Saturday, May 08, 2010


What a great Saturday morning! It's such a luxury to sleep in for a change, and I fully took advantage of it. No rehearsals, no work backlog (or rather, none that I feel guilty neglecting anyway), just a nice, restful College Day ceremony to attend in the afternoon. Ah, to revel in my non-involvement!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Significant... not!

Last Sunday's dinner at by the riverside turned out to not to be as significant as we feared. Today, the results came back negative. We are relieved and happy.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Long nights

Working late again. Sectionals may be over but our attention now goes to Drama Night. Going to be continuing with evening rehearsals over the next week too. Actually been grateful for it since it keeps me busy all evening, and it's something useful to do until June gets back from her company trip to Penang. Fortunately for the animals, May's around to feed them and pet sit till I get home.

I'm really tired, though. Only one more week...!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Sectionals" 2010

Our item for Drama "Sectionals" went well, with our kids delivering a high-energy performance with spot-on cues and clear and audible voice projection. Playing for an audience, they upped their game to a level I've not seen before and gave their all. Regardless of what result the judges deem, Mel and I are very satisfied with the kids' performance, and the kids believe they have a play to be proud of too. And that is all that matters.

But the bigger test is coming for them. It's fine to play to a more than half empty hall of well-behaved adults, but to attract and keep the attention of a couple of hundred of their peers in the campus lecture theatre, we're moving into a whole new level of performance. Wow!Pow!Bow! 2010 is just around the corner. We'll take a short break over the weekend, then we bring out the whips and chains again as NYeDC swings back into full production mode. Mustn't let them get complacent. Heh.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Kids in masks

Two days out from drama "Sectionals" and the kids are falling sick. We made the more sniffly ones wear surgical masks to prevent further infection. We had one good run -- the first we've seen that had energy, awareness and minimal flubbed lines. Good. At this time when control of the production is slowly leaving our hands, the kids are stepping up their game to take over. Encouraging.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Dinner by the river

Tonight's dinner might be a significant one, but just how significant we will be able to determine over the next few days.