Sunday, September 13, 2009
Great Treasure Hunt
"What is it..." I answered, still in a daze.
"I want to show you something..."
"This is important... come!" Sonny shook me again.
"This better be good..." I stood up and walked to his room. It was still before 9:00AM and it was not my time to wake up on a Sunday morning. Not after spending time late last night watching a movie on cable TV.
That happened last Sunday...
The Great Singapore Treasure Hunt group over Facebook. It announce that the a MacBook was up for grabs... literally for any of its fans that came to West Coast Park to find the one clown, out of about 25 who had the sole treasure hunt sticker to win the notebook.
Sonny knew how much I am a fan of Apple Computers, he made me joined the group that morning to be eligible to hunt for the prize.
We left home at 11:ooAM and reached the exact West Coast Park spot stated on the map with 25 minutes to spare... but no one was there! Yikes!
We took the map shown literally. As it turned out, the West Coast Park is the actually park where the large children's playground and the landmark McDonald's were.
We flagged a cab to re-trek back to West Coast Park, reaching there 20 minutes after 1:00PM. Knowing full well that the hunt was probably over since each hunt would not last more than 15 minutes at a time.
After 20 minutes, Sonny called to inform that the hunt was over. The posting on Facebook with photos of a guy as the winner of a new MacBook. Silly us had not even spot one of the clowns in bright green t-shirt holding balloons in his hand at all.
We did not win or even came close to the actual treasure hunt group at all but what was great was that we were a father-and-son team that day, working together figuring out the puzzle. That was my prize I won.
"Let's do it again, OK?" Sonny asked while we waited for the bus to go back home. Let's!