Humour: The fault in our Jem

Humour: The fault in our Jem
Wet: It was raining inside Jem.

Yes, I cried at the movie.

It was about two young people in love and one of them dies. I am, of course, talking about The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Having teared up once (okay, maybe twice) in the cinema this year is more than enough.

That is why I refused to watch The Fault In Our Stars with my teen daughter who is a big fan of the John Green novel the movie is based on.

I saw the trailer. I read the reviews. So I let her see the weepie with her mother.

Now that I think about it, The Fault In Our Stars and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are practically the same movie (except one of them has a giant metal rhino in it).

Both movies are about loving someone even though you know you could get hurt in the end.

Which sort of describes my relationship with Jem.

Yes, I'm talking about the Jurong East mall celebrating its first birthday this month.

I love Jem. It's near where I live and convenient to get to.

I saw How To Train Your Dragon 2 there on Monday. No, I didn't cry at that one.

I took my mum to the Din Tai Fung restaurant there for a Mother's Day dinner. I cried when I saw the bill.

I know for some of you, it must come as a shock that Jem is even still around.

Considering all that has happened to the mall since it opened a year ago, it's a wonder the ground didn't simply open up and swallow the whole structure by now.

If a meteor should hit Earth, Jem would be the point of impact.

If Godzilla should ever visit Singapore, Jem would be the first building levelled.

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