Yesterday was a tiring day for me.
Please do let me stress to you how seriously my body is lack training. I have not been running for weeks. Weeks! I knew I was going to just die there.
So by the time I was done with the competition, lunch at Subway at Suntec City, passed the first area of Stage 1 of Time Crisis 4, I took a train to Clementi and still wondered whether I should attend Peiqi‘s BBQ.
I decided to go after all since I told her I would :? I kind of knew what was going to happen there since her guest list consisted of ex-SPSU people I know but are not close to since they are more chinese-speaking and I am labelled jiak kan tan (literally, it means “eat potato”. It is actually saying that I’m english-speaking.)
When I stepped into her apartment, everyone there was surprised to see me. It has been years since I last seen most of them, and I probably bumped into a few in the streets every now and then. But I could feel their gazes at me, looking at my big bag (they thought I was going to overnight too! But I had no idea there was an overnight stay!) and though, “She’s staying overnight, too?”
It is not that they’re mean. I guess it’s just awkward :?
Everyone kept asking me the same question after the hellos. “Where’s Jun Wei?” and I had to go, “Australia” so many times one of them said I should just wear a sign
Anyway, I was somehow surprised that I found myself talking to Agnes most of the time. I knew her from camp four years ago but was never close to her. But last night, it seemed great to be talking to her, hearing her experiences and struggles in working life.
When Marcus arrived with Bi Wei, I was like, Yay! Finally! A fellow english-speaker!
And that was when the photo-taking started, too.
Cheesing for Marcus
(He had initially taken a rather unglam shot when I wasn’t ready. That shall remain unposted, of course.)
Me, Agnes, Spencer, Junrong, Peishan (blocked), Ronghua’s friend, Stella and Chee Wee (above)
New additions: (back) Peiqi and Hans (he’s the monkey right at the center)
Cindy, Agnes, Bi Wei and me
Me, Peiqi and her maid with the pit
Peiqi and her maid did most of the barbequeing while the rest of us were pigs and ate like pigs And last night was the first time I ate barbequed stingray with chilli! Spencer said I wasted 21 years of my life :? He repeated that to me again when I said I have never tried otah before, too. (I tried when one of them offered it to me. Don’t quite fancy it as much as I do stringray now.)
The Food on The Grill
Me and Marcus
I could not stay overnight since I had no extra change of clothes, neither could Agnes nor Bi Wei since they had no intention of staying. So we left early and Marcus’ dad gave us all a ride home.
I had a great time. I hung out with people I was not very close to, I talked and caught up with friends, I tried new food and I enjoyed myself.
I am glad I went for the BBQ