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A Year of Living Positively-Day 309

Nothing much to get done today. I phoned “home” and made a payment on line. I cooked a pot of rice mix. I ironed my costume and started experiment with accessories and make-up.
 
The big thing for today is tonight at the expats’ Hallowe’en bar-hop and street party. I’m up for it. This morning I still felt off by some three to five percent. My eyes still look tired even though I have been sleeping between nine and seven hours a night all week. I am conserving energy and looking forward to a couple of cocktails for the occasion. With a little booze in me and the people around me, we shall all appear to be beautiful and amusing, no doubt.
 
I had no plan or ambition to go out or do anything particular other than prepare for the party. To pass the time during the day and get psyched up for tonight, I have been watching Youtube video postings of the famous TV talent auditions and the top performances of 2014 and previous years. It is truly startling to see some humble people with big dreams and little means to reach the top class in their skill and please audiences and judges, like comedians, vocalists, techno-artists and masters of musical instruments. Of course, many have taken lessons or even worked professionally as entertainers for years before that moment. Some are very young-child singers, songwriters and dancers, as well as teen magicians and acrobats. Even the elderly get into the act, like the near-80 ballroom dancer who was thrown and tossed around, and the 84-year-old lude comic composer-keyboard player. Parents get on stage to delight themselves and their kids, be the heroes and shine like stars for them, like the moms and sons tap dancers, the rocker dad and the father and son comedy routine.

Y is likely planning her theater class lesson. She says she has to spend a day every weekend doing that. I am caught up, though I took a few minutes to find a pop song video with lyrics for a class party. I found a good one suitable for these type of students and their age group. That’s how I ended up on Youtube today and lingering there.

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