Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I was supposed to have the car for one month right? Well... now its under servicing.
Lol, no it's not my fault. The car hasn't been serviced in years, so now's the best time (when I'm driving it... zzz). I'll needa stick with public transport again. It's been so nice driving myself everywhere and driving friends back home. It's a little service that makes me feel better as well as allowing awesome conversations.
One thing I liked about not driving was that when people graciously drove me back home, it allowed me two things. One, if I was very tired, a place to just doze off and sleep. When you drive, you have to stay awake. And on two separate occasions, I've fallen asleep while driving, miraculously accident free, especially when I fell asleep 10 times during one of those occasions. Another thing is that it forces conversation. A car that's silent is very awkward, when the two people have nothing to say to each other. So during these times in the car, it's allowed me a great number of opportunities to chat with people and get closer. Every week after church when Ai Lee drives me back home, we have great conversations (and debates), and it's thanks to these trips back that we've gotten so close. We would've never chatted so much if it weren't for the fact I had to sit in her car. And when Issey used to drive me back home every week from church, again, it also allowed me to have great chats with him as well. And Miki, always driving me to-and-fro school when we have convenient clashes in our timetables, and occasionally staying back later than normal to drive me back. Without these trips, I would also have missed out a great deal on our friendship. And with these three people, sometimes we'd just sit in the car after they've reached my place, just to chat. Sometimes up to a few hours. It's allowed a great deal of relationships to develop.
One thing driving a car will rob me of is the continuation of these "car conversations" I've gotten so used to. Sure, now that our relationships are so strong there'll be other ways to maintain it. But not with the car anymore, unless for certain occasions (like when my car is under servicing...). But it allows me to have great conversations too, with people I drive, as in the case of Michelle Moy and Aaron Tan, two great new friends I just made last week.
On Thursday last week, Justin, Miki, Bruce, Sam and I were going for a karaoke session, and Miki brought along her good friend Michelle Moy. I'd heard of Michelle many times from Miki, but this was my first time meeting her. After waiting obscenely long for Sam and Bruce, we finally went to Neway to karaoke.
Well, they mostly sang Chinese songs, so I was just listening. Lol... everyone sang very well except me! Lmao! I was the worst singer there. During the few English songs we sang, I think I was outta tune for a few of them, and I didn't know the lyrics for a lot of them. Sure they were on the screen, but it took a while to get used to singing them. Aiks. Oh well.
Miki, Justin, Michelle and I went to Bukit Jalil to pick up Michelle's boyfriend, Aaron, and we ate and shisha-ed at Sinbad. It was a pretty good time hanging out and getting to know them better. Had such a great time in fact, that I was even invited to their engagement party next year. Wow. Lol... Justin and Miki went back home while Aaron, Michelle and I hung out at a mamak near Aaron's home. We chilled from midnight to almost 4am, just sharing about our lives and getting to know one another better. Some things shared that night were things that the couple didn't know about each other! Haha! Had an awesome time, each of us sharing about our own life stories, and certain things about ourselves. All in all, it was a briliant time knowing them.