Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Weekend Update

[Life] On screen it was a case of the good, the bad & the ugly. Elsewhere I learnt a valuable lesson in pacing oneself.

Friday Night

Private party with me as guest of honour. Bottle of plonk, big hawaiian pizza & Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Sorted guv.


Tang Dynasty's debut Yum Cha effort was outstanding. Rather than the usual yum cha trolley-to-table service, Tang Dynasty opted for buffet service. Soups, dumplings, rolls, greens; most of the regular favourites were there (word is they'll be adding to the selection as time progresses). At $12.80 for all you could eat it couldn't be beaten. The soundtrack featured Dolly Parton (Islands in the Stream, Jolene, I Will Always Love You - all the big hits were played) - Gold!

But it wasn't all fun. As happens with buffets, we went too hard too quickly. One of the staff, now known as Mr Yum Cha, scolded us. "No, no, no! Yum cha is no sprint, no 100m. Is marathon. You no qualify for Olympics!". When they returned Sunday, he had some more advice for T-bone & Cheese: "You go out Friday night. You drink vodka orange and bourbon & coke. You no eat anything. Then Saturday morning you come in here, we fix you right up." Game on.

Saturday evening I threw another private party, this time with Dreamcatcher. I'm not sure how many more times Stephen King could have switched genres with this Stand By Me-turned-supernatural thriller-turned-Outbreak-turned-alien-monster-movie disaster. The ensemble cast was completely wasted; what was Morgan Freeman thinking signing up to this? The only good thing I can say for it is that they opted for the less-bad ending; the original ending is included as an extra & it's a lame anti-climax.


Into Electric Shadows for Somersault before heading over to Debacle for the election debate on the big screen.


Posted by Dean @ 9/15/2004 09:08:00 pm

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