This morning I sat for my first paper of this semester’s final exam. How was it? It was okay, I would say. In one sentence: Too much to write, too little time. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. Perhaps I need to learn to get my points across with lesser words. Perhaps my love for language has taken me over. Perhaps I simply need to write faster. My dad used to tell me to make my handwriting smaller. “If you write bigger, you write slower,” he said. I try to consciously write smaller during exams to save time, but since I’m a woman of confidence *ehem* my handwriting still finds its way to get bigger, naturally. If you see my answer script, you’ll notice how my font size grows from size 8 on the first page to size 14 on the last page. And the more I’m pressed for time, the bigger I write. Weird, eh?
Anyway, the exam started at 9am. I had been thinking of watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (such a long title!) immediately afterwards. Checked the schedule, the soonest screening was at 12noon, the exact time my exam was supposed to end. The next show was at 2pm, ending at 4pm, meaning that I would have to go home immediately afterwards to avoid KL’s rush hour traffic, so no hanging around the mall after movie. Since I wasn’t fond of both show times I thought maybe I should give it a pass.
Then I entered the exam hall and saw some writings on the whiteboard, “Exam duration - 9:00am to 11:00 (2 hours).” The exam was for 2 hours, not 3 hours! We only had to answer 2 long questions! Therefore I would have time to catch Harry Potter at 12noon and still do some shopping! Yeay!
So after the exam, I quickly headed to Mid Valley. By the time I reached the ticket counter it was 11:32am. The counter staff told me the earliest show just started at 11:30am. Do I want to catch it? Of course I do! Everybody knows the first 15 minutes of screening is nothing but endless commercials. So I grabbed the 11:30am ticket, went to the jan and headed to the hall. As expected, commercials were still running. By the time the Warner Brothers logo appeared it was 11:43am, so no love lost.
I did watch it!
How was the movie? It was good. Really good. The last scene brought tears to my eyes. You must watch it to know why. My only regret was not getting anything to munch. I didn’t have any breakfast, so by the time the movie entered its first 30 minutes my tummy was already growling. While Harry, Ron and Hermione were busy fighting some odd-looking creatures, I was busy thinking of what to have for lunch!
P.S.: Wonder if that one particular girl in Spain found her way to Portugal just to watch Harry Potter speaks English, not Spanish? ;-)
P.P.S.: I still have 2 more papers to go next week. Wish me luck!