I’ve been down with bad bout of horrid stomach flu and high fever since Thursday…so it was imperative that I got to the recovery stage by Saturday because it was going to be our Queenie, Ning’s mega escape act: The Impalement Cage at the Clarke Quay, and I didn’t want to miss it for the world! Plus, being part of her special someones list – there was going to be a good amount of VIP treatment and glitterati involved, which meant more cam-whoring moments with the other Queenies too!
So the tummy wasn’t exactly on its best behaviour on Saturday evening – I even needed help from the hubs on what to wear (he literally put together an outfit with matching accessories for me while I just sat, lazed and hope that the churning in the tummy would disappear) – but it was well worth the pain when we finally got to the Arena for some cocktails. Caught up with some of the girls, got to know more people (mabes brought half her family with her. Haha), and started some mild cam-whoring while waiting for the mega star to make her appearance.
And there she was. All gorgeously styled, in a very hot pant suit which got me declaring openly that I was so turning lesbian for the night. Our dearest Ning greeted her VIP crowd in magic babe style and before we knew it, we were ushered outside, to where her act was going to be performed. We were screaming away, when JC did a little ‘teaser’ by releasing the 13 stainless steel spikes just to show us what would happen if Ning couldn’t escape from the Impalement Cage in 90sec. Yikes. We were SO tempted to just run up the rickety flight of stairs just to save the babe! But of course, we had the utmost confidence and trust that magic babe was going to succeed.
Funny how despite been hearing about this act from the babe herself for some time now, more so whenever the Queenies have a dinner meet-up or some sort should have prepared me mentally for what I was about to witness. But seeing the entire set-up and Ning being inside the cage there and then last night was absolutely surreal and worrying!! I was actually witnessing my dearest N2 perform a death-defying act! Something I wanted very much to laugh off and tell myself that she was going to be able to pull it off whatever the case, but yet my heart wrenched and goosebumps appeared knowing the aftermath of that very slim possibility. I think I saw WORRY written all over mum’s face too, as she watched and grind her teeth in fear as Ning was getting all chained and shackled. At the same time, I was also very proud and happy that she was finally going to do what she had trained very hard for.
Dearest Ning managed to get out of the cage in time of course (thank goodness, for that one spilt second!) and I was very very elated for her. The sassy lass did it with so much style that I think it left the live audience ( & us)dumbfounded for a short while, and more importantly a very lasting impression of the entire act. It was short, succint, raw yet energizing and refreshing. I loved & enjoyed it!!!
We later retreated back to The Arena for some post-event drinks and more cam-whoring action, while waiting for the Divine magician to make her magically appearance (and disappearance from the media). At the same time, celebrated BR’s 24th Birthday and topped it off with a Muddy Mud Pie cake surprise at The Coffee Club later on (Happy Birthday BR!!)
It was indeed a very magical Saturday. And I’m quite sure there will be more magical days & nights to come!