(I’m sorry for this odd title. But somehow, I don’t know how to put “7ners” in the title for this entry.)

Last night, it was one of the final gatherings for all eight of us before Elisia leaves for the States for her studies. It is such a nice timing as Peiwen is back from Down Under and PK is back from her attachment in China. So, well, lots of goodies from them

We had dinner at Hog’s Breath Cafe at CHIJMES where Soffie and I shared some chicken main course.

It was like a farewell dinner as well as celebrating Perrine’s 22nd

Soffie and I
The Earlybirds: Soffie and I

7ners
Elisia, Jo, PK, CJ, Peiwen, Soffie
Perrine and me

Oh, yes. During our e-mail discussions, Jo was asking whether there were any funky dress codes this time. (The last gathering was for my birthday celebration last month and I requested everyone to turn up in either a dress or a skirt.) And somehow, no one really came up with a dress code. So when Soffie, Jo, PK, CJ, Peiwen and I met up at City Hall, we were quite surprised to find that we were wearing either black, white or grey-toned clothings. Then Peiwen commented that we were like in mourning

Nadine’s Repeat:On Mix #1 Tracklisting

01. Flyleaf All Around Me
02. Rachael Yamagata Be Be Your Love
03. Augustana Boston
04. Good Charlotte Dance Floor Anthem
05. Little People Eitheror
06. Dashboard Confessional Hands Down
07. Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah
08. Nickelback If Everyone Cared
09. Rob Thomas Little Wonders
10. The Cardigans Lovefool
11. Audrey Hepburn Moon River
12. Avril Lavigne Runaway
13. Nerina Pallot Sophia
14. Fall Out Boy The Carpal Tunnel Of Love
15. Stone Sour Through Glass
16. JoJo Too Little, Too Late
17. The Sounds Tony The Beat
18. Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore Way Back Into Love (Demo)
19. Maroon 5 Won’t Go Home Without You
20. Peter, Bjorn and John feat. Victoria Bergsman Young Folks

Well, with the hackings and all, I can’t believe there goes the month of June. Lost my one and only entry in June but I guess I cannot really do anything about it

I met Joycelyn at Dover and headed to Tampines to visit a chinese medical hall to “poke needles” (acupuncture) for my still-swollen left pinky.

The train ride felt pretty short because I kept her laughing over my funny stories and she updated me on the trainings at the ever-dirty Kallang River. Seems like most of us are still not into the whole training-mode.

Anyway, thank goodness she was with me to act like a translator with the acupuncturist. I seriously felt like I was lost in translation halfway while explaining to ther about my finger. After poking three needles, I felt like an incense holder when she started burning this lump of herbs on the needle that was stuck on the joint of my finger :?

Incense Holder

After that, we slacked a tad at Starbucks while waiting for Jolene to join us. After a quick dinner at the food court, we went for our first referee practical session at TP.

I really envy TP’s swimming pools. Yes, pools. And we had only one lousy pool that we cannot even fully utilize because we have to leave a few lanes for swimmers Their pool is like, 10 lanes wide. So it felt really huge.

As I have not trained for more than six weeks, I felt like I have somewhat lost touch with canoe polo. Thus, I did not feel very confident about the practical session But after shadowing Raymond (the instructor) for two matches and observing two more, I felt more familiar with the game and the rules.

So when it was my turn to ref the match with Jolene, I felt more confident. And I made a good call for a five-second foul

Overall, I would say it was quite an eye-opener. To ref a match, that is