Monday, August 22, 2005

Herbie Fully Loaded Gala Premiere

If you were in town last Sunday, you would have been drenched but treated to a sight of 120 Volkswagen Beetles parading down Orchard Road. Some of them ferried children for the Gala Premiere of the movie; Herbie Fully Reloaded at Cathay Cineleisure in the rain.

Number 53

The first car that arrived drove right up to the tent with Jamie Yeo, who hosted part of the show. She came out of the car and I couldn't see her eyes cos of these huge sunglasses. She said 'hello' to me and walked on to the stage at the same time making some small talk with her ang moh escort. I think he must be the boss or some big shot at Volkswagen.

Red carpet treatment

The ever bright Jamie. I wonder how much she was paid for her 15-20min appearance.

Ushered to shelter

Jamie's beetle was followed off by scores of kids alighting at the driveway who were whisked away by ushers providing some cover from the rain.

The weather really dampened the mood, at least for me, as my movement was restricted to sheltered areas because I didn't want to damage my friend's camera which I borrowed specially for this event. "Thanks Ryan"

happy kid

Ronald Mac Donald took over the show and wooed the kids with some magic tricks and his funny antics. During the events, I noticed that the kids were all so energetic and rowdy, I respect the teachers who keep them under control and who themselves have to maintain their cool. No way I wouldn't have held out so long with the constant attention and care they need.

Mc B.S.

Of all the clowns in the world, Ronald must be the most sought after and most well recognized. I would have personally preferred Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons. Anyway I think he looked a bit too Chinese (duh) even with all the face paint on. Being my age, I was hardly amused by Ronald pulling eggs out of bags and producing flowers at the snap of fingers. The kids however were so entertained as they were made to say some bullshitty magic word "Mc Presto!" each time he was going to execute a trick.

Makes me want to be young again, to be amused by the little things. :o)

Herbie Fully Loaded officially opens on the 1st of September 2005.


At 10:35 PM, Anonymous gi said...

i cant wait to see all the Herbie pics u took! I enjoyed taking photos with the beetles at the carpark... so nice! and the volkswagen mini buses were my fav...
Fun day marred by rain and some stupid part timers.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger siyang said...

alamak.. i didnt check out the car park.. damn..

At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronald McDonald looks creepy. eesh.


At 6:25 AM, Blogger siyang said...

the sinister side of Ronald!


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