Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jekyll & Hyde

Tonight, Sandra and I went to watch the musical "Jekyll & Hyde". It's one of Sandra's favorite musical shows but I've never watched it. We're so glad the show was presented here in Cape Cod and we could go there so easily.
We started driving to Cape Cod at about 4pm and got there at around 6pm. It was raining and so we had to drive slowly and carefully. We've had our dinner at KK Codders before the show. I got the fried Calamari and Sandra got the grilled Salmon. Both were okay, tho' they were not super delicious.
My order
Sandra's order
We arrived at the Highfield Theatre at around 730pm and it was already so crowded. It was out of my expectation that so many people were interested in this musical. Highfield Theatre is an old building but I like it very much. The musical was unexpectedly great. Tho' they were performed by a group of students, they all sang so well. I think Jekyll sang really really well! Very impressive to me. It was really a good show.
The theatre is an old building
But it has a 'classical' feeling.
Logo of Jekyll & Hyde musical
Meet the cast..
The musical was presented by College Light Opera Company.
Our tickets and program.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Re-post of our trip to Portland, Maine

On August 15, Sandra and I visited Portland in Maine. We've planned to go there for many times, but were called off for various reasons. We've finally got there this time! Portland is a beautiful place. We enjoyed the adorable scenery and relaxing atmosphere there, tho' it was really hot that day.
(Booklets about Portland)
Getting to Portland, the first thing we did was to get some booklets from the visitor center to learn about Portland. We searched for a while for the visitor center but we couldn't find it. It turned out the visitor center is just a small booth on the street. Portland is famous for the lobster. We could see lots of "lobster" items. One restaurant even used the "lobster" lamps (lovely!). We walked around the downtown Portland under the high temperature. It was really pretty especially for the harbor. But it was too hot and we got all wet. Finally, we've decided to drive around and checked out different lighthouses. Yes. Portland has lots of lighthouses.
(Beautiful harbor with lots of fishing boats. They provide fresh seafood to Portland.)

 (My fair lady..hehe)

 (Portland is famous of lobster. The "lobster lamp" at one restaurant.)
(Climbing the fort)

 (Portland Head Light)
Our first stop was Portland Head Light.  When we got there, we were like "WOW!". It's soooooo pretty!
(Beautiful boat)
We were lucky that it was the "boat festival" that day. So, many boats came over to Portland harbor. Some boats were really pretty. I wish I could have one. HAHA.
 (Interesting plant..what is this fruit it bears? I've no clue!)
(Pretty beach in Portland)
We also went to a nice beach in Portland. Many people were relaxing themselves on the sand to enjoy the sunbath. Sandra and I both said: "I wish I had my swim suit with me!"
(Ppl are modeling different figures with sand. Isnt it marvelous?)
 (Another lighthouse)
(Fair Lady was "running" to the light house. There were lots of wide gaps between the rocks. I was so afraid that she would fall off. Hehe. Suddenly I remembered Psalm 23..)

(A close-up of the lighthouse)
Our last stop was, of course, a seafood restaurant to check out Portland's lobster. We chose J's Oyster - A tiny restaurant but with wonderful food.  The scene next to the restaurant was great too - it is located next to the harbor. We've ordered lobster and long crab leg. It was Sandra's treat, since she has earned her first salary in US. Thank you, my fair lady!
(Our dinner at J's Oyseter. A tiny restaurant but food was great!)
(Scene next to the restaurant.)


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cabot again!

Sandra and I just went to Cabot again. We were sooooo craving for ice-cream tonight. Maybe it's because of the hot weather in Boston lately. When we were seated, we found an old lady sitting next to us. In front of her there's a note saying: "Reserved for Mrs. Cabot". WOW. Yea! The old lady is Mrs. Cabot, whose husband is the founder of Cabot's ice-cream! hehe..we were like seeing a 'superstar'..after all, Cabot is so famous in Boston and our favorite ice-cream place..

(Note in front of the old lady sitting next to us)
We've ordered the famous Belgium Waffle with ice-cream and selected two flavors of ice-cream: Banana and Mint chocolate chip. Sandra liked the Mint Chocolate chip and I loved the Banana flavor. The waffle was so crunchy. I don't think we can make the same waffle at home!
(Our order: Belgium Waffle with ice-cream: Banana and Mint chocolate chip)

Tanglewood concert

Last night, Sze and I went to watch a Tanglewood concert by Boston Symphony Orchestra. The concert hall was located in Lenox (MA), a hundred miles away from Somerville. We drove for 3 hours to the concert hall (including taking rest of course). The drive was terrific since it rained so heavily on part of our way. It was especially scary when we were driving into a black cloud. We couldn't see anything coz the rain was so heavy and saw several lighting in between. Some cars even stopped, hoping for a better weather. We just kept going! Yea. How dare we are! We really have to thank God for the safe journey!
(Tickets and program)(Tanglewood cute!)
3 hours later, we were there at Tanglewood. We'd arrived an hour earlier. Tanglewood has a very charming scenery! Sze and I love this place a lot!

(Beautiful scenery in Tanglewood)
Since it was raining, we upgraded our tickets from lawn seats to indoor seats. Well. It could image it'll be a nice experience to sit on a big piece of lawn and listen to the great music, if the weather is nice. The concert hall was so nice. It was an open hall surrounded by lots of green trees. We were like dwelling ourselves in the nature while listening to the beautiful music. Or..enjoying the creation of God all in one!! "How great thou art!"

(Nice concert Hall)
(Lawn seating..Picnic + music = Nice)
(The concert almost started!)
The concert started at 830pm. The 3 pieces performed were all great. It started with Haydn Symphony No. 88, followed by Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C. And lastly it was Bethoven Symphony No. 1. I particularly love the Piano Concerto very much. (hehe..I've been listening to it over and over again today!)
The concert ended at 10pm. We drove for another 3 hours back home. It was already 130am when we got back. It's worthy though! I love Tanglewood. It's really an experience you cannot miss if you are in the Boston area.