Kimmikanuyi, Monica and I went to GSC for Phantom of the Opera (again!) a few Tuesdays ago. Since the girls have not experienced the highly priced, high class, leather reclining seats, we decided to see it in the GSC Gold Class cinema. This is my 3rd time in a Gold Class (first time was a free ticket to a forgetable show courtesy of Limacs; second time was seeing LoTR: Return of the King).
The movie was so good Monica claimed that she was "cried a few times." LOL.
On the way back Monica and I talked about the first musical we went to see. That was back in October 2001 in Singapore. They were showing Miss Saigon at that time. Greedy was in Singapore and she invited us to spend the night at her brother's apartment.
So ringgit and 3 other beautiful girls (kimmikanuyi, Monica and Emily) took a Nice bus to SG. We were very impressed with Nice. Not only did they use the 2nd link to Singapore (which cut our travel time by a good 30 minutes), they served food and drinks in the bus! Talk about service! The bus was extremely comfortable and clean. It did not give me the jitters like some of the other buses in Pudu Raya.
Once we reached SG, we took a MRT and met Greedy in the city. It's kinda hazy here but I remember meeting her in her office and she took us to a nearby food court for beef balls noodle. Then we took the MRT to Tampines, the suburb which she stayed. Monica started complaining that it was a really long walk from where we alighted in Tampines MRT station to the bus station. Weakling! Heh heh... I think the only constant thing I remember from that trip was Monica's complaints. Ha ha..
Greedy's brother's apartment was very nice. We stayed there and took our afternoon naps. I think Greedy and Emily cooked noodles for dinner (was it Maggi Mee with luncheon meat?) while kimmikanuyi, Monica and I freshened ourselves up. Emily has seen it in Australia before so she wasn't that keen. She just wanted a break and to get out of town, which was why she followed us - though Monica thinks that there's udang di sebalik batu.
Not sure why Greedy didn't want to see. No interest maybe?
Miss Saigon was my very first musical. I was awe struck! Everything was live! Call me a kampung boy but I was extremely impressed! And since that day, I was hooked to musicals. People say your first musical will always be the best. I do agree with this but not totally as I have seen even better musicals. Yet, there's always good memory of one's very first musical and I'm glad it was Miss Saigon and not, for example, Fame.
The following day, we visited Monica's sister who has a house in Holland Village. We spent the night there too and it was a lot of fun. I bought some VCDs and while our intention was to see it together, I ended up watching it alone. The girls were upstairs talking about candles, I think. Not sure why they enjoy doing that.
All in all, it was a good and memorable outing to Singapore.
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