This year's Nereids lipsynching, courtesy of YouTube.
I can't believe technology can have changed so much in two years. Damn, I almost wish we'd been a YouTube generation, too. Total nostalgia right now, for Les Mis and Chorals and the Hall, and weird swimming sports costumes, and random assemblies, and Adelaide exchanges, and the COMMMON ROOM, and all you girls. Aw shucks.
In a fit of misplaced altruism, I agreed to go say hello to the Year 12s of 2006 at Monash Camp on the 31st. Anybody else as silly as me and will actually be there, or I am truly in need of a holiday? And if so, any idea what we're meant to talk about because I wasn't even at our Monash Camp? Peace out guys, hope you're all having a great new year.
As you will all probably know, 2005 is a very significant year for all Vietnamese people around the globe because it has been 30 years since Communist tanks charged through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon in 1975 after the Vietnam War ended. “Ended”. But I won’t go into detail because I assume you all know this.
The Commonwealth Government has given us money to put on a show to commemorate these 30 remarkable years.
And when we say commemorate, we mean nothing is sacred. This show will deal with many of the issues that confront us today, anything from boats, to samurai swords, stingy Vietnamese mothers to the elusive character which we tenderly dub the “fob”.
It will be honest and it will be good. Guaranteed “oh, I can so relate to that” reaction from all Vietnamese, even all non-Vietnamese, or money back not guaranteed. Please come support us, whether you are Vietnamese or not -this is a show for everyone.
Thank you Australia, thank you mum, and thank you all in advance.
Helen Huynh (aka Chip) Co-writer for Children of the Dragon
Venue: New Ballroom, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton South Dates: Wednesday 16 November – Saturday 26 November at 8.00pm Tickets: Full $15 / Conc $12 Bookings: (03) 9689 8515
The reunion is on the 1st of August (as forementioned in the title) from 5:30 - 7:00pm. It's in the function room (next to the mezzanine).
I was talking to Di (the person who organised the reunion) about payment. For those who don't have a credit card...you can gather all your friends that are coming and pay in the one cheque or money order (because it's a pain to write out a cheque for $5). Di said it is VERY PREFERABLE that all payment be in by Friday 22nd July (or before the reunion). BUT if it's not possible, money at the door is the last resort.
Basically, the more there the merrier!
Cheers, seeya there or seeya around! Vi (remember me?)
PS: apologies for posting on BOTH macrob Lj communities
Jul. 19th, 2005 @ 09:21 pm