|Just before the movie started|
So Monday (24 June) was Stephen's day off and we decided to take the advice of 'Andy Z' to watch the movie 'World War Z'.
We had hoped for the earlier show but ended up buying tickets for the 2.20 pm slot which gave us a bit of time to have some nice iced tea before it started. While waiting for Stephen to get the drinks, I announced it on Whatsapp, in a private family group. My girl, GG, commented that I wasn't going to like it and I was intrigued by that. I asked her "why?" but there was no reply. I guess she didn't want to spoil it for me.
When we went inside, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our tickets were for the 'love seats'. Nice! This means that there is no divider between us! Hahahaha We need so little to make us happy.
Once the show started, I was excited to see what the hype was all about and as the story unfolded, I realised that it was about zombies and the undead! How on earth would I have guessed that? I thought it was going to be some "Armageddon" kind of show.
Anyway, I thought to myself, "no problem". How bad can it be?
Well, to be honest, I had my fingers in my ears and my eyes shut for many of the scenes. I know. I'm such a coward.
As the show progressed, it became very clear to me that this is not how I wanted to spend an afternoon with Stephen. Sitting in the cool, dark room and being shocked out of my senses is certainly not a fun thing to do.
I had to concentrate on other things while my eyes were shut. My fingers weren't effective enough in a small room with sensurround. The fear is always heightened when the music gets dramatic and loud.
What did I think of? I thought of 24 June 1992. It was the day, date and year that I joined the Embassy. It's no longer a milestone for me but somehow the date crept into my thoughts as I tried to filter out the eerie sounds.
Fast forward to 24 June 2013 and I am now brought back to being next to the man I love. There will always be memories of this day and date but now I shall add to it, sitting in the Cathay Theatre, Ang Mo Kio Hub with Stephen and feeling comforted that despite the millions of zombies on screen, I'm with the one who will protect me from them.