Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, May 20, 2012
So... I guess I should tell of how 9 years of singlehood ended?
Sure. Just, not now. Lol.
Last week I had church service. Thing was, nearly all of my cellgroup wasn't there. Only Faith and Jessica. While on the lookout for my cellgroup, I bumped into Bruce and Xin Yu and chatted with them for a while. Xin Yu apparently reads a lot, and knows about the proper mythical Lilith. So we chatted about and that and biblical myths that weren't included in canon scripture, and then I found out that no one else was there. I asked Bruce if Jessica and I could join his cellgroup for lunch, since Faith needed to attend something. He was fine, and we went to Rock Cafe to eat. Afterwards, when the rest were ordering food, Yi Ning walked past me and we had a brief chat, which led to me asking her to join our table. She also had a friend.
So where am I going with this? Very interestingly, everyone present at the table was/is from The One Academy. Yeah, it was actually a TOA table. So in regards to art, lecturers, people we noticed and all that kinda stuff, it was really easy to chat and connect. Extremely entertaining lunch time! All we would need were Denise Wong, Frieda, Priscilla and one other guy whose name I've forgotten and we'd have the entire CHCKL TOA students on one table. But yes, it was a very, very fun lunch and who woulda thought that we'd all coincidentally have a TOA lunch together.
I also went for the job interview at TOA. They're paying RM 500 higher and Miki can drive me to and fro, and I can join Symposium every night to hang out, like old times. Thing is, I'm very happy with Canvas Art at the moment, and I'm close to the family in general, and Fei Yan is a good friend, so things are tricky and might get sensitive. So I just went for the interview and see how things go.
Yeah, my timeline for this post is a bit messed up. Lots of things have happened and I've been busy posting up too much about Sharon, lol. Then again, I am glad I chronicle them... something to refer to if memory ever fails me. Anyhoo, on other news that's happened but I've missed out on, I went for a Dash Berlin event. Technically it was Music Conference Asia or something like that, and it had a lineup of the top names in trance, with Dash Berlin headlining it. Prthiv asked the band to go and join him, and we thought why not Michelle Moy and a friend of hers also came along, invited by their own friends. The place and event were cool, and the girls HOT. Even going clubbing so many times, I have no seen such a huge gathering of so many attractive females in one place. Bloody distracting, and plenty of great eye candy. Of course, I was still single and not interested when this happened, so it was totally guilt-free. Well, we found out that the alcohol sales were retarded. Only VIPs can buy beer. Public are only allowed Pepsi and water. Seriously? The hell? A trance concert and no alcohol? Geez! No wonder so many people took pills and drugs that night to get high. We had to sneakily find VIPs, pass them our money and buy beer for us.
But the music was good, and the crowd cool. I was impressed by quite a number of acts and liked plenty of the songs. There were a lot of tracks I apparently heard of before, but only realized that night that they were composed by some of the DJ's! Of course, the highlight was Dash Berlin and he played longer than anyone else and was the finishing act, posting a scrolling thank you note on his iPad at the end of the thing. Harish also became an idiot by talking for 90% of the concert about completely unrelated topics, asking a gay whether he was gay (and if not for the intervention of Joseph and I, would've gotten beat up). But I'm sick of explaining the story again, as I've done for a lot of people, and I'm getting pissed off just remembering the story. Zzz. Let's just say that Harish has no social skills whatsoever and he doesn't know general social protocol. And his assumptions on people are way off. Either way, his reasoning was crap under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Eh, but still, we managed to talk him out of some of his more insane reasonings.
Oh, and I also met up with Juli a few months back. Juli is a friend of mine from Marsiling Secondary School, way back in 2002 (which was a DECADE AGO). When the principal put me in 1M1, she was one of my classmates. She also ended up being Adrian's girlfriend later on (they were the first couple in the class) and were the definition of the typical breakup-patchup-repeat couple. Anyhoo, the next year, her parents went through a horrible divorce that involved a lot of money and court cases. Once the terms were finalized, she was forced to move to Kuala Lumpur with her mom, with her sister joining her. Juli was a close friend of mine by that time, so it was pretty sad to see her leave. Our class had a farewell party for her, and all the girls cried. Lol. When she moved there, we kept in contact through MSN, Friendster, and later on, Facebook. All the times I visited KL, we never had a chance to meet up. Then when I ended up moving to KL myself, I received an SMS from her saying that she was in Singapore for a visit, and asked whether I was free to meet up. Funny thing was, I had moved to KL already! Aiks... haha. We tried to organize meet ups but they never materialized. The closest being one time I was late for class and she messaged me saying she was at the Ming Tien below TOA. I said cool, I'd get to catch up for a few minutes. Thing was, I was late and I needed to print something, so I decided to print my stuff and head over to Ming Tien, by which time she had left already. Geez. So when she called me up to see whether I was interesting in a freelance design job, I agreed, and to talk over the terms, we'd meet up.
And so I did. After a bloody 9 year absence, I finally saw her again. Haha... she looks exactly the same as when she left! She hasn't changed one bit in the last 9 years, based on what I knew of her. Same hair, same height, same scrunchy-nose thing she does, and more or less same personality. We caught up really easily and it was hard to imagine 9 years had passed since we saw each other. Was nice to catch up and check on all the classmates and Marsiling people we remembered. Great catch up, and I met her friend John, who was in charge of this business plan that required my designing skills. Cool guy, and cool tattoos.
Oh wait, I left out my birthday from Symposium. We went to Changkat. Because Redzuan was in Ireland visiting relatives and I had a celebration from the band, Symposium celebrated my birthday the week after. They wanted to head to Genting and chill and celebrate, but Fei Yan also asked me to join her for drinks at Changkat to meet her friends and celebrate my birthday, since she's been hearing all the stories from me going there every week. Fei Yan and I had made an agreement for her to start drinking again at a certain time after her breakup to make sure she didn't do stupid drunk things like Ajeet did. And we had agreed on the same day that I was supposed to head to Genting with Symposium. Great. That's what happens when there are too many plans... inevitably some will clash. To find a middle ground and attend both, I asked whether I could join Fei Yan and her friends for drinks and then head to Genting with Symposium after drinking. Noticing the hassle and the late time, Symposium decided to just all go for drinks at Changkat and meet Fei Yan's friends.
Well, I've never had such a big crowd at Changkat before. It's always been a small, usually tight-knit group unless I was meeting new friends from Sharon and Susan. Conversation was a bit hard since we had a big, long table and Fei Yan's friends had to sit on another table. We went to Havana afterward, which helped with the conversations for some of us, but left out some too. Eh... sorry guys. I tried to balance everything out in regards to the plans. Not as easy as I thought, with so many people. Quite a number stood around chatting and not doing much, while some were having good conversations, and Fei Yan and Redzuan were having a competition to see how many strangers they could kiss. HA. If they had allowed friends, Red would've killed Fei Yan since Symposium has more or less made out with almost everyone in the group. But yeah. As messy as it was, I was really honoured for Symposium and Fei Yan to celebrate with/for me. At least I learn from the messiness of this year.
But yeah, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. There were some people who wished me in person, by calls, some by SMSes, a lot by Facebook, and several celebrations with friends. And I guess although that would normally be the usual categories of people, this year I can add a new one. Strangers who wish you happy birthday but you don't know who they are! Lmao... yeah. Quite a number of people (mostly in church) wished me happy birthday, and even though I thanked them, I realized that I had no idea who they were! Aye... makes me feel guilty! Still... glad that I was someone they would bother wishing. I know that quite a lot of people think wishing for birthdays is not so genuine when done online, and I can understand their sentiments. However, they still bother to wish, and that is something I'm thankful for. If they did not want to bother, they wouldn't need to take a few seconds of their time to wish me. People appreciate a phone call for a few minutes that asks how they're doing. Why can't I appreciate those same sentiments from the internet?