You know, I’ve always wanted to be a biker when I was growing up. It’s easy to imagine yourself riding down a highway with the wind blowing through your hair and the freedom of the open roads lying ahead.
I can just imagine Deep Purple’s Highway Star playing while I rev my chopper.
…and then I realized that my feet can’t reach the ground.
I’ve tried to get on a Harley and even the smallest of the big bikes isn’t built for a relatively diminutive 171 cm person with a high body to leg ratio. I nearly toppled the bike while I was on it coz it was too high and heavy.
It was at an exhibition in Melbourne when I was doing my university there, and I could practically hear the muted laughter of the crowd and see the attendant trying to suppress a grin. I slinked away as best as I could and tried to look nonchalant while at it.
I don’t think I fooled anyone.
…but never you mind!
March is here and let’s face it, it’s not one of the best months of the year. It’s like the reason Cyrus Jakoby gave when he killed one of his clones in The Dragon Factory – “It’s a Tuesday”. Tuesdays, like March is one of the mundane moments of existence. There are no public holidays in March and you’ve just come out of the shortest month in the year (February) with a festive season to boot.
I wonder if researchers collect statistics about depression diagnoses during the month of March.
However, things are starting to look up since St Patrick’s Festival is going to be held in March this year. I went to the media launch and if this is an indication of things to come, it’s going to be an awesome March instead.
March would be the new December!
I mean, how often do you see bikers revving their choppers followed by a parade of dancers, clowns, cosplayers and buskers?
I consider myself a little jaded and cynical so for something to impress me like this, it’s gotta mean something.
After the official launch of St Patrick’s Festival 2011 (complete with an old musket that shoots a spray of sparks) at The Tavern, there was entertainment and food galore.
You know what Guinness is about – fun, laughter, and friends.
This year, St Patrick’s Festival is going to be more like a parade than a carnival. There were mimes and performers interacting with the crowd. I like the change – it feels like Mardi Gras without the beads and that’s just indoors!
Imagine them bringing this outdoors and you’ll get an even bigger scale to the entire parade.
There’s also an app called St Patrick’s GigGag that’s hilarious to play around with. It’s a cheesy but funny customizable video where you can put images of you and your friends to make a choice of two videos.
Basically, what happens is that you choose four (4) friends and use the in-built tool to fix the faces to the template. You also have to set where the mouths are and that produces some unexpected but funny results. Heh!
St Patrick’s GigGag is meant as a fun application to celebrate the festivities of St Patrick’s Festival so try it out and spread the word. You can pull profile photos straight from Facebook so it’s easy to use and share!
The main event will be at Changkat Bukit Bintang on the 17th of March from 6 pm – 12 am and there’s going to be celebrations throughout Malaysia – even in Sabah and Sarawak, so no one misses out on this.
Join the Guinness Malaysia Facebook page for more info on events at your place!
There’s going to be trivia and games in addition to the parade so it’s all going to be very engaging stuff.
Combine that with food and pints of Guinness and you’ll be saying “Miss March much?” in April.
I’m looking forward to it already. Alright, I’m looking up in this photo but you know what I mean. :)