Saturday, May 15, 2010

SATOSHI: A Casualty of the Deadly Clashes in Bangkok

Amidst the deadly clash between the Thai government and the red-shirt protesters in Bangkok, Satoshi becomes the latest victim in a peculiar way.

It all started when Satoshi published his PREVIEW on the upcoming MET Opera HD Live's screening of Carmen. While he celebrated the screening being a sold-out success, he lamented that he was not able to get a ticket. Being such an influential blogger and having a huge legion of followers (ahem..), it didn't take long before a reader offered to sell Satoshi a ticket for the Sunday matinee screening. The reader, an opera lover, resides in Bangkok and was coming to Hong Kong for an opera weekend with a friend to see Fidelio and Carmen; however, the friend had a seminar that he needed to attend and therefore I became the beneficiary of his misfortune.

Satoshi, with a new found ticket, gave up his ticket for the Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White (Sunday Matinee) while tried to get another ticket of the same production for the Friday opening night and reschedule his business trip. Unfortunately, the opening night was sold out... except for the wheelchair seat plus a minder seat. Desperate times called for desperate tactics. Satoshi did something unmentionable (in this blog) and was able to go to the opening night of the ballet.

Well, the clashes in Bangkok got worst and the seminar (that the 'friend' was supposed to attend) got cancelled! That means now, the reader and the friend will get their opera weekend. While the reader and the friend became the beneficiary of Thailand's misfortune, I became the victim of their fortune and the Thailand's misfortune indirectly... sigh... at least I will have more time to write about Fidelio on Saturday night...

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At May 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous sheila said...

Oh, this can nearly make a show. Good luck next time:)

At May 15, 2010 at 4:38 PM , Blogger SATOSHI said...

Hmmm... perhaps a musical.... can't be a ballet... haha!

At May 18, 2010 at 12:38 AM , Anonymous Carmen said...

Haha, sorry again Mr. Satoshi, I didnt know you have to reschedule your ballet and your business trip! In any case, we were really grateful that we got to see Carmen Met Broadcast! It was a very memorable experience indeed! Now I have more excuses of going to Hong Kong for another shopping trip!

At May 18, 2010 at 1:43 AM , Blogger SATOSHI said...

No worries. It is a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed it. I have a lot of chances to go to the screenings as I reside in Hong Kong. I just hope that you will come back again!


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