FreejFolkore, the first time I heard about it was when we were invited ‘en famille’ to see a special cartoon performance at the theatre. The invitation was for all the VIPs (Penelope status as VIP was due to her Greek nationality, it cannot be all bad all the time, the wheel turns and some time you find yourself up!) and exactly because of thιs three letter acronym, we had an excellent seat, as you see in the photos below, accompanied by food (Αρτος και θέαμα!)
So far so impressed. But even this extraordinairy setting for a theatre didn’t prepare me to what we were going to experience for the next one and half hour performance. It was really a revelation to our eyes. The performance was a blend of dancing (Spanish, Indian and Arabian folklore dance) 3 D animations , live stage performance with a range of jogglers and two beautiful Arabian horses which were able to perform ‘grand jete’ equal to the most qualified ballerinas. All this mix and match of arts and technological innovations were folding the main cartoon characters with the name Freej which is the most successful TV cartoon series in Dubai.
The Freej is a tale fo 4 UAE national women living in a secluded neighbourhood in modern day Dubai and they try solve all the everyday social issues. There is no issue too hard for them to tackle it with a good cup of coffee in the house of one of them. Contemplating back to the cartoon central idea, the process is not far away with what we are doing all the bloggers of the world in the blogosphere. It is truth universally acknowledged we ,as bloggers, are able to tackle all the world social issues. Examples many, such as Obama’s election. We had foreseen Obama’s presidential election months ago even before Ted Kennedy discovered and supported him. We became ‘next to kin’ with his wife . She was not any more Obama’s wife but Michelle for us, and for sure we were masters in providing advice for her presidential election outfit, despite most of us the time we were exchanging our ‘Haute Couture’ opinions we were wearing our pyjamas. The toughest issue was the Greek riots in Athens and the Hamas –Israel conflict but thanks to Obama’s election the conflicts stopped. I have no idea why all these important people go to Davos for networking and they don’t engaged in blogging which is time and money saving for the looming financial great depression era..
p.s.I forgot to say that I was the first person in these Vip seats tackling a piece of melon 😉 The rest were too busy exchanging cards for their very important networking business. A lady gave me her card with her details, despite I said to her I am writer and I am not able to employ her anywhere. The only thing probably I could do is to put the contents of her card as a footnote in my new book !