One of the reason why I don’t quite enjoy BBQs during chalets:
Saturday’s polo training was fair, I guess. Practiced as a keeper for the second time in matches against the junior guys and the Year 2 seniors. I was rather pleased to be able to block Johnny and Lloyd’s shots But Jun Hong’s power shot went in despite the fact that my paddle came into contact with the ball. Dang, my poor right forearm hurts from the impact :neutral:
Geok Cheng, Joycelyn, Jolene, Me, Teresa, Lilin and Joan
It seems like NYNY is our regular slacking restaurant after trainings. We went there again yesterday after polo just to sit, talk, and basically, slack.
We totally adore the candy floss there. I had two sticks
Geok Cheng, Jolene and Me with our candy floss
Geok Cheng, Jolene, Me, Joycelyn, Teresa and ???? Joan
After that, Hafiz bro asked us if we wanted to go bowling. Initially, our plan for the day was to go bowling or play pool at Marina Square but we were all too tired and felt a tad lazy. That’s why we ended up at NYNY to begin with.
Anyway, since Hafiz was treating the games while we forked out for the shoes rental, we went to bowl with him along with some of the seniors.
It’s funny to see them bowl. Especially after the first game and they were yelling, “Desmond! Even Nadine and Teresa can win you!” that kind of things :mrgreen:
Pretty sad that Jolene injured her arm and could not bowl after four balls. Teresa and I ended up playing her share
I had initially thought of skipping today’s gym training as I still had conjunctivitis not to mention a bad cough. But I decided to train since it has been almost a month since I last went for a gym training :?
Before I left for school, I had actually taken a rather large dosage of cough syrup, in which, unfortunately, made me rather drowsy. So by the time the train pulled up at my stop, I was feeling rather woozy and I could barely walk straight
Ah well, seems like throughout the whole training, I was stoning half the time :roll: Oddly, even though after doing heavy weights as well as 240 push-ups, it was not as bad as circuit trainings on Thursdays
Anyway, after bathing, Joan, Jolene, Geok Cheng, Joycelyn and I went to Clementi’s MacDonald’s to have dinner. (Random rant: Gah! Can’t believe I’m so silly to order regular Jasmine tea when I wanted a medium one! :mad:)
Anyway, as the title suggests, Happy Apple is actually our dear Joan. What happened was we were talking about something and whenever Joan laughed, she has this habit of opening her mouth really wide, showing all her nice pearly whites (as well as her relatively-new braces). Apparently, Jolene has been gymming with Joan this evening and kept seeing her pearly whites and told her (while stiffling her own laughter) to please cover her mouth whenever she laughed.
Anyway, basically, Joan was our source of laughter for tonight. And she seemed rather proud of it because she went, “See? I’m your Happy Apple.”
We drew a short blank before bursting out in really loud laughter.
I had literally no idea what she was talking about until she explained that she’s like the ???. Which means someone who makes people happy. And translating that literally, it means ‘happy fruit’. But Joan could not think of the word ‘fruit’ for ? and simply thought of ‘apple’ (??). Thus, ‘Happy Apple’. ????.
My goodness. All of us with the exception of Joan laughed till there were tears in our eyes and our stomachs ached really badly while gasping for air.
It feels great to have a really good and hard laugh with my teammates
Me, Happy Apple Joan :lol:, Joycelyn, Jolene and Geok Cheng
The initial plan was to work after training on Saturdays and still go for Sunday’s pool slots. However, it seems like I’m just too worn out as well as burnt out (literally).
After training on Saturday, Jolene, Lilin, Joan, Joycelyn, Teresa and I went to NYNY to slack and have a rather late lunch.
Teresa, Joan, Jolene, Me, Lilin and Joycelyn
After finishing up, I could feel the exhaustion from the training seeping into my aching body. Gah! By the time I started work, I could literally sleep walk :?
And no matter how badly I want to train on Sundays, Saturday’s sunburns on my poor nose, cheeks and shoulders are always a discouragement
Part I – The Eve
Polo training on the eve of the Lunar New Year was quite a killer considering the fact that my whole body was still aching from Thursday’s circuit training. I doubt Jolene or Lilin would want to go for the coming Thursday’s cicuit training :?
After training, I just chilled with some of the team since we did not feel like going home just yet. Had some of Hotel Rendezvous‘ pastry and it’s quite good I then made my way to my maternal grandmother’s place for a steamboat reunion dinner
Amazingly, this year we were the second family to arrive because usually by the time we get there, most of them would have been done with dinner already. If you’re wondering, my relatives on my mom’s side do not eat together on a dining table because my mom has like, 12 siblings and even though not everyone turns up on the eve of the Lunar New Year, let’s just say the table can only hold less than the number of bodies present.
After dinner, most of us settled in front of the TV to watch some really badly subbed variety food show. No one changed the channel because apparently, everyone thought the other wanted to watch this dumb show. It was not until my sister asked my uncle and cousins if it was fine to switch channels then did we all find out that everyone wanted the channels switched!
Turns out the satellite at my grandma’s place is so bad that we only had three miserable channels there :mrgreen: So we ended up playing Pick Up Sticks. Very lame, you may say. But it’s much more entertaining than the One-Eyed-Monster. I would show some pictures if only my cousin sends them to me.