One thing that you can’t talk to me about is auto parts. So when you mention curt hitches in a conversation while I’m still trying to wake myself up after being waken up every hour by a 16th month old toddler, expect a ‘HUH’ moment. Talk to me about fashion, shopping, parenting, travel and computers however and I’d be all ears. No matter how tired or sleepy I am, I will have answers for you. Having said that, I need to do some window online shopping before I work just to get some creative juices flowing.
This is one of the coolest things that happened to me this year. I can still remember how numb my hands were because I couldn’t stop clapping. I even wanted to go on stage, give the acrobats a pat on the back one by one and giddily tell them how much I enjoyed their show. I wanted to shout GREAT JOB!!! on every act but I was afraid my husband and daughter will claim that they don’t know me.
But let’s be serious now. I’ve read plenty of reviews that Varekai in Manila is somehow a bit watered down (no pun intended) compared to their recent performances. I don’t care though because it’s still f#@$% amazing to me! I’ve always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show and although the ticket prices are too high, I had the convenient excuse of celebrating my birthday. And I’m so glad I did. I can’t believe I’ve ever been this happy – not including my wedding and giving birth to my girls. The Flight of Icarus almost brought tears to my eyes. The way he fell and how his feet resembled falling in slow motion. The sad music as he moves and twists his body inside the net. It seems you could feel his pain and fear when he lost his wings and suddenly find himself in a foreign land.
The first part was great but the 2nd part was purely magical. It’s all I can do not to jump on my seat and shout “OH MY OH MY OH MY!”
Sandy came with us and she loved the show too! She even got sad in the end knowing they are saying goodbye. She is now bugging me to get her a book about Icarus or research YouTube for more Varekai videos. Check out some of the videos here.
If you haven’t seen it, please do! You are giving yourself a huge favor.
If only it was just me or the Husband, then we’d be fine. But now even Chubameg has been sick for days.
God, please heal my daughter.