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Merry Christmas everyone...
Gavin's still FOS, Sanford's still feasting away, Ming is still Ming, subtle & mellow. Mike grew skinnier, but still the same. The guys were part of my life back in US. As we sat there drinking away, and forcing drinks down each other's throat, and the usual norm of sparing me cos i am the 妹妹 of the group, we started recounting our good ol' days.
How we have the Everclear drink as our initiation process. and the bacardi 151.
How we have a resident prostitute.
How Ming broke his hand, and getting it recast.
How Gavin drank so much, that he puked so much.
How i flipped at some stranger, making the guy nearly whacking me, but having Hercules step in and punching the guy first.
How Sanford first met me, and my first words to him was "tiew lei".
How i cried during my graduation, and Sanford said my tears are on cue.
How Ming is never there with us, How Gavin is never with us.
How Sanford, Dennis, Mingyi and me got crazy and drove to Toronto, got fooled by Jana that we can get to Toronto from Chicago... and then having to make the detour again. Duh, blame the engineers, so much so for graduating from the Top 10 Engineering Schools in US.
How Dennis dared Hercules to carry him, and Hercules crashed Dennis' head repeatedly on the ceiling.
How i learnt to drive, with me on the clutch, and Dennis shifting gears.
How Mike has to help me parallel park, cos i got pissed off with parking, and he was laughing.
How Pin got drunk, and Dennis and Sanford had to wash him up and put him into bed.
How William built an igloo, cause they got bored at Franklin Park.
How we have a big ass eating feast at Pin's apartment.
How the guys had to finish their homework in a hurry, so we could get to cactus on Thursdays for beer & drinking.
How the beer at cactus is only 1 cent on Thursday.
How we drove down to House of Blues for BT, and eating at Chinatown at 4am in the morning.
How we would always drink so much, and then drive to the town's Denny's restaurant for buffalo wings (sauce on the side, pls...!!!) at 4am, and going home about 6am.
How we would say to each other at Hawkin's lobby at 6am not to call each other till 6pm.
How Kishore slept through fire drill, despite the alarm being right outside his door.
How we stood there in the cold, looking at the fire drill.
How the boys woke me up at 4am to go weeeweeeee, and how i combed the entire 13 floors of Hawkins to hunt them down to kick their butt.
How we still call each other to check on each other now & then.
It's comforting to know despite everything around us has changed, some getting married, some have kids, we're still going to have the crappiest pick-up lines, and drunk stunts.
From Balcony, Kimbo, Jerm & I made our way to Zouk. It's like a standard protocol, we have to go to Zouk. Angie was there, so is Dave. I was giggly and flushed. But still remember stuff. I recall bumping into a few friends of mine from the car club. And they were really shocked to see me. At least i recall who i met that night. It's always a good sign. Heh heh... i got home real late. or should i even say early.
I had to be awake by 10am to meet Adrian & Samuel at the workshops. Yawnz, i was so bloody tired plus a lil' hungover. Managed to get my ride fixed. I went home, and then packed some stuff and headed to Malacca. The route there was so magnificent. It's so beautiful. And absolutely gorgeous. And plus the weather is not hot. It's very It was awesome eating at my fave restaurant there, and snagging some shoes. I was so tired through the day... so i knocked out the minute i got home. No surprise there...
Sundays are normally spent snoozing, but ... since Godpa flew into town today, the entire family spent some time with him. It's really nice hanging out together with Godpa and my family. Stuff like these doesn't happen a lot. So cherish the moments while it last...
I finally decided to visit the HSBC Tree Top Walk. So at 8am, i dragged my lazy butt down to MacRitchie Reservoir. It was such a long walk, surrounded with vast amount of trees and greenery, accentuated by the sounds of crickets and other insects alike. It was such a serene calm sight.
Of course, i had to ruin it all, by plugging onto my iPod Shuffle, blasting the sounds of Prodigy.... *breathe with me...breathe the pressure...*... totally rocking to the beats of Breathe, Firestarter & Smack my bitch up. That felt so wrong, yet so right... i had to move faster to avoid myself from collapsing through the walk.
The walk to the Tree Top Walk was a long walk, i peppered my walk with my endless bitching about the ups & downs of the route, and the endless number of stairs. I swear i have never climbed stairs that took me more than 5 minutes. It's just crazy. Talk about stairmaster ! But it was worth it. The view from the Tree Top Walk is so mesmerizing. So pictuesque. So wonderful. So wow...
With the long walk to the Tree Top walk, is another long walk back to the car. Man, i feel so darn tired at the end of the it all. A whole 2 hours of the route. I probably covered more than 8km today. My nikes gave way midway through the walk, which sucked. But i get new runners soon. woohoo...
Right now, my butt hurts, my thighs hurt, my calves hurt. Talk about being unfit. Poooiiii....
Whoa...The lines outside zouk, phuture & velvet were beyond the winebar & the carpark. I haven't seen Zouk on mambo nights to be as packed as last night in yonks. It was so overwhelmingly packed, that it just reminded me of my 1st trip to zouk. One word : unforgettable. Some closer friends wanted to relive our mambo night. This wednesday night marks yet another eve of a public holiday. We gather back at zouk, to head to phuture for our dosage of R&B music, and mambo music on the zouk mainfloor. How often can we even get together to enjoy some mambo music? Most of us are working right now. It's no longer back in the school days, where Thursday are just meant for classes. We could always sleep in and skip school, if we get too pooped by the end of Wed night. But now, with age, and work, comes responsibility.
I bumped into so many friends last night and It was really nice. A gentle reminder of the good ol' days. I kinda miss hanging around them, now that we have all moved onto our own things. I needed that extra smile, especially when i feel so spaced out from work trip & work recently. I felt really tired, from my 1st day back at work after my work trip. I didn't regret squeezing through the crowds to bump into some old friends... and to join my own buddies for some drinks and crap talk. The smiles from them and their hugs brought a smile to my face too.
Cheers to the beautiful people i met. Words can't put a measure on our friendships.
Thanks for standing by me, all these whiles.
Despite my nonsense, fantastic stories, happiness, joy, laughter, sadness & wackyness.