Currently listening to:The Twist by Metric
Status:GRATEFUL FOR THESE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.

BECAUSE we are training to be ninjas seeing as we are otherwise generally ambitionless, (most of) the SNB arranged to meet at 7 8am and NINJA JUMP xiaoqi’s home for a belated birthday surprise. Takeaway lesson #1 for the day is these ninjas need to be more punctual.

Takeaway lesson #2 is that even though white balls of fluff otherwise known as le maltese look harmless, they can and will mistake you for a burglar if you climb in, and bark the house down NEARLY RUINING THE PLAN. Evidently the dog didnt get the memo that we were coming.

Culprit:

Obviously given how adorable Baby (his name) is, noone really got angry at him. Kids the underlying moral of the story here is that as long as you are cute you can get away with anything in life.


Lesson number three: being ambushed early in the morning by well meaning friends bearing gifts of cake and care bears will not earn an AWW I LOVE YOU GUYS, but rather, a horrified IS THAT A CAMERA?! IM IN MY PAJAMAS!

Appreciation was expressed later.





Our christmas/boxing day brunch turned out to consist (originally from simple pasta and cake) to pasta, two types of cake, turkey ham, caviar and cheese. There is no other lesson to be learnt from this besides the fact that i need to start going to XQ’s house for brunch more often.

After everyone else left, XQ and I lounged around on her couches and chatted, wrapped in the lazy post festive haze of christmas. I love that she has a christmas tree in her house, GUYS, IT TWINKLES AND SPARKLES WHEN YOU FLIP A SWITCH. i was so excited about this that i went to Daiso to look for a substitute mini christmas tree after that but unfortunately the claim that you can find anything in daiso!! for only two dollars!! has failed me all i could find was tinsel that stands up and expects you to believe that it is a pine tree.

Disappointment is my middle name.


Spent the rest of the late afternoon tucked away alone in a glass corner of starbucks messing with html and being messed with by Wireless@SG, writing postcards and rewriting song lyrics, i.e. the weather outside is frightful/ but warm toffee nut is so delightful/ & since we’ve no place to go/ let it rain let it rain let it..ok no. A career as a lyricist is obviously not in my future. Which is okay, because i didnt want to be one anyway. so there.


Around six i was joined slowly by the trickles of SNB coming early for our SNB christmas dinner, Christel (rare pokemon level 80 seriously you hardly see her because she is so busy) took the liberty of affixing this glittery silver rose to my head which caused me to be considerably distraught. I looked like i had a glittery disco ball tumor growing out of the side of my head. MAN I cannot pull off this glittery accessory thing.


CHRISTEL WAS MY SECRET SANTA AND GOT ME ANNA SUI’S FLIGHT OF FANCY WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PERFUMES I WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE SUCH GREAT FRIENDS I AM NOT WORTHY

also, IM GONNA SMELL SO NICE TOMORROW YAY.

We also contributed to about 80% of the noise level in 18chefs. Which is really ok, unless you also take into account that most of this consisted jokes and unnecessarily loud reminisces of embarrassing situations in various states of inebriation which everyone at that time agreed not to talk about. The SNB’s are incredibly dedicated to embarrassing every last member in public. You really have to admire that level of.. dedication and focus. RESPECT.

Of course, it also makes for sitcom style laughter till your brain runs out of oxygen and gets dizzy from forgetting to breathe re: DIFFICULT TO BREATHE IN WHEN YOURE LAUGHING and various people falling off chairs. I think to myself, i thank God for these people in my life, they are c’est interessant and color my otherwise dull life with the chaos of trouble.

In case you’re curious, SNB is an acronym for Saturday Night Bitches, i would also like to take this time to clarify that i did not come up with this name but this may or may not mean that i frequently vociferate its aptness. Usually very loudly and accompanied with, OMG GUYS, SHUT UP.

i love these people.

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