KTV at Iluma’s K-Suites and Movie at Vivocity

[Saturday, 3 April, 2010]

On Saturday, it started pouring before I could leave my house to join my ex-colleagues for the karaoke session at Iluma. However, after I opened my umbrella at the road, I realised most people were not carrying their umbrellas anymore; the rain had stopped specially for me.

The train was crowded. In return for the bad squeezy journey, I got to see babes all over the places, especially at Bugis. Since I was late, I made my way out of the underground as quickly as possible because the crowds would slow me down ten times my usual pace. I realised I got out at the wrong exit and had to waste extra time on waiting for the traffic light.

After reaching Iluma, I scratched my head for the location of K-Suites. Jenne called me to end my search at the fourth storey. I went down to meet them and I was the last to arrive. We were put into a small room at first but we decided it would be too squeezy for us and Jenne requested for a room with bed. As I walked past the rooms, I realised all of them were decorated nicely and differently; I was greatly impressed.

Our room was occupied mostly by the bed. Two LCD televisions were clear. At the side near the door was a controller, which included making a few sounds such as cheering, whistling and jeering. There was a small corner with a computer which came with internet access.

Zaki occupied himself mostly with the computer after he crazily stuffed food into his stomach. I joined in the fun as well, however, took much lesser food than him. The crazy thing was about the free-flow drinks since we had a coupon, which Jenne gotten from the previous fun. I was still shy like usual and did not sing until Jingkun picked a few songs for me. I died at the first song after chewing very long with the finger food.

With my younger brother gone to Germany, bringing the shared Sony camera along, I felt the great photography crisis when the images taken inside the dim room were horribly shown on the LCD screen of the old Olympic camera. I knew I could never get images as sharp and especially while using freehand during daylight.

After the karaoke, which we paid thirty-five bucks each, I joined Zaki, Jenne, Joei and Christine for the movie – The Lovely Bones – at Vivocity. Weitat and Jingkun bid me farewell after the toilet break, having a good laugh over the nacho Jingkun dropped into my shoes earlier on. Jenne did a quick shop for her pencil at Bugis before we took the train over to Harbourfront. We camped for a long time at the ticket booth for collection of the tickets, buying of food and waiting for Christine to withdraw money. Luckily, the movie started only after we went to the toilet to clear the water we consumed at the K-Suites earlier.

The Lovely Bones was filmed in an artistic and poetic way. It came with many horror scenes with anticipation of dangers. I found it quite dragging and in the mid of the two hours show, I really wished it would end soon. Zaki, on the other hand, loved it a lot.

At around nine o’clock, we bid each other farewell. The girls took cabs while I accompanied Zaki to the MRT control station before I crossed over to the opposite bus-stop.


Dragon Gate Restaurant and Iluma Shopping Centre

On Tuesday, lunch was quite stressful again. I was trying to rush my work inside the office when Dorothy announced to leave. I left my station and waited for around half an hour before we could move off. I really hated the time wastage. My designing work could never withstand interruption.

Daniel, Weitat and Jingkun were not around. Vivien, Mei Hoe, Mrs Grace Cheong, and I took Dorothy’s car to Harbourfront Centre to the Dragon Gate restaurant. It was Vivien’s farewell lunch. We started ordering while waiting for Mrs Seetoh and Mrs Lui to come, however, they seemed to take ages.

I found it weird to see young teenagers around and I assumed people were getting richer nowadays for I could not afford it when I was at their age. Anyway, some of the girls were cute.

After lunch, I joined Mrs Seetoh and Mrs Lui in case they got lost again. We walked over to Vivocity where they parked the car and made a few rounds inside the car park before we could get out. I was quite worried on the way.

After I got back to the office, I tried to do as much work as possible in my sleepy head. There was some progress but too much time was already wasted.

I had a dinner with Gilbert. We had not met up for long. I waited for him at Tanjong Pagar MRT station since it was drizzling and I decided not to go home to put down my stuffs or take a shower. However, before I saw the weather as I was taking the escalator up, I saw a sexy girl in her low-cutting dress and my eyes almost popped out. She was certainly a big distraction inside her office with her good looks.

I stood like a status neat the control station. I was so bored that I even went to top up my ezlink card.

We had dinner at a Japanese restaurant where the food was certainly to my dislike but the ambience was fantastic. I almost felt like throwing out after I realised the baked rice kind of food I ordered contained pasta. We also had a side dish which tasted like “hum jing peng” but with cheese inside. Gilbert insisted to give me a treat.

Next, he brought me to the Iluma, the newest shopping centre at Bugis. The design was quite trendy and scary. They had an escalator leading from the first storey to around the fourth storey, which I found it cool but dangerous; I would not recommend old people to use it. Most of the visitors were young people and a few shops were selling “ah lian” type of clothes. They had a cinema at the top level and I supposed I would visit it next time.

We walked around and I had a stomach upset and started using their toilet, which was well secluded. While doing my business, I could smell smoke.

We peeped into the Topman shop at Bugis Junction for a while before Gilbert went to get his buns and bread at the basement before making our way to the train station.