Friday, April 07, 2006

I Love Freebies!

I love freebies! Anything that is free and I don't have to fork out my hard earned dollars are always welcome my way. Here's what happened on Wednesday night;

We won a ticket for two to see the premiere of The World’s Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins through the local newspaper. The paper also hinted that there would be some extra surprises for the audiences on the night and Terese suspected gift vouchers under the seats which is quite a common giveaways. Sure enough when we went into the theatre she saw something under a particular seat so she sat on it. She saw another suspicious seat and sent me over to sit on it too! This way we got 2 giveaways!

Before the movie started the organizer gave a short speech and then told us about the gift vouchers. We didn’t want to arouse suspicion at first by checking under the seats but as soon as it was announced we grabbed the envelopes from under the seats and found gift vouchers for $25 each! So we have $50 all up! Yayness!

OK, a bit about the movie. Normally I’m not into boring drama movies like these but because it was free I was happy to sit through the movie. Based on a true story about a New Zealand pensioner named Burt Munro who was a mechanic and had a love for speed!

For decades he’s been perfecting his Indian motorcycle to break the world record. Eventually he did set a new speed record in Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, there were a lot of funny bits in the film and not the sort of films that make me fall asleep as so many boring drama movies do. 3 ½ stars from me. Go see it!

18 comments:

yvy said...

anthony hopkins in a drama with funny bits?! sure or not? O_o remember red dragon? silence of the lambs? hannibal? hhmmm.....this i gotta see!

Ooops....CHUP!!! me won GOLD MEDAL!!! first to comment...hehehe!! :P

suituapui said...

I commented 5 mins. ago but got problem lah, wuching! Now the comment box is out of shape...not like my shape though! Just wanna say, typical Sibu Foochow! The best things in life are free!

Che-Cheh said...

Lucky u and Terese.
So smart huh.
When you search for the free gift under the seat, no one saw u ?

Amelia said...

So Lucky! You & Terese must try your luck at Tatts this weekend!
Good Luck!

Wuching said...

yvy: yes i kid u not, its worth watching..i was surprised too, trust me..u won't regret it! :)

STP: yaloh! sibu's kiam siap hock chiew lang mah! hehehe!

che-cheh: we were the first to enter the theatre so not too embarrassing lah! hehe

amelia: hai-yah..tatts never win lah, sick of buying! liao lui!

Amelia said...

Don't buy all the time...buy only when you feel that you're on a winning streak... that's what I do... & I do get lucky every so often. :)

Laksa said...

ne too! anything free, i like!

Happysurfer said...

Lucky you, congrats!

Prometeuz said...

Congrats. Looking forward to reading ur blog on how u spent the $50. :)

Cocka Doodle said...

way to go, wuching! freebies and stuff.
...But what's an Indian motorcycle?

cK said...

the trailer wasn't really eye catching but its anthony hopkins so i guess it shouldn't be too bad. I'll be waiting for the DVD to come out. Once any dvds are out, that means i can get it for free...bittorrent rocks !!..

Wuching said...

amelia: wuah! gimme some winning numbers plz!

laksa: ur just as tight as me! haha

happysurfer: thank u!

prometeuz: thank u thot i'm sure i won't get to spend it, me wife will beat me to it!

cocka: indian is just the name of that particular motorcycle which is not in circulation anymore

chin kian: its a good movie, trust me...btw, can u give me some links to some bittorrent sites that good & reliable? ;)

cK said...

u got it man...

www.torrentspy.com

as good as suprnova.org last time...everything is well organized. torrents ranging from XXX to programs...hehe...

other torrent junkyards which sometimes prove to be useful are

www.mininova.com
www.thepiratebay.org
http://www.torrentreactor.net/

as for hongkong drama series or movies, i recommend http://asianfanatics.net/forum/

the draw back is that u have to become a member, keep good post counts, then only they allow u to download. dun ask me how it works coz usually my friend downloads them. i believe they have a section in the forum that tells you how to do it.

Amelia said...

Wuching & Chin Kian: Better share this sort of info via email.
Piracy boh! ;)

Wuching: Strike twice already in 2006 but for this weekend...still no winning feeling yet. :(

Wuching said...

chin kian: thankz bro! will check them out.. :)

amelia: chin kian & i r just doing research on internet file sharing lah, nothing illegal about that! hehe

cK said...

Exactly!

Amelia said...

Wuching & Chin Kian: OK guys...sorry... do carry on ;)

Siao Cha Bor said...

sir anthony ka?

mmmm....cool