Earworm: Why Can't I? ~~Liz Phair
Yesterday was Malaysia's national day...so you have all the hostel mates wishing each other Selamat Hari Merdeka. (Happy National Day) which I'm sure if we were all in Malaysia, it's an unprecedented greeting. Like one said, we're in a kiasu land which we must keep our Malaysian spirit alive haha.
Before this day there were plans to go to the Malaysian High Commission. Coincidentally, August 31st was Teacher's Day celebration in school as we have a holiday commemorating the said day on 1st Sept. So we were released early from school. Somehow watching a movie won out going to the MHC. Haha, where has nationalism gone?
The choice of movie was 13 going on 30, starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. Me and Jol decided on either 4.45pm or 5.15 pm coz we had to wait for the 2nd intakers to finish their remedial classes...poor things.
So Jol, YH and me headed down to Orchard at about 3.30pm. Took us about half an hour to reach Cineleisure. only to find that it was full house and the next movie was 9.00pm! So we hot-footed down to Shaw House for the alternative of 5.15pm. But alas, there were only four dispersed seats left when we need 5 so the next best option was 7.15pm.
Meanwhile, brit and CK arrived by Mrt, with brit whinging about being in school uniform and Jol rebutting that nobody's gonna look at you anyways. After that, we hung around Far East Plaza, bought a cute cushion for a friend's upcoming birthday. The odd thing is that us girls and the two guys always ended up going separate ways and just meeting up for the movie. hmmm...maybe guys just don't like going shopping with girls. Even though I'm hanging out with two un-girly girls. By that I mean that they are not the type to shop for make-up, killer heels, skimpy tops...etc. Just normal stuff like accessories, sports bag and this designer tee shop with all kinds of obscene messages printed.
So the movie was quite the enjoyable popcorn fare I expected. The guy in the movie, Matt was just too sweet for words. Wouldn't you want a guy who spends 3 weeks making a doll house for you and still keeping it after 20 years even though you threw it at him in a fit of anger? Loved Jenna's idea for the new design of the magazine. But when things go all wrong in the end, the movie conveniently used fairytale logic to reverse time and made things too simply put right. Maybe I'm just a pessimist at heart, I mean everyone loves happy endings right? Just that why does it show her taking the easy way out and not how she dealt with her problems?
2 things I learnt today:
-Neoprints are actually addictive! Had my first copy printed yesterday. The downside is the machine operates entirely in Japanese so we were totally lost at what to do and just randomly clicking at the screen and wound up with an image that took a shot of our legs!
-Never wear heels when walking on Orchard. Thought I might just have a relaxing time not walking around much in the cinema but then the erratic timing forced me to go lepak. and at the end of the night i can hardly walk without limping. gah do i need more practice or what?