Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ah, back in Kuala Lumpur. A new semester, and a new year. Welcome 2010.
I've enjoyed my time in Singapore. This time round, it was cut short due to the school's extra lessons eating up the first week of our holidays. Although it was short, I still managed to meet up with some friends and all. I went over to Koh Wee's place a few times, and played Modern Warfare 2, which is freaking fun! And the map Rusty is like the best! Although the knives are damn what the hell -.-. Heh... there was quite a bit of spirituality too, as I went for the Christmas services, and the very first night I came back, I attended an overnight prayer meeting from 9pm-3am. Not to mention the services on the weekend. And I also attended the MJ Zone appreciation. Ever since GT zone was disbanded, I've felt kind of left out of CHC SG, since the cellgroup's in GT are all scattered. I don't know three quarters of MJ zone. Well, at least I know Min Jin, due to Emerge 2006. That was unforgettable, thanks to Chin Yong. I doubt there's anyone reading this who knows what happened back then. Well, due to certain circumstances, Chin Yong scolded some pastors during Emerge basketball in 2006. Well, Min Jin was one of them. And even now he still remembers me. Hm?
I also got to catch up with Debbie and Joycelyn, and had a good dinner at Breeks (one of my fave places to eat) where we caught up with so much laughter and fun. Good times! Debbie also sneakily got me a Christmas present. She checked out the wristbands I was wearing, and my rings, and later "went to the washroom" but bought me a gift I didn't have instead. Wow! Sneaky! But thanks very much! I like the gift. Speaking of gifts, this was probably the Christmas where I received the most expensive gifts altogether. Ruz gave me a Chivas Regal aged 21 years, which is worth like $900. And my dad gave me some Issey Miyake scented thingy that cost over RM 200. From the Christmas cellgroup meeting, I ended up with a mirror with a cow motif from Natalie, due to the random gift exchanges. Faith also got me a book. I'm a bloody bookworm so she hit the spot. Yeah, much thanks to you all. And that reminds me, I lost the wristband Essenism gave me! I feel freaking guilty about it. One of the nights, I was at a LANshop (cybercafe, for KL-ians) and was playing Left 4 Dead 2 with Dexter, Kwok Weng and Jonathan. I took it off 'cause it kept rubbing on the table. When we went off, I completely forgot about it! When I went back to check, it was gone. Staff said it was most likely stolen. Zzz... sorry guys!
I lost another wristband after I went clubbing with Darren and Gary at Double O last time. And now another one. Geez. I keep losing stuff everytime I go back. And I'm not the only one who lost something. Candice and Wendy lost their father. After a normal phone call to his wife, their dad died just 10 minutes later. Heart failure was the suggested cause of death, but its not concrete because he was healthy, had no illnesses and just died out of the blue. Hard to imagine. they were totally heart-broken. For their privacy, I guess I shouldn't say anymore. But... stay strong =).
Yeah, the last time I came down, I attended Jace's dad's funeral, and now Candice and Wendy's. This marks my 9th funeral attendance. I know there'll be more in the future, but I'd really hope it's not when I come down to Singapore, which is when I expect fun and good times. And I realize I didn't mention about the previous time I came down to Singapore. I guess I'll mention it briefly here. This was like back in August or something. My last holiday. Like I mentioned, I didn't meet a lot of people, but the quality time spent was great, with all the people I met up with. I spent much time with Juswin, and he finally introduced me to his girlfriend Cherryl. I knew Cherryl and spoke to her once, but that was it. I knew a lot of guys liked her, and Juswin was chasing her. After I moved to KL, he'd talk to me about her, and I'd give him tips, telling him what to do, what to say, and he nailed it. It's very satisfying to see your "efforts" fruits. And it was a pleasure getting to know her. She's pretty, and very smart, and she can hold a conversation really, really well, so it was very easy connecting and getting to know her. Hmmm... I helped him get attached. Makes me wonder why I'm still single -.-.
Due to hanging out with Juswin for the majority of the time, I also got to know that Jace's dad was hospitalized recently. I planned to go visit him, and later hang out with Juswin, Jeffrey and Cherryl. Thing is, the day before the meet up, her dad passed away, and I attended the funeral instead. The very last time I had seen and actually talked to Jace deeply was during her birthday chalet, which was ages ago. A few chats here and there since I moved to KL, but it's sad that the next time I'd see her and chat deeply was her dad's funeral. She dealt with it well though.
I went clubbing with Lip Hai, Koon Phi, Yong Hong and Aaron's younger brother Alan. My first time going to Zouk Singapore. Not bad, but Alan had put a facial cleanser earlier, and in the black light, it reflected as blue! So in certain areas of the club, his face was like glowing blue! LOL! We managed to chat up a pair of girls, sisters in fact. Yanni and Susanna, from Indonesia. I asked if Yanni could dance with Alan, and he agreed, but he was so shy and chickened out in a sense, and the girls left soon after. Geez -.-.
Also, I went to visit Seong Voon's house for the first time. Pretty impressive home, with a hell lot of dogs. Had a tour of the place, and took his scooter out to a basketball court where we just took shots and caught up. As we continued to agree: "What we wouldn't exchange for..." Well. That's between us.
Also, I visited Gary in the hospital. The guy went through 12 surgeries in 30 days. Stray dogs chased him and he broke his leg after a jump or something. I went to visit him, but the time I arrived, he was in the middle of an operation, which was damn what the hell 'cause I had heard it was supposed to be the day after, not the day I was visiting! So I went to the canteen, and ate. The hospital's got a dessert stall which sells some strawberry thing. It's FREAKING nice. Recommended! I'm not a food critic, but its seriously something you have to try (if you end up in that hospital... which I can't remember the name). When I went back up a few hours later, he was "fresh" from the operation. He was still having the effects of the anesthetic, so he was like damn groggy. Kinda hard to chat, 'cause he'd say something, and when I replied, he'd sleep for a minute or so, then wake up and reply. Haha. I also got to see pictures of his broken leg, which was pretty cool, seeing all the blood and bone and muscles. Yeah, I said cool. I guess I am morbid. But how often can you say you saw your friend's leg bone? =x.
Like I said, superb quality time, although I visited very little people. Two months after that I skipped my Saturday class and went for Guo Fang's wedding with Callie. He's probably the first secondary school mate I know to get married. Well, okay, not the first, but the first marriage I attended of a secondary schoolmate. I think wedding invitations reveal a lot about a person. Back in secondary school I was in Guo Fang's class for 4 years. All the way through secondary school. Only Joel and Joycelyn share that "privilege". And although we were friendly, with the usual bickering and all, we weren't that tight. He was very good friends with the people from 178 basketball court, and a bunch of other guys. But none of them were invited. Instead, it was only mostly his closer army mates (which surprisingly included Chun Kiat; I didn't know they knew each other) and the Marsiling Secondary people he was close to (which included Li Qing, Debbie, Yue Rong, Serene and Yit Hoong) and to my surprise, Koh wee, Zhe Ming and I. Koh Wee and I were mostly tight with the Magic gang (none of whom were invited), and I didn't think Guo Fang and Zhe Ming were that close. But its interesting to see who are your true friends. Turns out that Callie knew a lot of people that Guo Fang knew in secondary school, so it does seem very destiny-ish eh? Yi Ai and Chia Wei were there too. And I realized how hard it is to shake off impressions you develop in secondary school. There's still an extreme dislike for Chia Wei, even though the events are long past us. And for Yi Ai, well I liked her last time. I didn't say a word to her at all throughout the day.
I was also the driver for part of Guo Fang's family, so I had a pretty important job as the groom's family driver. Lmao. I was supposed to follow the driver of another car which had the main family on it, but I couldn't speed 'cause Guo Fang's baby nephew was in the car, and I felt very reluctant to speed with a baby in the car. The damn driver was speeding damn fast so I lost him eventually. So we had to find our own way there, and we did, after a few U-turns. Singapore's roadsigns aren't that efficient after all. The dinner was good, and I was supposed to be the English MC, and Yue Rong the Chinese MC, but the entire dinner crowd was like Chinese speaking so Yue Rong did everything in the end. I can't imagine myself being an MC anyway! Anyway, congratulations once again.
I guess that covers quite a lot. Next time round, I think I wanna also catch up with some people I haven't caught up with in a very long time. People like Adriel, Yao Qi, Tiffany, Chia Sheng and a few others. Of course I'll meet up with the usuals I always visit, but since I've had quality visits the last 3 times I've been in Singapore, I guess it wouldn't hurt to meet up more people again next time round, at the sacrifice of quality time.