Saturday, June 9, 2012
Shirking Responsibilities: Shang
It's the company sports fest today, but I begged off from joining, even though I have no concrete weekend plans. Then again, I can use this as excuse, though I haven't really decided on watching.
It's that time of the year once again, when Shangri-la plays host to a bevy of film festivals.
Hello again, long lines and waiting for an hour for (free) tickets.
I used to be one of those eager souls who will queue up for a chance to watch the films. My weekends were free then, and the lines used to be manageable. And populated with film enthusiasts, some off whom would cheerfully chat you up and narrate which films they've seen and which are the really good ones in the line up.
But the festivals became too popular, I guess, and the allure of a free movie was hard to resist. And there are those well-meaning professors who require reaction papers and other writing assignments to their students. That's why year after year, the people who turn up to watch the free screenings get bigger, younger, and I should say, more stylish. The old crowd of film enthusiasts are no more, probably turned off by the advent of the new crowd, with their college accents and designer labels and cliques perpetually by their side.
I'm still not sure if I'm watching this roster of films.
But I'm sure I wont be around for the company outing/sports fest.