8 July 2012 Sunday | 17:29 | Play
Sixty minutes in the queue at Transformers: The Ride, I confessed my regret for declining all the media invites that came my way. There was the preview shortly before the opening of Universal Studios Singapore and several other occasions where I could have went on all the rides without queueing. I can’t remember why I missed everything. So there I was, standing in the line like everyone else. I miss the VIP treatment at Hong Kong Disneyland last year. Haha.
It was a Family Day excursion organised by HG’s company. My admission was free. We headed straight to the Transformers ride upon entry. The 3D ride (after a two-hour queue) was AWESOME. You are basically part of a team to protect the AllSpark from the Decepticons. Megatron is menacingly near, but Optimus Prime and his Autobots save the day.
After grabbing a drink and a corn dog, we queued for another hour to go onto the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster. It was all right, but I was getting tired of waiting. I casually mentioned that I wanted a massage and unexpectedly, everyone else agreed. So, I left them to explore the rest of USS while I headed back to the office to finish up some production which I had intended to do in the evening.
By 7pm, we were on the Causeway. It was pouring as we turned into a Thai restaurant. I was trying not to eat too much before the massage, but they insisted on picking up some yoghurt since “we had some time to spare”. The two-hour body rub was a fantastic way to end the Saturday. Bliss.