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Monday, May 07, 2007

Web-Slinging Thru' the Weekend

7th May 2007, Monday

What a hectic weekend it had been even though I had fully anticipated it...
Rest was inadequate and the beginning of a 5-day work week for the first time in a month's time, I really hope I could get means to revitalize myself, perhaps like those wonder beans in Dragonball series...

Anyway the weekend began on Saturday when I pried myself out of bed by 7 something to get ready for another La Tendo-style leisure badminton session though the prospect of travelling all the way to Clementi surely would put off some but not us I supposed...
Then again by the time I got there, no one was in sight and I thought I might had mixed up the date before seeing the likes of Vincent and Reedy waltzing down from the nearby multi-storey carpark...
The big news of the week would be one of the member recently fell out of love...which we all agreed to kept that in low profile, taking that person's feeling into consideration...
Vincent meanwhile was eager to get Karen to got for match-making...something smells fishy here though his own niece, Tian Tian who has that lesbian tedency was screaming at her own uncle to coercing Karen whom she fancy (more as a confidante more than anything else) to find a partner and might result in her been neglected...My life is a bewilderment at times...

I started wandering about the town area as I ventured under the glaring sun towards Ngee Ann City, first to get some manga supply from Kino and then meeting up with Chee to pass him some figurines I got for him which he had intended to find from Kao Hsiung but no avail...
It's good to chat up with my partner from the ICT once again despite majority of the conversation was proceeded in Hokkien which I am not that well versed of..
He started whining about his work and I whined about mine but generally just catching up life after the sickening trip to Taiwan...Life is surely sweet back home...
After that it was a trip down to Sim Lim Square to pick up some DVD-Rs before returning to La Tendo once again when the likes of Chan and Bryan who did not attended the badminton session in the morning made their grandeur appearances...
With the show at Vivo(gay)city starting at 9.20pm, a few of guys decided to made an early departure towards Harbourfront while the girls stayed put to take a trip on Brother's car...
The huge shopping mall seemed well decimated in size when it was flooded by locales who felt spending time just shopping around this supposed in-spot located just off Sentosa was the best they could conjured for a Saturday evening...
Resulting in us desperate to find a place with seats available for the entire group of us and finally we had to settle for some overprice and remotely savory halal food...
We also dropped by the only figurine shop in the entire mall which located just outside the cineplex and was well aghast by the high quantity of bootleg items on sale and they still got the cheek to retail at such exorbitant prices to sap from unsuspecting suckers...it's a cruel world out there...
Finally our first visit to this Max theater with supposedly the biggest screen in Singapore...
Our seats were like 6 rows off the front and we were beginning to feel the strain on our necks due to that massive screen and a very rigid chair...
There was alot of room space which is good but the air conditioning was blasting at full volume which is bad...
After 20 minutes of commercials with some interesting trailers in between (a trademark of this particular cinema company), the show began and surely the 3rd episode of the wildly popular Spiderman series was full of high adrenaline rush moments when Spidey caught up in a web against some of his toughest nemesis...
But seriously the story was bleak with all the goodie-too-shoe style of informations enough only to keep the kids interested... And whoever mentioned that Tobey McGuire was a good actor ought to be shot and he tried to spice up the show with the black Spiderman transformation John-Trovolta-Saturday-Night-Fever gimmicks...
The only good thing from the show was Topher Grace (Eric from the 70s Show) and the pretty actress portraying Gwen Staci...After this , no more Marvel-inspired superhero flicks for me...Batman is another different story altogether...

On Sunday morning, the missus took way too long to put on the make-up and myself too left too many things to pack at the final minute..We got to CSC by 11.30, leaving me barely half an hour to prepare before I had to be off to Singapore Art Museum for Selina's solemnization ceremony...
Our Wonder Festival exclusives surely drew some attention but those prices we slapped on our items will need some truly diehard collectors to be willing to spend...
We made it to SAM in time for the ceremony to start and Cheryl and Foo had already arrived... The crowd roughly made up of colleagues and friends, and we do see some familiar faces formerly of NUS but it was the appearance of Tay-chan's youngest brother which took us aback...
The world indeed is a small place as he happened to be Selina's former colleague and was duly invited...
As the Justice of Peace, or the officer supposed to officiate the ceremony arrived, our lucky couple made their appearances with Selina in a rather provocative gown and Kevin in his sleek suit..
My missus and I had went through the same ceremony a year ago but it seems to us that theirs looks to be much longer with even a self-composed oath from each to present to each other..
Selina in her fumbling manner is still the same even on her big day but she sure looks blissed which is a good outcome after her past turmoil with her health issues...
Then the buffet began and the 4 of us engaged in a conversation mainly about our ongoings and about Cherly's own solemnization ceremony in November which seems to be on collision course with our autumn Japan trip..
After some nice food meant more for a teabreak rather than lunch, we were off back to CSC, this time with Foo coming along as my tokusatsu loving wrecking buddy wanna check out what's available now after such a long hiatus from the scene...
Back to the booth, it seems like I did have some earning but well short of what I had anticipated... Meanwhile Bryan sold of our of his supposedly best seller Ignis and he seems satisfied for the day and Chan was got the top earning for the day and surely he deserved it...
The remaining time before we close store for the day, some collectors friends dropped by for a chat as the main topic surrounds a particular store-exclusive gashapon set which seems more limited in quantity than expected...Some are adamant to collect them all despite the price became sky high now...
Meanwhile my missus spent her time looking around the place and actually spent money on a clothing which brought a frown to me struggling to meet my own target of earning (of $1000 for the day..fat hope it may seems)...
We then vamoosed back to home to pass the car to Dad while we had to drive my in-laws to the dinner at Commonwealth as my father-in-laws is still barred from driving till his court case is done and over with...
My missus had difficulties with his brother's Toyota VIOS especially it's manual clutch and she even went up the kerb during a turn into the hectic Commonwealth Avenue...
Her old man kept selling her the idea of getting a Toyota Rush if she was getting a car, and I must say she is surely born into a automobile crazy family and her DNA is blossoming well as it seems...

The dinner was pretty sumptous especially the specialty coffee pork ribs and at a reasonable price of course it been her colleague's stall and the location ain't the most accessible as well...

The coming weekend seems as hectic but I relish the prospect of my buddy bringing his lass over on Saturday evening and had the devious thought of stocking up Japanese beer which the lady will fancy...

Japanese word of the day: くも ~ku-mo~(Spider) Never into the web-slinger, not even my comic collecting days...

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