Oh, what a night!

September 14th, 2003 by MrLuxuryFashionGuru

On Friday night I went to see the Blue Man Group show, which was a blast, and with student tickets at $25, pretty cheap too.  Can you imagine a show which includes live gastrointestinal endoscopy on an unsuspecting audience member?  Talk about experimental theatre!  Hilarious, unexpected, and entertaining – everyone should go see it if they can, but leave your expectations at the door.

And earlier tonight I attented the President’s Barbeque, which had good food.  President Summers greeted everyone, shook hands, signed dollar bills and fielded questions which invariably started with “So what are your views on… ”  (fill in any of the following or an option of your own devising: affirmative rights, gay marraiges, the morality of sweatshops, the Yale labor strikes etc.)  I can tell that my thoughts on capitalism, globalization and fair trade are quite at odds with those espoused by Larry (“Call me Larry…”).

I am now the proud owner of two double-signed dollar bills and I have a picture taken with President Summers. 

Taken during the President’s barbeque… President Summers and I (14 Sep 2003)“>

Then there was the Acapella Jam, great as usual.  I left earlier however, and took a bus over to MIT (for the first time!) where Contact Singapore held a Mid-Autumn festival mooncake/lantern event.  Naturally I took part in the great MIT tradition of hurtling down the steep underground corridors on wheeled office chairs.  Quite a few people got hurt, unsurprisingly, considering that the only way to stop is to collide forcefully into walls, doors and steel piping.  Joanna scraped her arm quite badly, and Wei Qing will have large bruises on her knee and right foot tomorrow.  To think Ruimin, Clarence and Shi Ming were encouraging this.  I even have a video of me doing this which you can download here (right click and select “Save Target As…”. Warning-12Mb file!) or if you’d rather watch Shi Ming, download this (also 12Mb)…

On an unrelated note, today I met Janice Koh, the actress who played the lead in the Singaporean production of Proof (which I saw with Charles at Jubilee Hall).  We met at the Harvard Square Urban Outfitters store – apparently she’s staying in Boston for a year while her husband does something at MIT.  And on an even more unrelated note, I spent a good $250 today on lamps, desk organisers, rugs and so on.

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