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Sunny Christmas

Seems like the sun is not going anywhere. It was sunny today when I went to my colleague's house for Christmas lunch. She said they don't get such a nice weather during Christmas. Heh.. Lunch was a typical American lunch she said, whichs made up of ham, turkey breasts, whipped potatoes, salads and ice tea. To me, these taste pretty standard. Nothings special here. She heats them up and "fixed the food". My other colleagues, who is from India, likes to tease her American friends. She said Americans don't cook. They buy pre-packaged stuff from the supermarket and "fixed" them. That's why we hear Americans saying, "you want me to fix something for you to eat?".. Heh.. funny, that.

Anyway, I went for a movie after the luncheon. Went to see Memoirs of a Geisha. It's wasn't great but it's still a good movie. I guess the fact that Michelle Yeoh, someone from home, is there in the big screen, is reassuring since I am watching this movie alone. When she made her first appearance, the lady beside me exclaimed, "she's beautiful". I am like, huh? She's old! Zhang Ziyi is beautiful!

I remember my manager telling me that Dato' Michelle Yeoh were her classmate during secondary school. When she came back to Ipoh a couple of years ago, they had a reunion and she emailed her. She came and later my manager went to her hotel for chat. She said Dato' is still very down to earth. Imagine that.

Back to beauty... perhaps one of the reasons why Dallas is so, so boring is that, there's NO pretty girls around here. I mean, where's all the hot chicks we saw in TV or movies? All I see everyday are HUGE people. When I say huge, I mean really big. Their thigh is as big as my whole body. It's disappointing, really. I want to go home!

The following day, the day after Christmas aka Boxing Day, I went to Fry's and Best Buy at 10am. People say that Boxing Day is where the REAL sales is! They say that I have to go early and grab the stuff. People say that the Asians, particularly Indians, will camp at 7am to wait for the store to open to grab USB drives, disk drives, printers, etc.

These people are LIARS! Fry's and Best Buy were so quiet. There was no long queue. There was no sales! But they did condorn a huge area in anticipation of returns and exchange. That's it? Disk drives were not on sale. Printers were not on sale. I wake up early for nothing!

Anyway, I watched another movie - a Steven Spielberg directed movie called Munich. It sucks! What a boring show. I don't know.. is it me or is the quality of movies are not as good as last time? The previews all made up for it. I saw preview of M:I:iii (Mission Impossible III), Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster's Inside Men and one Harrison Ford movie which I can't seem to recall the title. Next year, we will have X-Men 3 also. Wow... good year? Or is it going to be flop?

I did end up buying a Logitech notebook mouse for $9. It's a really cool mouse where I could wrapped the mouse cable around the mouse for storage. Check it out.

Comments

  1. "Their thigh is as big as my whole body. It's disappointing, really. I want to go home!"

    Please, don't be so wicked.

    Munich and Memoirs of Geisha are strong contenders for the Oscars - as you know, Oscar winning movies can be a bit too dense for most people.

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  2. Go see it and tell me what your really think, Anonymous. I could appreciate Oscar nominated movies but Munich is just too, er, boring for me. I could accept Memoirs.. but Munich?

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  3. Eh Ringgit, maybe ppl in texas too kaya lah.. they don't go for cheapo/sales stuff hahahahahaa

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  4. aiyuh, apa macan u kena tipu :P

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  5. I read the book Memoirs of a Geisha. It was quite well done. I am going to watch the movie as well.

    Good to know Michelle Yeoh is down to earth. Some successful people really inspire me sometimes on the personal side of their life.

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