Sunday, October 14, 2012

Performing for Ghosts

Hungry Ghost month came & went. I don't miss the ashes flying about or watching out where I walk in case I trip over some offering. But I do look forward to the performances. Typically you either get the Getai, which I'd talked about here or the Chinese Opera. 

There were several going on in my neighborhood throughout the month. 
I asked around & made sure we went for one of the Opera Performances. 

Not quite your Orchestra band

The Girl enjoyed the costume & the makeup. 
Since we don't understand Teochew,
we made up stories on what they were saying & doing on stage

Meanwhile the auction & feasting carried on. 
The performance was indeed for the ghosts & a handful of us. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kinetic Rain

When I mentioned that I was going to the airport, my colleague asked me to check out Kinetic Rain. I thought it was going to be one of those touristy water feature that you would expect to find at Changi Airport. 

Boy, was I wrong. It is beautiful, awesome & we were mesmerised. 

It is apparently the world's largest (it is after all in Singapore) kinetic art installation - computer-controlled aluminum *droplets* 608 of them, moving them up & down fluidly forming beautiful patterns. Created by German ART+COM. Be sure to look for it when you are in Terminal 1.