Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Last year for Hari Raya, when I asked Cindy out, I ended up going with 3 girls. This time, when I asked her out, she said she was bringing a friend. I was assuming a girl friend. Nopes... in the end, it was 3 guys with one girl! What?
The start of the day was so bad though. Geez. I planned to walk to the LRT, take public transport to Sunway Pyramid, then take the car from my mom and pick up Cindy, then meet up with her friends and voila, we'd watch the movie after a meal. So much for that. My mom came back with uncle Ben before I was leaving the house, so I thought having the car and driving to Pyramid would be so much easier. Turns out the car was needed for meeting other people, and I'd only get it at 7pm. I told Cindy that, and she said she'd get her friend to pick her up instead. What the hell.
I got ready, and waited for the car, which only came back home around 7:20pm. I was supposed to reach at 7:30pm. Great. I rushed and speeded, ignoring all the speed traps, with my minimum speed 100km/h. I reached, got parking and went up. Turns out that we were joined by Francis and Chee Meng. Alrighty... we went to watch Angels and Demons. The movie's pretty good. Much better than The Da Vinci Code, although they took a lot of liberties with regards to the book! Like Cardinal Baggia survived! Even though in the book he's killed. They completely erased some cranky old scientist from the book too, who's role is given to 2 other guys who get killed. Plus, the Illuminati diamond is GONE! The replacement for it was like SO what the hell! The camerlengo was also renamed, and his secret relationship (as in, how they're related) with the Pope was completely ignored too. The murdered scientist in the beginning is no longer Vittoria's dad, and the anti-matter project was done by an entire CERN team, not the father and daughter duo. The beginning is also completely changed, and how Robert and Vittoria meet is totally changed too. Also, when the camerlengo sets himself on fire, he doesn't scream and yell like he did in the movie! And especially he didn't do it hidden! Okay. Enough with the complaints.
I didn't enjoy a movie I'm ranting about. That was just the changes which I didn't like. However, the action they added in was very impressive, and much more dramatic than the book. I loved the scene with the Camerlengo and the helicopter, 'cause it really was so emotional, even though they changed that compared to the book also. The explosion was severely exaggerated but I liked how exaggerated they made it. It really gave a glimpse into the power of the antimatter. Plus, the clouds that were desecrated were damn beautiful, and the emotions of the crowd were great. All in all, a good movie. Recommended, but book purists may not appreciate some liberties (like me!). Also, the score of the movie was brilliant. I rarely pay attention to music and songs in a movie 'cause they're usually not that impressive. But for Angels and Demons... wow, every score fit the moment so perfectly! Done in great skill and power... I must say kudos to the orchestra. I loved the music completely!
Chilled out at some place that was showing a documentary about blue whales. While chatting and watching the documentary, we also talked about sports, a lot of scientific facts, whales and sealife, considering the documentary in front of us... and all that. Pretty interesting conversation. When I went home though, I sped recklessly again. Not because I was in a rush, nor hadn't I enjoyed my evening. It was mainly... 'cause I was jealous. Yeah, shoot me. I do get jealous too, though not to the extent of Mr Jealousy.
Why? Well, after plucking a hell lot of courage to ask her out, she ends up bringing not a friend, as she said, but two! And guys as well! I don't have a problem with them, rest assured. It's just, obviously I'd prefer one on one time. Did I enjoy all the jokes and laughter with the guys? Definitely. Did I enjoy their presence and company? Of course. Did the guys make the night fun and all? Without a doubt. Did I want them to be there? In all honesty, no, and that's a very important distinction. Sure, I got the couple seats with her, but so what. She was so smitten and touchy-touchy with him for the rest of the night. Getting slapped on the arm by female friends is no big deal. But guys do tend to enjoy it when someone they like slaps their arm. It means interaction, and usually, humour. Yeah, I got slapped for making jokes and all, but you definitely know its damn platonic, especially when she's so much deeper with the other guy. I'm not saying who. I'm not saying I dislike the guy either. I'm just simply jealous. No fault in that. By their interaction. He also got to drive her home too. Ah, that was like insult to injury.
If in our presence, they could be so close and all, I really wonder what the car ride was like. Sorry, I'm just imagining. I'm not implying anything. But come to think of it... I guess it's no surprise in the first place. Happily she goes over to him after morning prayer meetings to chat. After service if there's a chance she'll talk to him. I ask her out for a movie and he's considered by her. All the outings she goes to, the movies and such... and I'm never into consideration. Not even once. Only coincidences or my initiatives are the reason why.
So what if I'm first on her featured friends in Friendster. So what if she wished me happy birthday. So what, so what... for so many other things I could list down. It was all purely friendship based. I guess, should she ask the fourth time who I like, I'll simply tell the truth. Let's see what else I won't be considered in next time.