Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I Miss Festival Melbourne

I miss Festival Melbourne. I miss the 2 weeks of funs and excitements that went with the Commonwealth Games and now its all over. Nothing's on at the moment in Melbourne, the weather is getting colder too and its been raining the whole week...its like summer came to an abrupt end! I'm bored!

I've posted a lot on Festival Melbourne but I didn't post every shows and performances that I watched there so today I'm going to summarise quickly some of the other performances so I can put Festival Melbourne behind me and get on with my life! *sobs*

This is Heliosphere performed by The Dream Machine from England. Enter the world of Heliosphere where a weightless helionaut hangs, suspended far above the ground under a six-meter helium ballon, soaring, spiralling and spinningin graceful and enigmatic tumbles.

We watched BhuKham - Circus of Earth and Sky performed by Daksha Sheth Dance Company from India. An awe-inspiring fusion of ancient and modern dance meld with moves drawn from circus, martial arts, yoga and gymnastics. This was performed at the Big Top where I met Mei on another day.

Just outside the Big Top at the aerial rig the Fly By Night crew were performing their all air, no net acrobatic stunts.

Swinging and soaring like hypnotic metronomes high above the ground on 4.5 meter poles, Strange Fruit has achieved a reputation throughout the world for its spectacular and unique performances combining dance, circus and spectacle.

The Habibis plays and sings intoxicating music from Greece and the eastern Mediterranean played with Australian style.

Strawberry starring Fraser Hooper from England gives a mesmerising performance that delighted audiences of all ages.

Drum Drum is one of the most innovative comtemporary groups in the South Pacific, featuring dancers and classically trained musicians from Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Australia.


But most of all I miss the water spouting fish down the Yarra River and the fireworks that came with them! Did you know they've dismentled the fish and given them away to all the different councils across Melbourne?!

41 comments:

amelia said...

Ohh... so which council got the M'sian fish???

Once again, thanx for sharing, mate.

Wuching said...

amelia: don't know yet..will find out

QuaVadis said...

Well, we all lament the end of festivals and look forward for the next one.

Hey..Wuching...if you have the time and can catch snake long enough..and you have a passion for World Music, you must come back to Kuching Sarawak, for the Rainforest World Music Festival 2006, which is on the 7th to the 9th of July 2006, you can check out the website at http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com it will be held at the Cultural Village, at Damai, Santubong..hotel rooms are being sold like hot cakes..but feel free to contact KNB, JC or Me if you really want to come and we can try to work out the rooms for u.

suituapui said...

That "strawberry" guy must have been a dog in his previous life and he has just spotted a fire hydrant (see photo). Hey! QV's inviting u.....!

QuaVadis said...

Oh..STP...sorry, you're invited 2....if u want...but dnt complain if you find it too noisy, too hot and too crowded...but u can sit at the beer garden and drink away....

Mei said...

I miss the hustle and bustle too. And it sucks cause it's cold and gloomy now. You're right! It's as if summer just abruptly ended :( *sigh*

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Weather cold nice wut! The last time when I was in the Blue Mountains, bestnya, so cold. Want to exchange weather anot?

Laksa said...

me too! nice blog u have here :)

Wuching said...

QV: oh the rainforest thingy, saw that at kenny sia's blog last year but i still think entry fee too dear lah! i wanna pay nothing wan! stingy mah..can stay in ur garage too? hehe!

STP: u can come too since u r closer than me!

mei: yes indeed, i hate this week ~ BORING!

5xmom: i wouldn't mind a little warmer but not to the extent like in malaysia lah, too hot & sticky too! eww...

Wuching said...

laksa: welcome to my blog! make urself at home, everybody this is laksa our new blogger friend, laksa this is everybody!

Che-Cheh said...

Now you have lots of time to snake. You can hibernate for few mths.

Wuching said...

che-cheh: but i don't want to hibernate! :(

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHA, Wuching, I find it amusing to see that you are welcoming everyone like as if this is the alcoholic anonymous meeting.. Hello Laksa, Welcome, I'm QuaVadis and I'm a blogger addict too :P

Well, entry fee a bit susah lah..yeah..it can be quite dear at 60 ringgit per nite..stay at my garage ah? Oi? We Sarawkian, Garage only got roof lah, no walls...dnt blame me if you freeze to death..but u can stay in the dog house..hahahaha...worse come to worse, if u do show up and u not fussy you can bunk around in our roomloh....but STP..cannot...you too big..with me, KNB and my friends in that room....and if wuching shows up....the hotel sure collapse hahahahaha

suituapui said...

Eee! No thank u, wuching! From how QV describes it, it's like some kind of orgy...all in one room! And he's inviting u to share his room! Oh dear! Oh dear! These days, when two guys say they wanna go fishing, hunting...or to some music festival, people get suspicious! Ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHAHA!! and you just killed yourself...when one teacher and 3 or 4 students go debating and stay in a hotel..you start to get worried..HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

QuaVadis said...

anyway..for your info, its two rooms adjoining, one peninsular room and one standard room, so its big enough to accomodate most people..but not STP :P

I didn't mentione the blogger formerly known as Jeremy C name as a certain Ms. from KL would be at the festival and be at the room also......dnt want to see a war there....hahahahahahhaahhahahahaha....dnt think they would be enough weed to cool everyone down hahahahaha

suituapui said...

See, wuching! I told u in my comment 4 previous post, he's delirious! Had too much to drink 4 bfast & probably had weed 4 lunch!!! Getting worse now!!!

Wuching said...

QV: thankz lah but i'll sleep inder the tin roof of ur garage lah, not cold in malaysia bah but maybe eaten by mosquitoes! on 2nd thot, i'll find a hotel lah! thank u anyway..

STP: u also i don't know lah, stay in hotel with boys! michael jackson kah?

QuaVadis said...

mushroom omelette stp mushroom omellette, the magical type..weed...errr..only at night..for dinner hahahahahahaha (taking over a certain famous blogger's place in this matter)

suituapui said...

Told u not to listen to that fella, on high oredi! I was teacher in charge & had my own room. The boys had to squeeze into one room and what they did in the middle of the nite, I don't know! QV was 1 of them, so he should be able to explain why up till today, ALL of them are not married!!! Ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

Traumatised by you and your friends mah...hahahahahahaha..imagine bringing us to Karaoke and letting your friends molest one of us....not traumatised pun i tak tahu hahahahahahahahahahaha for my friends, I dnt know how to answer lah..for me ah...errr...with the marital problems around nowadays..better dnt bother to get married until am truly ready and bored to death of fooling around...besides...which u prefer STP..giving me ang pau or giving 5 of my kids hahahahahaha

Wuching said...

QV: u go & post it on ur blog lah!

STP: oh i see, still hiding in the closet r they? come out to play lah QV!

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHA..better stop on those weed and mushroom thinggy before we all end up in trouble..yes..King Wuching, King of all Snakes :P

Nolah Wuching, the outside world very boring..prefer to remain inside the closet hahahahahahahaha..what closet we talking bout? AM talking of the closet in the chronicles of narnia..hehehe

Wuching said...

QV: don't pretend pretend u don't know what closet..i know u got traumatised by STP's friends so now u r confused, don't know where to swing..hahahaha!

QuaVadis said...

hahaha...the one that got traumatised was not me..but one of my friends...hahahaha...swing ah...like monkey mah..on the tree..what's so hard bout that...hahahaha..swing back and forth loh....

suituapui said...

Some people just cant get msg! Wuching already told him to post in his own blog...but wuching, u pity him lah! He puts there, nobody reads! Ha ha ha!!!

Wuching said...

QV: so ur saying u swing both ways, wuah..more choices hor!

suituapui said...

I'm out! People wondering why I'm so hardworking...on the laptop all day, not talking to any1. They starting 2 get suspicious! Ha ha ha!

QuaVadis said...

DID STP just outed himself? I'm confused.....

suituapui said...

That's the 2nd time I've seen some1 using the word "outed" and I don't know what that means! 1st time was in jc's blog & when I askd 4 meaning, no response! Was it u then, QV...trespassing where u were not wanted under a fictitious name?

QuaVadis said...

Already post in my own blog lah...I think wuching was talking bout the mushrooms and grass...anyway..sorry ah wuching..talking crap here as usual, like I said..too lazy to sms so leaving msg for STP in your blog...cheaper also...hehehe..every cents count lah..not as rich like STP or STP's dad for that matter.....which eventually would go to STP and thus STP would be rich..hahehehehe..so have to watch every cent mah..

Wuching said...

QV & STP: i don't mind u guys yapping just dont get agro & i couldn't care less but its nice to know that u 2 show love & affections for each other so dearly! *runs*

QuaVadis said...

AHEM!!! hahahahahahaha....cousins mah.......so if we dnt show our love and affections to each other...who else can we do it...hahahahhahahahaha...and dnt think wrongly ah....or else...STP and I sit on u then u know hahahahaha...flat as pancake...

Wuching said...

QV: nyek! nyek! u can't get to me!

Helen said...

You know, u remind me of those schoolboys having to go back to school after the long holidays!! LOL

** Sound of whip lashing Wu Ching on the butt **

"Dont have to work ar?? Go and quickly get into ur chains and leather! There are mouths to feed u know?"

Party time is over. :-P

QuaVadis said...

HAHAHA....Melbourne not that far and I got relatives and friends there to do it for me......I'm sure STP and KNB would recall one of my cousin's wife (from my mom's side..STP and KNB are cousin's on my dad's side) who is as nearly as huge as STP.....ask her to go sit on you enough loh...ahahahahahahaha..or better still..ask her to do belly dancing infront of you and see you euk euk hahahahahaahahhahahhaha shudder!! just talking of her doing a belly dance is as bed a thought of STP doing it and u in chains and leathers..excuse me..i think I need to throw up again ....hahaha..cya Your Majesty, Snake King Wuching, your subject here needs to go and catch some snake...hehehehehehe

FH2O said...

Thanks for sharing this with us!

You're a good boy! hehe *patting shoulder*

Wuching said...

helen: wuah..helen whipping me, syiok!

QV: happy snake catching!

Wuching said...

fh2o: ur welcome unker!

hcpen 彭皓全 said...

wahhh....u went to so many festival mel events...actually in case u didn't know, there is going to be a thai festival on in celebration of the Thai Festival 'Songkran' this sunday 10am-7 30 pm at federation sq....plenty of thai food, performances,etc...u can check it out if u r interested....cos u said u were bored....it should be fun!

Wuching said...

hcpen: yes i knew about the thai event & i'm planning to go too, see u there! :)