15 minutes.

Between now and then I have to properly put a folio together and at the moment I’m dithering around not really knowing what to do with myself.

Design General Uni