14 Aug - The 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Apple Store event

August 14th, 2014

This journal is a bit of a flashback, as I'm posting this from the far, far future of October 2015. From where I sit, flying cars rule the sky, we've colonised most of the moons of Jupiter and the robot uprising has been mostly suppressed. Good times, in other words.

Let's see if I can remember what happened over a year earlier:

I definitely give kudos to Apple for having a sign-language.. ist (?) at each event at their stores. It's the little things that make a big difference, I remind myself whenever Apple decides yet again to move 5h1t around in iTunes to make it harder to find where the 'sync' button is for podcasts for no reason.

I definitely give kudos to Apple for having a sign-language.. ist (?) at each event at their stores. It's the little things that make a big difference, I remind myself whenever Apple decides yet again to move 5h1t around in iTunes to make it harder to find where the 'sync' button is for podcasts for no reason.

from out of the darkness emanates the presence of the 'Nerd do Well' himself, Mr Simon Pegg.

from out of the darkness emanates the presence of the 'Nerd do Well' himself, Mr Simon Pegg.

Peter Chelsom is the director of this film. He also directed 'Serendipity' back in 2001, which I watched and remember enjoying; and The Hannah Montana Movie, which you may safely assume I have not seen, nor intend to.

Peter Chelsom is the director of this film. He also directed 'Serendipity' back in 2001, which I watched and remember enjoying; and The Hannah Montana Movie, which you may safely assume I have not seen, nor intend to.

"This guy over here.. I refuse to point directly at him, but you know who I'm talking about"

"This guy over here.. I refuse to point directly at him, but you know who I'm talking about"

"Simon is the kind of guy who... who... well... I'll just leave it at that. But let's just say he wears shorts in this film". My personal rule is : not if it's below 40 degrees celsius, or I'm in Singapore.

"Simon is the kind of guy who... who... well... I'll just leave it at that. But let's just say he wears shorts in this film". My personal rule is : not if it's below 40 degrees celsius, or I'm in Singapore.

"I love this film! And conveniently, it's one I directed and Simon Pegg stars in!"

"I love this film! And conveniently, it's one I directed and Simon Pegg stars in!"

I kind of like this photo but am also freaked out by it.

I kind of like this photo but am also freaked out by it.

"Then there was that time you said you'd murder somebody for a decent casserole and we asked you if that would make you happy and you said yes. We had to remove that from the movie..."

"Then there was that time you said you'd murder somebody for a decent casserole and we asked you if that would make you happy and you said yes. We had to remove that from the movie..."

"but we kept it in for the studio screening"

"but we kept it in for the studio screening"

"Play the oboe? Right here and now? Kind of tricky seeing as though I didn't bring mine with me.."

"Play the oboe? Right here and now? Kind of tricky seeing as though I didn't bring mine with me.."

Simon Pegg : "....."

Simon Pegg : "....."

Me : "....."

Me : "....."

"Avoiding unhappiness is not the path to happiness. Also that's from the movie. Please don't spoil it as it's less powerful taken out of context"

"Avoiding unhappiness is not the path to happiness. Also that's from the movie. Please don't spoil it as it's less powerful taken out of context"

So.... that was that. it was a good event, and I followed it up with a catch-up with a friend, and that was good as well. AND it belatedly joins the "Archive of Movie premieres", which is no small feat to accomplish over a year later.

Remember to buy those Robot Wars Bonds - we can't win the war without your help!

Until next time!