Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Been having a busy week. Last week was James birthday, and like 4 hours before the karaoke session, I was informed that there was a karaoke session. Great. I had no car because my mom had taken the car. Way too last minute, I said I'd miss the karaoke but join the chill out session after it. Then I'm told that karaoke has been postponed to midnight because most people can't make it at the earlier timing. Oh, did I mention this was a Sunday? I mean, Symposium has always had shit scheduling, but I had work the next day. Karaoke would end at 2am, and with the usual dragging of time, settling payments and all that it'd probably be 2:30am or 3am by the time I left for home. So I passed on it, but made up by chilling out with a few of them at Lai Kong, the alternative to Ming Tien, the next day. I hate Lai Kong. The place is so crap but my cellgroup loved going there to eat, and now Symposium considers this the alternative to Ming Tien.
Later that week I drove my mom to the airport as she was going to Taiwan for 10 days. She studied in a Taiwanese university 30 years ago, so it was a time for her to meet her old university friends, attend some sort of seminar and see the country.
On Saturday I went out with my colleagues at JobsCentral to Sunway Lagoon! Due to the sales team hitting a record high figure, we were treated to this. When I was a student at TOA, first years had free entrance to Sunway Lagoon, due to some agreement the college had with Sunway. However, it was only free entrance for the Wet and Dry Parks. The other parks cost extra, so naturally we didn't bother wasting money on the others. Wet and dry were good enough. This time we had entrance to all parks. Yes, that meant that I could finally attend the Scream Park for the first time in my bloody life. I love horror but I was a broke college student, so I never went. At least now, I could. It was the first stop for most of us. We had to go in a straight line, and naturally, they placed me first. So I led the way for the whole time, nothing scaring me. The walk through was really, really nice. I kind of forgot the order of the room themes, but there was a general zombie outbreak, an area with the famous horror icons, an area where we had to wear 3D glasses and walk through a maze with specially drawn graffiti that popped out due to the glasses, and even a walkway bridge that tilted left and right a bit with a rotating cloth-tube surrounding you that attempted to daze people. It did a good job. Very dizzy after that, lol. There was an area full of wrapped up figures too, something the Malaysians call "pocong", and lastly, the World War Z theme. Jump scares were aplenty throughout the whole thing, and ghouls and zombies would make loud noises, scream, jump out from certain places and walk from out of nowhere. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the whole thing was really well done. A lot of the people behind me freaked, screamed and yelled. It was bloody hilarious, because it didn't faze me. But it was truly something I enjoyed. Right before the exit, I suspected something would jump out and lo, I was right. A masked guy with a chainsaw came out as we opened the exit door. Lina was on the verge of tears. Lol. We went to the dry park, wildlife park and wet park in that order, trying out the rides. It's been so long since I came, and it was nice to have fun in an amusement park again. With a few new rides, it was surprising too, in a good way. The last 2 hours or so were spent lazing around at the wave beach with Michelle, Vincent, Kayne, Lina, Minghan and Kwainam, the manager of JobsCentral.
After we showered, I couldn't join them for dinner as I had already made plans with meet with Terence Aaron. Terence was a fan of Ataraxique and kept in contact. He can't make it for the Daarchlea gig next week so he asked me to take his place, and also to pass him Ataraxique's EP, which he's wanted for a long time. We met up, had dinner and chatted metal and politics, as well as telling him the whole story about Sharon and I. We went to catch the wayang kulit enactment of Star Wars, and I must say it was really well done. They merged some famous figures with the Star Wars characters to have some kind of modernity and tradition. It was all in Malay though, so I didn't understand it, although I more or less knew the general dialogue from the films. After that I dropped Terence back home at Shah Alam and met up with Andrew for some pool. We played 5 matches. 4-1, victory to me. Heh. I played pretty good, with some shots I was pretty proud of, considering my absence of playing. Odd coincidence, solids won every single round.
The next day I overslept for church as I had hung out pretty late. I spent the day watching Game of Thrones season 3, to catch up on all the dramas and series I've missed due to being with Sharon. Sharon forbade me from watching Game of Thrones because of all the nudity and because we went out every day, spending time with each other, we rarely had time to watch series at home. Also, I had borrowed 50 Shades of Grey from Jesphianee, a new colleague in the company who is a huge reader. We talked about classics, and due to curiosity to see what the big deal's about, borrowed it from her to finally read it for myself. Read a bit in my free time.
Today at work, I ended up joining the Viper Challenge. Lol, some of the GTI colleagues are going so they asked Ming Han and I whether we wanted to join. I said I'd think about it, but eventually said okay, just to try it out. I hate marathons and stamina events, so I'm kind of wondering why I joined. But what the hell, why not try something new. 20km with 20 obstacles in between. Time to die. After work I had dinner with Daryl and had a great conversation over colleagues, and some Symposium stories. I had already said I'd meet Symposium afterward, so despite having a good time, I said I needed to rush off, as the dinner and conversation lasted 3 hours. I took Kesas Highway, speeding and paying a lot of tolls to meet with the rest and when I reached Ming Tien, none of them were there. Calling them, they told me they were at Blitzone playing Call of Duty Zombies. Redzuan said they were finishing up so I didn't bother to get a computer and join in. So I waited. And waited. And waited. After over an hour they finally finished. I got annoyed. You called me down to chill and then spent the entire time playing on the computer. I was chatting with Daryl until 10:45pm, and I thought if I go too late, I'll have less time to chill and talk, so despite me being in a very engaging topic at the time, I cut it short and took a fast and expensive highway to go down. Well, it was a waste of my time, money and effort because I could've driven slow as hell on Federal Highway and still reached before they finished. So much for hanging out. It was slightly over midnight and I decided, to hell with it, I'm going home. Wasted more than an hour and money rushing for shits. Not to mention I think I got caught by a speed camera. Justin said that they'd hang out at Ming Tien now, but what, stay for half an hour when I rushed down and waited more than an hour? No thanks. I've got work the next day and I need to rest and get some good sleep. I gave an attitude and drove off. I could've spent that time continuing chatting with Daryl, or watching some more episodes of some series, or read a good book. Instead I wasted my time rushing for cocks. Ugh.