Sunday, September 14, 2008

Show Business

Missed the candle light vigil for Teresa and was up the whole of last night catching up reading political news. News depresses me most of the time but lately it's hitting a new low. For whatever hidden agenda these politicians are trying to push, I hope they come to their conscience one day, if there is any left, that their actions act like lethal dosage dripping into the veins of our nation. I wish they had a heart, I wish that day would come sooner, or before the country and its people have been shredded to pieces beyond recovery.

My iTunes were playing softly at the background and this song caught my attention...
I turned up the volume and listened to the lyrics. Hence,
There's No Business Like Show Business from Annie Get Your Gun
by Irving Berlin
The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town
The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know
Everything about it is appealing
Everything the traffic will allow
No where could you have that happy feeling
When you aren't stealing that extra bow

There's no people like show people
They smile when they are low
Yesterday they told you you would not go far
That night you opened and there you are
Next day on your dressing room they've hung a star
Let's go on with the show!
I remembered someone once asked, "What would you like to achieve in this production?" I wished she could ask me the same question again. This time I'd answer: Malaysia is a country with great food, beautiful people, rich cultural heritage, and it still is. If we could put up a good show to remind; or to get their mind off from all the political dramas... even just for a bare 2-hour show, that would be the least we can do.

It's impossible to turn back time, but it's possible to make it into action. Shall we?

So folks, let go the stress of the day (and come) to see the play.


p/s: Pardon my sales orientated sign off. We need audience, so please come ;)

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