My grandma thinks my friend is a taxidermist.
I told her that I don't think the job of taxidermy is possible in Hong Kong. What would you stuff, the giant cockroaches? There's no need to mount the lizards on my wall, they're pretty much stagnant when they're alive. And if I make a comment about dogs again, it will be my head for sure.
I angered a neo-Nazi the other night. After step class at the gym, the instructor and I went to 7-11 to get a soy milk and talk outside the store for a while. Mid-conversation, I audibly gasped, pointed and shouted, "A rat!" The rat had a collar and was followed by a giant white man with a shaved head. He gave me the stink eye and moved along peacefully--for now.
Deirdre, I think playing a tuba in an elf costume will help me fit in even more than I already do. You see, my Cantonese is improving so much, that people are starting to ask if I'm from Hong Kong or mixed or something. I'm definitely mixed, but we all already knew that. By the way, you're a gem and a poetic force.
The reason I haven't written a blog in so long is of course due to the untimely death of Michael Jackson, which left me, for several days, completely immobile from shock and subsequent depression. The good part of all this is the increased use of MJ music in stores, cafes, etc. And they aired "Michael Jackson's Ghosts" on an HK TV station----ummm....yeah. Anyone?
The countdown to the arrival of the parental units is under 2 weeks now, and Hong Kong is shivering with antici
Also, the arrival of my friend Paloma and her mama will soon occur and my excitement cannot be contained! We will have much fun. However, Hong Kong severely lacks in the cereal department. We make up for it in the squid and chicken feet department, so no worries.
Rainy season is upon us, and with that comes typhoons. We've had a couple wimpy ones so far...only T1 and T3. It must reach a T8 to close businesses and schools.
Schools. All primary schools were closed a month early to prevent the spread of A-H1N1. Of the 15 shows TIE had scheduled for June/July, 12 were post-poned due to the outbreak. We did 2 shows last Friday to a group of 500 students all required to wear masks.
In the meantime, we're writing new scripts and music for next year. They will be epic. And we have a new TIE team assembled for next year. Michael from Australia and Lindsey, our very own from South Dakota. I'm very much looking forward to working with them.
Also in the news is Millie, the musical I'm doing. We're running into some opposition, which I won't get into now, but it's negative publicity, which is usually the best publicity, just ask Allen Ginsberg. Except you can't ask Ginsberg because he died over 10 years ago. He did, however, save his electricity bills and fingernail clippings in manila envelopes--you know, for posterity.
Stop answering emails and truly relax
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