All entries for Thursday 30 November 2006
November 30, 2006
At the end of this term, many assignments, essays and exams came to me. I felt very tired, but yesterday is an amazing day. I want Birmingham to visit a German open market and saw a musical play ¡°Alice in Wonderland¡±.
We left at 3pm, and got to the German open market. This was my first to visit an open market in Britain. Before I went to there, I was doubt whether the market is form Germany or not. After I saw a large car which has German on it, I believed that the market is an traditional German market. There were many German things which were sold in the market. Some traditional German food and drink is also appeared in the market.
When the day was getting late, the lights were turned on. It looked like a wonderland in the dream. The screen was the same in the movies. Everybody looks happy and filled with love. They expected the Christmas. It is a festival which people get together with their family. At that time, I really missed home. I also wanted the same feelings with others.
In the market I bought a lovely bear. It looked like a ball, because the bear is a little bit ¡®fat¡¯. Then, I got a beautiful Christmas tree which is made of wood. I can decorate by myself. When I was in the market, I had the strong feeling that Christmas was coming soon. Thus, I wanted to keep this feeling in my own room. I also saw many colorful candles, stocks etc. It is the best shopping experience of my life.
At 7:30pm, we saw a musical play ¡®Alice in Wonderland¡¯ in Birmingham Theater. I have read the story in Chinese, so I am quite familiar with the story. However, it was still difficult to understand the dialogue in the play. Some of the actors had the accent. One of my tutors told me that the original book is famous for it¡¯s the language. It makes people to laugh from the use of language.
Although the words are hard to understand, I really enjoyed the music and the songs in the play. They were really nice. They used songs to express their feelings and the whole story. Moreover, the settings of this play were great. The whole stage gave me a strong visual sense. But I think it will be better if they the settings more colorful.
I really appreciated the heroine in this play, because she was acting two hours. She sang songs, danced and acted. How difficult for her to remember all the words and steps of the whole play. I couldn¡¯t see her face clearly because I sat too far away from the stage. But I like her very much!!!
This Wednesday is wonderful. I will enjoy more activities like this one.