Sunday, November 21, 2010

Opera buff

We like going for a walk in the villages after Sunday lunch because there's usually something happening somewhere. Today, we heard strains of a Cantonese opera being played at the Mui Wo Rural Committee Hall so decided to take a peek.

There were stacks of plastic-bagged goodie bags at the entrance, which was a good indication of the crowd inside. These goodie bags are usually given away at the end of the show to the elderly. The smiling volunteers waved us in.

In the hall, there were loads of old folk (so THAT'S what they get up to when they're not playing mahjong). The performers were consummate professionals, togged up in heavily sequinned outfits to belt out old favourites to a rapt audience – who probably had their eyes on the main prize outside later.

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