Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'd rather be home now

New Year’s Eve ‘reunion’ dinner was at Jean’s place. She had organised a reunion dinner for ‘orphaned’ people like myself.

I installed myself as the de-facto knife handler. 1.5 bulbs of garlic, half an onions, one capsicum, 2 cans of fruit, 2 bunches of choy sum, 3 chicken hind quarters, 1 chicken breast, 1 box of tofu, ~500 g of fresh salmon and 3 large strips of char siew passed under the blade.

She cooked most of it, and they were quite fantastic. I also learned how to make chicken rice.

While buying pandan leaves for the rice and barley tong sui, a Hokkien CNY song played over the shop’s speakers. I looked at Jean, and she had a “what?” look on her face too.

When a bunch of Chinese Malaysian students talk about their previous schools back home, discussion will inevitably turn to the education system, leading up to racial (in)equity and social-political issues.

I got to drive a brand new (~1500 km) Toyota Corolla and a slightly older 1.8l manual Corolla. The manual box sucked, nothing like Corollas and Civics of the 90s.

That brings the count to 79 cars driven.



The First Day was horrible. Temperatures went to an evil 38 C, and I mostly hid at home packing things into boxes.




Graphite on paper



The restaurant had their CNY dinner on the Second Day at a Shanghai restaurant. If T and R did not go, I think I would have died of boredom.

The delivery guy, who appears to be still going steady with his existing girlfriend, is having an affair of sorts with the new waitress.

R summarised the situation with a succinct “men are really detestable,” while glaring at me.
“Why are you staring at me?”
“That’s because you are a man,” remarked T.
“He’s one too,” I replied, pointing at D. D is homosexual and occasionally flirts with gay customers.
“Nah, he’s different.”

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6 Comments:

Blogger D said...

Hello Wei,

Happy CNY arr!

*sigh* seems like this theory about women is really an anomaly. Despite women lamenting about wanting their men to be loyal etc. Is that really true?

See a pattern emerges. Women will always want men they cannot tame and will always find men that they can too boring or easy. Whatever.

Maybe men need a change of strategy.

Maybe the same goes with man. Girls that we can get are always too easy. We want those unattainable.

Sorry talking too much crap.

Neways have a good one yeah!

8:16 am, February 21, 2007  
Blogger Wuching said...

not a very nice chinese new year in melbourne wasn't it?

3:09 pm, February 21, 2007  
Blogger sour milk said...

新年快乐。

3:19 pm, February 21, 2007  
Blogger Dr. Tan said...

Yeah I felt the same way with The Restaurant's staff gathering to the extend than I excused myself with the lame reason that I was in the midst of some party actually.

4:48 pm, February 21, 2007  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

David:
I can only assume that there are countlessly many numbers greater than 10; and there are countlessly many numbers smaller than 10.

However, there are a some numbers that lie very close to 10. You just have to find them.

Wuching:
very.

Mirror self:
You have a good year too.

5:02 pm, February 21, 2007  
Blogger Shieh May said...

how about a little " happy birthday" cousin?.. take will make your CNY i am sure.

thanks for the phone call..

not working in fun. Monday will be back to reality!

3:44 am, February 22, 2007  

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