Congratulations Shazzharif Shamsudin!
I was completely floored by your short story. I put together this montage to sorta encapsulate your entry (:
Carrie took a cab and rushed down to SoHo Manhattan realising she is half an hour late for a lunch date with her gal pals.
“To Balthazar please and step on it!”
“Step on what mam?” remarked the Pakistani cabbie.
Realizing there was no time to argue with the foreign cabbie who clearly lacked knowledge on American slangs, Carrie gave a weak smile and replied,
“Fast. Go fast and I’ll tip you.”
Carrie rushed through the doors of Balthazar to see only 2 of her friends there.
Carrie: Charlotte! Miranda! (Carrie hugged them both with air kisses before settling into her seat.) I had to run in here in my killer Manolos. my feet hurts. And I thought I was the one very fashionably late. Where is Samantha?
Charlotte: She probably has some PR emergency. She’s never early.
Miranda: Or her emergency probably involved Peter, Paul and Mary and she’s involved in some afternoon quickie. Three seems to be the magic number nowadays. Even Britney gave it a stamp of approval. Whatever happened to morals, values and monogamy?
Carrie: Oh honey, you haven’t tried it, you wouldn’t know.
Charlotte gave a smirk and nodded.
Miranda: You ho! Not you too. I’ve always thought you were the most decent one in our group.
Charlotte: Well, crazy happens in college and I’m not THAT INNOCENT. Oh even Britney endorsed that too. Hee hee.
Samantha: Hello Ladies! Sorry I’m late! You wouldn’t believe the darndest thing that just happened to me! ( Samantha walks into the restaurant.)
Carrie: You got another botox injection?
Charlotte: You got yourself a facelift?
Miranda: You earned extra miles on the mile high club while on the cab here?
Samantha: (rolls eyes) I managed to convince this hot hunk of a hot dog pushcart boy to come to my office for a model casting.
Carrie: We all know the reason for him to come is so that he will leave you coming for more! Hahah!
Miranda: Is it just me or does your hips look broad? What have u been eating?
Samantha: I may be a broad, but these hips are not expanding honey. You must be imagining things. These hips don’t lie.
Charlotte: Oh girls, you wouldn’t believe what I just got myself today! A Vivienne Tam Digital Clutch! Hot off the runway!
The girls looked at it in awe.
Carrie: I’m green with envy. All I have is this bedazzled and blinged iPad as a gift from my publisher. (Carrie takes out her iPad encrusted in Swarovski from her Birkin bag)
Miranda: Ooh I smell bitchy competition!
Samantha: And I will turn into a bigger bitch when I don’t get some food. Waiter!
And the girls enjoyed the rest of their lunch talking about their fabulous life and adventures in NYC.
Shazzharif, you’ve won yourself a pair of tickets to the Gala Premiere of SATC II for you and a friend (: Congrats! (Emailed you about the collection).
To the other entries: I’m sorry but the inclusion of HP’s Butterfly Lover’s Digital Clutch wasn’t substantial enough.
But fret not!
Try your luck on the HP Facebook Page. Answer the question, coming out on 18 May 2010 (today!!!), and stand a chance to win yourself some tickets!