Monday, April 24, 2006

Thurtene Carnival

Thurtene moved back to the Brookings lot this year. Hooray! I think this is my first year going to the carnival again at the BL. It's kind of nostalgic, really, because I used to go with my dad when I was in elementary school (in my frilly dresses). Yes, those were the days. I was a tomboy in frilly dresses :) This time around, I didn't kid myself thinking that I'd dunk a softball in the milk jug; instead, I rode the rides until my insides became inside out (figuratively speaking).

Group photo before the spinning dragon ride

View from the spinning (360-deg!) cage, mid-air

Pirates of the Caribbean facade: Well done, boys; let's have a 10-gun salute!

From the spinning (360-deg!) cage, mid-air again: My head is not normally that big :/

Fighting turtle at the SuperMario facade

Sunday, April 23, 2006

TKE Mario Tower

La Hacienda

Sitting on a Mushroom

Very back of the stomach-churning swinging boat ride

Saturday, April 22, 2006

LINES Ballet at Edison Theatre

Saw Alonzo King's LINES Ballet perform on Friday night. The show was a mix of classical ballet and African dance forms. As I have just recently taken up ballroom dancing, I thoroughly appreciated the dancers' amazing technique and artistry. Dancing is hard work, and they made it look effortless, the way it's supposed to be done :) Way to go, LINES Ballet dancers.

According to the program:

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet is one of San Fran's oldest and most respected contemporary dance companies. The Company was founded in 1982 for the creation and presentation of original ballet in partnership with contemporary musicians and artists from distinctive and diverse cultural traditions.

LINES has collaborated with legendary jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, India's national treasure Zakir Hussain, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock Bernice Johnson Reagon, actor Danny Glover, Japanese classical composer Somei Satoh, celebrated Polish composer Pavel Syzmanski, and Nubian oud master Hamza El Din. One of the highlights of LINES's performing career was bringing sixteen musicians and dancers from the Lobaye Forest of Central African Republic -- the Baaka -- for the People of the Forest project. LINES Ballet is an annual invitee of Mikhail Baryshnikov to his White Oak residencies.

The Company performs extensively throughout the United States and internationally. In the past year LINES was featured at the prestigious Venice Biennale and the Maison de la Dance in Lyon.

dancers in motion

woman against the wall (of men)

curtain call

the ushers

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Horse and Carriage

Came out of my piano lesson from the music school and saw some people riding in white, horse-drawn carriages. Must be out-of-towners or part of a wedding party at Graham Chapel, I thought. But no! They were carriages for students to ride to class in (provided for by a mysterious benefactor)! So I got in and arrived at Research Explorations in Genomics in style :) What an unreal Monday.

in front of olin library

got in

dropped off at class

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Dave & Busters with APO on April Fool's

I found out that I am no good at arcade games, and that's no joke. Had a blast though :)

at the table

at the table, other side

posing with girly drinks

round of over & under shots

shooting hoops

buckets of tickets

with the tall guys

a kiss good night!