I was at Midvalley MPH today for my mum's reading session on her self-published book titled The Art of Naming: A Muslim Woman's Journey. It's a really interesting book. It's a selection of poems written by her 'bout her journey of life. I'm not saying it's interesting 'cause the author is my mum or what. But seriously, it's very fun to read since it's written in an easy way so that everyone can relate to it. Only RM 20.
Then, later on my family and I went to Istana Budaya to watch the very much critically acclaimed Puteri Gunung Ledang (PGL) the Musical. Gosh, it was freaking nice! Such a wonderful piece of story. The musical theater was far better than the movie.
It's 'bout the princess of Mount Ledang who was madly in love with the Melaka warrior, Hang Tuah. But then, at the same time the King of Melaka wanted to marry the Princess so Hang Tuah had to choose to be loyal to the King by leaving the Princess or follow the love of his life.
Majestic kings, dazzling damsels, heroic warriors. See the glory of 15th Century Melaka unfold before your very eyes. Breathtaking sets, resounding chorus lines, pulsating rhythms and spirited contemporary choreography combine in a fury of staggering imagination to bring you a night to remember.
Since it's a musical theater, so there was a lot of singing and dancing and I really loved the songs. And 1 more thing that I really like 'bout this theater was that the guy who played Hang Tuah ( Stephens Rahman Hughes) was fregging cute!!!!!! He's a West End actor so he's like a pro in theaters and acting.
You guys should go and watch it. It's hard to produce a production as high class as this in Malaysia so grab this chance while you still can. They're still viewing it till 21 aug. If you can't really understand BM especially when it's spoken faster than you can catch it, there's subtitle available so, yeah no worries.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
from mph to puteri gunung ledang
the book cover