February 29, 2016

Happy day-dreaming

I rarely buy TOTO. Last week I bought $2 TOTO because of the big prize. As we know the probability of getting the first prize is very very very very very very small. But you could fantasize yourself winning and what you would do with the money.

It is quite enjoyable to think of what you would do with the millions of dollars.

This was what I was dreaming about:

I would give $1 million to each of my brothers and sister. I would reserve $1 million to be donated to charitable organizations. I would set aside $500,000 to support local Cantonese opera groups or foreign troupes coming here to perform. This sum would be used for 3 to 5 years or until the money runs out.

As for myself I would buy a better camera, a few other IT things and some personal items. These won't cost a lot of money.

I have no intention of buying a house, a luxurious car or travelling round the world.


February 05, 2016

Results for 'frannxis'

Have you ever tried searching for 'frannxis'. These are what I get:

 The images:


Some of the results were from my older websites. At that time I am not sure whether there was Blogger or not. I have forgotten my usernames and/or passwords for these older sites, so I couldn't delete them.

If you use another search engine you may get something slightly different.

I went through a few of my older posts. I think many of my views on certain things have not changed. Here is one from an older post:

“Last week one new post65 MP said it was cool to be square. He was commenting on the PAP trying to be hip in order to connect with the younger generation. No need, he said, people support the PAP for what it is – serious and square.

In our relationship with friends, I feel you don’t have to put on an act if you don’t like or enjoy it. Your friends should accept you as yourself.

My friends sometimes say I am not sporting or not sociable when I refuse to join them do certain things. Never mind what they say.”

October 23, 2015

Chinese opera show at Victoria Theatre


Last week I went to Victoria Theatre to watch two shows - one Cantonese opera excerpts and one Cantonese songs concert. It was the first time I was there after the Theatre's renovation. The outside and inside of the Theatre have changed quite significantly.

I think the new seating arrangement is similar to that of the Esplanade Theatre. I was at the stalls section. The circle section was higher.

After the shows, feedback from audience who were at the circle seats were all negative - “steps too steep, no handrails, too dark, too high, can't see”.

As we all know, a lot of fans who watch Chinese opera shows are elderly folks. Some have weak legs. They walk slowly and carefully. Some use walking aids. A fall could have disastrous consequences.

Perhaps in future, organizers who want to use Victoria Theatre for Chinese opera shows could leave out the circle section.