In life, I make it a point to stand out in the things that I do, and I really mean it.
That's why I'm not going to write yet another crappy post about how I think I am awesome just because I can score good grades in school; because I can chow down a Wendy's burger and talk at the same time; or just because I dare to jump into the sea from a boat - that's just mundane routine for Kevin Chan here.
So I decided that to win this little Standout competition here, that I would have to do something really AWESOME for a change, something that would at the very least stand out strongly in my memory, and I am proud to tell you folks that I, collaborating with Roger (from the Republic of Awesome), Chia Wei (from chiawei.net) as our photographer and Tysern (from tysern.blogspot.com) as our bag-boy have managed to bring you the only ever...
It all started with dinner with Roger in Singapore. We were both talking about Nuffnang's Standout competition, and it went on a little something like this:
Roger: Hey, we should join the competition lah, then we'll get to go to the party and all.
Kev: Yeah, but what are we to write about? We write about awesome stuff so much it all just doesn't feel awesome anymore.
Roger: Hmmm... maybe we should just go do something really awesome. Remember that time that I terrorized the hostel in a Spartan outfit, going this is SPARTA in poor Zac's face?
Kev: Yeah dude, you're on to something here, only that we have to do something a few levels more awesome than that... What if we... go around terrorizing random people in ONE UTAMA, in SPARTAN OUTFITS!
Roger: YEAH! Great, I'll get the red capes and I'll meet you at 3pm and we'll go off to One Utama together. How's that? Set?
Kev: Set lah!
And that was how we ended up in front of One Utama on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, all geared up to raid and terrorize our beloved shopping mall.
So how do you prepare to raid a shopping mall in Spartan gear? It all starts with the right gear.
In the cart we have two really nice red
With all our gear assembled, we pushed our cart straight into the valley of the shadow of death, our own private Battle of Thermopylae, the gates of One Utama, getting one too many awkward stares on the way there. But those preliminary stares were nothing compared to what we were about to face on the inside of that wretched building.
We quickly found a toilet and went in as mere mortal men, but we emerged as IMMORTAL SPARTAN MEN, ready to rock ONE UTAMA!
And then it came from all around - the giggles and stares from the people around us. It took some getting used to, but a little giggle or a weird stare from an old wrinkled auntie never stopped Leonidas, and I guess it could not hurt us either.
We go around with our gear and Tiger beer and attack all targets in sight!
There goes the Colonel!
We were just posing with more beer when we realized that we were standing right in front of the great Spartan temple... the VIDEO SHOP!
And so, we raided the shop for what was rightfully ours!
We reclaimed what was ours, and we decided that we had to move on, and that there was more of One Utama for us to conquer.
The next logical step in our conquest of the shopping mall would be to attack the information counter. There definitely must be some intelligence we can obtain there!
We approached the information counter stealthily, but there was something there so awful, so terrible that it managed to hurt our hardened Spartan eyes - it was the evil QUEUE!
After what seemed like forever...
And that was when I just couldn't take the blasphemy that was happening right in front of me anymore.
I was so pumped up after kicking that blaspheming information-counter-guy into the deep, dark, bottomless-pit-of-death that I just went on a RAMPAGE!
We even brought our madness all the way inside Toys-R-Us and the cinemas!
In short, no one could resist the Spartan invasion, and some people even stood on our side with us.
But after we got our crowns from Burger King, things just started getting better and better!
Every king needs a fitting crown, and Burger King gave us theirs!
What's more awesome than Spartans invading One Utama?
Spartans chatting up chicks, of course!
Energized by the power of our crowns, we went on running wild through One Utama!
We ended up having so much fun, that the some really obnoxious, old security woman that couldn't speak English tried to shoo us away, telling us that we need permission to take photos in One Utama! What utter rubbish!
She was real angry that we kept ignoring her complaints in Malay (I admit, that I am a bit rusty here) but we were never one to pass a good photo op by, and so here is a goofy picture with an absolutely furious, bitchy old security hag.
The mall security elsewhere were more friendly and even offered to pose with us!
It was a long day, even for us Spartans, and we finally decided to call it a day at the bowling alley in One Utama's new wing.(But not without some more cam-whoring, of course!)
Some bowlers even wanted pictures with us!
Considering that we started right all the way back in the center court of the old wing, made a whole big and walked all the way to the bowling alley of the new wing, I can safely say that we Spartans did indeed manage to conquer most of One Utama!
And finally, after a hard Spartan day's work of terrorizing, plundering, rampaging, pillaging, and conquering, it was time for a nice cold Tiger.
And my little Spartan invasion here is just why I stand out so much more than the 99.999% of bloggers out there. Period.
To you guys at Nuffnang, Robb, Timothy, Ming, I really want to go to this party, so I have my tickets, pretty please? At least enough tickets so that all four of my friends who helped me out in this AWESOME AWESOME blog post can all be there and make your event an even better one.
And also, I promise to try not to get drunk this time. Serious!
Hope to see you at the party!
Just for you guys, the posts of the other guys who were part of the Spartan Invasion!