Of concerts and horrid taxi drivers

I know I have not been updating very regularly, and that's because of two reasons:

1) I am working (I'm doing a book project and that's all I'll be revealing, my dears. My pay is relatively good for a poly grad too, and yes, I love this job. It's confidential lah, if not I'll tell u guys, really. You will know in December) and hence I am almost always tired.

2) I am hooked on Solitaire Showdown in MSN so I am always playing that with Shuyin till the wee hours of the night. She always thrashes me and that gets me pissed. When I am pissed, I hate the world and I don't blog.

BUT! I am nice! So despite being very pissed with the tremendous amount of stupid people who misunderstood my National Day blog entries (the hate mail, I tell you.) , I shall try to churn out more blogs for the smarter and more open-minded people who read me.

Before I continue, here's to stupid people:




Alrighty.

TODAY (yes, the 2nd highest circulating English newspaper in SG) had me to cover the COOLPLAY concert by Wilber Pan and Zhang Shan Wei, so I went.

Some time ago, they also bestowed upon lucky me tickets to watch the Gen Y concert (as you avid readers know).

On both occasions, I got abused.

And since I do not have time to write much, I shall just complain about the stupid obnoxious girls who watch concerts instead of full reviews.

Gen Y concert

I brought Birdy with me.

I got very excited when I saw the media pass that went with the pair of tickets (stapled with a new press release, mind you, saying UsUsUaL cordially invites Elisa Chia (who gave the tics to me)).

In my naive head, I thought this means that I can go backstage to interview the stars you see. But actually, it means that I would be able to just stand in front of the stage, where all the photographers are, to watch the concert standing up, but in a magnificently close view.

Since Birdy/Shuyin did not have a pass, I decided to forgo that, and sit with her. Afterall, our seats are the SEVENTH row from the front, which is not bad at all. It is also dead centre.

Too soon, the concert started, and Van Fan came to sing. Being the nice blogger I am, I decided to go to the front of the railings to take a photo or two (for you guys!), so I squeezed pass some seats, and went to the front.

I was stopped by an usher but he shut his gap when he saw the pass.

Later on, I moved back to my seat, thinking I would not take another photo, since it's a little troublesome.

The edge of my row of girls was this middle-aged lady, who shouted at me when I passed her.

"GO BACK TO YOUR SEAT!" she shouted in a condescending manner as if I am some young juvenile fan. "YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WALK TO THE FRONT YOU KNOW! GO BACK NOW."
And she actually used her filthy paws to push me on my waist.

Everyone stared and I boiled. There was a time when people said that Singa OOPS I mean, there was a time when I would have taken her bullshit quietly and went back to my seat, BUT NOW I AM A FEROCIOUS GROWN WOMAN WHO KNOWS I SHOULD TAKE NO BULLSHIT. NONE AT ALL.

I slapped her a bit with my media pass, and I said, "Excuse me, I'm a reporter, and I can go to the front as often as I want, OK?!" (which is not exactly ethical, but she wasn't being nice so I shouldn't be either)

"I don't care what reporter," she shouted, her saggy eyelids begging for some
extreme makeover (so old already still acting like a delinquent watching a
concert. Yay! F4! look at auntie, auntie like you all!). "I am audience, so I
can ask you to go back. AND GO BACK TO YOUR SEAT NOW!"


She pushed me, hard.

I stayed put, and said, "I CAN COME OUT AS OFTEN AS I WANT AND YOU CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Too bad you are sitting in the same row as me. GO AWAY LOR! AND DON'T TOUCH ME WITH YOUR DIRTY HANDS!"

She then pretended to treat me like a thick pillar obstructing her view and folded her arms while looking beyond my waist at the singing Van.

I thus left to go to my seat again, feeling quite murderous, and you KNOW WHAT THAT BITCH DID??

SHE KICKED ME ON MY SHIN!

WHAT THE FUCK!

It wasn't a strong kick, so I just left it at that (plus I don't think my build is made for fighting, really) and went back to Shuyin sprouting vulgarities and something along the lines of her getting rectum cancer.

So. I do admit I was slightly at fault, BUT THE BITCH KICKED ME CAN! I should have slapped her across the face with my cheap VNC heels I tell you, those are lethal.

URGH!!!

Ok, moving swiftly on to the Cool Play concert.

The people sitting in front of June and I were this mother (or auntie - don't you just HATE aunties who watch teeny concerts??!) and her two girls, one apparently 17 or so and the other around 14.

This was where I was seated.



Click to enlarge



So. See that railing in front of me? Just before the concert started, I was telling June, in my normal talking volume, that if anyone ran to stand at the railing later, I will personally kill the traitors because they would obstruct my view.

The auntie turned to her daughter, who was seated in front of me, and said in a loud voice dripping with sarcasm,

"WOAH ... SHE PURPOSEDLY SAY SO LOUD SO THAT WE CAN HEAR YOU KNOW! Very scared."

WAH LAU. Vindictive bitch. I wasn't even talking about her lor!

I contemplated for a while, and tapping on her shoulder, said in a gentle voice, "Sorry hor xiao jie (miss), I wasn't speaking about you just now, I was talking about other people lah. It's a misunderstanding, sorry."

She avoided my gaze, and staring determindedly in front, said, "Yeah, but so what. People standing in front wouldn't block you what."

WHAT THE? What she said is relatively true, because the stage is adjacent to me, but so what? inconsiderate people who move to the railings will block others right? I just don't like such people!

See? I don't understand why I even tried to be nice. Some people are just so fucked up! What's wrong with her?

Later on, the singers announced that they were going to shake hands with people at the sides (that's us!), so naturally, everyone RUSHED, including me, although I am not mesmerised with the duo.

I was on the fifth row, so it is quite difficult to get a spot just right behind the railing.

And because i was penning down notes for this final product, I was holding a pilot v5 in blue, with it's tip menacingly exposed.

Naturally, when I did my super rush to the front, I had to by pass Auntie and her daughters - and I managed to go zoom pass her, no doubt leaving her NOT BEING ABLE TO TOUCH WILBER UNLIKE ME (ha ha! Cheap thrill), and also hating me for life.

As if she didn't hate me enough for taking her rightful spot at the railing in my amazingly high VNC (i love the brand) heels ...

I also accidentally (maybe not so accidentally) poked her with my V5.

Well ok. It wasn't really a poke. It was more a scratch. A long scratch across her sweater. I pretended I didn't notice. (but actually, I have to admit I feel pretty gleeful thinking about it. But do not let my cheerfulness deceive you. I am really feeling very guilty deep down.)

Later on, when we were walking out of the concert hall, I did it again. Verbal vomit. I said to June, "The concert is not bad huh! Except for the stupid people in front, so annoying."

June just laughed.

"Uh huh," I said. "I did it again right. They are right behind us right?"

June turned back, looked, and gave the affirmative.

This ALWAYS happens to me.

The family of unhappy concert viewers shoved pass me and June, with the young girl tossing me AN EVIL EYE while she turned back to look at me. I raised my eyebrows and downturned my lips in what I thought was an innocent expression... But I don't think she took it. She looked so evil, that I have nightmares of her everytime I sleep till this very day.

Looked a little like GimLi here:




Oh gosh.

*****

EVIL TAXI DRIVER


After the concert, which ended at 1130pm, June and I tried to walk outta the place to Kallang MRT, and couldn't find our way.

Soon, it was 12am, and we were forced to take taxis.

I was only willing to spend $15 on my cab fare home (Aljunied to Teban Gardens), so I told this uncle, "Uncle, for $15 can send me to Jurong East?"

He grumbled a little, and said it is ok, for it will be slightly more than that amount. I asked him if he was sure it is ok with him, for I only had that amount of money with me (an outright lie).

He said ok.

Later on, I was yakking on my cell phone with a friend while on the cab, and of course, I mentioned that I came from the concert.

When we were approaching Jurong, I realised Jurong East is not quite the same as Teban Gardens, so I told the cab driver that I am supposed to be going to Teban - which is a 2 min drive from Jurong East Mrt.

He blew himself into a rage.

"WHAT!" he said in Mandarin. "Jurong East is not the same with Teban ok! At least $3 more ok!"

"Uncle, it is only a few cents more la. Ok, I'm sorry I forgot to tell you, you can stop me at Jurong East and I will walk."

With this, he started to shout at me. "Next time bring more money with you! Huh? Go out until so late never bring money?"

"Uncle, I already told you I had $15, and you AGREED to drive me what."

"I agreed to drive till Jurong East ok! No Teban ok! Different hor!"

Clearly another stupid middle-aged old man.

"I ALREADY SAID CAN DROP ME AT JURONG AND I WILL WALK HOME RIGHT?"

The uncle sniggered. "Can ... Of course I will drop you there."

He started to mumble to himself loudly, "Youngsters nowadays. Just now, you talk on the phone so long, already so expensive, then now try to say no money to pay. I think your phone bill also more expensive than this cab fare ..."

"Excuse me uncle, my phone is starhub so it's free," I retorted.

"YEAH!" he screamed hysterically, "That's what you say now lah, of course. Free ... Ha ha ... I believe you! Where got such thing as free in this world. We taxi drivers not charity ok!"

"It IS free what!" - but of course, it's no use arguing with retards because they will never understand logic.

Realising he lost on the mobile phone topic, the uncle changed his tactics in the speed of light.

"No money no money," he mumbled audibly. "Can go watch concert, concert so expensive, no money ... Take me as a 3-yr-old kid."

"My tickets are free ok!" I said, although he has no rights to question my finance, because he agreed on the $15 ride to JURONG EAST (I said he can drop me there so I did no wrong). What's with people like that! Tell me!! Why do I always meet such people?!

URGHH!!!!!! JUST KILL ME LAH.

Very luckily, the cab was reaching Jurong East Library, and I told him to stop me there.

The bastard did.

And you know what? He sped off, in the only possible direction: My house. What the fuck. In the end, he is still going to Teban Gardens despite all his bloody ramblings about his petrol (what petrol? Isn't it diesel?) being expensive.

In the quiet of the night, I gave him my $15, and shouted after his cab: "GEI NI QUAN JIA REN QU KAN YI SHENG LAH!" and it felt really good (despite it being quite mean, but forgive me, I was very angry).

Urgh.

Always meet horrid people (and they me).

oh yeah. Took me a good 45 mins to walk home - in my cheap VNC heels. I wish I had Heelys.

Comments

ash said…
Hey you! I chanced upon your blog while I was mindlessly surfing. It's hilarious! Haha..it really cheered me up I must say =) Kudos to you, girl. And I hope you managed to catch the NDP
Ivan said…
Urgh... Ugly Singaporeans.

*shudders*

I notice that aunties at these concerts are always the bitchiest and meanest. Maybe because they would rather stay at home and watch sappy Korean or TCS 8 dramas than cheer at some Taiwanese pop singer.

Still can't forget the number of times taxi drivers took advantage of my lack of familiarity with Singapore's roads and ferried me by the longer and more expensive way.

Hai~Ren
http://chasmosaurine.blogspot.com/
Zen|th said…
Bad luck meeting 2 stupid people in one night. Anyway, I think I would have done something like you did to the irritating auntie. She deserved it! LoL~ And maybe you should have scolded the dumbass taxi driver in his face too. Haha.
Panadol said…
Lolz. Poor gal. Anyway, side note : I stayed in Jurong, took a 35mins walk home at 12.45am in jan, i end up with a "could be robbery or rape" assault at the staircase landing directly outside my house which i always thot was safe. I was lucky, I got off but it scared the hell out of me & the culprit is still out there scotfree. So, just be careful yeah? Make sure u carry something small & sharp in yr hands if you hv to walk alone at nite. That was what save me :)
Drop the late-nite-taxi-bargaining, you will be happier for it[even though we lose a slightly entertaining post].
Anonymous said…
My, that sure was some unpleasant concert experience :P! Oh, and I hate it when they hold concerts in the Indoor Stadium... why can't they have everything at Suntec or Esplanade?!? So much more convenient for the transport back home :P....

Oh, I have a mean tactic for mean taxi drivers.... When they really bugs me, I tell them to their face that if they don't stop their nonsense, I'll complain to the taxi company. They're not supposed to have too many complaints in their record or they'll lose their licence, so usually they'll stop there. Don't do this when they look like they're slightly deranged though... like you said, you're not made for fighting :P!!
Jennywawa said…
Haiyo.. you chao kelian lehz... Hahax, u got my sympathy bah, those aunties are probably those housewives with nothing better to do than to gossip all day at home and then think they're so big 'cos they rule the house as they can nag all day but everyone else not so free. Next time bring Pepper Spray larz, not for the rapist but for the taxi driver and aunties, lolz..
Xiaxue said…
yeah lor. I know I'm generally not a very nice person as well la, but I will never hit someone! WTF. How could she kick me?! So uneducated!
ben tan han kun said…
somewhere, somehow, the auntie and the taxi driver must be blogging bad things about you too
BlackNecrophile said…
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STFU said…
I always meet bitchy aunties like that too.Haha..Don't have to feel guilty about what you did. Bitch Aunties like those deserve slut treatment.
so did u take any nice pics of jerry and vic at the gen-y concerT? =)
mE said…
hello wendy or should i say xiaxue...anyway life's too short to be mad with assholes...i seen a few of them...they can really kill a happy day of mine...but the best way is to ignore them and try to annoy them as much as possible(just like wat u did)...

anyway good luck in your everyday encounter...
`nic.ethan said…
never knew aunties were that violent. s-c-a-r-y and guai lan. well, i guess that auntie doesnt know her limit. geesh. what she did was so childish. so much for setting an example to her kids.

whom will eventually become like her.

and yeah, regarding whining taxi driver- u can politely tell them to shutup, or face being reported to. it works . [some taxi drvier think that your cab fare includes their nonstop comments or criticzisms.]
Mr_BuRns said…
How can u shout tt sentence of cursing his whole family to see the doctor?!

anyway ur the bitch from hell tt i love!!! continue blogging hor~!
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Anonymous said…
Black Necrophile: Bah :D!
Anonymous said…
UtarEmpire: Give that man a Bah :D!
wow.. this is an awesome post.
once again.
Vera said…
haha I love your posts!
And i do know what you mean about being nice to people and they are mean to you! It happens to me lots of times too.. There are too many horrid people here... grrr
quarzimodo said…
i'll use the bah on the black guy if i could.

dun like what you see ? go elsewhere then..
Eliza said…
What?! You are residing in Teban Gardens?!! I am just living in the estate across the road that divides the two Gardens. Came across your blog when it was published in Lifestyle on Sunday.
Mr_BuRns said…
give tt she-male a BAH!
cherry said…
I hate aunties too.. if i were u, i might have given her a tight slap..given the fiery temper i had..=p
Xiaxue said…
Hi BlackNecrophile:

Wow! What detailed observations. I am honoured you took time to analyse me like some literature text.

However, your judgements are so flawed that I shall not even bother to argue with you. I shall not blame you - maybe I did not make myself clear enough.

What I want to say is this: You seem angry that no one seems to see through my "contradictions" like you did. My point is this: You think I am a conceited stupid bitch? Well, go ahead and think that way - but do not try to impose your views on my readers, just like I did not try to force you to like me.

Also, you should get a sense of honour. Most of the things I said is in jest - judging me by them is plain pointless. =)

And also because there are a lot of stupid people who have not read me for a long enough time to know me well, they will just take your inaccurate words for real. I shall thus delete your comment. And do not even be mistaken that I am making an excuse here; for I am also deleting it because I know it will make you fume, and I kinda like that idea. :) Just because I AM the bitch you think I am (believe me, everyone also knows).

Of course, there is the classic reason that this is MY blog and I just don't feel like having you here as a guest. If you do not feel happy about this, I suggest you set up a popular blog yourself.

To UtarEmpire: SHUT THE FUCK UP LAH, YOU PIECE OF MAGGOT INFESTED HERPES ULCUR. Noisy like fuck. Shoo, go to some other blog k? Na, here is ten bucks for you: Gei ni quan jia ren qu kan yi sheng. ;)
Ms Gia Gia said…
blur taxi drivers are as bad. They can say okok when u tell them ur destination, but mins later they'll start asking where is that place.

Dunnoe say la, dun waste our money.
Katie Yang said…
the only negative thing people can say about you is that you're unfunny.

AND YOU SURE AS HELL IS FUNNY.

it's like you say all the honest things people try not to because it's not nice. bloody hypocrites.
Ivan said…
Hahaha... I didn't get to see what those 2 had to comment.

Anyway, is it just me, or was this year's parade just plain boring? I mean, year in, year out, it seems to be the same old thing. I think there's a need to remake NDP if they still want to stir up nationalistic fervour among Singaporeans.

And the worst taxi-drivers are those who will acknowledge your directions, but drive off the wrong way even though you just told them to go straight 10 seconds ago! Happened to me once before... $8 ride ended up costing my friends and I $14... WTF...

Hai~Ren
NaiveGuy said…
Wah in teh dead of teh nite you walk home alone?? Lucky you did not meet with any mishap, even worst, encounters of the third kind.....kekekkeke, anyway as I said b4, next time you need a ride give me a buzz, I will pick you up and send you back, though I dun drive a BMW hor :P
Zen|th said…
BlackNecrophile: Bah.
someone said…
xiaxue, u are on Sunday Times! they published your pics! ;)
mia said…
BlackNecrophile: That's what i thought of xiaxue intially too. but really, to get such a response from you is considered success to her. Writing to illicit a response, good or bad, is good. Just like there's nothing as bad publicity. Take everything written here with two tablespoons of salt (she cuts deep with her words) and try not to dissect a person based on an online persona. Only then can you truly enjoy the local flavored humour.
Anonymous said…
That was an excellent choice of words by Mia! That pretty much sums up what most of us Xiaxue Blodgers feel.
Jonus Doggie said…
Its little incidents like this and clowns like the Aunty and the Taxi Driver that make our lives interesting. Little adventures like yours make my life look mundane and boring.

Enjoy your little adventures.
the Queen said…
lol how suay for you to meet sucha bitchy aunty! actually you should have kicked her back swiftly,den hold your stomach or leg and grimace in pain,claiming that she kicked you extremely hard and called you a [insert hokkien expletive]. den start crying. confirm at least 10 ppl will be on your side or willing to support your story at the very least haha.

i know that sounds super mean but that aunty is really the epitome of the CHAO DU LAN UGLY SINGAPOREAN.

i met one equally unreasonable aunty in the MRT before. she pushed aside an old man just to ensure that she could get in the mrt and hold one of the standing poles. so i tripped her. =D too bad she didnt fall flat on her face. =( she started to scold me but i refused to look at her face,giving her a "i-pity-you-siao-char-boh" look. haha damn funny sia. the old man actually laughed. such idiotic aunties need to be shown who's got more strength. LOL.
`nic.ethan said…
hey.. somebody has to send this auntie article to some producer and i`m sure they can make a movie out of this. hahaha.

imagine- "attack of the aunties" or "jack-aunties the movie" "the Loads of the aunties:the mahjong-ship."

then xiaxue will make millions, and pay those stupid blind think-they-are-so-smart-to-point-out losers a dollar to get a life. ;)

just being lame. forgive me XD [watching s`pore idol just makes me high]
ginger said…
u walk hm fr jur east library? over that hill n down to the traffic lights to ur hm in heels? wow..
C said…
how come you always meet all the mean drivers?? i think spore taxi drivers are generally one of the best..at least you don't have to worry about being kidnapped and raped right...just grumble at bit only what!! you can come here and curse them all you want..ahhaha! :)




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``caROL said…
hey, wad a mean driver! next time (touchwood) if u ever meet one like dat.. dun even gif da driver a single cent.

titled: cab run.

method: get urself ready to run awae jus when da cab stops. and leave da door OPEN. so dat da uncle hafta close the door for u, unless he is willing to put the cab at risk.

I tried dat before, wiv 2 frenz. hahaha.

erm, it's a lil' mean lah. but.. jus nice for meanie taxi drivers. haha.

cheers to ur blog!
Gum said…
Sorry loor, Xx is wearing cheap heels that night loor...
Morphus said…
Haha...you wouldn't want Heelys. In my opinion they are top on the list of the dumbest things ever invented. Unless, of course, you need 'em to slide/roll/'heel' down looooooooooooooong slopes. I believe that is the only situation in which they will come in handy. Anyway rock on! Your posts are bloody hilarious.
Diana said…
i think its the older generation of singaporeans who are anal. remember how people in both countries complain abt each side?
Well, i have no problems whatsoever with singapore but the older generations seem to have. Now i see why. lol.
ps: YOu have free handphone lines??!!!
Ian Choy said…
Oh... please.... she was the cheapskate first who only wants to pay 15 bucks.
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
Germaine said…
hahha yeah i agree that your blog's a turn on. but don't be mean to taxi drivers too lah. anyways, solitaire showdown is notnot fun! you should seriously try bejewled on http://zone.msn.com cos it's seriously more fun! Take care!

- g
dun tell u said…
"GEI NI QUAN JIA REN QU KAN YI SHENG LAH!"

liked that one

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