Queueing for Harry Potter 7

Singaporean’s favourite pastime is queueing up afterall. At any drop of the hat, if we can find a good excuse to queue up, we will.

I must confess that I’m a novice queuer. I’ve never truly indulged in the Singaporean art of queueing. But this time, with Borders enticing people with a free Hedwig Owl plush toy for the first 500 people who collect their pre-ordered Harry Potter 7 book from them has got succumbing to temptation.

On 20 July, I will be queueing outside Borders from the early dusk till 7.01am on 21 July 2007 when Borders opens its doors at Wheelock Place for the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I’ll be queueing with a friend who has decided to bring a sleeping bag and camp over that day while I’ve got a full strategy planned out since I have to rush off to an event by 730am!

I really don’t want to be number one in line. Number two would be good enough for me. *grin*

Would you be queueing up at Borders too? Leave a comment!

19 July 2007 Update:
For those who were unnecessarily alarmed by my “kiasu”-ness (read: overzealous competitive scared-to-lose attitude), I have gotten word that OFFICIAL program for the countdown to launch of Harry Potter 7 at Borders begins at 5am.

According to the Borders mailer, festivities start at 5am and include: free face painting, free balloon sculpting, quizzes, cheerleaders, games, countdown to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release, costume ‘best dressed’ competition, Unlock the Gold winner prize presentation, giveaways, movie screenings, magic storytelling and live music!

Sounds like a blast but friends and I have decided to bring Harry Potter 6 for a reread so we can launch straight into Potter 7 with a mind fresh of where we left off last!

Although it’s silly now but I just found out that I no longer have to rush off at 7.15am so I actually don’t have to queue anymore but i’ll still do it anyway because it’s the last chance you’ll ever get to queue for Harry Potter if you never done it before like me!

12 Comments so far

  1. Bikram (unregistered) on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    Hi there,

    This morning I came across this HP7 spoiler which reveals the climax of the HP series. This is not just any other bogus claim. There are snaps from the book. U should read the post at my blog post.

    Don’t worry, the link to the spoiler is not given there. I’ve discussed about an authentic HP7 spoiler there. I’ve asked my visitors if they’d like to read the spoiler. Do give my post a visit and voice your opinion.


  2. huiwen (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    i pre-ordered mine at borders too. but i thought as long as you collect ur book on 21st july u will get e owl plush toy? oh well, better to go queue early. i cant wait for 21st jul !

  3. micamonkey (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    i didn’t mean to be misleading. its true that as long as you collect on the day itself you can get the owl but then its the owl that made me order from borders and its the LAST TIME you would be able to queue from harry potter! lol never gonna get another chance again :P

  4. Mo (unregistered) on July 19th, 2007 @ 9:32 am

    No, I dont plan to queue. But I plan to go there early in the morning.
    You think it’s too late for Singapore standards?

  5. micamonkey (unregistered) on July 19th, 2007 @ 11:00 am

    i know a few singaporean friends who was planning on just going early. I don’t think it’s too late.

    I’m just planning on going early because I need to leave early and will be busy all day.

    Besides there is a countdown at 7.01am and some activities so if you are interested in those things you might want to be there at 701 :P

  6. shadow (unregistered) on July 19th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    My friends and I are going to do a fancy dress, the better to entertain ourselves and everyone else in the queue in the early hours of the morning! ;-)

  7. Dave Wong (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

    haha….the long queue start again….Saw from newspaper that even for people who pre-ordered also queue in overnite just to get the book fast!

    Dave Wong

  8. micamonkey (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

    it’s true. the first person at the queue started lining up at 7am on 20th July. Altogether she waited for 24 hours, dressed up in costume the whole time! The two of them were studying for O Levels so it kept them busy.

  9. sub (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    download Harry Potter and the deathly hallows at http://antonrifco.110mb.com/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.pdf

  10. sub (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

    DONT FORGET TO DOWNLOAD IT, AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS : http://antonrifco.110mb.com/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.pdf

  11. hafeez (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

    hi thanks for your spirit in the event of harry potter book release in borders. i was the one hosting the event and i came across your blog in the search engine. so how was the book? i have finish reading mine

  12. micamonkey (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:25 am

    thanks for visiting. ive just finished mine :) it was a good read. yeah maybe it is a pity that we won’t be looking forward to any more potter books but maybe there’ll be something new to divert our attention lol :)

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