Sunday, 22 November 2009

Movie, steamboat and Run

It's funny when I think about it. When the kids were younger, I was the one sussing out good movies to bring them to. Then with their eyes peeled on the cinema screen, I would be catching my 40 winks.

The tide has turned of course. They no longer rely on me to bring them to the cinema. Instead, they tell me what I should watch.

"Are you going out on Friday? Then you must go watch 2012 with CH. The effects are good!", YK said.

Both the kids have already seen the movie with their friends, so the two oldies made our way to the cinema after dinner. We arrived ten minutes before screen time and found ourselves seated on the front row. After slumping in our seat for almost 3 hours, we got up with a backache.

The computer effects were more impressive than the storyline. Surprisingly, the show didn't move me in the way it should. The massive scale of destruction didn't instill any fear in me nor did I experience any heart stopping moments. And I must agree with YK that the finale was quite a let down.

On the other hand, I found the Avatar movie trailer very captivating. The storyline looks pretty exciting and the animation is fantastic.

We went straight home to sleep as I had an early day ahead. I wanted to be at the market early to get the freshest seafood for our steamboat dinner. The guests started trickling in at 3pm. Fry was the first to arrive, followed by CH, K@ye and ST.

Everyone brought some ingredients to contribute. By 6pm, we were dunking prawns, squid, sliced meat and all sorts of balls into the hotpot. I ate until there was no more room in my tummy. Still, that didn't stop me from eating dessert - my own home made apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

It would be better if we had a bigger living room. Nine adults inside a small apartment can be quite a squeeze. It's time I makeover my patio so that it's more conducive for hosting garden parties.

I went to bed wondering if I could still run at the "Run for Hope" charity event to raise funds for the cancer society. Miraculously, CH and I found the 4km run such a breeze that we suspected they had marked the distance wrongly.

Anyway, the weekend is over and I have a busy week ahead. My principal is arriving from UK tomorrow and I have meetings lined up all week. When he flies out of Singapore on Friday, I will be jetting off to Hanoi with my girlfriends for a weekend of feasting.

I wonder what the dog and kids are going to eat when I am gone?


The Real Mother Hen said...

Any steamboat leftover? Not for your kids, but for me!!! :)

Blur Ting said...

Hi MH! No leftovers for you my friend. I would make a fresh pot with all the goodies just for you!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

thanks for the great hospitality, Ting! u forgot to mention your apple crumble wor.

tis homemade variety beats so many others outside! the plus point was tat it wasn't not overloaded with cinnamon. even dear Rusty liked it and he ain't a normally fruit dog. hehehe.....

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

i mean, Rusty ain't normally a fruit dog! i'm turning into a fruitcake! LOL

Blur Ting said...

LOL, a fruit dog, like gummy bear?