Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category
DH has recently bought a new flat screen TV. He’d taken a fancy to them when they first came out but as usual, the kids and I were trying to dissuade him from buying one since our old TV is still working.
Now we’ve got two televisions and DH is the only one big TV fan in the house. I guess when you’re a sports fan, the TV is your best friend. The rest of us barely even watch TV on a good day because what’s there to watch but reruns.
They don’t screen new movies on TV so all we ever get are reruns and we hate reruns, period. So DH is happy he’s got both TV remotes all to himself . We’re one family that doesn’t have remote fights.
Last weekend, we watched “Fast and Furious”. I mean, what else do you do if you get free tickets and free popcorn to boot? And of course, we loved the movie. It had us on the edge of our seats from start to finish.
Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) teams up again to go after the bad guys after Dom loses his girlfriend. Plenty of hot car chases down narrow ravine paths complete with rolling wrecks and tire screeches.
If you’re at loose ends this weekend, you’ve just got to go watch this movie. And go watch it at the cinema for the sound effects and chair-grippig excitement !
The lion dances have started. These days, they start early even before Chinese New Year. I watched my first one this year at 1 Utama last weekend. It was brilliant as usual. I think it’s our international lion dance champions performing there. Sorry I don’t know the name of the troupe.
Gotta love how the lion sails effortlessly through the air to land ever so softly on the next set of raised stilts. I haven’t uploaded the photos I took last weekend but here’s one I took last year of the same lion dance troupe at their best.
If you happen to be shopping at 1 Utama this weekend, be sure to check out the lion dance schedule.
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My son met up with his old friend from school yesterday. With both of them in college now and pursuing different courses, they have a hard time arranging for a common time to meet up.
My son will be starting his new semester at college next week while his friend has just completed his college exams and started his vacation last week.
So they were out for a full six hours yesterday at the mall but they did no shopping at all. They spent the entire time playing pool, watching a movie and eating out.
They traded stories about their favorite websites and how much notebook computer memory they’ve got now that they’re online so much doing their research and term papers.
Trust these two geeks to talk about nothing else. but. technology! I wouldn’t fallen asleep if I’d been there But it sounds like they had a great time and that’s all that matters when good friends meet.
My daughters watched the movie Twilight with their friends last week. Apparently it’s such a popular movie you have to have booked your movie tickets way, way ahead of time. Quite honestly, I had no intention of watching it.
My girls told me the story (they read the book) and I quickly decided a story about a girl falling in love with a vampire wasn’t my cup of tea . So I decided to stay home with my son.
As it turned out, his friend has lent him the DVD and he was going to watch it alone in his room and asked if I’d like to watch it with him. Why not?
Of course, we don’t have a home theater, so no fancy puffed-up reclining chairs or home theater sconces but it’s nice to sit back on my son’s bed. With all his cushy pillows propping me up and an iced tea in hand, I felt like a queen.