Burritos and Zombies

A group of us went to for burritos at Guzman y Gomez in South Bank. Food was cheap and yummy, although I definitely recommend the burritos over the quesadillas!

So serious, unwrapping burritos takes a lot of concentration!

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We followed that with World War Z, which we all (genuinely) enjoyed. No comparing to the book! It was just a really entertaining and fast paced movie that had a number of humourous moments. Go see it if you want a night of fun!

And of course, we had to end the night with 1/2 off waffles at Gelare!

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Fun night with friends! 🙂

Savoyards: Phantom of the Opera

Mike and I had the pleasure of joining Christine and Fiona last night to watch Savoyards’ production of Phantom of the Opera at Iona Performing Arts Centre.

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The production opened on May 25, 2013 and it is not only the Queensland premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular work, but also the second amateur production of the musical in the world.”

What an amazing night! The show was 2.5 hours long with a 20 minutes intermission.

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“With a cast of 52 and a 27 piece orchestra, it is one of the largest productions Savoyards have ever mounted in their 52 year history and will play for 14 performances.”

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If not for our dear friend Roger playing the organ/keyboard in the orchestra (who did an awesome job by the way!), I wouldn’t have known or thought of attending.

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I had never seen Phantom of the Opera before and for others who don’t know the story:

“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, is a darkly romantic musical about a mysterious “Opera Ghost” who inspires a young singer, has become a legend, drawing standing-room audiences throughout the world.  With unforgettable songs such as “The Music of the Night”, All I Ask of You”, Masquerade” and of course, the title song, this will be a night at the theatre that you won’t easily forget.”

The main characters, Phantom and Christine Daae played by Lionel Theunissen and Monique Latemore, respectively, were definitely stars of the show. A wonderful, talented cast with great music, amazing costumes and beautiful sets.

Roger in the pit with the orchestra at the end of the show!

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What a great night out! Dressed up with awesome company, a delicious dinner at Absolute Thai, a night of amazing musical talent!

Photo #167: Med Revue 2012

August 14, 2012

Mike, Fi, Matt and I went to the last show of Med Revue on Tuesday – great job everyone! Lovely to see so many talented people get together!

From the UQMS website:

Med Revue brings together students from all four years of medicine in a production that takes place over three nights in August.  People from all backgrounds become involved in this stage & screen spectacular, be it through acting, singing, dancing, playing instruments, constructing sets, making costumes, editing videos, controlling lighting, or making oversized condoms out of a hula-hoops and cling wrap for a ballet called sperm lake… Suffice it to say, the Revue is a lot of fun.

Whether you are a performer drawn to the limelight or a backstage crew member content with the dark, the Med Revue is for you.  An original play penned by the mad medical minds from the year gives each revue a unique theme, with past titles including “The Sound of Mucous”, “Count Docula”, and “DoctorPussy”. The play involves live music from the exceptional Med Revue band, dancers and actors from all four years, and a backstage crew who work tirelessly behind the scenes.For three nights of each year pilgrims from all around the world migrate to Brisbane to watch the unveiling of brilliance at the Schonell Theatre. The overextended high kicks of the dancers are a sight to be seen, the low notes of the tenors can’t be heard by the human ear and the acting makes Joaquin Phoenix look sane. Some like to call it the best production ever made, the more humble of us simply call it ‘Med Revue’.

Original skits performed on stage and screen supplement the play and guarantee a great night out for all.  Over the last few years the Med Revue has played to sell-out crowds of more than 1200 people in the Schonell Theatre, with all proceeds of the event going to charity.  It is an amazing production to be part of and a great way to meet fellow students in other years, so go on – get involved.

FADU: Botanic Garden and The Dark Knight Rises

In case you don’t know, FADU = Family Adventures Down Under = here’s what our family is up to while they’re visiting me in Australia!

You may also be wondering why I’m skipping days. Don’t worry, it’s not because I can’t read a calendar! It’s simply because we didn’t do anything exciting enough to take pictures or share with you 🙂

July 20, 2012

Visited the Brisbane Botanic Garden with Yoni. There we saw pretty flowers, climbed funky trees, took pictures in front of a my beautiful building house and petted super smooth bamboo. We then proceeded to South Bank to watch the much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. Our group left the cinema with mixed reviews but I thought it was a great movie! Although I do think Batman should not be allowed to qualify as a superhero – he clearly does not have any superpowers. Ended the night with sushi train dinner at Ginga – satisfaction!

FULL ALBUM HERE!