The point being RotK was not the extended version. Am mildly disappointed but at the same time, I couldn’t wait for the whole thing to finish.We watched it during Day 2 of the first annual Star Rainforest Movie Festival at the Sarawak Cultural Village. It started at 7pm and finished around 5:30am the next day. We spreaded a mat on the huge waterproof banner they provided and laid our heads on our backpacks.

It was like a picnic and a slumber party with hundreds of strangers. By the time it was over, there were perhaps about 50 of us left.

The weather was perfect. It was a clear starry night, cool enough to make my toes a bit cold but not uncomfortably so. I suppose I can thank the Arctic weather conditioning on the office. When it was nearing morning, dew set in and my jeans got damp from knee down from it.

We drove back to Kuching as the sun rose.

Author: Georgette Tan

writer . poet . introvert . NSFW hand letterer . equatorial eclectic