Yeah, so the past week started off really well as my sister and I drove to watch Manchester United play Malaysia at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
After getting stuck in a jam and getting lost all the way to Cheras, we finally found a parking space although we arrived 10 minutes after kick-off.
Yeah, it was a real treat seeing my favourite soccer team in action, and it was another thing crossed off my list of ‘100 things to do before I die’ this year after watching three Grand Slam tennis matches on Centre Court at the Australian Open in January. Next: Manchester United at Old Trafford!
There were so many fans packed into the stadium albeit most of them in red instead of yellow.
Yeah, so in the end, United struggled to a scrappy 3-2 win over Malaysia, but we were slightly disappointed by United’s display which was kinda understandable seeing as it was their first match in pre-season.
But the most important question of every United fan’s lips must be whether this Portuguese boy can replace his countryman who has fled to Real Madrid.
Yeah, soccer aside, I was given a birthday surprise by my friends after badminton on Tuesday.
The cake was awesome, my friends were awesome, and the workout was awesome as well.
It was really cool being surprised like that cause I usually get bad surprises and not pleasant ones, so yeah thanks guys =)
I went to KLCC on Thursday to be my cousin Hui Ghee and her best friend Puay Lin’s tour guide for the day. And OMFG, I shopped so much and bought so many things that the country’s economy is bound to be boosted by my shopping spree!
We spent the whole day at Pavilion and KLCC and met up with my relatives from Australia which was really cool.
Friday and Saturday were mostly the same thing, but when Hui Ghee’s brother Ghee Chuan arrived we went over to One Utama for more shopping. After One Utama, it was the main event, my Grandpa’s 92nd/93rd birthday depending on which calender you refer to at Summer Palace in Damansara Utama.
The food was nicely presented, but the helpings were on the little side, so I went home hungry despite having a fantastic time with my relatives.
But yeah, my cousins and I gave my Grandpa a great big surprise when all of us presented a short speech on our favourite moments with him. Touching really, especially when my sister Wei Li e-mailed her speech for us to read since she is all the way in Florida at the moment.
Oh, and we had to translate our speeches in Mandarin on the spot due to the fact that my Uncle Bobby’s business associates from China were there. And you know what? My Mandarin really absolutely undoubtedly sucks! Just ask my sister Yen Li whose English speech was totally butchered by my Mandarin translation.
Fun times though.
Happy birthday Grandpa!
PS: What is up with movies these days using random indie songs? I just finished watching ‘I Love You, Man’ and it was decently funny, but I was more interested in the fact that the film had two of my favourite indie bands on it, Spoon and Vampire Weekend (which had two songs by the way). Zac Efron’s ’17 Again’ also featured Spoon’s ‘The Underdog’, a masterful jangly pop anthem, which made an appearance in ‘I Love You, Man’ as well.
But seriously, movie producers should stop inserting random awesome indie songs into random not-so-awesome movies. ‘500 Days of Summer’ on the other hand, is a Sundance Festival film backed up by relevant and equally magical indie music which I hope will appear on Malaysian soil soon. The movie stars my favourite actress Zooey Deschanel while the soundtrack features her band She & Him as well as tracks from Feist and most notably 80’s super band The Smiths among others.