KYQ (kyq) wrote,

Well just came back from Sydney. It's not too bad a place, but like nearly everywhere in Australia, a gamer like me gets bored VERY fast, regardless of how nice the place is. Lots of the attractions are rather over-hyped, like the bridge climb, but still are nice anyway. Things are really really expensive in sydney, way more expensive than I thought they'd be. I mean, the taxi meter goes up5cents every 5 seconds! Sure makes cabs here seem dirt cheap..

Anyway, the main reason for my coming to sydney was to see Komala of course. Was great finally meeting a friend and an artist i truly respect and have been for many years. Meeting her friends, such as Jake, was also great fun and I'm glad that I've met her face to face.

Another reason for comin to sydney was to see an opera at the opera house. And lo and behold, what i watched was an opera version of my Literature text, Othello. (Art critic accent) I must say it was rather interesting to see a well loved play in the format of an opera, and sung in italian too. As expected, they, or should I say, Verdi, had to chop out some details here and there. Unfortunately, some of these detail omissions reduced the roles of some important characters like Roderigo, Cassio, and tragically, my favourite character, Iago, the villain. It was also rather slow moving too, with everyone singing all the damn time. It was literally "I'm gonna be killed! I'm gonna be killed!" to "I'm dying! I'm dying!" to "I'm dead! I'm dead!".....all sung in tune of course. I might sound like I didn't like the opera, but I actually didn't mind it at all. Desdemona, or the actress for her, was really really good, delivering all her lines very very smoothly. Still, I prefer it as a play rather than an opera, but it was worth the price of admission just for the experience of watching something at the Sydney Opera House alone.

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