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Review – LaLa Land The musical.

Okay let’s just get this out. I knew I was going to cry. Okay. I knew I was gonna cry before I walked in. To set the atmosphere click on the video below, and keep reading.   Why? Why did I know I was going to cry? Because it touched on three things I am very passionate about.  A struggling performer. Love. Piano. and perhaps Ryan Gosling. Let’s start with the beginning. STRUGGLING ACTOR. The story is set in LA and focuses on two characters, Sebastian (Gosling) and Mia (Stone) who both have dreams that seem impossible. He is a pianist and hardcore Jazz lover, and she, an actor who is awkward and wants to play characters. What really resonated with me was when she exited a horrible casting audition…yes I have been to many, and you walk out and you find 5 other black haired Asian girls going for the same role. It wasn’t about what talent you had, but what you looked like. I rejoiced when I saw Mia exit, and there were 20 red heads. LOVE. Sebastian and Mia meet one night, connected by this beautiful piano piece (above). Two people who have dreams in the Hollywood lights, who fall in love during the summer and navigate the high love to the low love of loneliness, frustration and individual plans that were set together but split apart.   PIANO. As you could tell from the videos above, the soundtrack is heavily influenced by piano. And I could go to sleep and die with piano surrounding me. Something so beautiful, haunting and melodic that piano can take you....

How Far I’ll Go – Disney

This song makes me soooo warm inside!! Disney is always an escape for me. Lift Lift Lift. I’ve been staring at the edge of the water ‘Long as I can remember, never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try Every turn I take, every trail I track Every path I make, every road leads back To the place I know, where I cannot go Where I long to be   See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me And no one knows, how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go Oh oh oh, oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh Oh oh oh, oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh I know, everybody on this island seems so happy on this island Everything is by design I know, everybody on this island has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with pride, I can make us strong I’ll be satisfied if I play along But the voice inside sings a different song What is wrong with me? See the light as it shines on the sea? It’s blinding But no one knows, how deep it goes And it seems like it’s calling out to me, so come find me And let me know, what’s beyond that line, will I cross that...

Movie Review – Arrival

Review: Beautifully paced moving cinematography about the internal human fight, with memories, love and loss with time. Crying Review – 5 stars. Soundtrack Review – 5 stars. Arrival is about Time. Connection. And finding that star that shines so bright above us, yet we forget to see the stars right in front of us. Humankind. Love. We live on this planet called Earth. We race. We run. We scramble. We live alone. And what if we had visitors from afar who endangered our way of our living. What would the human race do? Will we fight? Will we crumble? Will we conquer?  ...

Review of Mindy Kaling – Why not me?

It was fitting to start reading this book from Melbourne to Sydney to Melbourne for my sister’s hens book. I was meant to read this book in January before my MICF show for some inspiration. Why I should do this? Why would I do this…and then I got lazy. Forgot to read and was on social media i.e. Facebook. So here is my review of WHY NOT ME? By Mindy Kaling This is Kaling’s recent publication, and I am disappointed that I didn’t get to read it chronological from her first book to now, but hell. I can’t return it. What I learnt from Kaling’s book 1. She was a funny person before doing comedy CHECK 2. Second generation CHECK 3. Has confidence, but she also starts that confidence doesn’t do anything if you don’t work hard  CHECK 4. She is a love fool CHECK 5. She has a tv show, and worked her ass for it WORKING ON IT 6. Knows that finding love in her thirties should not be dramatic like in the twenties. STILL WORKING ON IT 7. She is original CHECK 8. I like her CHECK 9. Lives in the states WORKING ON IT 10. Loves what she does CHECK The first couple of chapters in, I knew she was quirky. There were moments I thought…who are you? and then I would be smiling, or having a chuckle. Then she spoke about relationships and friendships and soulmates and how that works…and she caught me. or really she stood their with her arms out and I ran to her. She spoke about her 10 year relationship/friendship...

NAKKKKED REVIEWS

There have been 2 amazing reviews this week. The Plus Ones Melbourne – by Katie Marsh “Diana Nguyen’s ‘Naked‘ is a little gem of a show. Perfect for an after work pick-me-up, the 5.30pm start gives you just enough time to get out of work, get to The Butterfly Club, get your glass of SSB, and get ready for laughs. This comedian seamlessly blends together self-deprecating humour, anecdotes, songs and audience interaction in her one-woman show. Well, it’s almost a two-woman show when Nguyen impersonates her Vietnamese mother.” Read more… Peril Magazine – by Angela Sarrano “The result is catharsis. She’s funny, she’s gutsy, she confesses to being horny and she allows us to feel horny, for her, for our companions, for life. It’s hard to talk about a hard life without descending into a pity party, much less into a cheeky, somewhat aroused heap in the corner.” Read...

Nakkkked in the PAPER

Yes I made it onto the paper, and NAKED. Yes. and on the Front Coverish. Thank to the Leader Newspaper for their years of support. This kind of coverage is to dream of…from Springvale. If you want to get NAKED with go to...