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Wednesday, May 06, 2009 @ 10:24 am
There was no doubt in my mind that common sense will prevail in the AWARE sage. The climatic showdown last Saturday at Suntec was something that most Singaporeans of my generation had never experienced. In fact, I don't believe there was ever any civil society in Singaporean which had experienced anything like this!
It was heartening to read in the reports that most Singaporeans agreed that religious beliefs should remain separated from civil society groups. This just proved that Singaporeans must be clear on the fine line between faith and secularism to ensure peace in our multi-racial and multi-religious society.
It also proved that women make passionate advocates. I should know. I was once like them before. It was also very rare to be in an event where men were secondary. Most of the men were there at the meeting as escorts to their wives or girlfriends.
Now that that is over, let's all move on.
Last Thursday, Ipy and I watched "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in the morning. I like going to the cinema when everyone else is either at work or school. It was a pretty good summer action movie. A little heavy on the plot though, but it isn't something that an X-Men fan wouldn't already know.
The supporting casts were a little disappointing except for Liev Schreiber who played Sabretooth. The reviews were right. Any lesser actor would have made Sabretooth a joke.
After the movie, Ipy and I checked out the new Tampines 1 mall. It must be the only mall I know that doesn't have a food court. We had our lunch at F.I.S.H on the 3rd floor. The all-you-can-eat salad buffet is a must try and at only $12.90++, it's certainly value for money.
I was supposed to have tuition that evening but my student postponed it. Last weekend was also a long weekend. We didn't make any plans for a trip, but we decided to drive up to KL. So we went home, made hotel reservations, packed and within an hour, we were on the road to KL.
I've never gone on a trip unplanned, so it was quite exciting for me. Already, I knew what I wanted to do in KL. Buy fabric at Jalan Masjid India! As for Ipy, he was just following his wife's wishes.
We would have reached our hotel earlier if not for the stupid road block on the highway just outside of KL. We didn't understand why 3 lanes had to be merged into 1 lane. Nevertheless, we made it to Concorde Hotel just after midnight.
I like staying at Concorde hotel because of its accessibility to KLCC, the clubs and its reasonable room rates. Since we don't go clubbing anymore, Ipy and I joined the regulars at Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) which was right at the hotel.
We didn't know that the band was playing rock music that night, but we shouldn't expect anything else from HRC. The band was pretty good, and it played all those "mat rock" anthems from the 90s. It was funny to see Ipy relieving his "mat rock" days.
I just sat at the bar and soaked in the atmosphere. We ordered mocktails which I ended up drinking both. Lately, I drink like a camel!
The following day, after breakfast, we walked towards KLCC to take the light rail to Masjid Jamek station. Ipy had never rode on the light rail.
The KLCC station
At Jalan Masjid India, I bought some fabric to be shared between mommy, my sister and myself. A total of 5 sets. Poor Ipy had to carry them and they weren't light. The weather was getting too hot, so we made our way back to KLCC.
I was still full from breakfast and Ipy was too tired to go round KLCC. I think he just didn't want me to shop there. We took a break at Olio Dome which faced the outdoor garden.
Oh! If you're a tourist visiting KLCC, remember to get the tourist privilege card which offered discounts or gifts at most of the shops and F&B there.
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