Give happiness . . .

'. . . and joy to other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!'
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

If you look closely at this photo featuring a demonstration by one of China's former soccer stars, the expressions range from awe and delight to concern and wonder. The children are from JC Dragon Top Elementary School in Sichuan Province, China. Dragon Top was built by my family in 2003 to honor my grandparents Mr. and Mrs. TC Chao.

The school serves up to 170 rural children annually living with grandparents from farming families with parents working who work in coastal cities. A portion of the proceeds from the London via Surrey book app go to support the school.

During my parents' most recent visit to China, they were fortunate to befriend the retired soccer player. This sparked an impromptu purchase of soccer balls for the children at Dragon Top. My parents were surprised the students had not played with a soccer ball before, let alone, meet a soccer 'star'. Sometimes the best gifts are those unplanned!

Thank you readers and subscribers for spreading happiness and joy!

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Big Shows at Small Prices

Tickets starting at £10/seat for over 50 shows January 1 - February 10

If you missed KidsWeek in August/September, the annual 'Get into London Theatre' promotion for shows in January/February is worth checking out. This is your chance to see . . .

. . . a Pantomime or holiday show before it closes:
  • Nutcracker
  • Potted Panto
. . . a classic:
  • Disney's Aladdin
  • Disney's The Lion King
  • Les Misérables
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Phantom Of The Opera
. . . something new or different:
  • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kinky Boots
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • School Of Rock - The Musical
  • Wicked
or pick from 35 other shows. It is hard to beat the prices - especially since there are no booking, postage or transactions fees!

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