Art and Culture, YouTube

Mini Post Monday: Fame – the Musical

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Over the weekend, The Shows Must Go On made a return to YouTube. I had missed my culture, so needless to say, I was ecstatic with the opportunity.

The first show was Fame – the Musical (35th Anniversary Tour).

I actually first saw Fame back in 1995 with the Original London Cast. Richard Dempsey from The Chronicles of Narnia (1988) was in it, and he was magic.

So this for me was the return of an old favourite that filled me with so much joy of song and dance. I remembered every lyric of every song, but having it subtitled helped me make sense of the story, which I guess I never understood completely.

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Art, Instagram, Social Media

Wednesday Wisdom: HaleyDrewThis

It’s September now. My favourite month of the year. A month of renewals, wisdom, and changes. Ah, the possibilities…

Now that I’m in Australia now, the seasons have flipped with it going into spring (or in my case in Queensland, it’s getting warmer!).

But I think the wisdom of September remains.

I was going to post a motivational quote, but then I saw this on my Instagram just now, and I think it’s full of wisdom to remind us to keep doing the best we can.

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Keep doing the best u can, September

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Poetry, Status, Twitter

Mini Post Monday: My Twitter Poem

Despite feeling unwell and extremely tired, I couldn’t sleep last night.

From my experience, everything seems worse at nighttime. Even if it isn’t.

I lay there, staring at the ceiling… contemplating the job hunt, how every job listing asked for “experienced”, and how I was never going to be able to break into tech.

Suddenly, I decided to write a poem. But, out of all places, on Twitter:

Having had not written any songs or poems in over 10 years, this was a rather cathartic exercise.

With only one like (from my best friend, no less!), I fell right asleep.

Art, Fun Stuff, Instagram, Social Media

Art on Instagram

I love art.

Growing up, I would attend art classes. Then, art museums became hotspots whenever I went travelling. And for the last five years, I’ve been really into travel photography.

One of the most accessible way for me to get art is via Instagram. Since I’ve been using the platform for my photography portfolio, it soon made more sense to follow other artists and designers, than celebrities who post selfies.

One of my favourite accounts is Josie Doodles (@josie.doodles). A fellow Australian in Sydney, she doodles these little balls of water-coloured balls in regards to important topics, such as mental health, emotions, and current happenings.

In a special post recently, she upped up one by pairing a doodled animation with music:

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Art and Culture, Poetry, Social Media, Twitter

Shakespeare Sunday: Sonnet 113

Earlier this week on Skillcrush’s Slack, a tutor and mentor of mine asked if I followed Sir Patrick Stewart on Twitter.

I replied that I did not.

Apparently, he reads a sonnet by Shakespeare a day, using the hashtag: #ASonnetADay. Sadly, the videos are not captioned, but he speaks with such RP clarify that it doesn’t matter too much. It’s so heartwarming, and it certainly cheers me up that he’s doing this kind of thing.

So, for today’s #ShakespeareSunday, I’m going to leave his very latest sonnet here:

Sir Patrick Stewart reading #ASonnetADay on Twitter