Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm Still Here!

Oh dear, I really ought to be more diligent about updating this space, don't I? Ah well, I'm here now. Lol. If I had to sum up the past couple of months, I would say a recurring theme that I've noticed was a blast to the past.

- Had lunch with metamorphoenix a couple of weeks ago. She decided to drive out to Casuarina Prata, and as the car turned into the carpark, I was struck by this sense of familiarity. After walking down the row of shops to Casuarina Prata, I realised that I had spent many weekends during my uni days hanging out there with my then-bf and our group of friends.

- Visted the Yummies for Hari Raya celebrations. It was the first time I was visiting since they moved to Pasir Ris. I got off the bus and was making my way down the road, and got that same feeling of familiarity. The fish pond? The park? The canal? And it struck me, I used to live in the neighbourhood with the same uni ex-bf. I hadn't been to Pasir Ris in years, and now I've had 2 experiences where I'm reminded of my past! Lol.

- Went for supper with S & B at Chinatown. It was the first time I was hanging out with the both of them, and we decided to have some porridge before heading home. As I placed my order for my pi dan zhou, I realised that I haven't had supper in the longest time! Probably not since my clubbing / pubbing days. Yikes. It used to be the routine after a night of hard partying and drinking, to grab some bak kut teh or prata.

- I was faffing around and clearing out old emails, when I saw some email correspondences between me and J. OMG I had forgotten our long chats which provided a much needed emotional support when I was going through some difficult times. We keep "in touch" through sporadic facebook messages, but it had been such a long time since we actually had a chat. So I wrote a message to say hi, and that was nice.

So that's that. Nothing extremely exciting, but heartwarming in the way that only good memories can bring you.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's My Birthday!

I feel blessed, so very blessed. Was out for supper last night (something I've not done in a very, very long time lol) and my phone started vibrating suddenly at the stroke of midnight.

The first birthday message to come in was from my sis and Mark, followed by a couple from close friends. I woke up this morning to a deluge of messages on facebook and on my phone from friends and family all over the world. It's nice that that they remembered (FB notifications FTW).

I was quite tickled to note that a number of greetings were food-related telling me to have a good meal haha. They certainly know me well.

So as I turn (ahem) 21, I wish myself and everyone happiness, love, health and wealth. :)