Monday, October 13, 2008

Two movies and clubbing

QR was in town for a week and he was staying at a hotel near City Hall. That would explain why I was commuting to City Hall for 3 out of the 5 weekdays after work hours. As usual, he was a hoot to be around with. Since he was posted to an oil town in East Malaysia, he has missed all the entertainment of civilisation and the bright lights of cities, so the main itinerary for him were shopping, movies and clubbing.

So yesterday, we went to watch a movie. Two movies actually. First was Burn After Reading, for its high reviews. It was quite good, but I don't think that it is my cup of tea. I had a WTF? at the end of the film, like was that all? Apparently it's a parody and a commentary of the times we live in, but on the whole it was a a little screwball for my liking.

Still, the big name cast of Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Tilda Swinton seemed to be having lots of fun. I did laugh at some parts, especially when the contraption Clooney was building turned out (spoiler!) to be a rocking chair with a dildo (end spoiler). Overall, above average but not my cup of tea.

After that we watched The House Bunny. Now, this was hilarious! Call me low brow or unsophisticated or whatever, but this had me laughing out loud. The plot was typical and nothing to shout about, but the dialogue was riproaringly funny. Anna Faris delivered her lines with such earnest and innocence that it was impossible not to like her. She practically carried the whole movie through.

Next on the list of to-do was clubbing. But before that, time for some chow. We met up with a friend of his, who drove all the way to Changi Village. We had a pleasant and delicious dinner of nasi lemak and stingray. The latter was a bit too spicy though; I couldn't taste much of stingray.

The friend was kind enough to drop us off at Tanjong Pagar. It was my first clubbing for the year. The night apparently was still young at half past 11, as the dance floor was completely empty. So we chatted with James, who introduced us to Andy and Wilson.

An hour later, we were all on the dance floor, boogeying to the beat. As usual, the music was inconsistent, as noted by QR. There were danceable ones punctuated by not so danceble ones. We shared a Bourbon Coke and vodka cranberry to lower the inhibitions.

James had some fun dancing with a cute guy towards the end, but the weird thing was the guy kept his friend dancing beside him. It was like a threesome, but James was only interested in the guy. I was like WTF?

Overall, I had a good time. No one hit on me (unfortunately?).

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy 28th

Birthday my dearest. Wishing you to be happy, healthy and handsome always.

With a year older, you are wiser, with more fine lines appearing and all, but I still love you ;-)

I love who you are now and I promise to love you for who you would become (hopefully better!), as we journey on together.

Though I am far away, I hope you could feel my presence and love by your side always.

You should have receive the gift and card today, and I hope you like them.

Again, a very happy birthday to you sweetie! I love you.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Final three months of 2008

Another 3 more months and it is adieu to 2008. How time really flies.

I just realised that I need to go on leave for 2 weeks straight as part of the company's policy. This is so that anyone could not do any fraud stuff, as it is assumed that it would need someone to be continuously monitoring it and two weeks away from the office would be a hindrance.

Initially, I thought I need not comply as I just joined the company this year. Apparently, the policy applies to me as I joined in the first half of the year. Those who joined in the second half need not.

As I already planned to take a week of in November to go to Kuching, I now have another week of leave. Which I have no idea what to do with all that free time.

Well, an extra week of relaxation is always welcome. I suppose it is would be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my family and catch up with all my KL friends. And hopefully, more time with my dear Nyk.

After that, I don't have any more off days until 2009. Furthermore, Christmas and New Year's are busy period for me, so I couldn't take leave even if I wanted to.

By the way, any suggestions on what to do or places to visit in Kuching? I have some short-listed some places to go to like Bako National Park, Cultural Village and the Sarawak Museum.