I had actually rejected the invitation to this BBQ at boss’ condo. But since someone ‘begged’ me and (was forced) ‘offered’ to pick me up and back home, so no reason to reject … hehehe … 😛
Surprising it turned out to be quite enjoyable. But condo being condo, the size of their carpark was comparable to … hmm … Suntec? Coloured indications on carpark pillars which made us confused. Lobby lifts leaded to short corridors with no ‘escaped’ route. It took us almost half an hr to find our way out of the carpark to the BBQ pavilion 😛
I wasn’t expecting any meet up with anyone though I put “will be at clarke quay/chinatown area, should anyone want to meet up after 3pm can give me a call” (something like dat) as my msn caption.
大妹 sms-ed me to ask me out to accompany her and T for festive deco shootings at Chinatown which of course I was ‘ONz’ for it ^_*
But since the time was still early for the meet up and it would be too stupid to return home an hr+ later to return back to Chinatown, I joined BS back to office to surf net while she was doing her report 😛
The main road to chinatown was closed since 3pm for the light up at 7pm. And because of this, we couldn’t go up to the sky garden for any photo takings 😦 ‘No prawns shrimps oso can”, we went to the Buddha Relic Tooth Temple for their zodiac lantern decos instead.
It was supposed to be a happy nite if not for this inconvenience which we weren’t aware of. But even though, the most unpleasant incident came from the OG at people’s park. It was simply an elderly-expectantly-unfriendly management. Ok, I wasn’t angry with the staffs but was rather angry with the management decision for such arrangement.
1. No announcement 15mins prior to closing hour. (ok maybe they do but just doesn’t tally with the timing of my watch … ‘punishment’ for stepping in to the store assuming we would just head straight to the toy dept and swiftly browse thru the toys)
2. All exits closed except the 2 pathetic lifts which were always full. Crowds appeared in ‘stupid’ sights while shifting from one lift to another lift when that lift opened packed. (ok maybe no choice cos everyone only chosen to leave the place at the very last min)
3. This was the part which was the most RIDICULOUS one!!!! The staffs stopped all customers from getting down (but not upwards) by the escalators which WOULD be faster than waiting half an hour for the lift. How could you expect a pregnant woman to squeeze in with the rest? And there wasn’t just 1 around. (ok I believed they will lift up the ‘curfew’ should there be any fire around … but do we have to wait till that to HAPPENED?!)
4. There wasn’t any sufficient exits should the escalator be malfunctioned. This happened once during CNY where lots of ppl were shopping for their new year clothings, and among these ppl there were old folks too. How would you expect an elderly whose vision might not be as sharp as those young ones who could actually walked down the long escalator in a fast pace so as not to block those behind? I ever encountered 2 girls who made comments about 妈咪 and some other elderlys walking too slow, blocking their way. I can’t possibly let 妈咪 walk down on her own without holding on to her hand with such ‘steep’ steps, do I? I almost had this evil thought of kicking them down the escalator (oops! dun catch me cos I did nothing … just a sudden evil thought). Dun they have elderlys at hm? They were borned out from rocks?!?!
Ok back to OG, and finally when we, the last batch, got into the lift, the staff announced “Level 5, cleared!”. “Ya, it would have been cleared half an hour ago if we were allowed to leave from the escalators” I exclaimed aloud as I stepped into the lift. **真的很不爽** :@
When we finally came out from the exit near the taxistand, we headed straight to the mrt station. Along the way we saw groups of dragon dance members making their way back to their vehicles. Some people were seen taking pix of them and other light-up event’s performances along the way, but as this group bypassed me, I heard them saying “siam arh!” which I found them idiotly rude! “Excuse me” would be a more polite way shouldn’t they? Halo, there were tourists around you know?! (added on to my ‘hotness’ accumulated from the OG incident)
And along the way to the station, we saw some paramedics pushing a wheel chair. The lady seated on it seemed ok we thought. But as the wheel chair came passed us … OMG! the little boy! he looks only 2yrs old or so … his face was full of blood from his forehead to his mouth and he seemed to has exhausted from frights and cries. Poor boy! What had happened?!
A happy start ended with an unpleasant ending of the day … Aiyo! Wat’s an unexpected turn of the day!