the $5 tree

Wow, great weekend.  Friday I went out with my drummer and bassist to watch my guitarist’s other band play, they did Deep Purple, Killers and some pop songs. It was a nice stage, and the beer was cheap. I don’t remember the last time I saw so many college kids at the same place, they were all having tons of fun. Young, beautiful, cool kids with a bit of money. After that, I went off to a music pub called Seven Inch, on Clark Quay, that has a big stage, and where we hope to play some day coming up. On the bus I saw some heavy metal kids wearing what looked like combination ski boots and hiking boots.  Ouch!  Clark Quay was full of the beautiful people, I was shocked and amazed. When I got to the place, they were playing Melvins!  I don’t think I’ve been in a place in Singapore where they play the Melvins, so I was impressed. Then at 10:00, the band came out and it was the heavy metal kids from my bus! They played some Bad Company-like songs, and then I headed off to the subway. Got luck with the bus, and did computer stuff until late at night.

Saturday we slept in, threw the ball, went swimming, pestered Zen about his homework, did a bunch of errands, wrote a few CD reviews, then dropped Zen off at his friend’s house for a birthday party/sleepover. I headed off into the city for my band practice.  We rocked!  Took a cab home with my drummer, who lives near me, and did work late into the night.  It was very quiet without Zen around.

Sunday morning we woke up, had breakfast, went by cab to fetch Zen and then go to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules. We were joined at the Orchard Cineleisure by one family (mum and two kids), and our Taiwanese friend Peggy. After the movie we went to the Singapore Botanical Garden to have a picnic lunch, with egg salad and tuna salad that we had brought from home, and some bread, cheese and cold cuts that we’d bought at the supermarket. Great meal! We played badminton, hung out, kicked the soccer ball around, threw a little yellow ball around, and chatted, enjoying the sunny afternoon, the shade of the big tree, and the laughter of other people who were also having a picnic. After that, Peggy headed off to Orchard Road while the rest of us went back and had a nice swim in our pool.  And we had beer. Yummy!!!

Here are some cool tree pics of the afternoon:

Party on a tree, part 1

Party on a tree, part 1

Party on a tree, part 2

Party on a tree, part 2

Party on a tree, part 3

Party on a tree, part 3

Party on a tree, part 4

Party on a tree, part 4

Party on a tree, part 5

Party on a tree, part 5

Party on a tree, part 6

Party on a tree, part 6

Party on a tree, part 7

Party on a tree, part 7

Party on a tree, part 8

Party on a tree, part 8

Movie review:

DOAWK:RR

DOAWK:RR

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules – The book was great, and the movie was good fun too, being a bit more plot-driven but with strong deviations from our visual/mental image of the characters. The interesting thing about the movie is that the people who play the characters are all the ages that they’re supposed to be: the kid who plays Greg is 13, the kid who plays Roderick is 19, the woman who plays their mom is 43, and the guy who plays their dad is also 43.  Good casting, in other words.

Lots of funny moments, and Greg and Rowley’s magic show is pretty classic: Rowley wants to make it serious, but of course with class clown Greg as his assistant it will never be that way. I like also the Loded Daiper song. But what I don’t get is the fear that the kids show for their parents – these people are not scary parents!

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