Nesting

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by Rita H. Azar on March 24, 2015

Bonjour

There is one thing I heard a lot before I got pregnant and that is “Pregnant woman nest.”  I didn’t quite understand what it meant until I became pregnant.

I’m now in a state of mind where I feel disconnected from the outside world, in my bubble.  And, this is probably why I have been keeping for myself and not blogging as much as I usually do.

All I want is preparing our home for the arrival of our child, wash her clothes, get her nursery ready…

It’s as if my mind had only one focus, our daughter; how will she be; what will she like; how will I build a strong relationship with her.

There are two quotes that describe well how I have been feeling.

 

A pregnant woman does not know what she is.  She has been overtaken.  She feels sick but she is not sick, she lives underwater, where there are no words.  The world goes funny on her; it is accusing when she is delighted, and applauds when she feels like shit.”

– Anne Enright, Making Babies, 2004

 

And…

 

“Learning that you are finally pregnant is like being told you have a winning lottery ticket.  You’re delighted, but you’re not going to celebrate until you have the cash in your hands.”

– Sushi Das, Deranged Marriage, Random House Australia 2012, p.269-270.

 

But, I have to admit that I did celebrate on Sunday as I was spoiled at my baby shower which was organised by my sister-in law!

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Baby shower

Did you feel disconnected from the outside world when you were pregnant for the first time? 

What have you been up to?

Au revoir! 

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Thriller Live Melbourne

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by Rita H. Azar on February 5, 2015

Bonjour!

When I received the email saying that I was invited to see Thriller Live, I jumped on the occasion.

I always been a huge fan of Michael Jackson and, like millions of other people, I was shocked and deeply sad by his sudden death.

The work of Michael Jackson will never be forgotten as songs such as Black or White and many others inspired a positive change of attitude amongst people.

Thriller Live is all about celebrating the amazing work of this accomplished artist and taking the audience into the rollercoaster of his life by showcasing his music through the different stages of his career (Jackson 5, disco years, etc.)

The show is not about imitating Jackson but honouring him.  In fact, many talented lead singers perform his songs; amongst them, Prinnie Stevens and her enchanting voice.

Sean Christopher’s rendition of Michael Jackson is so good, one would think it was Jackson himself that was on stage.

Thriller Live is a dynamic show with fantastic dancers.  I particularly enjoyed Dangerous and the impressive choreography.

I also loved Let’s Dance Let’s Shout as the performers engaged with the public and put fire into the crowd.  Everyone in the audience was up, dancing and participating in the performance.

When I heard the music of Beat it, I was dancing on my chair.  And, what about Smooth Criminal; the performance was glorious.

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The encore was astonishing and I’m deliberately leaving out the titles of the songs that were performed to keep the surprise.  All I’m going to say is by the end of the show, everyone was standing up and dancing.

Thriller Live is invigorating and high in energy; great costumes and lighting effects; a fantastic production.

If you are in Melbourne, this show is the perfect opportunity to spend an evening celebrating the life of the King of Pop.

Thriller Live is presented at the Arts Centre, State Theatre in Melbourne until the 8 of February 2015.

 

What is your favourite Michael Jackson song?

 

I wasn’t paid to write this post but I received two tickets from ACMN Marketing and Advertising for Thriller Live.  All opinions are my own as stated in my media kit

 

Au revoir! 

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