Saturday, April 01, 2006

Glorious Gloriosa! This CD contains, with a few other japanese songs played by yes, the highly acclaimed Tokyo Kosei WO, the 3 movements of one of my moooost favourite band music. Back in the good ole days in the AC band, our conductor had the connections to get us the music scores before it was officially released. Lurrrvely.

It was my Gem who took all the trouble to buy this for me for my 21st birthday. *appreciative grin* See, the "shop" isn't exactly a shop like what we're used to. You need to call the people up and they will open this apartment in AMK that is stocked with CDs. Uhm, something like that. They've mostly got CDs that mainstream music shops don't bring in and/or sell. Thankeewww... :-)

You know you're very fortunate when you don't have a significant other who turns to you and says "Huh?", when you exclaim in his face: "Men don't LISTEN!!!"

Looking through the IKEA catalogue one day in 2005, i spotted this uber pretty rainbow bed thingy. (Some of you will know that i have a deadly fetish for rainbow coloured things.) And as with all things joline, she blabbers about how pretty the bed thing is to significant other. (note: she was noooottttt dropping hints ok?)

So one fine day, they take a stroll through IKEA itself, but joline, alas! did not buy the rainbow thing. But unknown to her, he bought it later on and to her utmost delight, found the bed thingy spread across her mattress on the eve of her 21st birthday (it's a long sweet story, that involves her library gang and family too. I am shoooo loved. *dances*).
He's so sweet right? Ah lalalalalallala............................
(I keep saying "bed thingy" because it's not actually a bed sheet, but it's a comforter cover. But still, i lub.)
Dad said: "Eh, you bought target sheet to put on her bed ah?"

(the colours are a bit, er very, the mismatched i realize. Oh well, they didn't have a second pillow case and bolster cover. But i donch particularly care. Tralala.)

Presents from FSH. Hardly see this dear friend of mine whom i was real close to back in JC. Gosh, all the nonsense jokes we cracked, and rolling eyes at each other. She was the one who's always so hardworking (still is!) that she was always the "well of knowledge". Heh heh. And mind you, it was precisely because of her that we've been forever dubbed "The Library Gang".

But i'm glad that she's already on her way to TIE THE KNOT. TIE THE KNOT OK?! Already only a couple of teeny tiny steps closer to the altar leh! I will only be close to the altar because i already guaranteed a place as bridesmaid. You know, she used to tell me that she would be a nun and she would be like, Head Nun. But LOOK! Muahahahahaha! Back to the matrimony talk. Oh, shooo fun! *mad grin* Must think of how to.... torture her Beau when he comes knocking on her door. *cackle, cackle* It'll be my first wedding of which a peer of mine will be getting married. Amaazzinggg.

And presents from Y. I'm using both of them now! The time has come when i prefer practical gifts a whole bunch more to ornamental presents. Thanks Y! I love them. :-D I'm pleased for Y because before she's even graduated, she's already secured a job in one of the Big 4 accountancy firms. It's going to be tough being a fresh grad in there, but you know where to run gal, if you need to spill your woes or if you'd like a nice pot of tea to talk things over!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

wah ur frends are so accomplished ar...

joline said...

anonymous:

In a way i guess. :-D Really wish them all the best in their non-academic lives! Time has passed us by so quickly, and i pray we all won't drift apart.

ivan aka วัน said...

Hey hope you're doing fine...

Happy to see that you and yur Gem are doing well, God bless you both in your relationship!

About FSH, haha...i think i am feeling my age yeah..we are all getting old la....i wonder who is next to catch the ball...

joline said...

Ivan:

Seriously? I mean, do you REALLY feel old already? I don't have the faintest feeling of that. Heh, maybe i'm still immature. Perhaps, i'd like to believe that it's more of this: "Grow up, but don't grow old".

Thanks for the well weeeshes! :-) I think most of us won't be tying knot yet because as of now, the guys are all in UNI (ie, no $$$) and as for the girls, only one i know is dating a working guy but he's a recent grad still.

weirong said...

That's really quite a spread of blessings from your friends I must say~ I'm sure we're all happy that u've put this post up for the record, reminding us how much you love us too! XDXDXD *unabashed-grin*

*****

I like that coastal sunset pic below.. wonder where the actual place was.. hmm.. :)
*pines for camfires and swinging hammocks by the sea* (^^)

ivan aka วัน said...

Well...i think so..when i look at the YOuth in my youth ministry in church..yes,i do feel old hehz

Yeah...i dun think any of us are gona tie the knot sometime soon unless its like *ahem* shotgun marriage which i hope it wun happen

joline said...

weirong:

I hope the girls will get to see it. They do drop by the blog, though not sure how often.
And YES! Am so thankful till this day, for all of you in my life. Ok, i think i register wot they grin was all about. :-P

It's purdee ain't it? I'll send it to yooooo. :-)
(yes, i can just imagine the loveliness of being able to do that.)

Ivan:

Ahhh.... no shotguns please!

Despite feeling old, do you feel as if you've lost any/some part of yourself?
You know just talking about this reminds that we cannot remain physically young forever and it's only a matter of time before we *might* be tied down by physical-body-bug-bears. So while you (still) can, try lotsa (legal) stuff before it's too late!

ivan aka วัน said...

Yeah..i think i lost some part of myself from my younger days..

Like the appeal of going to Cybercafe with friends to play online games, pool and movies...

The dynamics of going out with friends have just changed so much!!And well, transiting from single to attached is one of the more significant 'changers'

BTW, HI WEI RONG!! =)

joline said...

Ivan:

Weeellll... if you find that the appeal has changed and that it has also changed your perspectives and maybe even attitudes... why do you mourn that lost?

And I'm curious about why "being attached" should change dynamics so significantly.. Hmm.

Haha, that's really nice of you, though i wonder if he'll see that cos i'm not sure if he'll scroll down here. I'll let him know anyways. :-)

ivan aka วัน said...

Maybe its because you know you arent that young anymore...like cybercafes dun really fascinate me..i'do rather hang out at some place juz eating and having a chat...

Hmm...i guess it started all in Thailand last December...i decided that i shldnt be so adventurous and do to much crazy stunts..cos...'there's someone to come home to?' yeah...that's where it all started...

joline said...

Ivan:

Yeah, we all do "lose" some part of ourselves. Ha, but embrace it! I'm wondering if feeling old bothers you.

Ah, i see. That's responsible, i guess.

ivan aka วัน said...

Feeling old..depends on the situation whether it bothers me...

I will only be bothered when i see my physical fitness going down i suppose...though now..i find myself not being able to do marathon study at night sessions...is that being old?

joline said...

Ivan:

No la... Eh... can also be pent up stress and/or sleep debt? (if any.. but knowing you, you always have healthy sleep pattern one)

ivan aka วัน said...

Yeah...healthy sleep pattern is mine..but it can be quite versatile also..just give me 24 hours to adjust!

Haha...hey, 1st May, try to keep it free. Managed to try and get Pdus to come along...we should go haf a meal somewhere and chat