Sunday, September 20, 2009

A big island !

After waiting for more than 6 months I have made it to Belfast ! It's wickedly cold ! I have learnt to accept it. I knew that when I stepped out in the cold for the first time, few days back, without a sweater! Long way from Mumbai to Ireland!

The first weekend here and went to Malin Head! While at that very prime place of the island, I felt some kind of peace ..a sense of curiosity even - excited to know how it will be and where I will be after.

There is so much vastness that hits the eye here, an abundance of space that overwhelms a Mumbai girl. Not just while standing at Malin Head, but everywhere in this Emerald --- its brilliant like a postcard. Yes it does get mundane but my Mumbai balnces it out!

The people here are friendly! The Guiness is heavenly! The work to be done is tedious! It will be blissful!

Marge ( my lovely housemate), new friends, new things- madness!

I have gone on slides, am cooking, now live in a house with Ganesha & Marilyn, watched the Irish dance and have single legged Marge within 3 weeks.

There is no limit to this now! Hurrah! Definitely no borders!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Beira to QTP

After returning from Beira in 2008, with the next project assignment in Belfast which only would begin mid 2009, I had my hands full with the weddings of my 2 best buds! Both the weddings were a blast!!

I was far from reaching Belfast!

My boredom and anticipation led me to the unfashionable door step of Q Theatre Productions. Within minutes of meeting Q, I was sure that my world had changed, once again! Q was directing his play Project S.T.R.I.P. . And I was doing what I did best- publicity! It was not only a great learning ground but also a reassurance that passion combined with humility prevails!

Theatre was a moving experience. I am a fan of enabling! T & H- now they were whizzes at ensuring everything ran as smoothly as well oiled machines. The cast and crew just blew me away with their 'focus and commitment'. Our playwright--the dear playwright what a gem of a gent---epitome of a volatile mass of energy! To sum it up--- after having lost my theatre 'flower' I was not only motivated to do more but also well equipped with tools of perseverance, patience, passion, humility, honesty and most importantly creativity.

Thank you QTP!