Friday, 11 November 2011

Tetris Battle

Recently, I've been busy playing Tetris Battle on Facebook when I'm supposed to be focusing on the last deadlines in my life as a student. A friend introduced it to me, and it's madly addictive. It's gotten to the point where I've been going around begging Facebook friends for "energy" to fuel my addiction (each 2-minute game needs 5 'energy', and you only have a limited amount of energy to begin with). When even those extra supplies run out, I use Jaden's account to play. Ironically, my winning record using his account to play is better than my record on my own account. Ah, but whatever works. Odd, since I'm not an avid Facebook user in the first place. In fact, I think the amount of time I spent playing Tetris Battle in the last 3 days has already exceeded the time I spent on my entire Facebook life.

P/S: If you read this, and are my friend on Facebook, please be kind and give me some 'energy'! It's free from the system and at no cost to you! Hur.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Night Cycling

Gloria Lee

Gloria Lee

Gloria Lee

Have you ever been night cycling? Last week, I went on what possibly will be my last night cycling session in hall. We were cycling in the rain half the night (drat the monsoon season), but there was good food, fun company and almost non-stop laughter at each other's antics - partly contributed to by bicycles that needed serious maintenance and cycling skills that needed improvement. After the rest decided to call it a day, some of us continued on to the pier, where we did our stretching and relaxed beside people who were trying to fish. It was all very peaceful and nice, until the rain decided to come down again and it was a furious race back to McDonalds where everyone else was warm and cosy and enjoying their breakfast. Tiring, but memorable.

The only blight of the night - my poor camera got damaged. Everyone wanted to play around with it, but I'm the one stuck with the $250 repair bill and a memory card full of blurry photos that cannot be used. Not fun at all.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Boxing Boys

Over the weekend, I caught the Boxing Boys theatre performance. The synopsis was promising: "Breathtaking, entertaining and ultimately moving, Boxing Boys! stars real-life kickboxing champions, award-winning street dancers, sportsmen and martial arts experts – culled from nation-wide auditions in Thailand... Boxing Boys! is slated to take the audience on an exhilarating journey and experience the colourful life of a Thai kickboxer boxer. Witness the thrills and spills of a boisterous B-boy training to become a kickboxer so as to impress his feisty love interest. Catch the powerful fights between the kickboxers and their menacing opponents – in and outside the ring. Audience will be drawn into the moving storyline which sees sacrifices made, romance blossoms and friendship develops and watch as two men from completely different worlds learn about honour, love and what really keeps them rooted."

But all in all, it was a rather disappointing performance, especially given it was conceptualized and directed by the same director of 'Chang & Eng - The Musical'. Definitely not a show I would recommend (except if all you want is eye candy).

On an aside, I found it curious that quite a number of theatre-goers brought their children along. After all, there were sexual innuendoes scattered here and there, and plenty of topless guys (a la Chippendales) wearing nothing more than their boxers, who were at each other's throats most of the time. Understanding was not an issue, as the non-verbal performance is in the comedy/romance genre, but I thought the content interpretation was a tad unsuitable for 4-7 year olds.
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