Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, July 31, 2011
I guess I missed out on a lot, lol, in my supposed catch-up post.
Let's see... what else did I miss out on? Well, almost two months back, there was a special combined subzone cellgroup, and one of the highlights was a quiz about the zone, the church, and the Bible. I had no worries whatsoever on the Bible section, but the church and zone questions got me worried because I didn't really know that much about the church and zone. So when I had free time I studied a bit about the zone history, Heng, Keith and some of their backgrounds, and learned a lot about the church and stuff. I wasn't worried about biblical issues because I was that cocky. I mean, uh, confident.
The quiz was actually kind of like a game show. Question on screen, the top scorers of each cellgroup would represent their cellgroup and compete for a cash prize. There was a first segment, and the top 3 (or 4, if tied) would go on to the final segment. For the first segment, I got quite a few questions on the zone and church wrong but when it came to the Bible section, I practically ruled and killed everyone, eventually becoming the top scorer for the first round, after trailing pretty bad due to the questions on the zone and church.
The second round though, had 4 people. The scores from the previous round don't add on. I lost in this section, because of a question I really did not know. I studied a lot on the church and zone, and even for the previous questions I got wrong, I studied for them, but forgot the answer in the moment. For the one question I got wrong in the final round though, I had no idea whatsoever. The question was the age of Pastor Kevin when he began working full time in a church. Ranges were 15-18. I picked 16, and was wrong. The answer was 17. The remaining questions were easy, but due to this one mistake, I didn't get the top prize. One girl who guessed it luckily ended up winning. If final section had been longer, with more Bible questions, I would've undoubtedly reached the top and won. But funny thing was that the final segment was shorter. With much less Bible questions. Zzz. So they gave her the prize, and announced the value, which I previously had no idea about. It was RM500! 500! Like, almost 1/3 of my current paycheck! Aw man, that hurt. That money would've been really useful, and would've made things a lot easier. Aiks. However, she did win anyway, so what can I do? She earned it.
Didn't help that the cellgroup was supporting me really tremendously, and that a lot of people in the subzone thought I would win, as I was the smartest (sorry to brag, but I was). Felt like I let them down in a way. Due to one fluke question on Pastor kevin's age I lost. Sobs! The only solace I have is that I KO'ed everyone when it came to the Bible sections. Ah well... respect to her, once again. She won, I didn't.
Another thing I missed out was attending three birthdays in a row a month back. Aaron's, Wai Kwan's and Fei Yan's. It was really tiring but fun, as I attended each birthday in succession. Aaron held his on Friday night at his house, and I came after work. It was a barbecue/buffet kind of thing, and Symposium attended, as well as a bunch of Aaron's other friends and relatives. After much meat (lol), we began having our drinking games. Symposium plus Aaron's other group of friends. It was pretty fun, and I even got to drive a guy's Celica because he was drunk. Pretty fun to observe the drunkards, and we made a few new friends as well. Pretty cool.
The next day, I went for Wai Kwan's birthday. It was a buffet kinda thing. Lol. She invited her college friends, which was mostly her class, and some of the previous classmates, as well as her high school friends. Kinda interesting as there were three main groups there sitting in their respective tables. High school friends sat in one table, Essenism and the ones closer to us sat with us, and the rest sat among themselves. After the meals, it was basically chatting and chatting. First among the people we were sitting with, but later the high school friends left pretty early, and it was basically TOA people left, combining our groups. Had a great time chatting with everyone there, and catching up with those whom we hadn't seen in a long time. Later on, it was mainly the English speakers left late in the night. Haha... got to know a few key details in some of their lives before everyone left, except for Neal and I. We stayed with Wai Kwan, chilling out for many hours until like 4am, and just chatting about life and all.
Then the last birthday came on Sunday, the day after Wai Kwan's. Feiyan also held it at her house, where I met a lot of people I briefly met the year before at Souled Out, and also got to catch up with a lot of people whom I was closer to. In addition, I met A LOT of new people, and kept in contact with plenty of them. There was a guy who looked like Taylor Lautner (no, seriously... just Asia-fy him) and some hot chick as well. There was also a guy I met who studies in Canada, in England, who was back for the holidays. We exchanged much words and plenty of conversation in our talks about how our respective lives were too. The most interesting person I met though was Evelyn, who everyone called Evie. She was actually the first stranger in the party to come over and introduce herself, within a few minutes of me sitting down. We hit it off from there, and chatted very, very well. We had a drinking session later with games, and I learned a few new games from Ajeet and his drinking group, one which I taught my own drinking group of Symposium. Anyhoo, this got us a bit high, and the conversations came even more easier later on with Evie, and we shared quite a bit with each other. Was a pleasure. Later on only Ajeet's drinking group remained, and we played Spin The Bottle. Yeah. Old-school.
I guess I can say I missed out on Bersih also. At least, in my blog. I think the news covered that well. Seriously, screw the current government. I've lost what remaining shred of respect I had for Najib. I was pretty pleased with Badawi for his entire tenure (plus he slept in meetings, that just made me laugh because I do the same), but geez. The jams surrounding that night were insane with all the roadblocks. That caused an insane jam for the day I was to meet up with Lucas and Angela after work, with Suli being the main organizer. Was good to catch up with my classmates after a while. Sure, I did tutor Lucas in English for his IELTS exam, but to just chat and not have anything work or education related was a pleasant change.
These are the kind of things that helps keep me sane in the working world. Lol.