Things I learnt today:
1. My toilet has a bidet. It’s been there for six months. I’m loving it!
2. Finally able to open a styrofoam take away box without breaking it…after 18 years of being exposed to such boxes.
3. Snape is the half blood prince.
Some of my friends have been complaining about the lack of pictures. I actually have 5 whole albums(analog camera) from national service but I’m not sure if I should put it up after all my entries or just put it up straight away.
Besides, it’s been really hectic for the past few days. So many documents to settle, so many accounts to open and reactivate(I forgot my ATM pin number… was damn embarassing, standing in front of a long line waiting for their turn at the ATM in Midvalley).
It still has not sunk in yet that I’m actually going to spend 5 years of my life away from home. Everything’s so sudden. One minute I was in national service, and the next I’m throwing myself somewhere far away from home with zero idea about how the place will be. For 5 years.
On the other hand, the preparation in terms of material has been fun. I’ve been running around buying ‘decent’ looking clothes. So at least now I have some clothes with sleeves. I fear to think about the amount that I’ve spent though… I even bought an iron, a study lamp, a kettle, an ironing board, a comforter set, a pillow etc. Honestly, I don’t know if my dad’s car can take it all. I might have to drive behind him all the way to Kedah with more of my loot. Hehe. I think I should have a garage sale in 2010 for the freshies. I can just imagine the difficulty I will face when I come home from Kedah in 2010 with all my belongings. Hence, a garage sale is wise.
I haven’t even got the chance to properly meet up with more of my friends. I’ve been out with Mel, Esther and Tze Leet and last night there was the yam cha session at Tanjung. I do hope I get to come home every two weeks or so.
I really really really hope that I can install streamyx there.
My brother has decided to move in with his computer because my room has aircon. He is even claiming ownership of my housekeys in a bitchy sort of way. I hope he’s just joking because it all belonged to me in the beginning, and he should be grateful that I’m lending it to him. I will want to use it when I am home. OK, Mervyn? Sigh. Besides, it’s really nice to have your own table back to do stuffs… I foresee more squabbles on my weekend trips back home. Plus, he gets his driving license in less than a year. *shakes head*. Another addition to our list of reasons to argue.
My father seems really worried about me. I know because he told me while demonstrating how to use the electric kettle, “Don’t touch the metal bit of the plug because it will be hot.”
Since it’s been so long, here’re some photos:
l-r: Adrian, E-Guy, Chun Guan, Nigel and Kwo Kuang
l-r: Amanda, Hsien, Min Dee, ME, Mun Teng.
After Feb 06, Subang will be devoid of people. Almost all of us would have left. Chien, Hsien and Adrian will leave for UK this month. Min Dee, Manda,Liss, Mel and Esther will be going to Australia in February. Kwo Kuang, Nigel and E-Guy would be leaving for UK after doing a year or so in Nottingham, Semenyih. Chun Guan leaves for Aussie in a years’ time. Abby, Kevin, Zhuo Yan, Marcus and Ji Yang are already in Australia. Yijin’s in Malacca getting his pilot license in a couple of months and soon he will be jet setting around the world, hardly any time for his friends back in Subang. She Dee and Li Peng will be heading to US in time to come. Those undecided like Mun Teng, Barry and Kay Hong will probably have other plans that won’t coincide with the rest of ours’ when they’ve made up their minds. Even the dear boyfriend wants to go to Aussie in April 06 if all goes well.
The last two years, honestly, were probably the best years of my life so far. It is with this bunch of kids(whom I’ve known since the begining of secondary school and some in primary school) that my freedom reached and all time high. I’ve never really been restricted by my parents, but these are the people whom I’ve spent my late teen years sampling independence with. And we all know that our late teens are the best years of our life. It was great because everyone stayed within 5 minutes of each other. If you’d like to come out for a drink, easily 10 people or more could gather given that the timing is right.
Alas, all good things must come to an end. The only thing that is constant is change.
There’s still campus life. I hope it’s good.
Kwo Kuang and Manda camwhoring. Very nice lighting.
l-r: Manda and Hsien. You see, I’ve only been away for two months and they’ve mastered so many new camwhoring techniques.
A decent skirt from Comma
Yes, I need something with sleeves and collar.. and this should do!
The skirt is really really nice!! It has a white satin ribbon as a belt. Love the cutting of the white blouse as well.
My so called s&m looking ‘court’ shoes from Nose. Esther reckons all I need to complete the look with is a whip.
Tada! Punk meets Serious = Domination Fetish. Ahem.
This was a good buy! RM36.00 at Walk In in Pyramid. Manda calls it Aladdin shoes. It’s real comfy!
Never owned a pair like these. We’ve got to start somewhere, right?
I’d take a picture of the mess I’ve made of my room if I could find my camera amidst the mess. I can’t even find my aircon remote control. I don’t know how to pack!! I haven’t even unpack from NS. I hate myself for procrastinating.
Jolene Lai..Jolene Lai.. *shakes head*
1 thought on “One Of The Things About Growing Up”
c.ho Sep 05, 05 Delete
not just sad.. more like depressing.. heh..
esther Sep 04, 05 Delete
you bought the shooesss!!!! =P and your clothes you bought are so decent. so un jolene-ish.
eyeah. i agree with mel. lol. =)
take care of yourself aights!
Sush Sep 04, 05 Delete
arghhhh….i’m gonna miss everyone!! you’re right joey, these past two years were probably the best ever. 🙂 *hugss* I’m really gonna miss youuuu….
il divo Sep 04, 05 Delete
Oh i sounded sarcastic? I’m sorry. Truly glad that you’re back in action! Go! Go! Jia you!
Jayelle Sep 04, 05 Delete
c.ho: i supoose there comes a time in everyone’s life whereby we have to part. so sad right? hahahaha..yes.. yes..come into the long line of my future patients. ahem. hope all goes well lah:)
aD: =) prepare for another bought of drought… haven’t assessed the internet situation yet
expectation: YEs!! 🙂 I want you to be my junior. Keep me company. we’ll go swimming in our bikinis. (need teman, can’t be the only one here swimming in a bikini. malu saje)
expectation Sep 04, 05 Delete
you’re all grown up.
mummy must be proud. remember to tell me how’s dentistry. fun anot and all.
aD Sep 04, 05 Delete
yes…jo’s blog is being more like it! love the pics jo..
c.ho Sep 04, 05 Delete
urk.. man.. i sure do hope they have streamyx there! hehee.
I have never been a fan of change. But, I suppose if it comes, it does. I just hate it that now that everyone has left for all over the world, I hardly get to see some friends due to the difference in holidays. It’s really upsetting sometimes cuz it’s just so much harder to keep in touch as compared to our younger days where friends were only a sms or phone call away. Sigh..
Anyway, wish you all the best in Kedah.. Hehehe.. Maybe next time you can be my dentist(probably not a good idea b’cuz i’ll be your worst customer in terms of being scared of whatever dental surgery you’d wanna perform on me). Have fun gurl!
Jayelle Sep 04, 05 Delete
meldee: awww..dun be!! there are times when u get to come out till late what:) there are!
hehehe thanks for the tips wei.. and thanks for the compliment. hope to see u in a week’s.
il divo: ehh..okay. i keep mistaking ur enthusiasm for sarcasm. am i wrong? but thanks for dropping by!
lilian: =) thanks!!! it’s good to be back.but it’s off to kedah again..sigh. =) sure !! i’ll be glad to have u take me around. when i get to penang first lah k?
lilian Sep 04, 05 Delete
Never expect that I cud actually miss yr blog! hahaha but you got a great entertaining bro there.
You know what? If you are ever in Penang, I will be pleased to jaga you, feed you fat-fat or drive you around. So, don’t be shy to give a shout if you are in the neighbourhood, ok? Oops, get yr parents permission first! Hahaha.
il divo Sep 04, 05 Delete
Awwwwww I’m so glad Jolene Lai is backkkkkkkk !!!!!! Cheering all the way!!!! Miss you tonzzzz!!!! Boy! It’s just sooo good to see you here!!!!!
meldee Sep 04, 05 Delete
“And we all know that our late teens are the best years of our life.”–so not true in my case. the best years of my life will probably be in my mid-50s.
haha glad you love all the stuff. it pays to be a toughass bitch when shopping >.< nice shoes btw! i'm gonna miss you again, woman. sigh.