|Frankie and Benny's|
|Frankie and Benny's|
One of the essays I wrote about in my Shakespeare exam was on festivity. It was a concept we studied about in class, one that explored how carnivals were associated to general disorderliness.
While I was reading up on it, many times I associated it to a prominent aspect of Italy - the Venetian masks. Made from paper mache, beautifully crafted, decked in stalls and sold in the markets of Florence.
During the 12th century, masquerades were a part of the festive culture of Venice. People dressed up in disguises and wore masks during Carnival or other holidays. Social ranks dissolved, hidden, equalized during that period of Carnival. Only during that period. Otherwise people must act normal, look normal, and adhere to law and order.
I have one. Haven't found a reason to wear it yet but it'd be nice to have one when I do.
Florence was lovely. I want to go travelling again.
|Melissa and I at the 02 arena|
|Singing Seasons in the Sun|
I'm done with my exams and hopefully that will be the last of it. The sensation of never having enough time doesn't really sit well with me.
At the moment I'm spending time with people in Norwich, enjoying my final weeks under this roof, applying for internships, settling bills and packing up. Oh how I despise packing up - but at least half of it is gone.
I'm also watching a number of TV series, including Game of Thrones and Revenge. Will finish the former quite soon.
Next plan: Play the theme song on the piano. Fingers crossed.
Most friends are done with their exams. Some lazing about. Some leaving. Some left. It's the end of the year for them. It's not officially over for me until next Friday.
And because I'm feeling more and more guilty with each word I type, I'll list this down and make this as quick as possible.
1. I'll be going home this summer. As in, Malaysian home.
2. I'm feeling good about my second Creative Writing piece.
3. I am determined to get an internship. By hook, crook but most probably by the book. Cringe-worthy? I'm a little tired.
4. TV Sitcoms are the bane of my life.
5. Our Monopoly Game lasted 6 hours.