Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 13

Halloween celebration here is not as popular as it is in the States. Although there are numerous clubs in the city throwing Halloween party, I still can’t feel the eeriness due to the fact that I don’t do clubbing, and there’s nothing going on anywhere other than in the clubs: There’s no treat o’ trick or pumpkin carving anywhere. So when this boring situation reaches a threshold, an Halloween food treat is the only thing I can think of as an escape pathway out of boredom.   All food below are prepared by me and my roommates.

Smilling cookies by Madeline.
Cyanotic fingers and spider devil eggs by Cecilia. 
Graveyard cake by yours truthfully. 

Photo collage.
*Flower garlic bread by Kim.
Our “costumes”. Pig, dogs and a bird. Photo credit to Alicia
Although I wish to say that we should do this again, but sadly, Cecilia and LynWei are graduating next semester. So, Happy Halloween and I hope this add some colours to your final year in Volgograd. We wish both of you all the best in your future undertakings. J

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Musical in New Experimental Theatre, Volgograd

I’ve never been to a musical in Russia before and I am truly glad to have this production “Romeo and Juliet” as my first musical play.

And no, it’s not a classical play by William Shakespeare.  On the contrary, it’s rather sophisticated. Romeo and Juliet, in modern times. Although I am not a good reviewer on musical plays and theatre, the show was great and I really enjoyed it despite of the language barrier. Every plays like this require a lot of hard work on stage and off stage, so a standing ovation is the thing that they deserve.  

Photo before the show. (girls only)

Tickets in russian.

photos during break time.

Information of NET:
Address: 400131, Volgograd. World Street 5 

Phones numbers: 
Advance bookings: 38-08-39 or 8-902-361-90-01 Meleshina Nadezhda 
Cashier: 38-08-45 
operation time 
Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 19.00 
Sat, Sun: 10.00 - 18.00