What is it all about, looks? Looks will determine everything. You want people to judge you by your character, what you feel inside, people don’t care. What they care about is your look. If you have good look, you are going to have a good life but if you look bad, you better work on it.
The uglier you are, the smarter you better be. For every 10 pounds that you are overweight you better pick up a book or you better get two books and get a computer wire at it. I was at the nick game. When I look at the seat, the higher the seat got the ugly the people got. I don’t need ticket. I just look at faces. Ohh you gotta go up top!
Ohh..That is just a lame joke that came across my mind when I placed a booking on “ERA Intersection of Time” stage performance. I did not go all the way up, I choose the middle seat instead because I am neither ugly nor pretty.
What exactly is this? This is the Shanghai version of Cookin’ Nanta – Korean Best No. 1 Performance and MISO – Original Korean Musical. I would like to call it a circus because it was held in Shanghai Circus World, but really, this is a combination of modern + traditional musical show with some extreme and impressive live actions.
I spent about 30 minutes to get there (included some “lost” time) and when I reached, the place was already congested with people. It is quite easy to locate as the venue is approximately 5 min walk from the subway station and you will not miss the big giant porcupine building.
Ohh, it is not as simple as you go there and get the ticket. You need to pre-book your ticket and collect it a day before the showing time. I can tell you it is a hassle considering the ticket collection counter is not at the same place. I made it, which shows that how determine I am to watch this show.
I have experienced real time circus, musical show, stage comedy, extreme games etc. Believe it or not if I tell you, this is the combination of all that. All the stage performers are multi talented that for sure will keep you occupied for about 1.5 hours.
At first I thought this is just another stage performance but when I was there, I know I made a right choice. IT started slowly with soft music and some acrobatic acts, then gradually shift to musical, comedy, some impressive hanging stunts and last but not least the SPACE SCOOTERS (8 motorcycles in the big giant steel globe)
Many might ask me what exactly happen in there.. but hey, sorry, I cannot tell you more details than that. You have to go and try it yourself. The performance shows nothing is impossible and I am quite amaze with all the stunts that they put up.
Imagine 5 girls fit in small vase.. that is just a slice of fascinating things happen in there. Ohh if you want to know more, maybe you can ask Mr. Tom Cruise because he watched this show before too!
All I can say is.. WOW … I can still recalled the thrilling moment even after the shows end. The seat cost me about RMB 380 (~RM 190) and honestly, it is worth watching because for a second, I felt my heart was stop pumping.
ERA Intersection of Time
Shanghai Circus World
HOTLINE: +86 21 6652 5468
Ticket Price: USD 16, 34, 51, 68, 102
Yesterday I had a dream, a dream of visiting Japan (one of my dream country – that why it only appears in my dream) and drinking Miso soup. Today I asked my best buddy “W” what is Miso actually?
The answer I get is a type of traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting rice, barley and/or soybeans, with salt and the fungus kojikin. Typically Miso is made with soybeans.
That is probably according to Japanese dictionary but in Korea, Miso is referring to something else. Not food of course (that is the saddest part) but every cloud has a silver lining.
Miso, or Beautiful Smile is an original Korean musical, a series of stage performances in the spirit of tradition, globality and art. Fuyoh… even from the description, I bet you can “feel” that it is going to be super duper awesome show.
Heard about Romeo and Juliet? Never heard of it? OMG. It is ShakeSPEARe (“goyang lembing” in Malay) famous and tragically romantic story. If you don’t know anything about this, I think you should start looking for monastery and your next career move will be a monk.
Maybe Chunhyang and Mongryong are not as famous as Romeo and Juliet but this is a Korean version of an epic love story. You don’t need to looks elsewhere for these two characters as you can catch them in Changdong Theater, 10 min walk from Deoksugung Dauhanmun Palace
Guess where is my seat? Oh yea.. I am sitting in the middle of VIP. For once I feel like VIP because I am surrounded by VIP. Now I understand what people said, “If you shit together with others, you will automatically become smelly”.
The analogy might sound a little yucky but it is “meaningful”. It might be as meaningful as the Miso Musical. The performance that incorporate all the traditional music, romantic play, dancing, conspiracy, fighting, mixing of touching moments and many more!
As you know, I will not suggest you to read the synopsis or tell you the whole storyline to break the suspense. However, in this performance, I can guarantee that you will amaze even after you read the review.
All performers are well trained and talented but I particularly like the lead female actress. She is the one that shows to all that the facial expression and body language do carry a weight of 80% in communication.
Luckily, I have a chance to snap a group photo of the Miso performers at the very end of 80 minutes show.
Traditional Korean Arts Stage, MISO
Changdong Theater, Seoul
Date & Time: Open Run from 1600 – 2000 hours (Close on Monday)
Min. Age: 5 years old
Duration: 80 minutes
Prices: R seat 50 000 Won, S seat 40 000 Won, A seat 30 000 Won
TEL: +82 – 2 – 751 – 1500 (0900 – 1800 hours)