Time vs Acting Opportunities
Just read mx de blog.
(1) she has not much of a 時間
(2) doing sheng, she does not has much opportunities ...
(3) she was told that it is unfair to some troupe members that I play both roles...In a way, I "snatch" their dan opportunities; and
(4) the dans woes are nothing compared to hers
Haha.. Mai dearie -
Your point (3) is a bit outdated liao yozzz. Dont think any of us now think that you are "snatching" our dan opportunities cos
(1) being dan in Kh is indeed stressful!
(2) being a dan needs a lot of $$;
(3) more and more of us began to realise that we need time for work, family and ourselves and hence cant offer too much time
Leader is dan herself so she picks heavily on water sleeves and movements. Honeslty, i am happy that the dowry stresses are shared by two of us!
Haha... i always think that being dan is expensive cos needs to invest in lots of hairpieces and wigs etc. I used to be extremely vain - and spent a lot of time to design my role image and bought lots of hairpieces in order to look good. I am glad that i have became lazy in this area.
Actually just like you, i also lack time. My work and family need lots of my attention. And i am always falling sick. Need time for myself.
If the role is either u OR me, then i wont be able to skip practices when i am tied down with work. And neither could u go temple see show last week- right? And if the role is just u, or just me, then July we will have to act Fri, Sat pm, Sat night and Sun night 4 shows in a row....Ok if job is sin nang. But if cannot take leave then die lor. Sharing is gd if practices became too intense. Or shows became too packed. Or have lots of personal committments.
Talking about acting opportunities..
Yes, i have lots. BUT that was 3-4 years ago, not now lor.
Much of my time now are needed for opera admin and logistics.
But the problem is that people only select what they wish to remember!
In my instance, people only remember the good old days where i have acted lots?
Well, what about now when i acted lots of calefies and maids; and have lots of opera admin and logistics to handle?
My opera admin opportunities are much more than most of the members in the troupe ^^
Name it: pack costumes, arranging practices, arranging casts, dp translation, liasing shows with ccs, organisers,schools, raise funds, do accounts, arrange name cards, collect donations, make up classes, phototaking, arranging tickets and bai kim etc
Our woes are nothing compared to yours?
Haha...this is not a right statement to make!
No mention of woes doesnt mean no woes!
When my daddy was terribly sick, i have no problem finding replacements for my roles. But who offer to help in the logistic tasks? I ended up more busy than before cos many think that since i no need to act, i should have time to do things for them.
May i please ask that you guys refresh your memories with full + complete pictures ah?
Dot just envy or get unhappy at other people de good acting chances lah (esp when those were in the PAST! ). Must also look at other people de duties and responsibilities lor!
A few comments that work well with leader. Well, that is developed through many working opportunities. Who ever yearn for that can volunteer their services ah. Leader will be happy to receive extra hands and legs.
The point i want to make is: Dont just "envy" the end resut, look at the means to the end result.
Anyway, to emphaise again. Leader de top criteria for acting opportunities is TIME.
Those who think they can spare the time are free to approach leader for greater show opportunities. But just make sure you all can; and are willing to keep up to her demanding requirements once you have committed!
Quoted from a good friend:
All of us are adults. Not small kids. And we are living in 21st century, not period drama time. How we want to spend our time is our choices, our decisions. Hence we must be responsible for our own choices, own decisons. Dont just complain about unfairness. If the unfairness is bothering you, then contibute ideas to resolve that! Else, stay unbothered!