~ welcome cable! ~

03 May 2005

yay! we finally got a cable! we found out a few nights ago, when we had dinner with Melvyn, that CSI NY is playing in AXN — a tv channel that only accessible if we subscribe to cable tv.

so, this afternoon, after ari and i took care of my change-of-address in Indonesian Embassy, we decided to stop by StarHub and got a cable. we chose the basic cable, which means, we don’t see HBO and other movie channels. we figured, we could always buy VCDs and DVDs if we wanted to watch movies anyway. channels that we wanted to see was AXN (of course), Animal Channel, Discovery Channel and Cartoon Network…. what a geek, eh?

we installed the box, and surprisingly, it worked immediately… there are more surprises, though: we could see ALL channels! not just the basic cables. we got HBO, we got even NHK, the japanese channel… wow. is this a teaser, or the cable company made a mistake?

anyways, tonight, i ended up sitting in front of the TV for hours flipping from one channel to another, including watching CSI NY and the original CSI back to back. oh no, i’m just entering my couch potato phase in my life!

~ comment (8) ~

i bet it is a teaser. after 10-30 days you will get the normal channel hehehe.

avianto | 4 May 2005 - 07:05 | reply

hehe, i’m hoping it isn’t. since my apartment is essentially an apartment divided into two, my neighbor and we share the same apartment number. we’re thinking that the neighbor subscribes full cable channel. and that whole ‘same apartment number’ things results in us getting the full cable channels as well. this happened to me a while ago, when i lived in Pennsylvania.

but who am i kidding, right? singapore government has their eyes everywhere, and wouldn’t let unfairness such above happen to their residents, right? :P

thalia | 4 May 2005 - 07:16 | reply

enjoy it while it lasts! i rarely watch tv, but csi ny is one of the tv shows i like. do you watch alias? another one that i like is medium (patricia arquette).

novs | 5 May 2005 - 08:47 | reply

oh, i don’t like alias anymore. i watched the episode where she went to Bali and sorta turning herself into a balinese woman. it was so bad, she looked more like she was an indian woman with weird malay accent. since then, ALIAS don’t convince me anymore… hehehe.

thalia | 5 May 2005 - 10:32 | reply

cable is evil!! and i luv it!! ha ha but i’ve been contemplating switching to satelite dish just because the cable company keeps jacking their price up! those a**holes!

noel | 6 May 2005 - 03:53 | reply

haha, true, true! it’s so evil! the other day, i forgot to cook, so we ended up having a very late dinner.

i thought satelite dish is more expensive than cable…

thalia | 8 May 2005 - 10:30 | reply

ah senangnya dirimu yang sudah bisa nonton cable tv lagi. gue kangen animax channel.. hiks.. :(

bow | 10 May 2005 - 03:03 | reply

iyaaa! senang! cuman ternyata yang waktu itu cuman preview doang. jadi sekarang gue juga ngga bisa nonton animax :(

thalia | 11 May 2005 - 04:07 | reply