This year’s NYE was great…invited my batch mates over to my house for a time of movies and boardgames…at 11am, the people who came were khooty, yip, pang, eugene, kmh, leslie and edwin. that’s like half of our batch! the first movie we watched was The Bridge To Terabithia, which I had watched before and wanted to ask others to watch it all along. it’s a pretty good and touching movie which we all agreed.
We ordered pelican pizza and it arrived in the middle of the first movie. my bro said it’s better than Canadian, and although the large serving seemed too little for the 8th of us, the garlic bread and chicken wings helped to make us full. not too bad.
after the meal we played one round of citadels, which lasted almost 1.5 hours. kelvin yip kindly brought the game and introduced us to it and although it was a slow game, I guess we had a good time playing it.
after that yaofeng arrived and just before edwin and leslie left, we had a grape juice toast for the new year and to ORD! it was my idea adopted from YM and I thought that it’d be a good opportunity for a toast since it’s the new year.
then we watched our second movie – zodiac – which was nice at first but got draggy and long after that. we can’t wait for it to finish kinda feeling. after which the rest left and me and yip and khooty went to chevrons for the dinner.
i was kena nominated for the dinner, and it’s supposed to be incentive. okay lah, since it’s free anyway. typical wedding chinese-style kinda food, the programme was interesting at first, with games like human jackpot by the emcee. it got boring when the magic show came, which was quite amateur and uninteresting. we were in a dilemma whether to leave early or not.
finally i decided that we should leave early at 11pm and go marina bay to catch the fireworks. I thought that can go to The Sail area where there’d be probably less people. We alighted at Tanjong Pagar, which was the wrong choice as Raffles Place is nearer. We walked, my GPS failed me, but we managed to get to central boulevard where a lot of cars are parked and many people waiting for the fireworks. there were even lorries and people sitting on top of them.
at 12midnight, the fireworks came, and they were slightly blocked by the stupid sail building. we ran towards the open field in order to get a better view. Not too bad…a back reverse kinda view as compared to viewing from the crowded esplanade. actually we should have walked to marina boulevard instead, and could have gotten a better view IN FRONT of the sail. haha.
after that we went to lau pa sat while yip waited for his friends. then khooty and i left, and i walked through the almost empty pathways (but congested roads) of raffles place and esplanade drive before catching the last 2nd train from city hall and the last 3rd train of NEL home at about 2.15am.