La Bonne Vie

MTV Culture

I just turned on the telly (after a practice session of Blue Rondo, of course *angelic glare*) and caught a glimpse of MTV’s Punked, which essentially is “Celebrity Saboh*” I caught Salma Hayek with friends (Penelope Cruz?) at a club. They go to the bathroom and see an unimaginably huge turd in the toilet bowl. …

Great food and company

I just had one of the best birthday dinners ever, at Zuko, a new restaurant opened by an enterprising ex-colleague. It was good seeing everyone again. You could spout absolute nonsense and everybody would know what you were punning about. Anyway, it’s worth checking the restaurant out for good Modern European fare. One of the …

Boeing Boeing 2

For the second time, I caught Wild Rice‘s production of Boeing Boeing. It’s as good as the first time, if you like sexy stewardesses, melodramatics, and catastrophic timing. Also, where on earth do they find such huge Filipina actresses? I’m sure “It’s not ee-see!” More details in my first review in 2002.

Delightful books

A package arrived today – from Acmabooks.com. I ordered three books from them and it arrived a week earlier than expected – all in mint condition (that earns brownie points). It all started off when I got roped in as the pianist for our forthcoming company production – a musical farewell to our much-loved CEO. …

Troy

I just watched Troy and I don’t quite know what to make of it. Admittedly some moments were poignant – like the courage of the King of Troy for visiting Achilles to reclaim his son Hector’s body (aka Eric Bana who came out pretty well – his brother Paris aka Orlando Bloom, was just sitting …