My day would be utterly INCOMPLETE without devoting an entry to it.
It surpasses even urge to write about Mr Hung.
Today started off a little knottily and ended off good-badish.
Gosh, i've SO much to say i don't know WHERE to begin.
My gang of ACJC mates were suppose to meet up to just have the day to ourselves but, quite a few things cropped up which kind of cracked the plan into sad sad fragments.
But we all met eventually, a little late though, but better late than never.
However, after a little table gathering and chit chat in the canteen, groups decided to take off either to look around or go home.
How i wish people would just put aside some things for a day of good, clean fun with friends not seen for a long time!
I must sound really selfish, but gosh... that's how much i MISS EVERYONE!
Walked around and went to the Sports Complex with Yali and Liting before we left ACJC.
After which Yali left for a school thing and Liting and i went for "dinner"/"supper" and a nice chat.
Went our separate ways at the bus stop.
I tell you.
The MOMENT i stepped in... Nostalgia kicked in ferociously. I wouldn't say i was happy. Yet i was thrilled.
It was a somewhat sad, longing, exhilarating feeling being back in ACJC.
The memories just came back sharp in the face like a slap.
It's been two years and i was back where, my feet had once trodden(dragged also), sweat poured, curses muttered (and screamed), brain fried, met my first partner in crime, made great friends for life ( i vehemently hope).
This place is special to me.
ACJC is special to me.
All ACSians reading will understand.
The list of emotions would take too long to type and would bore everyone by the time they've read "sad" for the 37th time.
I took a few photos. Quite lousy ones really.
But i still haven't figured out the photo thingy at Yahoo.
But technophobe has now begun sending photos via email using the Canon software!
There was just SO much to see and do and EAT.
But all i did was walk, take in the atmosphere, soak in the noise and familiarity, eat, talk.
The first two familiar faces Liting and I bumped into were Christine and Shan Ying. Small talk and parted soon after.
I really can't remember the sequence but i met some old classmates.
I think our class is pathetic.
There's NO spirit at all.
If ANYTHING, it' only between a selected bunch. Not that they're not nice, it's because the frequency clashes.
Makes my ears hurt oftentimes.
But i got to see... heh. A little red birdie's girlfriend. I've never seen him hold a girl's hand in my entire JC life till this day.
Apart from my own classmates, i saw loads of people from my batch. Though i can't put names to some of their faces.
Some of them have REALLY changed!
Oh, also met band people, Marc Ho and Youwei,who always has something "nice" to say.
Haha, i'm not going to take his comment to heart.
I really think he's funny.
Sometimes, he's so funny i lose my wits.
Saw Yolande, Eliza and Marcus too. More band people.
Hm... Who've i missed out on?
Loads i presume.
If i could shoot myself and wake up again, i would.
Because it was such an AC environment, i couldn't help but look out for Mr Ex.
NOT that i wanted to see Mr Ex but, it was just so automatic!
He's been through 10 years of the ACS life and would probably know almost every chap around.
Fun-o-rama would've seemed like the best reason for a reunion.
If Mr Ex saw me, I'm sure he would've grabbed the nearest table, run after and kill me if he had the chance.
I'm glad i didn't see him for reasons apart from the possibility of a premature death.
I've gotten over it so reasons associated to that are ruled out.
Oh... And Mr Paul Cheong too, i saw. At a cake shop.
I was looking around for my once-home-chem-tutor-turned-ACJC-chem-teacher.
I think the coincidence was a pleasant one.
Sadly, i didn't get to see him.
I met Miss Phang, my Math tutor who probably cringes at the sight of me. Was never in her good books. My statistics was beyond the help of teachers, including her.
I met a secondary school mate's younger sister who's at SAJC.
I positively yelled when she told me she was taking her 'A's this year.
Totally lost track of time!
I thought she was still in secondary school or first year JC or something. Wow.
1. I definitely bought the Fun-O-Rama t-shirt for collection sake and because of the kick in arse from Nostalgia.
2. I got the red 1 litre bottle because my Speedo one requires me to refill all too often.
3. I got the little spongy zip bag i wanted since last fun-o-rama. But this one's smaller.
I tell you. The merchandise table was FLOODED throughout...
Our school doesn't just have a (got a few actually leh) reputation, but it's become a brand.
I think we ought to suggest to someone, maybe Mr Lenn, to OPEN OUR OWN ACS CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES/KNICK-KNACKS/SPORTS GEAR/WHAT-HAVE-YOU line.
We'll make big bucks!
How about that? WOOT!
4. I bought mee siam, fried ice cream, hot dog, orange juice and a free smoothie(well, half of it) for lunch and dinner.
So there goes the saturday, well spent.
Much better than going to that poetry seminar in school.
My day would not be complete without devoting an entry to ACJC's decades old tradition.
Yes, i remember you from Friendster... Hi there.
HEY! I think i saw you... If i am not mistaken, you were standing with a group of guys in the canteen.
Erm... I think you grew taller...? Hee. :~P
AH YES!!! That "Chipmunk"! Sorry, i had thought that it was some pet name you gave Robin in Primary school or something.
Oh, she retook her 'A's.
I have to salute people like her who choose to do that, seriously.
It takes courage to repeat, a lot of determination, motivation and the will to study all that ... again.
Yes, she has an interesting face.
Uh huh! THat's precisely the Ben Xiao i'm referring to! He ROCKS with his Er-Hu RIGHT??!?!?! When i heard him play, i was astounded, and totally enchanted. Just wanted him to keep playing.
Like an equivalent of some guy serenading me with a guitar...
Wahaha, but yes... Grand Master he is.
He transformed from this boyish looking chap into a pro musician in a breath right before my eyes. Merging into one with his instrument. Amazing what sounds can come out of two strings.
REALLY...? Now that's something!
Not many people have the name Lacretia.
About poety, i had to pick from either math and computers OR arts. So... you know which Joline would pick right.
You want my completed works??? HA! I'm not sure they'll ask US to write. They ask us to analyse. If i ever do write a poem, it's going to break every conventional rule. WOO!!!
Heh... Is black hair REALLY in? I just thought that brown hair is so ordinary these days that having black hair is more original.
In fact, chinese women these days look as though they were born with brown hair.
As for Poetry? One of my modules is called "Introduction to the Humanities"
You see, i had a choice between the arts module and another one that concerns Math, the computer and the internet. Being the technophobe and mediocal math person, i picked the Arts module.
When i got home from ACJC, washed and settled down to blog, a secondary school mate called me to say she(and a few others) were about the vicinity and asked if i wanted to come down.
I did and it was so nice to see them again!
Wa, all the 3 guy friends drove and one has a Celica. *blimey*
Had a great time yakking with the two girls.
Time to catch up.
One was Jen who was with me since primary sch, through sec sch and even jc. Xiao was my good friend from sec sch who went to SAJC.
CHURCH tomorrow MORNING!
It's late now.
*The Best is Yet to Be" The undisputed statement.*