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We visited The Starling Mall again yesterday for our quick lunch at the popular Food court which is now getting crowded with shoppers. The stalls sell tasty food (halal & non halal) at reasonable prices and the modern ambiance with high ventilated ceilings is certainly a very refreshing place to laze and relax after your meals.
We adjourned to see the Buddhist Association's food fair which was held on the 5th floor. I got 2 tickets to watch & support their Hong Jie Jie Drama "Hot Hot Is Missing"I had no idea what this drama was all about.
I was indeed surprised to see the whole venue was packed with hive of activities where so many people were selling and buying many charitable items besides offering flowers, lights and prayers to the Lord Buddha at the altars, in conjunction with the Wesak Day celebrations. It was like a packed supermarket having big sales.
It was interesting to see Durian desserts, organic produce, cakes, bags, household detergents, herbal supplements and many types of food & drinks being sold. Everyone was doing a roaring and noisy business.
We had a pleasant surprise to see my actor friend Fai Chen, all made up in a fancy costume on stage. It was my first time seeing him act in a live perfomance where he played the fatherly role. He really could sing and dance so well in that meaningful drama to entertain the many kids and adult spectators.
I really applauded the whole cast of performers who did a very wonderful and entertaining show. I did not expect it to be so entertaining as their make shift stage was so small yet they could all dance and prance happily on the whole stage. In the end, this drama got very teary when the young daughter really cried real tears on stage and pleaded with her father Fai Chen. Both sang very sad songs in duet with their mournful tone that made all the adult ladies wept so openly. My darling wife who had a very sad & abusive childhood upbringing wiped away buckets of tears too.
Later I had to ask Fai Chen about this wonderful drama's background and was told that it was directed by Mr. Mon Lim and produced by a former famous 98.8 radio DJ.
Happy Wesak Day To All My Readers & Friends!