Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Universal Studios Singapore

Last weekend, Ming dragged us all over to Resort's World Sentosa. We were going all going to visit the newly opened Universal Studios Singapore. Ming was really generous, he put us all up at Capella which was such a great resort but I'll save that for another entry.

Let me show you my day at Universal Studios in pictures.

1) This is Ming and I at Festive Hotel. One of the hotels at the integrated resort.

Ming was damn kiasu. He wanted to go for Universal Studios the minute it opened so he got us all to meet there at 9AM. Pierre though was late. His GPS seemed like it was taking the day off as well and he ended up being guided to somewhere in Woodlands rather than Sentosa.

About an hour later though, Mr and Mrs Pierre Pang and Mr and Mrs Kah Seong arrived safely at Sentosa.

2) Princess and I at the entrance of Universal Studios.

The big globe kinda reminds me of Disney Sea.

It's actually not my first time at Universal Studios. It's my 3rd. I've been to the one in the USA and the one in Japan once before on family trips. Still... I was excited.

3) Princess and Mrs Bossming at what I keep calling the "Main Street USA" of Universal Studios.

4) Pierre, Ming and me starting our day at Universal Studios.

5) Oh and did I mention Lyndi and Kah Seong who came along too.

We saw this big pop corn truck and thought it was a prop. Didn't realize that you could actually really buy popcorn off it until we got much nearer to it. And just because of that... someone insisted that they take a picture in front of it.

6) We ate breakfast at this really 60s looking cafe.

It ain't a 60s looking cafe without a jukebox!

So while the rest of the group who often acted grown up and all sat down and had breakfast. Princess and I went about camwhoring.

With the jukebox, among other things.

7) After dinner we saw this group of dancers in colourful shirts dancing outside to all kinds of music.

8) Watched it for a while then we went to watch a musical performance called "Monster Rock".

It was a really fun performance! You could tell that all the actors and actresses were all from overseas but they did whatever they could to localize their performance. At one point they broke out singing "Gei wo yi ge wen" and "Nobody nobody but you *clap* *clap*". That is of course, amongst the other rock songs they sang like It's My Life and all.

9) Walked along the streets and saw yet another performance.

This one a breakdancing one. My sister would've loved it. Have I ever mentioned that my sister is a great street dancer. Maybe I'll share her videos up here one day (with her permission).

10) I love rollercoasters.... and I was really looking forward to this one but just a few days before my trip I was disappointed to hear that the police shut down the ride temporarily for safety reasons.
So when I was there at Universal Studios, the ride was closed.

11) Ming however was happy.

Ming is a really tough soldier kind of guy but not a rollercoaster kind of person. He doesn't enjoy it and I understand it. I used to be like that. I used to think... why go through all that shit just to scare yourself?

That was of course until I learned to scream and shout when I'm on a rollercoaster. Once you do that, it's like you let everything lose and it suddenly becomes... actually fun.

So now I love rollercoasters. The faster the better. I've been on all sorts now.

Back to Ming, his favourite ride at Disneyland is the 'tea cup ride'. You know the one where you sit in a tea cup and you can turn a big dial in the middle of the tea cup to spin it round and round?

Well at Universal Studios, their version of the tea-cup ride is this...

something they call the Accelerator.

Princess and I hopped into one 'cup' ourselves while Ming, Kah Seong and the rest went into their own cups.

This is Princess posing and pretending to look as if she's scared of the ride.

And this is Princess genuinely scared of the ride.

She was getting dizzy and was afraid that she might throw up... on me.

12) The next ride we went for was the Mummy ride.

Pierre and the rest had invested a lot of their earlier time telling Ming that it was a fun ride. Not scary at all. Not much of a rollercoaster. So we managed to trick Ming to go for it with us.

It wasn't easy to be honest. While queuing up for the ride there were many warnings signs that said "Warning, Mummy ride (or whatever it was called) is a ride that involves sharp turns, drops and etc etc...".

Each time we passed one of those signs, one of us took our queue to distract Ming from looking at it.

When Ming finally realized, he was already strapped into his seat.

The next 5 minutes was really funny for us... but not funny for Ming.

I ended up buying the picture that they took of all of us on the rollercoaster because it was so funny. Ming's reaction (along with everyone else's) was hilarious.

But Ming banned me from posting that picture online. So I shan't... for fear of losing my business partner.

13) We went to watch Waterworld after that.


This is again my 3rd time watching Waterworld. I don't understand why the real movie was a box office flop though. I read all these bad reviews about it online but I remember growing up watching the movie and actually really liking it.

It was also, one of the most expensive movies ever made.

Me, Ming and Mrs Bossming waiting for the show to start.


14) Here's Princess and I at Far Far Away Land.

Princess said she likes this picture very much.

15) Me and the Friar !


16) The ladies shopping for Universal Studios merchandise.

We ended up buying a lot of these little stuffed Gingerbread Men. You know the one in Shrek with the high-pitched voice.

I didn't buy the little stuffed Gingerbread Men but what I did end up buying was this pillow.

For the office. Hehehe.. nais leh!

17) Saw the penguins from Madagascar as well. We wanted to take a picture with them but there were too many people queuing up for that same opportunity.

So we only managed to get a picture of their backs.

18) This is us at the Jurassic Park part of Universal Studios.

Princess and I decided to each do some pose with the big dinosaur we saw.

I went for the stupid look.

And Princess went for the cute one that just makes everyone wanna go.. Awwww....

19) And a last picture to end with.

This was taken at the Hershey store outside Universal Studios.

Me looking stupid again.

I had fun at Universal Studios.
Thanks for dragging us there Ming. And for the tickets.

Princess and I thank you!

I shall end this blog entry with......
"NOBODY NOBODY BUT YOU .... *CLAP* *CLAP*"

HAHA! NOW THAT SONG IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD!

15 comments:

- said...

Hello. May I ask how much was the little stuffed Gingerbread Men? Thanks

CL said...

Nice pics, Boss! Oh and great, I've gotten rid of that song in my head some time ago and now...............

=.=

fourfeetnine said...

NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Boss Stewie said...

-: ermm shit i can't remember to be honest . i didn't buy them myself

cl: hahahaha it will always come back!

fourfeetnine: hhaahahha!!!

anne_jo520 said...

Is Lay See pregnant??? Is she pregnant? If yes, please send my warmest congratulation to the couple :)

Melanie said...

Pretty pictures!

messi said...

tim, u going 2 b a god father? haha..

nice pics!

btw, how much is the ticket per person?

thanks :)

Emi said...

the gingerbread man is a lady's man!
it's only SGD 11 or 13?

i bought it too..regret not gettin the soft cushion :(

kahseong said...

It was super fun weekend! Good mummy rides :)

uLi.佑莉 said...

Oh, nice visit :)

Boss Stewie said...

anne: yes she is. hahaha ok she reads my blog so I think she'll get to see your comment :)

melanie: hehe thank u

messi: haha no unfortunately that position has been taken up by ming

emi: hahaha yes.. that player of a gingerbed man!

kahseong: yeah... great weekend dude. should do another one some time

uli: hehe yeah it was

Boss Stewie said...

anne: yes she is. hahaha ok she reads my blog so I think she'll get to see your comment :)

melanie: hehe thank u

messi: haha no unfortunately that position has been taken up by ming

emi: hahaha yes.. that player of a gingerbed man!

kahseong: yeah... great weekend dude. should do another one some time

uli: hehe yeah it was

ms.bulat said...

so nais! nuffies have a new playmate in office~

and

"But Ming banned me from posting that picture online. So I shan't... for fear of losing my business partner."

ahh! would love to see it! hahaha :(

士凱 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.........................................

Cheryn said...

I didn't know there is a Universal Studios in Singapore >.<
Not been reading up on news lately...

Cheryn
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