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Then and Now

Last Sunday night I met up with some friends who I’ve not seen for at least a year…We were all once apart of the CSS-SA (Catholic Student’s Society – Shah Alam) family when we were all still studying back in Uni…
It was simply wonderful to see them again…
Agnes and Blacky fetched me from  home. Then we went to fetch Che. And then somehow got lost looking for the way to MJC, Batu Kawa which was simply “unexplainable” since Che and I both know the way and Blacky “claimed” he knew the way (and gave Agnes the directions which brought us around in circles. LOL.) – we had fits of laughter in the car bewildered how we could’ve lost our way. Hahaha… 😀
Finally arriving at MJC, we proceeded to go around in circles (knowing but forgetting) which turn, which corner, which lane to use to get to the Siang Siang foodcourt there. (^_^)”” A few wrong turns and going the other way on a one-way lane, we reached Siang Siang – in one piece. 🙂 After getting a table and ordering drinks we proceeded to wait for the others…
A few minutes later, we spotted Kado and Ivan making their way towards us…and the first thing I noticed was – Ivan’s long hair! Well, not that long lah…but a lot longer than I last saw him. Haha…

So here was what has happened since a year ago:-
1. Agnes had been working in Bintulu but has resigned and is now working in a government department in Kuching. She’s renting with some friends somewhere near her office. She now has a car.
2. Blacky is in his final year at Uni. I actually thought he’d finish since he was in Kuching when the new semester has started…but apparently, he was going to register late. He was leaving the next day (which was why he ended up treating. Hahaha….)
3. Che was my roomie when we were renting in Shah Alam. She’s like our favourite sister and mummy rolled in one. Haha… 🙂 She used to work in one of the big hypermarkets in Shah Alam but now is back working in our motherland, and not in the supermarket business either.
4. Kado was president of CSS-SA at one time. Now he’s a QS (quantity surveyor) with one of the many industrial companies in Demak Laut. Other than that, he’s still the sweet guy we all love. Too bad his steady gf Mel couldn’t join us as she recently left for Sibu as she was posted as a teacher there…
5. Ivan is now pursuing a creative degree (in music if I’m not mistaken) at one of the private institutions in Kuching. He had always been a gifted musician (guitar/bass) and he now has his own band (Ivan: Kind of.). And of course, he’s never far from his Marlboro. 😀
So we reminisensed about the good old days and basically took off where we left. It felt like we were never away…but a major point to note would be our conversation…
Last time, the common question was: “Do you have class tomorrow?”, now it’s “Are you working tomorrow?”. It was: “What time is your class? Can’t you skip it?”, now it’s “What time do you start work? What time must you be in the office?”
Yup, those were DEFINITELY the good old days…

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(Un)Forgettable?

As I’ve mentioned in my recent post, I went for this reunion thingy right?
Well, it kinda got me thinking…
Am I the kinda person that someone easily forgets, or am I the kind that someone will always remember?
Say you meet someone once and never see each other again, would they remember you when you bump into each other? Or say you got their number at that first meet, when you text them, will they reply:
Hey! It’s so nice to hear from you again! So how are you?
Or will it sound something like:
Err…who’s this again?
As I’ve admitted, I really was afraid that no one would remember me at the reunion…I mean, reunions are supposed to be where the topics of discussion are:
Hey! How are you now? Still single?
Hello! So I hear you’re engaged? Congrats!
Hi! How’s the wife and kids?
Congrats man! Heard you got promoted!
I’m so glad to see you again…How long has it been?!
and not…
Hey Angie! How are you?
My name is Betty.
or
Hey Dan! How are you?
Fine, thanks. And you are…?
or
Cindy and I used to hang out till late at night just talking…
I know. I was there.
Well, you get what I mean…
But hey! Turns out I was remembered afterall. 🙂 But most of them, I was never really close to, so them not knowing my name – not a big deal…
Important thing, they remembered me. Haha…
Though it does bug me sometimes when (especially sending text messages) you’re all “Hey,how are you? How’s life? Hope you’re feeling better now after that day. Really missed you. Take care ya…” and the reply is “Who is this?”
Freakin people! Save my number lah!!!
Anyways, that’s another story. 🙂
Now, some more pics from the reunion:




P.S. Hiatus after Raya…

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I plead guilty…

To having too much fun over the weekend…
Despite not being able to make it on Friday night as I was working on Saturday morning, I made it to the highly-anticipated YCU Family Day cum Reunion. (YCU – Young Catholic Undergraduates) I admit, I was more than a little anxious at joining. I was afraid that no one remembered me.
Imagine…3 years has passed (and for some even more than that!) since I last saw those from my batch…and the seniors, well…I think I last saw them about 4-6 years ago! Plus, I wasn’t exactly one of the “big guns” back in the day as I only joined in my final year so the chances of them remembering me were next to none.
But I went anyways and I did not regret it. In fact, I can’t ever imagine how much I would have hated myself and regretted it my whole life if I didn’t go!
The moment I arrived, Young approached me and greeted me at the car door (I almost didn’t recognize him, he looked different – in a very good way – then I last remembered) and then Fabian gave me a warm embrace that almost moved me to tears immediately. The last time I saw him was when our cars were side by side at the traffic light some 3 years ago…
And then other farmiliar faces turned up and regardless whether they immediately remembered me or needed me to jog their memories a bit, I didn’t mind much because those who have been close enough to me back in the day remembered me immediately. And some I was guilty of not remembering remembered me – that was just flattering. Plus, a few said I’ve lost weight since long2 ago…That’s just awesome! 🙂 And I also got to really get to know my seniors whom I never really got to know years ago…I got a second chance at making that first impression…
In short, it was just sweet sweet memories that weekend…and we also got to make new friends with those that NOW make up the “U” in YCU (whereas we are the ex-YCUs)…
I won’t type much cos what I felt over that brief weekend was just too overwhelming to put into words…so I’ll just post some of the pics I have. Not a lot cos I didn’t bring any camera. (I’m waiting for sources to get the rest of the pics.)
So here’s the pics that I do have:





So yes, I plead guilty to having too much fun over the weekend.
And I am hereby sentenced to a stroke of cough and flu.
But you know what? It was totally worth it! 🙂
P/S: My hiatus has been postponed till end of this month.