Surprisingly, this is harder to keep up than I expected! I had to skip last week’s Sunday Currently, because I had to leave the house early again for an appointment. So now that the dust has settled (and I’m sick at home), I’ll be last Sunday and this Sunday to Vol 3.
The Monday Currently?! Sorry for the delay. I had to leave the house in a hurry on Sunday morning, so I wasn’t able to finish this up in a leisurely manner. But I want to keep it going anyway, so here’s Week 2:
If you’re an avid blog hopper, it is highly likely that you’ve stumbled upon a series called The Sunday Currently. It’s a tag started by Camellia Vignettes, formerly known as SiddaThornton, that’s basically an entertaining way of documenting weekly updates through things that you are obsessed with ATM. Since it’s still kinda the start of the year, I thought it would be nice to try this out myself. 🙂
A bit of sad news first: My computer broke! This is nearing the 3rd week of my nightmare. (Long story, and it involves an update that I didn’t want and chose to uninstall.) But luckily, I still have a working–albeit old and super slow–spare laptop at home. While I am awaiting a recovery CD that is currently stuck at customs–ugh, more on that later–I have been making the most of going on my smartphone to do a host of tasks. Believe me, these last two weeks have put my mobile phone to the test, and I gotta say that my Sony Xperia Z2 is doing a decent job.
And in addition to keeping up with work via smartphone, I am able to let off steam by indulging in some gripping television (and movies!) via an iFlix subscription.
I specifically remember the first time I heard the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (a.k.a. Peter Tchaikovsky). It was in the Diane Lane starrer, Under the Tuscan Sun, that was about a woman who goes to Italy for self-discovery. (It was kind of like Eat, Pray, Love before Eat, Pray, Love was a thing.) There was a scene where Diane Lane’s character was alone in her villa on a stormy night, and she started humming the 1812 Overture to calm herself down. It was an amusing scene that made me research into Tchaikovsky’s works, and it represented my high school foray into the realm of classical music.
Now Tchaikovsky is back in my life in the way that nature intended: Through ballet! It’s off to Aliw Theater to catch a performance of Ballet Manila’s second act for Revenge of the Classics, The Swan, The Fairy, and The Princess. On stage on October 14 (8pm), 15 (8pm), and 16 (3pm), the production features excerpts from three of the master composer’s most celebrated works, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.
The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess