I’ve been watching quite a few movies recently. First, there was Van Helsing with my cousin, Jonathan. Then there was Troy with Benedict and Cui Xia. And there was The Day After Tomorrow with my girlfriend two days before yesterday. Today, I went to Suntec City (local mall) to catch Harry Potter riding on his broomstick with my younger brother, my aunt and my uncle.
I can’t say I am fully blown by the effects of the movie. It does showcase some interesting effects, I especially enjoyed the bus ride that Harry Potter rid on. It’s much more enjoyable than the one I ride to Suntec City on.
After the movie, we split and I proceeded to meet my mother at City Hall train station. Our destination? Nope, it’s not Hogwarts. I can’t possibly be going Hogwarts all the times. -yawn- I went to Singapore Expo. Unlike Hogwarts, where the wizards and likes gather, Singapore Expo has a PC Show where the geeks and likes gather.
It’s a long ride, it never felt more boring, even with my mother in the train. I wished I had a train conductor like Harry’s bus conductor, my ride would be much exciting (and dangerous). But screw Potter. The highlight of my day is the PC Show 2004.
The PC Show is filled with people both young and old. In Singapore, PC Show is very much a family affair somehow because you can see a few father walking enthusiastically from one end to the other while his wife tagged along carrying a kid.
However, seeing these family outing aren’t the strangest sight of them all. The strangest is seeing a Mac in the PC Show! Maybe Apple made a mistake and joined the wrong show. They should have been in The Heeren (another local mall with HMV) promoting iPod and iTunes. But today they’re at the PC Show promoting the same thing plus some other software. So much for PC Show.
Since Apple is there marketing Macs, you can’t blame Microsoft marketing Xbox-es and local telecommunication giant – SingTel – trying to get people to sign up 1,500 Kbps ASDL connection services. Xbox is going at a super low price there, SingTel is offering that 1,500 service at the cost of their 512-equivalent service too! You people might want to head down and join the squeeze next morning.
What I am really interested is none of the above I mentioned, not even Harry Potter. I am interested in a digital camera. I walked around watching one after another digital camera from Sony badly overcharged and finally settled on a Konica Minolta one.
Why Konica Minolta? Well, my mother thinks the salesperson is the friendliest of them all and she’s paying for half of the camera. Indeed he is the friendliest and my father ought not to know about this. Actually only reason that my mother found him friendliest is because none of the other spoke Mandarin, the language that my mother loved (and only understand).
We took an-hour train ride home. Felt tired, so much that I never intended to switch on the computer if not for typing this post and spending 2 hours exploring the digital camera. And because I spend 2 hours playing around with my new friend, I have to make a post on 1:10 a.m.. What the hell, I will have to post with a date that’s one day after. If only I had Hermione’s Time-turner (just a less fancy name for a time-traveling device).. Hey, I do have. [The time of post has been changed to 11:10 p.m. from 1:10 a.m., i.e. 2 hours back.]