Okay, so yesterday i decided to sign up for 3 courses.
One's a two-day seminar/workshop (lord, please make sure it's fun, and i stay awake through the two full days), and another two on Udemy.
With my SkillsFuture Credit. You know, lifelong learning, government sponsored, subsidized etc. Which I'm honestly very thankful for.
I mean, so many of us find it so difficult to juggle our various responsibilities. Coping is difficult enough, much less find the time to do more more more and constantly push ourselves to become a better version of who we are. Read more books, talk to more people, spend more time with our family and loved ones, eat healthy, exercise, and the list goes on.
So actually not having to worry about "Spending" the money and not utilising whatever you paid for is no longer an issue, because the government has again, taken care of that. So when the opportunity comes, don't worry about it, just sign up and claim on the skillsfuture site. It's really easy to navigate!
Musical etiquette / Actually, just my pet peeves.
1. If your seat is in the middle, arrive earlier. Nothing is more annoying that people who come in late and have to cause the entire row to stand up/ move back just so you can pass, just before the show. Thankfully, we were seated in exactly the middle, so we didn't have to let anyone pass us at all.
2. Do not use your phone when you are told not to use your phone. The Chicago musical troupe and management (according to the Mastercard Theatres staff) were very strict about not taking photos. Not during, not before, not after.
But that didn't stop the lady on my right from trying anyway. Show some respect yeah? If you need photos for your instagram, you can always take them off the internet or something.
3. If there is a need to talk, and I admit, sometimes there really is, whisper :)
Actually I don't have much to review, review about it. Partly because I'm writing the review half a month after I watched it (yes, i was admitted to hospital on 16 February haha), and secondly because there are no photos to jog my memory.
But regardless, being in Singapore, we're fortunate to have shows come to our theatres. So should big names like the West End, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Cats, etc come, just go watch. No crew is perfect-perfect you know, so it's a matter of how much you get wowed away, and how much you understand to even be wow-ed away. So just do your homework and you'll be fine :)
And capitalise on early bird prices.
On this day in 1918, at 11.00am - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - the First World War came to an end.
Wikipedia says: The poppy is worn around the time of Remembrance Sunday (traditionally from All Souls' Day (November 2) until the latter of Remembrance Day (November 11) or Remembrance Sunday)
The words "Poppy Appeal" is on the centre.
Observation through parades and silence are held in the United Kingdom and the Common wealth.
Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as a day "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War at 11 a.m. in 1918.
This year it's on 13 November 2016, which is today.
The honor the countrymen give to those who have sacrificed for their countries.
Perhaps people feel that soldiers in Singapore aren't given the same respect. But after all, we haven't actually been "tested" through a real war. And I hope that day never comes.
But other than that, salute.