Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Heh... finally got peace and quiet to post.
Anyhoo, a quick rundown of noticeable events.
E458 and N337 had an appreciation cellgroup a bit before the last day of 2007. Where? Sentosa! Had games and fellowship before having the appreciation itself on Palawan beach itself. Yeah, no kidding. It was also the first time I (and probably everyone there) praised on sand, running around while praising, and doing a lot of retarded but nice stuff while praising. Also the first time any of us danced with cellgroup members. Heh!
December 31 the cellgroup had a countdown at Isabel's place, with plenty of food. The dress-code was nerdy. Freak right? Well, I wore a buttoned shirt and tucked it in gayly into really pulled-up-high pants. And I also used gel and changed my hair to side parting for the night. AHHH! I can't believe that! 4 years of spiked hair and suddenly you go back to secondary 2 hair. Okay, it was fun anyway. got to beat everyone in tennis, got killed super fast in RE4 (half-asleep) and the highlight of the night, singing a song to Michelle! Joshua, Jonathan, Ashley and I wrote and scored a song from scratch for Michelle, thanking her and all. Joshua and I sang while Ashley beatboxed, and Jonathan played the guitar. Nice one bros.
With the start of the new year, that also meant I was officially kicked out of Cindy Leong's place. Remember, not her fault. Anyhoo, Jian Yong originally told me that I would be able to stay in his place for a week or so while I searched for another rental place. Obviously I was very thankful, but at the last minute, because a room had been rented out in his place, his parents thought it inconvenient for me. So fine, it's 8pm, I needa move out by the end of the night, and I have no place to go. And you know what I did? Sleep. HA! Ashley eventually called me up and helped me to find places, but to no avail. Nevermind, as he was the only one who made an effort to help me find a place anyway. So inconsiderately and suddenly, I asked Koh Wee if I could stayover a while, and he said it was okay. Whew! Mostly its going out, late night poker, and online poker, whilst learning some lessons from the pros and watching great videos. Nice pair! LOL. Anyway, much appreciated to Ash and Koh Wee for all the help. I've rented a place in Woodlands =).
Also, on side news, it's not been a very good week for me. Not seriously though. Here's the list on what's been on the downside-yet not upsetting-to me.
1) I got food poisoning (or something) and vomited for the first time in 10 years. Damn you Pastamania! I was freaking scared to eat the next day so I starved myself. I don't count that as fasting =).
2) Had a headache while throwing up, and continued to the next day. Continued to the ENTIRETY of the next day. *Sigh* Could barely turn my head without seeing stars every few seconds.
3) Ate chicken nuggets that we didn't know were covered in ants.
4) I lost 2 poker tournaments online in a row. I was in 11th and 17th place for those tournaments, which was really poor compared to my 3rd place for my first tournament. Had no prize points for those two losses. Zzz.
5) Lost to Koh Wee in a Texas Hold 'Em match. I was so gonna win, till a damn 6 came out on the river. AHHH. I lost after that. Pfft. Later we learned Omaha, and I lost again, with a freaking flush trash against my pairs. -.-
6) I also somehow managed to bust 4 hands at Black Jack at one shot. LOL.
7) My bag strap ripped. Now what? School starts tomorrow.
Okay, today had service. A mild but very stimulating (and I mean that in a holy, mind-changing kinda way) message, which is a nice start for the first service of the new year. I think I'll be typing a bit more on my thoughts and stuff on the next post, since everything here seems to be about the happenings. Anyhoo, we also had a Bible quiz, and the quiz wasn't what I expected. I thought it to be based on the texts and understanding of the passage, but a significant part of them were questions like "Which chapter did Peter walk on water?" I was like WHAT THE?! Who pays attention to THAT?! Many other questions were based on the chapters and verses, which, honestly, I didn't bother to remember. There were 5 open ended questions though, with the 40 MCQ. I wrote longer answers with more detail than anyone else, and I got penalized for it, because time ran out and I couldn't write my answers for the questions with the most marks. AHH! Some MCQ questions really stumbled me though, like Joseph's Egyptian name, the way Rachel died and everything. But I lost most of my marks to the questions involving the verses and chapters, and the open ended questions 'cause of time. In the end, my marks were the 2nd highest, behind Isabel. Eugh.
Something interesting happened when I came back to Malaysia just now anyway. I had a cab driver ask me if I needed a ride and I quoted my usual RM17, which he tried to raise to RM20, which is a total rip off, because if you use the metre, the price barely goes past RM15. I was gonna walk off, but he asked me to stay and agreed to my price, provided he get another passenger to take the cab with me. He quickly found an Indian female and he drove us off. The uncle spoke to me first, and I talked to him throughout half the journey, mostly about me coming over here from Canada. Later on, the Indian girl asked me where the driver was heading, as she thought she'd be dropped off first. After that, this sparked a great conversation between us, and I found out she's in Shatec, previously from Riverside Secondary. And when she found out I was from Marsiling, she immediately asked about Pavalam, saying she knew her well. HAHAHA. What a small world we all live in...