It was International Women’s Day yesterday and I spent it with Angel and Sesat. We had our first ever Movie Night. I spent weeks arranging this night via e-mail with them and I was very excited about it. I had to work yesterday but I got the morning shift so our plan didn’t change, though I was probably quite tired during it all. I still enjoyed it nonetheless!
I rushed home straight after work, which ended a few minutes later than was supposed to because the boss went on and on about something we were chatting. As I was briskly walking towards the car park, of all days I bumped into a former college mate. Chatted for a bit, told her I had to rush off and could’ve sworn I heard my name uttered by someone else because the girl was there to have a reunion with her classmates from college.
Anyway, I got home, freshened up and got into Angel’s car when she arrived cos we were gonna get junky food at the pasar malam (night market)! I love going to the pasar malam cos that’s where you can get great junk food and buy pirated DVDs. Speaking of which, piracy is rampant in Malaysia. It’s not ethical, but everybody has bought a fake DVD at least once in their lives. Although that’s just generalisation on my part – I don’t think the Prime Minister ever did! In case you were wondering, we didn’t get any DVD yesterday cos there wasn’t a title we were interested to get among the selection.
What we did get were char kuey teow (fried flat noodles with bean sprouts, shellfish, egg and the like, a favourite local Chinese dish), lo bak (I have yet to discover what’s actually in it, and though the dish is translated as ‘carrot cake’ in English, there is absolutely no trace of carrot in it and neither is it cake-like – it looks and tastes a lot like char kuey teow so go figure), crisps, small mixed platter of fried fish, squid and chicken served with a dollop of mayo, peanut pancakes and Ramly burgers (local version of fast food burgers except these are sold in stalls and not proper restaurants but they taste so much better – and it’s cheaper!). We were on a diet for sure – a diet of delicious, unhealthy junk food! (Hey, we’re only young once – if we don’t enjoy these things now we never will.)
We spent about an hour and a half getting the food before reaching back to my house where we were going to watch a movie or two. I had them bring many titles so we could choose what we wanted to watch. I was gunning for Borat cos I borrowed it from another friend but Angel didn’t want stupid comedy. Hmph! So we settled for Night at the Museum, which I haven’t watched too so I didn’t mind. A pretty good choice for Movie Night cos you don’t want to watch something heavy on a night like this. I liked it. We started just a little after eight in the evening, so the movie ended while the evening was still early. We watched College Road Trip next, which starred Raven of Disney fame. Didn’t enjoy this as much as the first movie but it wasn’t too bad.
As for the food, we bought way too much and couldn’t finish. The char kuey teow was cold and congealed by the time we settled down for the first movie, so Angel and I didn’t finish it for the gross factor. It made me feel less guilty about eating it cos I didn’t eat the whole thing, at any rate. 😛 I discovered lo bak is much more delicious than char kuey teow any day, or at least between the people who cooked these two dishes. The fried platter and peanut pancakes were cold too by the time we ate but it still tasted alright. I refrained from getting a Ramly burger over the guilt of getting char kuey teow but got a bite off Angel’s egg burger. The crisps were better than I excepted and ate a handful or two of it.
So that was our Movie Night premiere! It probably sounds more fun in writing but in actual fact we just did a lot of buying, eating and watching. But that is the best kind of thing to do with friends you’ve known for 7 years. 🙂
I can’t wait for the next Movie Night! We need a theme – Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon, perhaps?
ps. I have the most exciting news but I can’t spill it ‘cos it’s not confirmed. Don’t wanna jinx it, you know? (I couldn’t resist telling Angel, though.) Just telling you now so that you can keep your fingers crossed for me! I really want this to happen.