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?).