Met JN, Xiu and D at Scotts Picnic. Specifically, the ramen restaurant there. WB was there too. Spent two entire hours – talking. ^_^
Met up with Alex at Cineleisure. We were joined later by Sway, who was much surprised when I had a massive squee at what I termed her “Padawan hairstyle”.
*Everyone slowly steps away from aefallen*
Had dinner at Edo Sushi. Which has changed their menu – and raised their prices for their set meals. Pity.
Then went to watch Wrong Turn. Literally, a slasher flick. It was clearer and brighter than I expected it to be, and also, surprisingly, more scary. It was just like the X-Files episode “Home”.
Inbred, bloodthirsty hillbillies.
Oh, and Eliza Dushku.
Tuesday, 12th August, 2003
Had a dental appointment. Involved lasers. Again. Ended the day on antibiotics and painkillers. Three cheers for the wonders of modern medical technology.
Wednesday, August, 2003
Met skye and risax at the Esplanade’s Thai Express. Early celebration for risax’s birthday. ^_^ Shared the curried soft-shell crab with risax. It was completely delicious. ; ) Then had the glutinous rice with mango and coconut cream. I love that dessert! ; ) Embarrassed risax by hiding our card-writing behind Thai Express menus. “The Impenetrable Wall of Jericho!” (I know, I know, too much Evangelion. . . )
risax translated the French version of “Beyond the Sea” for us. ^_^
The sea that we see dancing along the clear Gulfs
Reflections of silver
The reflections of the sea changes under the rain
The sea is of the summer sky
The clouds look like white sheep
With angels so pure
The sea is a keeper of this infinite blue
Look next to these streams
The big bamboo rattan
See these white birds and these rusty houses
The sea has a rock on the clear Gulf
And of the song of love.
The sea rocked my heart for life.
She also told us of a French song that has the lines "Je suis malade". And the lines "I am sick, completely sick..."
Am thinking of LOTR Engrish subtitles now.
The song continues to say, "I no longer smoke... When my mother goes out, I am alone in my misery."
ANGST! *bursts out laughing*
c_dreamcatcher . . .
Went to the Library afterwards. ^_^ I found my Verdi With A Vengeance book again. I adore that book! ^_^ Probably, and scarily, due to A-Level History. Always felt that the Italian Reunification was the most intriguing/romantic topic we learnt.
Wandered to check out the Esplanade’s latest art installation, which was giant rattan balls decorated with fresh flowers, which is supposed to represent Singapore. (Aren’t they always meant to represent Singapore somehow... Or life. It’s one or the other. SINGAPOREAN LIFE! Pardon the attack of randomness. Art installations do that to me. Now am remembering the famous/controversial art exhibits titled “Lucy’s Bed”, “Two Men Jumping On Lucy’s Bed” and “Room With Lights Going On and Off”, which are exactly as they are named. Literally titular.)
Then we went back to City Hall through City Link. We made an extended detour at HMV, which was having a sale. ^_^
Thursday, 14th August, 2003
Met ranchelle to pass her the WC3 discs. ^_^
Saw CLAMP’s Wish video! *is thrilled* More Koryuu! *clamors*
Friday, 15th August, 2003
Went for yoga lessons. Made Nemo Eyes when the instructor said that what we were doing was easy. She says easy, I say Ow.
Nemo Eyes is what I call the expression Nemo had on when Marlin (his dad) attempted to tell his A Mollusc Meets A Sea Cucumber joke.
Yes, it’s :: rolleyes :: for the Pixar Generation! *giggles*
Watched LXG with family. Drowned in slash. Anyone who watches the film and knows which slash pairings I support in HP and TPM will know instantly which pairing I ship. It’s the most Obvious pairing. ranchelle knew instantly. Am distressingly true to form.
Saturday, 16th August, 2003
Met majokai to watch LXG. Met flagitiosus for the first time, much to my delight. *hugs majokai for the introduction* *hugs flagitiosus with glee*
majokai and I much stunned due to the fact that Ratal has mysteriously married off our characters to each other. And festooned the forum with wedding decorations. I suspect nescienx and aingeal_isilme, and their A Watched Couple Never Slashes philosophy.
Drowned in slash again at LXG. All of us came out of the movie supporting different pairings. *laughter*
Went to the Coffee Club XPress at Kinokuniya with fellow slashers and drew up this slash chart for LXG pairings. ^_^
Will now gleefully spoil LXG.
Love Skinner. “Hello, my freaky darlings” is the line I adore him for.
Must now make pun. “Those who don’t understand why I like the Invisible Man are simply not seeing the point.”
Did not understand why Quatermain had to pull this whole misogynist attitude with Mina Harker. I think it was simply put in so that she could later have the whole “Your mistake was thinking I needed these men to protect me” stunt that would reveal her vampiric tendencies.
The ending. I love that shot of Tom Sawyer against the snow.
Also, I love the way Quatermain went. I can’t say I approve of it, but it was good. It was much better than the send-off Qui-Gon Jinn got in The Phantom Menance. I love Quatermain’s dying words. “May this century be yours, as the last was mine.” It’s simply beautiful. There’s hope in it, there’s grace, and there is dignity in those lines. I go out of the cinema thinking There’s the way to go.
Not “Train the boy”. Just >< that.
Met aingeal_isilme, c_dreamcatcher and S for dinner at Marche. Is : ( that la_muerta had an Evil Essay and couldn’t make it. :: tears ::
Oh, and if you’re at Marche, keep the plates on the table. Happened to some VJ schoolmates, though not to us (due to our plates).
Had a great time catching up! ; ) Learnt, through S, that the Driving Instructor That Gets On My Nerves So Badly That I Can’t Park Straight isn’t the worst there is (to my horror). Also reinforced the idea that aingeal_isilme and I truly speak a language no one else understands. *hugs aingeal_isilme*
Sunday, 17th August 2003
Went out for lunch with the family. ^_^ Had a wonderful rice wine chicken. *smiles* And I love Prawns with Butter and Oats.
Monday, 18th August 2003
Met risax for How to Deal. Had lunch at Lido before the movie. Was just : ( ing to her about how I hadn’t seen the Down With Love advertisement in the movies yet, when what should come on but Ewan McGregor announcing his identity.
So I got my movie ad! ^_^ *thrilled*
I adore the Ewan McGregor Unwraps a Chocolate Bar and Eats it Scene.
Ewan McGregor and Chocolate? Even on principle, I adore it.
I think this was due to reading the “Down With Love” book before I saw this trailer. I read the Ewan McGregor’s Character Eats Chocolate scene, and I went, for the lack of a better word, Ohhhhhh. . . .
Watched my Jedi Mind Trick movie again ; ) Am quite sure this is not how I was supposed to remember it. But that’s the way I do remember it ^_^
Allison Janney has a lovely voice! Her voice is the feminine equivalent of Alan Rickman and/or Jeremy Irons!
Mandy Moore’s character’s grandmother… Smokes cannabis and marijuana, and, while high, says, of a rumpled sheet, “You must see it! It’s the spitting image of Abraham Lincoln!”
I think I’m going to turn into her when I’m that age. Except I won’t need drugs to be that high. Which is disturbing.
I love Skye Sweetnam’s “Billy S.” song from that movie. In tone, it’s very close to “10 Things I Hate About You” ‘s Letters to Cleo, who did “I Want You To Want Me” and “Cruel to Be Kind”. Any pop songs that mention Twelfth Night’s Malvolio are instantly a hit with me. On principle. ^_^ And this song’s got a great hook. ^_^
And the lyrics go:
“Wake up tired
Monday mornings suck
It's way too early to catch a bus
Why conform without a fuss?
Daddy, daddy, no!
I don't wanna go to school!
I don't need to read Billy Shakespeare
Meet Juliet or Malvolio
Feel for once what it's like to rebel now
I wanna break out - let’s go
Teachers treat us all like clones
"Sit up straight, take off your headphones"
Though most of the lyrics sites seem to think Malvolio is “My Volio”.
Went to Borders, where we had a great deal of fun giggling over a Palm Reading book, as well as how right and how wrong it was. ^_^ Then went to Kinokuniya. I went for the Star Wars graphic novels. ^_^
The scene I love the most is a night scene over Coruscant, and involves Obi-Wan and Anakin. But only their voices. You don’t see them at all. The dialogue goes:
Anakin: “Master, there’s something I must tell you...”
Anakin: “It was after I stepped out of the refresher window on to the ledge…”
That Obi-Wan reaction is priceless.
Discovered that the Down With Love soundtrack is… strangely absent from many stores. It is in Borders, though.
Tuesday, 19th August, 2003
Did not my Scary Driving Instructor for the lesson today. And managed to parallel park and vertical park on the first try.
Passed my Final Driving Test!
Also had my first and last Simulator lesson. We’re just required to sit in for one session, to let us find out how it’s like to drive an automatic car. Soon felt sick. After the session, instructor said that even looking at me driving made him feel sick. And he’s the driver! (Yes, I know, that can be read to say I Make Him Sick)
Friends of my father’s came over for dinner tonight. They were talking about childhood days. One of my father’s friends was talking about catching tilapia. Apparently the way you catch them without a net has to do with the way they behave. Scare them, and they swim off to bury themselves in the mud. So what you do is go after them.
While he was telling the tale, I had fic ideas.
They were slightly… Wrong. *amusement*