Saturday, March 01, 2008

February 2008 texts

Woo weet!

+Nicanor Parra’s “Antipoems: How to Look Better and Feel Great”
Danton Remoto’s “Skin Voices Faces”
+Alan Spence’s “Seasons of the Heart”

+Christine Suchen Lim’s “The Lies That Build a Marriage”
+Patrick Süskind’s “Perfume”
+Goh Poh Seng’s “Dream of White Clouds”
+Ian Fleming’s “For Your Eyes Only”

+Christopher Marlowe’s “Dr Faust”
Thomas Lovell Beddoes’s “Death’s Jest-Book”
+Richard Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal”
+Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa’s “The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan”
Paul Zindel’s “Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy!”

+Ben Slater’s “Kinda Hot”
+Andrew Robinson’s “The Story of Writing”
+Raphael Millet’s “Singapore Cinema”
+Tim Bowden’s “Changi Photographer: George Aspinall’s Record of Captivity”
+“The National Museum Guide”
Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno’s “The Japanese Mind”

+Lat’s “Lat Was Here”
+"Futurama Comics: The Time Bender Trilogy"

Toy Factory’s “Shanghai Blues”
+National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center & Edward Lam Dance Theatre’s “What Is Man”
Lim Giong's “The Sound Seed Project”
+Ivana Muller’s “While We Were Holding It Together”
+Dream Academy’s “Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore”
George Chua’s “SPARKS 5: He Is Not An Imposter”

Hazel Lim and Alan Butler’s “Flat Earth Society 0.2 (Singapore)”
+Kumari Nahappan’s “Woven in Time”
Jason Lim’s “Still/Life”
Tan Teng Teng, Singapore Boys’ Home and Singapore Girls’ Home’s “Celebration of Reunion Community Project”
+Miguel Chew and Haslinda Abdul Rahman’s “Translating Perception”
+Andrew Chew’s “Borderlines: Life in a Chinese Village”
The National Heritage Board’s “Memories At Bukit Chandu”
+Tan Ngiap Heng’s “Dance Me Through the Dark”
+The Asian Civilisations Museum's "The Nalanda Trail"
+The National Museum’s “Bedazzled: Sequined Costumes of Cantonese Opera”
Fringe Festival’s “Masa Lalu - Masa Lupa”
Miguel Chew’s “Perception Is a Delusion”

+Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster”
+John Cameron Mitchell’s “Shortbus”
most of Philip J. Bartell’s “Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds”
+Danny Boyle’s “28 Days Later”
+Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd”
+Jason Reitman’s “Juno”
Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”

Not quite sure whether I should mention that I visited Haw Par Villa again with Omar: entry's now free, the Chinese-culture-is-compulsory-propaganda has now become chipped and ironic, and it's basically really really fun now. Take your foreign visitors there at the slightest opportunity.

In other news, I've concluded that I'm not quite in a bout of depression, but in a mild funk: little things like lack of sleep, apparent abandonment, or reading of Japanese Noh plays make me lose faith in life. To ensure that I remain chipper and psychologically healthy, I am sleeping in, restricting my dates to ones with Platonic friends (and warning them in no uncertain terms of the psychological consequences of them standing me up), and restricting my literary dramatic diet to Neil Simon.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Pardon the self-pimp, but as I am a huuuuuuge fan of Haw Par Villa, I couldn't resist directing you to my lovefest.