Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Well, I guess I should update about actual events now.
On the 30th of December, Symposium celebrated Andrew Joel's birthday. He had a party at his house so we drove there, ate, chat and drank. And of course, we made Andrew drunk. While he was dropping off Amelia, his girlfriend, we were waiting for him to come back to drink, since he was the birthday boy. He took a freaking long time, so as punishment, we made a concoction. Andrew's sister was asking what we needed all the drinks and stuff for, and his little brother said "I think they want to make 'korkor' die". LOL, so cute! A lot of whiskey, coke, cake, some kind of black sauce, red wine, and a bunch of other stuff I can't quite remember. It smelled BAD and tasted BAD. When he came back we forced him to drink that, and we played some drinking games. Interestingly, he finished it all! (We gave him a 1.5L bottle), but naturally he died. He puked and collapsed in his living room. While we were outside, we later noticed he was drunk as hell and bitching and scolding everything. He also kept whining, crying and yelling for Amelia, while also cursing her as a cow. LMAO. Then he also began quoting Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare, Dragonball Z episodes, Skyrim, and a bunch of other stuff. He basically became a whining, crying retard. Lmao. He also kept continually puking as well, and the stench was horrible. After a number of pukes, he stopped everything and completely fell asleep. Finally.
The next day was the celebration of Michelle and Aaron's engagement. We ate at Samosa, gave them a present representing their engagement. After a fancy dinner, we proceeded to Sunway for drinking, but 17 Saloon was full. 17 Saloon has become our bar of choice for Symposium, and we go there quite regularly. So we went to The Joint, and had our beers there, and went out to watch the fireworks. Ah, was a great time wishing everyone a happy new year and to see a new year come to pass. It just felt intensely optimistic that night for some reason. And to think that I've made it so long, and to see how humans have come so far as well. Later on we went to Justin's house and continued drinking, and had a Truth session. No dares. Just truth. And we found out some disturbing information, as well as a hell lot of funny ones. Of course, the sexual discoveries were the highlight of the night!
We stayed overnight, and chilled till the sun rose. And I went for church that morning, surprisingly wide awake, probably due to the amount of REM sleep I had, as I had not slept well in the last few days before that. Was a great service talking about the new year and our goals for the upcoming year. I came back to sleep a while more and prepare the barbecue with James, Andrew and Sareena, while the rest were on their way. Asri of Kolbenfaust joined us and we just chilled and talked about everything, while enjoying our barbecued food and Justin's sauce. No, not his sauce. Really, as in sauce. Forget it. Had a great time chilling out with them before we headed back and all.
At work, it was quite busy because they wanted a lot of job sheets done before Christmas. Then a lot done before the New Year. Then a lot done before Chinese New Year. Geez. Apparently things should slow down at the conclusion of Chinese New Year. And coinciding with the long holidays, I also took a few days off so I get practically a week off! Finally, a good holiday I can enjoy. Not spending it in Singapore though, because everyone will still be visiting relatives and all that. I'll spend it here with my friends and family. But anyway, I enjoy my new job much more, so no complaints there. I'll give some updates on this new job soon. I realized I totally left the details out.
Also, I've bought a new phone; the HTC Wildfire. At last I've finally gotten a new phone! Been quite pissed with all my phone after my Motorola RAZR V3 died. The 6680 served well for a couple of months, but after that it began to lag to an extent I didn't know phones could achieve. I mean I knew the Nokia generation at that time was horrible, with all the slow OS and stuff, but I didn't think it'd be that bad. Not to mention the battery died, and every new battery I bought didn't change the fact that getting a phonecall would zap the battery in 30 seconds or so. The N73 was a huge improvement, and I was pretty pleased with it, but then it too, started to lag. It may have been useful back in secondary school times when all we wanted was cameras and an mp3 player on the phone, and we'd be happy. However, now Youtube-ing and Google-ing wherever you are are near standard, and web browsing in general, along with video players. Apps was also something I wanted. Some games were ideal time-killers and the bigger screen would mean I could read all my books easier on the go. So I really wanted a smartphone as an ideal replacement to my dying N73. James and Redzuan followed me to get it, and were really helpful in finding one for a good price and questions in general. So yeah, happy with my phone and enjoying it plenty!
Oh, I also went clubbing with Justin, Redzuan, Max C, Stefanie and Red and Stef's friend called Sharon. Went to Zouk where I finally tried my first Graveyard, a drink that everyone's gotten me curious about, saying it kills and stuff, and people bragging about trying 2 or 3 without dying. Meh, I took 2 and a half cups of it and it barely fazed me. The hit is fast, I'll admit, and alcohol/price-wise, it's probably the most worth it, but the legend is way exaggerated. Danced a bit, drank a bit, and just had fun in general. No hitting on chicks or anything that day, haha! My mood was spoiled afterwards though. After the whole thing, we separated and left. Justin, Redzuan and Max C in my car. There was a police roadblock. They flagged us down and asked me to get off, as I was the driver. They used the breathalyzer on me. It's my first time trying, and he told me I wasn't blowing properly. Fine, it was my first time, so maybe there's some magical way to blow that I haven't known before. So he asked me to blow a second time, this time I blew properly. Once again, he said I wasn't blowing properly. What the hell? How do you not blow properly? Geez. By this time I knew they weren't able to catch me over the legal limit, and wanted me to get caught red-handed. I tried up to a fourth time and each freaking time they said I wasn't blowing properly. SERIOUSLY? FOUR FREAKING TIMES, and I'm not blowing properly? Heck, how do you blow improperly? I was getting pissed and said I already four times and I was safe on each try. He insisted I still wasn't blowing properly and said he'd report me to the police station. I said fine! I'm innocent anyway, and there's the fact that he tried four times and failed. However Redzuan was with us, and I couldn't risk it. Crap. I took it the fifth time, and for some reason, this time my reading was just slightly over the legal limit. "Aha" the moronic officer said, now you blow properly. Excuse me? I blew it the same way I did for all four previous times, and for some fluke of luck the fifth try gets over the limit? Am I missing something here? Everyone knows the Malaysian police are corrupted to the core, but I didn't know it could extend to this. Now that he had so-called proof, he asked me how I wanted to settle it. I couldn't risk going to the police station 'cause then we'd be even in more crap, although I'd gladly have gone if it was just myself. I flat out refused to bribe the guy, but the rest helped out. He let us go, and we went back home. I felt bad, because I have never, and will never bribe, but it wasn't fair that the others paid, so I paid them all back. Proxy-wise, this makes it my first bribery. Pfft. I'm still not going to bribe. Bloody cops of Malaysia.