Friday, January 18, 2019

Project S The Series Side by Side #Thaidrama #autism #autismawareness #mustwatch #SidebySide #ProjectStheSeries

I found another drama that I wanted to share.  This one is Thai as well.  It's a bit different, though, in the story line.  Two cousins, one is autistic.  They learn to play badminton and the struggles that go along with competition.  Compound that, though, by some of the behaviors that can come with autism.  It shows the family and their internal issues as well as how kids with autism can be perceived by outsiders.  It's one you'll definitely want to make sure you have a tissue box with you when you watch.  I commend the actors in this one, especially the one playing Gym.  It's 8 episodes, but each episode is broken into 5 videos.  One episode will take you about 45 minutes to watch.  You can find a subbed version playlist here:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Doll's House part 2 @AuroraTheatre @braveatlpr #ATDollsHouse

I was given tickets in exchange for my review.

From Aurora Theatre:

"Based on the characters of the Henrik Ibsen classic play, this follow-up story imagines what would happen if Nora Helmer returned home, 15 years after she slams the door on her husband and family. Audiences don’t need to be familiar with the original story to enjoy this “Part 2,” as playwright Lucas Hnath juxtaposes contemporary and classic sensibilities to create a thought-provoking and sharp- witted comedy. A co-production between Aurora Theatre and Actor’s Express, A Doll’s House, Part 2 features a quartet of Atlanta’s top-tier talent. Three-time Suzi Award winner Tess Malis Kincaid will star as Nora, Rob Cleveland as Nora’s estranged husband, Torvald, Shelli Delgado as the Helmer’s daughter, Emmy and Deadra Moore as the nanny, Anne Marie. This all-star cast is under the direction of Freddie Ashley, Actor’s Express Artistic Director and two-time Suzi Bass Award Winner for Outstanding Direction."

My daughter and I attended the show this past Friday.  One major change is that Tess Kincaid did not star in the show.  Due to illness, she was replaced by an understudy.  She had to use the script to help her with the role (somewhat distracting), though.  The set itself was simple, but fit the play very well.  The only "problem" with the set is that my daughter and I found the lighting around the stage to be somewhat distracting.  Fortunately, not enough to really bother us.

The show was a good continuation of the original story.  You find that Nora has travelled, experienced more of life, etc. She has to return home, though, to keep a scandal from happening.  There she finds that nothing has changed for Torvald.  The play consists of a series of exchanges between Nora and Anne Marie, Nora and Torvald, Nora and Emmy.  The question is can anything be resolved for Nora during her exchanges?  

All together the actors did a good job.  Their facial expressions were on target for the characters.  I will say that I liked Shelli Delgado as Emmy.  The facial expressions she had were great.   I loved some of her "come back" lines too.  Individually, though, I didn't have a favorite character or actor this time around.

The show runs until February 10th.  You can get show dates/times and pricing on the Aurora Theatre web site: Doll's House Part 2

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

A New Series to watch #thegifted #thaidrama

When I'm home and have the time, I like to search for new shows to watch.  I don't limit myself to what's in the US, though if I look abroad I have to find it subbed.  Last time I found something to share, it was from China - The Guardian.  A great fantasy story.  This time it's from Thailand.  You could classify it as either sci fi or fantasy depending on your point of view.  It's called "The Gifted".  It's about a group of kids at a high performance high school.  They are "given" abilities, which they have to discover and figure out how to control.  There's a lot more to the story line than that, but I don't like giving away stories.  I'll just say I enjoyed all 13 episodes (they're broken down in to 4 parts each) and I'm hoping they decide to continue it for a 2nd season.

You'll find the series on it's host station GMMTV here:

Check it out and let me know if you like it too.

Monday, January 07, 2019

Medieval Times' New show #review #sponsored @usfamilyguide @medievaltimesatl #MTFan #MTAtlanta

I was given tickets in exchange for my review.

They've upped their game and changed the story.  The princess has now stepped into her father's shoes and rules the land.  A new tale takes place and the joust goes on.  I like the new show, it came off very well.  It's less aggressive (no foreign diplomat), but the queen definitely displays her power when needed.  You still have your knights competing to display their skills and bring honor to their land.  There is still some conflict as well.  I won't say more than that, I don't like giving out story line spoilers.  My daughter actually caught our knight's (red knight) first flower of the show.  I have a small snippet of the show (the horses) that I can share, though  Take a gander..

The food was as good as usual.  The menu has changed slightly in that it no longer includes ribs.  The desert was changed to vanilla ice cream as well.  For those that know me, you know that I rarely drink alcohol.  I do, though, REALLY like their mead.  (Alcohol is not included in the price.)  You still get plenty to eat, though, so no worries there.  We had fewer leftovers to take home than before, which isn't a bad thing either.
If you've never been, gratuities are NOT included.  Plan to bring a little extra to tip your server with.

All said and done, my family had a good time.  We enjoyed the changes.  The new costumes are definitely neat.  The knights helmets were cool to see.  My daughter liked the blue knight's head band.  I liked the green knight's helmet, reminded me of a particular Marvel character.  The sound effects have changed somewhat too.  They both help the show and give a bit of humor if you know what you're listening to.  When you go, see if you can hear the tie-fighter.

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Friday, January 04, 2019

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament #ad #sponsored #MTFAN #MTAtlanta

I was given tickets in exchange for this post and my review (coming Monday).

Experience North America's most popular dinner attraction. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on magnificent horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a "hands-on" feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!

Audiences of all ages gather to cheer for their knight! Medieval Times is the perfect place for any occasion: family fun night, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, date night, and more!
Experience the New Show | Tickets Only $37 - For the first time in Medieval Times' 35-year history, a Queen has taken the throne. Her Majesty Dona Maria Isabella presides over a tournament of knights who gather in celebration to test their skill against one another in a series of games, jousting, and combat.

The new story brings a series of changes to the show including new costumes, custom-designed and handmade armor, fight scenes, and musical score composed by Dr. Daniel May, who directed and recorded the composition in Kiev with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Be among the first to experience the debut of our new show.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

500 for my 50th - support Lost and Found Youth #donate #birthday #charity #support

I'm kinda following the trend lately among my friends.  Instead of asking for presents for my 50th birthday (which is later this month), I decided to ask for your support for a local charity.  Lost and Found Youth in Atlanta helps LGBTQ youth up to age 25 find help and support.  It was a charity recommended to me by the Free Hugs Atlanta group.  A group I joined this past year in time to go to Gay Pride Parade. 

Anyway, my goal is to raise $500.  I'd love to get more, but I'll start here.   You can go to my donation page here: .