my recess week which I’ve termed my birthday week for myself as well. This week saw to quite a few of my friends turning 21 as well.
Believe it or not, I feel actual stress turning 21. The fact that I’m an only child compounds the stress; I mean I’m fully legally culpable for all my actions now. So instead of choosing to celebrate with anyone, I chose to stay at home with my family. Hosting a party is nice but a little too overwhelming for me. All the costs plus questions about who to invite etc etc. Sorry, I can’t deal.
Putting all the above and the assignments and mugging I had to do this week, it was a pretty good week despite me yet again failing to swim. I vow to swim at least once before Pinning comes home (but if in March, then I cannot fulfil it). I met with Junjie, Zhiliang (both on Monday for dinner at Pu Tien), Lihua (Wednesday @ S.E.A Aquarium), Priscilla and Amelia (Sunday for Chye Seng Huat & Windowsill Pies). There were other SMU people I met with for projects so I’m fully discounting them since it was for school and not for fun.
Very grateful to the above people for taking time to celebrate with me and their presents/treats. I know I’m a difficult person to get presents for, mainly cause I don’t have a wish list and I’m picky. The rationale behind the former is because I would like to appreciate the thought process behind the gift and the sincerity of taking time to think and choose. The general guideline is that I now like practical gifts which can be used. I personally think it’s rather pleasing/heartening to know that my money hasn’t been used for something that can’t be integrated into the receiver’s life.
Thank you Junjie and Zhiliang. Conversations with you all’s always interesting. And yes junjie, this bitch here will certainly defend your honour if you ever need me too.
Thank you liar & pris for the Saturday afternoon of chilling and catching up. Plus for all that walking even with cramps in this unbearable dry heat. I think more than the food and what not, I’ll treasure the memory even more.
I won’t ever be able to thank Lihua enough. But also, now I’ll only want to go as a VIP to S.E.A Aquarium so…this may unexpectedly drain my pockets. I can’t express how damned much I appreciate the whole experience. I thought my 21 would be brought across lightly without much hooha and in a way it has been, but because of the trip, it really wasn’t. Thank you for gifting me with a whole experience that I’ll forever and ever remember and cherish.
I also got a Hello Kitty night lamp from Sandra and Susu which we all agreed wasn’t actually appropriate for a 21 year old. Nonetheless, they were excited about buying it and I was excited to receive it. It’s hanging on my door, greeting me when I come home. It cheers me up actually even though I won’t actually use it at night; I’ve gotten used to sleeping in near complete darkness.
Thank you to everyone who remembered and bothered with well-wishes. I don’t have a head for numbers/dates etc so I do appreciate it when people remember (especially without any prompts); it feels like I matter to you.
This week pretty much zoomed by and there’s still so much to do with my OCSP, internship application which I’m totally behind on etc etc.
Here’s to everyone who’s celebrating their 21st. May we shine bright forever more.
I actually laughed out loud at this scene because of the tackiness of it all. With that said, I hope Leo finally get to bring an Oscar home.