Yesterday, I took a nap after a Screwdriver and woke up at 4 in the morning to see Elisia off at the airport. She should have landed by now.
Perrine and James were there as well. I arrived in a cab (that drove at 110km/h) just after the family was done checking in. So we settled at a cafe, had some drinks and talked till it was time for them to board their plane.
As we parted ways when they entered the transit area, I felt this familiar stab of pain in my chest. It took quite a lot of will power to push those tears back to where they came from. I guess it is a bit silly to cry over this goodbye.
After seeing the last of Elisia from the viewing gallery, Perrine, James and I sat down at Coffee Bean and started talking. Well, Per fell asleep while James and I chatted After an hour or so, she left for home while he was being ARNG and accompanied me to some place to “poke more needles into my finger/hand”. (I needed a translator and darling Jennifer was too tired to get out of bed.)
(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
The Earlybirds: Soffie and I
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 :?
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
On Sunday, Team Artello (minus Lizhen) had dinner at Kenny Rogers at Marina Square with Kang Jun and Janneth. It was a combined dinner for both of them since we wanted to show our appreciation for teaching and guiding us for months for the former, and a gathering before the latter goes into BMT.
Food was great! Great because they had my macaroni and cheese I remember back in the past, I refused to eat Kenny Rogers if they had no mac and cheese.
The Man paid it all :mrgreen: and refused to take any of our money. He said that all we needed to do was train hard for National Championships.
Jolene‘s not too happy she’s on the left
The finals for SRRR were held at the Singapore River itself on Saturday. It was a very tiring experience for me because I had no rest the night before and had a full day ahead.
Everything was delayed. So Geok Cheng, Teresa and I met Jolene at Clark Quay MRT station only to head to MacDonald’s for breakfast. I think I kind of snoozed while everything was being set up. At 10 a.m. (when the first match of TP 1 and Monsters Inc. was supposed to start), the guys were still fixing the goal post and the lines. So Jolene, Joan and I went to MacDonald’s again where I had my second breakfast.
(Note to self: Depression can either starve you or stuff you.)