Busy weekend this week....
So many bdays for me this week. I've got three birthday celebrations to go to. Today is Ivan's bday so I'm meeting Andrew and him today for dinner at Carnivore and then KTV at PartyWorld. Today's lunch with almost my whole team at Samy's Curry at Tanglin Village. We had 14 people in all sitting in one table. I dun take spicy food so everyone had to tell me which are non-spicy. Too bad Yow, Sam and Sharon couldn't join us otherwise it'd be whole team. Otherwise there'll be one more person who dun take spicy food like me. I did not expect a place like that to be so expensive. We each paid $20. A colleague was leaving us after 3 months of contract here so this is like a farewell lunch treat for him from us.
Then tomorrow I'm heading to Chinatown area to do manicure and pedicure for next Saturday's wedding. They offered me a facial too so in total I will pay $80. Well it's like once in a while I'll do such things so might as well indulge myself in such luxury. I'm beginning to feel like a "tai-tai"...Haha. Then after that, I'm gonna meet the G6 for dinner at Hooters and then go drinking. I am still contemplating whether to join the drinking session cause I have church the next day and I got responsibility as a Sunday School teacher so I will go back earlier. It's Leong's bday on 11th and I can't attend his BBQ chalet at Changi on Tuesday so might as well join him on Sat. For Lina => I really can't go and dun feel like going cause it's too far for me and I need to work the next day. The next 2 days after work I still gotta attend my sis's wedding rehearsals so it'd be whole day for me. I'll be super tired all the way till Sunday.
Sunday I have another friend's bday party to attend. My church pal, Rachel's bday on 12th July. She is opening a mini hi-tea party at her house. She's gonna cook. She can be a good potential housewife, too bad she's taken. She makes real good snacks like cookies, scones, cheesecakes and muffins and now she's learning how to make cupcakes too. Check out her recipe blog here: http://thelazychef.wordpress.com/
. She lives in a 3-storey terrace house along East Coast. Her room's in the attic so cool right? We're gonna play Taboo. I'm bringing my Taboo cause mine is the Singapore version. Shall post pics here then....
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The Countdown...9 More Days
It's just another 9 more days to my sister's Big Day and I can't wait. My mum's busy sewing her clothes to wear for that day now. She did the adjustment of all our bridesmaid dresses and she personally sew both flowergirl's dresses and the ring cushion. Everything's in pink and brown for that day. My sister's fave colour isn't even pink in the first place. She just liked how both colours blend in well together with all the greenery around the surroundings. We have already come up with certain things to get the groom to do when he picks the bride up that day. Everyone's so excited about it. After that wedding, I still have my cousin's ROM on 20th to attend. Took half day's leave on that day. So I'm going back to Fort Canning again. Never attended ROM before, most weddings I attended were all church weddings or church kind of solemnization but this is exceptional. After that, we'll proceed to Changi Airport for dinner treat by the bride and groom at Crystal Jade. Why at Changi Airport people may ask? Well, my auntie and cousin from Australia specially came down to attend my sister's wedding cause her daughter is the flowergirl, so that day of the ROM, she will be flying back to Melbourne so it will be one stone killing two birds, might as well have dinner there and see them off.
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An interesting kindergarten kid
This month I am the teacher for K1 & K2 Sunday School Class in my church and yesterday, as usual after telling them stories for that day's lesson, I let them proceed to do some colouring work. One of my students, Ashley, who is currently in K2 (6 years old) said to me, "Jiejie, today you very sexy leh. Jiejie you got any boyfriend?" I was smiling and asked her, "Even if I dun have, why you asked?" And she replied, "Cause I want to introduce guys to you." At that time my helper who was also my cousin heard that, she and I was laughing. That wasn't the first time she had asked me this question. I asked her, "Why, you know a lot of guys ah?" Then she said, "No lah, cause you very sexy but no bf." I asked her, "You should say I'm pretty not sexy." She kept emphasizing that I'm sexy. I was just wondering whether she really knew what the meaning of sexy is. She said, "I know what's pretty and sexy and you're sexy not pretty." Really interesting kids nowadays....I just find it's so funny that I wanna share with everyone. But I dunno if being sexy rather than pretty is a good thing or not but I would prefer she said pretty of course. Haha...I called her cheeky girl and kaypo girl.
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Synopsis:This exciting live action motion picture tells the compelling saga of the Transformers - giant sentient beings from a distant planet who must disguise their identities as cars, planes, and otherwise ordinary electronic equipment on Earth. Locked in battle for an energy source hidden on Earth, the peaceful Autobots fight the evil Decepticons who are determined to take over the universe with their technology. Integral to the plot are Sam and Mikaela, two high school students, who unknowingly hold the key to the Transformers’ elusive energy source. It’s a fight to the finish of good versus evil, Autobot vs. Decepticon, man versus Machine, as our teams band together to defeat the Decepticons and save the Earth. Michael Bay's Transformers
showcases alien robots that masquerade as ordinary vehicles like cars, jets and trucks, and thereby 'hide in plain sight' from us. The movie starts like a modern-day desert war drama, with US soldiers in Qatar being attacked by a helicopter that changes into a gun-toting robot. That, ladies and gentlemen, introduces viewers to the robotic Transformers.Next, Bay takes us into Pentagon war-game territory where we find Secretary of Defence John Keller (Jon Voight, probably impersonating Donald Rumsfeld) seeking help from civilian experts to try and make sense of the data from Qatar. Of course, nothing is supposed to make sense - yet.
When Bay gets down to the real business of unravelling the war between the protective Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen), and the evil Decepticons (led by Megatron), the awe-factor comes in huge and loud doses, and these are spiced with dollops of humour as well. Optimus Prime and his Autobots are not just awesome to behold, they possess human qualities like courage, compassion and wit as well. And yes, their actions will make you cheer, laugh and even shed a tear or two.
I would say this is one of the best movies in the year 2007. Or should I say best blockbuster so far. I was initially not interested to watch Transformer, but after seeing the full trailer while watching Fantastic Four, I have decided to watch it as it seemed interesting. Indeed, my instinct was true this time. Michael Bay haven't disappoint me since The Rock and Face Off. I remember my elder brother had this transformer toy. It is a bloack car which transform into a robot. I used to steal his toy and play it secretly when he isn't around. There were lots of action from robots and from humans themselves, the military war between robots and humans. I did not understand certain parts too but I had the help of two guy friends who live in the transformers era and were huge fans of Transformers to enlighten me at certain parts. It is from the same producer, Steven Spielberg as War of the Worlds but this is far better than War of the Worlds. If you grew up in the Eighties with Transformer toys, you are going to relive your childhood fantasies with this one. Go on, knock yourself out.
Movie Rating: 5/5 stars
Storyline Ratings: 8/10 (I heard that it did follow closely to the animation version too)
Graphics Ratings: 4/5 stars (rather impressive graphics)
Humour Ratings: 7/10
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