I simply love Madagascar the movie. So when I heard that Madagascar 3 is screening now, I told Daddy and Mummy that I wanted to watch the movie. So on Saturday, we decided to watch the movie at Jurong Point GV using the free movie vouchers that Daddy has.
Went to catch the 245 pm movie, after my ballet class. We reached there 10 mins before the movie started, so went in early to wait to catch some of the commercials and movie previews. Daddy bought the popcorn combo set so that we can munch during the movie.
Upon stepping into Cinema 6, it was so stuffy and hot. Daddy went to check with the staff and was told that they were trying to restart the aircon. Should be ready before the movie start. And we thought Jurong Point GV just underwent a renovation !!!! So we waited patiently and watched the commercials. At about 250 pm, the movie started and the aircon was not functioning at all. It was really hot and stuffy, and imagine sitting in a sauna for the next 1.5-2 hrs !!!! So we decided to skip the movie and ask for a refund, along with some other patrons. Really unfortunate just when I was so hyped up, waiting to see my favourite Madagascar movie !!!
See how I had my popcorn in my hands, ready to munch them when the movie started .. sigh
So we had a refund for the movie (they gave Daddy extra complimentary tickets as compensation), including the popcorn combo set. Mummy then realized that there was a 3D Madagascar show at 320 pm, so we quickly used our complimentary tickets (and decided to top up the balance) for the 3D show. But the staff refused to let us use the complimentary tickets since they were for the regular movies. So we told them to refund us cash instead of complimentary tickets, and the staff said this was not possible !!! Really stupid. Daddy and Mummy asked to talk to the manager, and in the end, the manager decided to let us use the complimentary tickets for the 3D movie in Cinema 3.
We stepped into the cinema ... place was cool, that means aircon was working .... phew !!!
Since it was my first time watching the 3D movie, I was quite execited .... trying out my 3D glassess ....
And Daddy's 3D glassess .. too big for me.
The commercial started ... and after 1 minute, the colours on the screen went crazy .... Daddy and Mummy were thinking in their mind, NOT AGAIN !!! So we thought maybe only the commercials were affected, so we waited for the movie to start and see if the colours were back to normal. And when the movie started, the colours were still crazy .... Daddy went again to check with the staff, and the staff immediately told the technical crew to check the AV equipment !!! They actually did not know that something was wrong ??? And then the announcement came : "Due to a technical error, we are checking the equipment. The movie will restart in 10 mins". So we sat there waiting patiently ....
And 10 mins later, came the same announcement, telling us to wait for another 10 mins. And by the time, the 3rd announcement came (the same one), Daddy decided to ask the staff how long more do we have to wait. Since the staff could not give a concrete answer, we decided to ask for a refund AGAIN (refund of a refund) !!! And when we asked to be refunded for our parking coupon and in the end, had 2 more complimentary tickets.
Daddy was telling Mummy that I am Madagascar 3 克星 !!! And as we stepped out of the cinema, Mummy saw that there was another cinema theatre that was out due to a technical error !! Gosh, Jurong Point has 6 theatres, and 3 were out on a single day !!! Wonder what was the use of a renovation.
I was so disappointed that I could not catch my Madagascar 3 movie, so Mummy checked that Tiong Bahru GV had that show at 505 pm, and the theatre was still very empty. So we drove down to the cinema to catch the movie. And YES !!!! Everything was great .... aircon was working, screen was OK ...
I enjoyed the movie a lot, except for the part when the bad lady who wanted to kill Alex appeared ... I fidgeted a little, sobbed a little everytime she appeared ... but the last straw was at the last part of the movie when she fired the death bullet at Alex. I just burst out crying loudly in the cinema, and Daddy had to carry me to console me .... luckily it was almost at the end of the movie, and the bad lady was quickly nailed down by Alex and his friends.
Overall experience ... given up hope on Jurong Point GV, Madagascar 3 is a great movie (even Daddy and Mummy enjoyed it a lot). But looks like I still like to live in a world where there is no bad guys at all ... and that means Barney movies !!! Haha
And 叔叔 shall have the free 3D complimentary tickets, all thanks to Jurong Point GV !!!
In order to have me cultivate a good habit of waking up by myself, Daddy and Mummy decided to buy me an alarm clock. I saw this conventional one at IKEA, and decided to get this.
This is how the alarm clock sounds like ...
So on Saturday night, Daddy set the alarm to sound off at 8 am, since the following day was a Sunday ... time to wake up a little later. Then Daddy sent me to bed.
The next day, I walked into Daddy and Mummy's room and told Mummy (Daddy went out early for his Mizuno run) that the alarm clock was spoilt !!! Mummy looked at the time and saw that it was only 730 am, and told me it was not time for the alarm to go off yet.
But I told Mummy, I woke up early, waited in my room, and stared at the alarm clock for really, really long time and still the alarm did not go off !!! Mummy laughed her head off when she heard that. So I don't need an alarm clock to wake me up ?????
Daddy heard the story, laughed it off, and decided to try again on Sunday night. Set the alarm at 7 am for school the next day. And this time, after a few seconds of ringing, I managed to silence it and woke up at 7 am by myself !!!
Daddy was glad that the alarm clock worked ... but secretly he was wondering if I had woke up at 6+ and waited for the alarm clock to sound off, ready to silence it .... haha
Poor 表妹 .... she was hospitalized for asthma attack on last weekend. She does have sensitive lungs and airways, and when she catches a flu, she is prone to asthma attacks. So we went down to visit her, and brought her a helium balloon and a sticker book so that she would not be so bored.
And 表妹 was so happy to see me !!! Since it was lunch time, I decided to feed her myself
Fortunately for 表妹, she was discharged after 2 days. Hope her asthma attacks will slowly go away as she grows up.
Daddy went for his second 10 km run for this year : the Mizuno Passion Mount Faber Run. He did this run 2 years back, but missed it last year.
Had a lot of uphill and downhill areas, especially the mount faber portion ... Daddy had to walk and run for quite a bit .... but he still managed to complete the 10 km run in just under 1 hour (in fact, 1 min short of 1 hour ... haha)
As usual, I am his model for displaying his finisher's medal ... haha
While Daddy went for this run in the morning, I also did some exercise .... went for my morning swim !!!
See Daddy's chair and my chair .... side by side !!!
Daddy bought the small chair from IKEA for me earlier on, and after seeing how I enjoyed sitting on my chair, while I watched my favourite TV program, Daddy decided to get one for himself. And he chose the same design and colour to match my chair !!!
So we will be sitting in the chairs while watching our favourite TV programs !!!
Daddy and Mummy took leave on Friday to go to JB to get my toiletries ... because for every bottle of Sebamed Shower Bath Oil, we can save easily $6 (if Singapore is having sale, otherwise, it would be even more) !!! So everytime they will comb the shopping centres and sweep the entire shelf empty ... but it was quite hard to find the bath oil since not high demand, and so not many shopping centres carry that. At the same time, it was great to have cheap and good meals in JB .... and to enjoy some relaxed shopping.
And this time, they saw a Madagascar performance (due to Madagascar 3 movie which will be screening in Malaysia in Jul). Daddy and Mummy knew if I were to go with them that day, I will simply go ga-ga over the performance.
But Daddy and Mummy promised to bring me to the cinema to watch Madagascar 3 next weekend !!! Hooray !!! Cannot wait for that
Daddy's actual birthday is on Saturday, so Mummy and I planned to celebrate his birthday on Friday evening by going out to have a nice dinner, and celebrate his birthday on Saturday with the rest of the family members.
Unfortunately, I developed a fever (about 39 degC) on Friday afternoon, and so Daddy had to bring me to see a doctor in the afternoon, and then stayed home. So coincidental !!!
Fortunately, after 3 doses of fever-subsiding medication, my fever came down on Saturday morning, so it was still in time to celebrate Daddy's birthday !!!! Phew !!!
I drew a birthday card for Daddy a few days back (made sure Daddy was not at home or was busy having night telecons so that he did not see me preparing the card).
On Saturday, 爷爷, 奶奶 and 姑姑 came over to our place in the afternoon. 叔叔 was down with flu so he could not join us. Mummy wanted to cook Thai food for dinner (green curry, pineapple rice etc), but 奶奶 tummy was not feeling well, so we decided to go out for some simple fare at JCube.
Then we came back for some durian (we bought them on the way back), and then eat the cake that 姑姑 bought
Happy birthday, Daddy !!! And I made Daddy sleep with me that night (by squeezing with me in my single bed) .... haha.
On Saturday afternoon, Daddy and Mummy went to meet up with Ms Kristy and 周老师 to go over my progress in school.
Overall, my learning progress is pretty good, able to pick things up fast. Also willing to help the teachers and my fellow classmates. But the teachers highlighted that I cannot sit still in my seat during class ... can sit in one location, and the next moment (few minutes later), I was seen sitting in another location !!! But surprisingly, I was still able to capture what the teachers have taught ... haha. The teachers have seen some improvement in that in the last 6 months ... but I still need more discipline to sit still for lessons (especially when P1 comes)
The other improvement that I need is to really spend time beautifying my work. When I was given a piece of work (eg. do some art and craft work like drawing), I was usually one of the first to complete my work. But the quality of work was not really good. Eg. when asked to draw a character I like best, I just drew the character, and nothing else, while others would spend some time drawing the character and beautifying with some clouds, flowers etc. I just want to be the first to complete and work .... sigh. So need constant reminder to rework .. hope this will improve over time
Daddy took some craft work that I did in school
Overall, nothing significant that Daddy and Mummy need to worry about .... hooray !!!