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in retrospect…

BY SORA YANG
It’s the end, now, of my first New York experience.I’ve been on subways, buses, planes … The opera, Broadway, a musical (yay). Museums and and museums and museums galore (MoMA, Whitney, Skyscraper…) and some more. (That I’ve missed …) …


dare I say, modern?

An opera, a play, and a hit TV (and now movie) series: What do Minnie, Cynthia and Carrie have in common? 101 years across four mediums – women and their issues of empowerment never seem to age. The New York Idea is an engaging play, the cont…


ten days gone, 7 days to join the dots.

hello new york (city), it’s been 10 days now, i’ve seen some of your best – (art,) the MoMA, Whitneyand the middling (of what used to be the above) – the subways and the bad – the SLUDGE-Y cold. i’ve seen American Idiot(s – JOKES), my first opera …


australia, home of the BARANGAROO

I grew up in the quiet suburb of Epping, that had a small supermarket, a newsagency, an RSL club, a church, an out-of-the-way train station… not much else. I lived on 1/25 Ray Road, at Emmaus Bible College where my dad was a student&nb…


painting past present

This is a painting, red and black. For a person newly informed of art and artistic history, a visit to the MoMA’s Abstract Impressionist New York exhibition is almost as surreal as some of the artworks themselves. My approach to going ’round the g…


makjang opera

The OPERA. Of strong voices that warble and Soras that nod – So I’d expected. No, this Sora sat through all 3 hours, 10 minutes, if not enthralled, absorbed – it was better than I thought it would be. You didn’t need 30(0) years of patience (years*COUG…


Hopper is Strauss.

kiss – thelips, RED.likecheeks, ROUGED. likecrazy clowns withwhite skinlike (the girl)?Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). Soir Bleu (1914). Oil on canvas. 91.44 x 182.88 cm (36 x 72 in.). Whitney Museum of American Art. © Heirs of Josephine N. …


An Ode, to the Subway.

Songs were sung,   Tales were told.   Oh, ye subway of the (now) & old.Long, (not so) long ago, when I was little girl, I saw the dinosaurs. Dead ones, flesh stripped off – skeletons, spooky. Archaic and Old. Frozen. Like my face was…


new york city: couture or off-the-rack?

was NYC made in the america? [the U.S of A kind]no, don’t look at me like that, i can feel your ‘errrrr-what’s-wrong-with-you’ eyeballing over the internet:  “It is puzzling but true that the outlook associated with New York’…


reporting on the bagel, from new york city

BY SORA YANG
the city that never sleeps. or was that tokyo…?fashionable people, so i’ve been told. like paris…? lots, and lots, and lots of people. (not as many as china) and bagels. i had my first-ever bagel today, my first ever meal, from dunkin’ donuts. …