Sometimes, it is the little things that I miss.

There are times when something small happens, and a little comment that I would like to share with someone. However, that particular comment can only be appreciated by a certain heart. I mean, yeah, I could always share them with any other person. But somehow, it just simply won’t be the same, y’know?

I guess it will always be something that will be missing in this life of mine.

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.)
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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

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

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Me, Happy Apple Joan :lol:, Joycelyn, Jolene and Geok Cheng

I met up with Jolene last night (initially, for dinner. But we both were not hungry) because someone could not make it :? We went to Suntec City and started window shopping. Wait, why did we go there for? Oh, yeah. She wanted to check out the men’s shirts at Topman.

According to her, she says that Topman shirts usually caters for metrosexuals or gays. So the smallest size should fit us (since we have problems wearing ladies’ cut :neutral:) She started going through rack after rack before choosing some shirts to try on. I spotted this really nice looking collar-tee and tried it on.

Since we can’t take pictures in the store, I did it secretly with her N70 cellphone

Awesome collar-tee
Trying on the collar-tee and a cap

Awesome collar-tee
I look weird here. HAHA

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It’s the time of the year again where I will wish two guys close to my heart a very happy birthday.

Joel, I know you hardly come here and all that but your jie wants to wish you a very happy 19th birthday! I can’t believe time has passed so fast. I just want to wish you all the best in whatever you do

It’s also dear Jun Wei’s 23rd birthday today (I’m so sorry for the mistake and I can’t believe I still think you’re 22 dangit! :roll:)

We were supposed to head to The Balcony for lunch initially but I guess we were both too tired and ended up napping at my place after church ended. Ah, well, I guess eating there will have to wait for another day :neutral:

Jun Wei and Me
The Birthday Boy and Me

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