The first time we arranged to go to Marina Barrage to fly kite, my niece kirstyn was down with fever so we postponed it... to today
So I prepared Japanese chicken curry (for my bro, my SIL and I. Chris thinks we're crazy and refused to go) in one thermal pot, rice in another, honey dew n Haagen Daz ice cream in a third thermal pot, apple juice and picnic mats (two plastic, one fabric).
charged my olympus pen, checked the 20mm pancake and 7-14mm UW... drove to Sengkang to buy two winnie the pooh kites...
while waiting for my brother to come and fetch me, i was smiling to myself saying 万事俱备，只欠东风... of cos, to me, the 东风 was my nieces =DD i imagined the wind kissing their cheeks and them running around happily and us taking pictures with the MBS and singapore flyer as the backdrop against a deep blue sky... music was playing in my head... i was feeling =DDD
my brother came at around 5:30pm and we happily made our way there 今天天气好晴朗，处处好风光!!
but when we approached, we saw a LONG LONG line of cars
me: wa! everyone has the same great idea!
then we turned into the carpark and i DIDN'T SEE ANY KITES...
me: something's not right... usually this WHOLE sky is dotted with kites!
turns out that it was the Nike goddess 5K run!!! and only the canopy is open to public. but as we approached, it was so crowded!!! imagine chinatown during chinese new year >.< and we couldn't get to the stairs to go up to the roof ='(((((((( i was REALLY PISSED
me: i wish all the runners will put on 10kg!!!!!! *breathe out fire*
we were contemplating whether to leave or wait it out and decide to wait it out. by the time we managed to go in, it was 7+ and we only had about half an hour of sunlight. the whole roof was crowded with women in orange tee shirts, loud music, tentages and deejays (got that utt). haiz.... sians... so crowded
when my brother saw my piping hot curry (because it was in the thermal pot), he was speechless...
kor: wa, see beh kua zhang! haha
my brother tried to show that he can fly a kite and i forgot to tell him that the spool i bought had one loose end so he fly fly fly zhioop! the string came off and the kite flew off! hahaha then about 15 mins later, someone else caught hold of the string and started flying OUR kite! like that also can?!?!?! i saw that the guy was with his young daughter and she was quite excited to "find" a winnie the pooh kite so i didn't have the heart to get it back from him haha
it was dark and i only had my olympus so these were the only decent shots i took -.-
i am thankful that we still had a great time and i felt happy that my nieces enjoyed themselves despite the initial hiccup =) we will definitely go back! nothing will stop me! i want to take pictures of my nieces!! ROAR!