Friday, January 30, 2009

Darrens Birthday 2009

Ok im not sure its actually Darren's Birthday that day, but i need something for the title.

Anyway, Wednesday was a really eventful day, Badminton in the morning, giving out flyers in the early afternoon, and then sleeping over at Wilson's House till thursday, then going over to Darren's house to play Guitar Hero World Tour.

So started off with badminton in the morning, i booked it for 1 hr, played for 2 hours. Met Graeme at Lavender Mrt, walked over to the court, played a while before Tiong Kiat arrived, played with them, realised that Clement just woke up, so called my mom down to play badminton with us too.

Tiong Kiat left an hour later (after falling down, screwing up, and walking into the net which caused it to collapse), then Clement arrived. Continued playing until all of us got wasted (especially clement, who got wasted faster than us, even though he arrived 1 hr late). Then went home, cut up the flyers while Graeme played rFactor (a racing game) on my computer.

The CC from above, like a boat.

Went off to give out flyers with Clement and Graeme at the nearest condo. Reached there, walked through the main gate without a problem (even though we were carring flyers, and i was carring my camera in my hands), and this is where the shit starts..Went into the lifts and realised that the lifts dont work unless we scan the entry card, which we dont have.

The flyers- Graeme outside my house

at the carpark of the condo, i like how the picture is framed by the "window".

So we persuaded a cleaner that we were attending a friends birthday party and got up to the 24 floor. When we reached there, we were curious about how to go down to the next floor, so we entered the stairwell/bomb shelter.


the door slammed shut before we could even catch it (or shout "shit" for that matter) after realising that the door had no door handle behind!

The offending door handle - AGAIN

Bad Luck. This is the second time this had happened to me within 7 days.

Stuck with two idiots.. lol

And what sort of bomb shelter does not have doors on the "safe" side of it. STUPID

Anyway, with "joyous optimism" (or more like pessimistic flacidity) we went down and down and down to the first floor before finding a door with a handle. (and luckily, we did not go to the top floor of the condo, which was a whooping 41 stories)

Flushed with sweat, we walked out of the condo, defeated.

So we looked for an easier target. HDBs

Went off without a hitch (luckily). Except for a few "flyer proof" doors.

View from 30stories high.

The stadium bridge which i have crossed thousands of times..

This is cool lar... From that height, we can see in the distance (the red box)

Changi Airport's Control Tower! (i realise its a lot blurer than the original, DAMN the JPEG compression..)

Down down down down dead.

A good location to snap photos of flowers other than in the Botanic Gardens, are the common HDB Corridors!

Nice door and tree combination...

Chinese New Year overdone! (while clement slips some happy spam under the door)

Nice frame again..

down down down down done.

Nice drain.

double stumbles

Another nice canal..

the dog ate my flyer.. (it really did.. according to graeme)

Clement contemplates a flyer proof door..

After giving out the flyers, we (as in me and Graeme) took a taxi down to Wilsons house basketball court to play basket ball with them. However they were not there and instead wanted to walk to the other basketball court 3 busstops away, just because the net is not solid like the nearer one and because the basket was higher...

While we played, lots of ppl were getting hit in the face with balls or poles (ok that sounds wrong). Gabriel got hit in his nether regions with the ball, Chris slammed his face into the pole, Wilson and Jia Liang (or homo?) got ball-to-face-ed and i think beaver too. Darren was not with us then and i was doing so little the ball rarely came within 4m of my face.

After that went to wilsons house to wash up and went over to AMK hub to have pepper lunch dinner. Bought a cake for Darren and returned to Wilson's house to prepare.

wilson, turning on the heat.. lol

On the way back we were discussing on how to celebrate or surprise darren. so somehow we managed to arrive at the conclusion that Chris and I will be running around creating the illusion that we are naked. While the rest of them would be doing some stuff that was equally unethical.

Gabriels guitar, featuring hand shake and slow shutter speed..


The room was just as bright in the previous photos, just that i used flash and lowered the exposure, the result, it looks like the room was very dark.. camera trickery there.

Wilson is ready!

He prices himself fair! - he even outlines the meat!

The plan changed slightly and i was doing the streaking with a gay hat (perry's) and umbrella, chris was on a beancouch halfnaked with my tripod and darrens cake while lying down at the entrance, and the rest of them was in the corner of the room on a square piece of soft materiel doing stuff under something. (yes im being totally unspecific)

Anyway, while we were rehersing, Wilsons father poked into the room and saw all of us. He returned my watch that i left on the bathroom sink and gave me and everyone else a suspicious look.. (Yea, it was super super funny.. too bad i got to be really unspecific and miss out lots of things)

Yup. Awkward moment there for everyone.

especially awkward for these 4 ppl...

Anyway, so Wilson was supposed to take pictures and play the gay music when Darren came into the room, but he had to unlock the gate for Darren, so i was to play the music.

So yeah, he came in and was like wth with the gay music, the other ppl, and chris and me.
so according to him, the first thig he saw was me running around half-naked and was like "ok, thats normal", then looked and chris and the rest and was like "wth"


ew, look at chris-darren

Cake? (while me and chris carrys on with the party)

Although we achieved the goal of giving him a shock, we did not carry it out to the full. The rest of them were supposed to do something else to scare Darren but in the "heat" of the moment, totally forgot to do that.

After that we settled down to play cards and xbox, then played other weird games that night, and through the games i learnt lots and lots bout the people present.. especially Chris haha..Then we all slept at 6am.

Cards.(taken by some guy who played with my cam while i was not looking)

Ordered Macdonalds at 2am...

Woke up and played battlefield 2 with Chris, then ate at some noodle shop before going to Darrens house to play GH:WT. They jammed while me and homo played Halo 3, then afterthat we played guitar hero.

Gabriel tries out the drums, and fails as badly as i did

Chris tries out the guitar, and fails as badly as i did

Homo tries out the floor, and fails as badly as i did

Wilson tries out singing, and fails as badly as - wait what.. i dint even do these last two..

Finally went home with Gabriel at 5+ (i think), and totally confused Gabriel by talking about random stuff not related to each other. Saw a cool "disable-cycle" with 2 huge flags at the back on the road and thought it was totally cool.


ok so after i exceeded flickr's limit of 200 photos, all the photos on this blog has been unaffected (so far). So i guess i can continue uploading all these photos to the same account in flickr, unless they delet the old photos after a certian time (fingers crossed)

(those who want e stayover pics tell me.. ill pass them to u)


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