HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 EVERYONE!!

And Happy Birthday Miss JJ!! Wishing you an abundant fruitful smooth-sailing life all the way!

Movie title: Bedtime stories
Ratings:4.2/5
Comments: Usually Im not very enthu with fantasy movies but my bro commented it was not bad, so dearie and me watched it. It does have abit of fantasy factor but thank god it’s not too much. Funny. That’s probably the most attractive quality.

We went Vivocity to check out Vickki’s new house. The old one is difficult to wash as well as dry. Not to mention it’s already very dirty despite few washings. I meant to find one in waterproof material for easy cleaning but did not see any suitable ones in Pet’s Lover Central at Vivo. Maybe I need to check out some kid’s department. Haiz.

The last day of 2008, a.k.a, 31st Dec 2008, we(dearie, me, Al & Cat, James & Hui) kinda had a mini count down at Settler’s Cafe. Haha. Weird right? But our plan was not the count down lah. We started playing games from 11pm to 3am. The staff were pretty enthu to give us those explosive pop thingy..dont know what’s that called lah anyway. And all of us “pop” at 12am sharp with all the others in the cafe. Haha.

We had a lot of fun playing the games there. It’s a long long time since my last visit to Settlers while it’s the other’s first time. So it’s pretty refreshing! Thank god they also serve drinks as well as fingerfood for I’m so hungry most of the times. As usual, the girls amazed me with their never-hungry-attitude. Something must be wrong with me! For I am forever hungry!

I’ve lost my waist already lah. Have told myself to cut back on eating starting from year 2009 onwards.

Oh anyway, the 6 of us played many different games. I think the most fun one is the “monster game”. Surprisely it’s very simple to play. Just place the mass number of different cards on the table faced down. Each will take turn to flip open a card to reveal different “monster” faces. Once each “monster” appears 3 times on the table, we’re to grab the 3 cards. 1 card serves 1 point. This game tests your reflex, and aggressiveness. Undeniably, Im the most chor lor one among the group therefore I kept win. It’s very funny when 2 guys were snatching 1 card. Lol. But on average, guys seemed to have slower reflexes. =P

The next game comprised of a board with random poker slots, e.g, 6 of clubs and 9 of spade etc, all placed side by side. The 6 of us were split into 3 teams with alternate turns. Each of us had 5 cards to start with. We can only place our team colour tokens on the respective slots when we have the respective poker pattern/number. The team who creates 2 straight sequences of 5 wins. In addition, one-eyed Jack cards can remove any token from the board while the 2 eyed Jack cards allow you to put your token anywhere on the board.

So when we saw other teams had a sequence of 3 or 4 already, we would try to sabotage by breaking the sequence by our colour tokens. But that was provided we picked the respective poker cards or else the double-eyed Jack. Subsequently, the one-eyed Jack can remove any sabotaged tokens which spoils the sequence. Hmm not much excitement for this game. Though dearie and me won.

Another game consists of bidding for different houses(signified by numbered cards) and ultimately selling off the houses for cheque money. The person with the most cheque amounts win. Each of us has $12,000 to bid for houses. Each auction will have 6 random standard houses. Each time, the highest bid will take the best house during the auction(ranked from 1 to 30, from the worst house to the most luxurious house) while the 1st to pass will get the worst house and the 2nd to pass will get the 2nd louiest house in the auction, so on and so forth. The winner of the best house must surrender all the bid money to the bank while the others will submit half to the bank. Naturally the one who passed on first try dont need to pay anything at all. Our left over money has no use and will be forfeited.

After we had bought all the 30 houses, we’re to bid with our different houses(with cards faced down) for the different cheque amounts. Again, the best house will get the highest cheque amount and the louiest house will get the lowest cheque amount. So buying better houses is important.

This game plays around with probability, some analysis and some luck. Because sometimes, if you’re the 3rd to pass, you dont need to spend anything just to get a pretty good house, like, house 19. That is provided like, house 19 is the 3rd louiest house. And when bidding cheque amounts with your house, it depends on how your house ranks with the the current competitors in every auction. The best house, house 30 will have no fear of competition. But ultimately, it’s unlikely you got the best 6 houses for the highest 6 cheque amounts. And it’s your choice to choose which house to bid for every round. We played twice but forgotten who won. Haha. Al or Cat I think.

Another game consists of deals, shares and investors. There are a total of around 16 deals on the board but usually after 10 deals, the game will end. Every deal has different number of shares, different amounts for every share(e.g 1 share=3mil) and needs different number of and different investors. Each of us has an identity and 5 sabotage cards, e.g, ImTheBoss card, “XXX-is-on-a-trip” card or “bring-XXX-back-from-a-trip” card or the “STOP” card. Shall cut the description short. You just need to find the suitable investors stated by the deal on the board, make a fair share of investment from the bank who’ll pay you the millions and close the deal.

It’s damn funny when we used our sabotage cards to threaten/fleece/demand for money from the Boss(the one who makes the deal). Ultimately, if you feel there’s too little to earn or kanna sabotaged, you’re to draw 3 sabotage cards and dont deal at all. The winner is the one who owns the most money. Al won lah, because he got alot of sabo cards and kept fleece money from us, i.e, “you better give me 2 million or I send you away on a trip” or “you give me 4 million then I save you from his sabo because I can bring you back.” Lol. I think Hui got the 2nd highest of money with her good negotiation and strategy skills too!

We almost played another game, but due to time constraint, we didnt. Will play next time! Ended the day with the popular Win, Lose Or Draw! I think they called it Pictionary. 3 Girls VS 3 Guys. There’s a draw. HAHA. Among all, Hui and dearie guessed the most. Their minds really work fast! Al sucks the most at drawing. Our jaws almost dropped when he claimed the fish bone he’s trying to draw is to hint us that the word is “Squid”. *faint*

4 hours passed in a wink and I actually craved for more. That’s so much more enjoyable than 4 hours in a club which make my ears hurt. =P And I actually dont need alcohol to have so much fun for 4 hours. I think, I might be able to kick alcohol. Ultimately they’re not very good for health, makes the skin dry too. I shall try. But red wine is still my loves. For it’s not too harsh.

They say, if you stop doing something which you’re always doing for consecutively 20 or 21 days, it’s highly possible you can stop the habit. =D I think it’s quite true too. Because it’s been more than 20days since I had Chippy’s Cheese Sausage and somehow, my craving stopped for it. To think I NEED to have it everytime I sees it. Now, I simply dont have the urge anymore. Hmm…….

Movie Title: 7 pounds
Ratings: 3.3/5
Comments: Grabbed this movie just now at Lot 1. Sigh. A slight disappointment with Will Smith’s movie. We always thought his movies has a minimum standard. Nothing to do with him of course. We love his acting but this story…well, there’s no excitement, no climax, almost no plot. And it’s sad. Almost right from the start. Like, how you feel when you’re pre-warned that your favourite main lead is going to commit suicide. Actually we missed the front prelude(the part where he commits suicide), but I still feel the flow of the story is a bore with a shocking ending. It’s very meaningful, YES! Doing good deeds sure is meaningful, touching, noble and everything. But it’s BORING.

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