Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Selaaamat Haaarii Raaaayaa!

Note to self :

You better start tomorrow.
That would be enough rest..
for now.

It has been a whirlwind Hari Raya holidays. We're Malaysian anyway, we celebrate everything together.
We live for public holidays. *nudge nudge wink wink*

Thursday was the day I got involved in the seedy world of human trafficking.
Made Kin Wai as envious as a green-eyed monster with the bitter taste of sour grapes in his mouth, showing him around UM.
Being a self-proclaimed food connoisseur, took him to a superb place to eat.
Thanks for the surprise, really.

Friday was a blur; haven't woken up that late in a long, long time. My relatives came down from Penang and that was that.
My weekend was filled with food, and drinks, walks, malls, shopping.

Scones, shortbreads, tea and irish coffee with whipped cream.
Guiness Stout chicken wings and Kajang sate in the midst.

The kids were so adorable I just didn't want to let them go. Especially the little one, who had saliva perpetually dribbling onto whatever.
God I'm gonna miss them.

Caught up with friends too; Choon Yen, Esther + co. ; Pauline, Yi Jiang + co.
Had such a blast making Jiang do mad but hilarious birthday rituals.
"Can one lar!"
"Cannot leh!" Face inched closer to the cake. "Cannot lar! " and closer. " Woi. CANNOT!"

In unison : "CAN!"

Since it is technically, a break; I rummaged through my 'to read' pile and noticed some titles that I didn't know I owned.
Started on Heart Songs & Other Stories by E.Annie Proulx
and The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank.

I'm halfway through both, but I have to say that the latter is written especially for me, man.

I don't wish to be so narcissistic but the resemblance to my life is uncanny.
No. 1 : The title itself; ..Girls' Guide.. - I was, and still am a girl guide!

No. 2 : The heroine has an elder brother - so do I

No. 3 : The book has reference to the classic, The Great Gatsby - which I happen to own and read, earlier.

No. 4 : The heroine has a fascination with words, and grew up to be an editor - I don't mind words; just not those that come in the form of lecture notes.

No. 5 : She got involved with a much older man - I wouldn't be all that surprised if I were to, too. Ahem. I'm a closet romantic, if you haven't already known.

How can you not fall in love with a passage like

"While Mother hostessed and Girlfriend guested, Younger Sister stood up. When there was a pause in their nicing, I made my mouth move smileward : I'd love to stay and talk, but I have to go shoot some heroin now."

'Nuff said.

Let's just hope the other half of the book is just as juicy.

I so need to start studying tomorrow.
Somebody slap me if I don't.


MyKy said...

Yay study study. Isn't that fun? Haha....
I'll be going back 2moro. Driving alone this time T_T
Hopefully i'll reach UTM in one piece eh.

tata. i'll see u when i see u.

ShinD said...

i miss hanging out with you guys