The shortest month of the year is coming to an end as tomorrow is already the last day of February. I realize that I have to work for only 10 days in this month as I have used a huge amount of my annual leave during the Chinese New Year break early this month. Worked for 10 days and I got a full month’s salary. What’s better than that?
It’s been a very intense and exciting month certainly. The month started with my trip to eastern Europe that took 10 days 8 nights and it covered 6 countries in one go. When I came back with all the great memories (and over a thousand pictures), Chinese New Year celebration was almost over and yet I still got to receive some angpow (good extra cash after multiple huge spending recently).
Despite having returned to Singapore to resume the usual daily work life, I have to get back to KL every weekend to complete my root canal treatment for my tooth. This is very exhausting but what can I do as having this dental treatment back in Malaysia is much more cheaper than in Singapore (still costly). Now, I just hope to get it done as quickly as possible.
Last weekend, I went to Genting Highlands with my parents and stayed for a night (have not stayed a night up there for 2 years already although I have been there quite frequently every year). Went to the casino in both days and lost some money there (always not having any luck). The only good thing is that I was able to upgrade my membership to silver immediately after collected enough points from that merely two days of visit to the casino.
(Image source: Resorts World Genting blog)
Then, comes the biggest awards show on Earth, the Oscars, or formally known as the Academy Awards on its 91st edition on last Sunday. I have been following very closely with the Hollywood awards season this year (just like the same in the past couple of years). I have posted all my thoughts to the winners and losers in my previous post. My final thought; I’m still feeling bad for Glenn Close for not being able to win her first Oscar after 7 nominations. I wonder what Academy is doing?! Even the eventual best actress winner, Olivia Colman felt bad for her as mentioned in her acceptance speech. Close is such a legendary actress that should have gotten multiple Oscars for her past film roles. And yet, she remains Oscar-less to this day. This is so unbelievable. Let’s hope that she gets another impressive role very soon, get nominated again and wins it finally.
(This is seriously the most shocking moment of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony when Olivia Colman is announced as best actress winner over heavy favourite Glenn Close. Image source: Gold Derby)
Last but not least, I have managed to finish watching a Hong Kong drama titled ‘I Bet Your Pardon’, starring Kent Cheng, Kent Tong, Selena Lee, Babyjohn, Dominic Ho, James Ng, Connie Man, Ada Wong, etc. It’s a 30-episodes period drama about a kind-hearted con artist who transitioned into being a film producer and is being framed and tormented by a powerful corrupt detective. The romance part of the story is boring and isn’t making any sense. Other than that, the series is generally quite enjoyable and not as lousy as previously predicted (as it is a Wong Jing’s production). The series gets exciting near its end after draggy story development in the earlier parts. Out of 10 points, I would rate the drama a total of 7.0. It’s opening song is quite catchy. This is my first TVB drama of the year that I have fully watched. Now, I’m beginning to watch this new drama called ‘The Ghetto-Fabulous Lady’. It’s another period drama and it looks good so far.
(Image source: Starhub)
That’s it for my wrapping up of the month.