We’ve (finally) been authorised to take taxis as our 1st choice of transportation to the various pre-schools. *throws confetti*
This is a much-needed action from the management. We travel around so much in a day and taking buses/trains is a MAJOR waste of time. (Although personally, I enjoy taking buses/trains. I just like it). That said, I do appreciate being able to stick my hand out along the roadside to transport myself to another location. It gives me time to breathe and catch up with my work while on the taxi (it sounds crazy but we’re that busy).
I didn’t know that we’re allowed to stick out our hand since 1st October and so I only started doing so yesterday. And guess how much I’ve spent on taxi fares for 2 days? $51+ *insert shocked face*
And our monthly transport allowance (starting from October) is only $100! Oh-em-gee, I will definitely (for sure, with no doubts) overshoot the allowance. I expect the total taxi fares for this month to be around $200-$250. *cross my fingers* And hope that I will get the extra expenditure back into my pockets. Pretty please my dear organisation?
Okay, all that aside, it’s been long since I’ve took taxi for work. And I’m back to the enjoy-the-tai-tai-moments mode. Taxi drivers are a very interesting bunch of people. I’ve met such a variety of them today. A grumpy Indian man, who didn’t allow me to eat my sweet potatoes onboard (hence starving me for my first kid of the day). A tired Uncle in his 40s who tried to be funny and turns out to be a little ‘lame’ kind of funny (but still his ‘lame’ jokes did make me laugh). A very typical taxi driver who just drives and occasionally speaks to confirm directions. A friendly young Uncle in his 30s who asked if I’m a teacher (because I told him to go to Frontier Primary School - a landmark) and then asked about the location that he picked me up from (i.e. office) and then asked about where I stay (i.e. Tampines). I was actually really tired and upset (work-related) and was heading to Pioneer for my last kid of the day. But talking to the young Uncle totally perked me up and I wanted to talk to him for even longer. (Uncle, hope to see you around!)
And that’s all. An abrupt ending but who cares.
And so, maybe, we should be ending it as it is right now. While the memories are still sweet and nice. Shall we make an exit?
"We knew this day would come. We knew it all along."
It’s just a matter of time. Because I don’t have the confidence in you, in us. I’m scared. Scared to hold on to you. Scared to let you go.
Thinking about how it all started makes me smile. How could we have started off like this? Those fireworks back then.
But it’d burn out, it will.
What will become of us in time to come? If we decide to lose each other, we will definitely still catch each other someday. Right in the same spot that we met each other. It’s inevitable.
That’s the answer.
Someday when I read back, I may not remember your name. But I will remember the smiles that you gave me, those happy mornings with you.
"Hey I just met you. And this is crazy. But here’s my number. So call me maybe."
There’s no song more apt to us than this. Thank you for your 20 seconds of insane courage.
When we first met…I didn’t think that we would hit off each other so well. I didn’t think that we would have such great brotherly-sisterly relationship. I didn’t think that we would still keep in contact after graduation. I didn’t think that years on, we would still be best of friends.
一起长大的我们, have been through so much together. We’ve seen each other through different stages of life. We’ve seen each other through several boyfriends/girlfriends. We’ve seen each other through our ups and downs.
I have said before and I will say again, there’s no friendship that I treasure more than this. I hope that we will continue to be in each other’s lives till we grow old.
10 months tick-tocked by quickly. I stepped foot upon seven countries in that span of time - Korea, UK, France, Belgium, Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan. Grateful to have the time, youth, and money to be able to do so much. Now it’s time for a change of role.
I have two different groups of boys which are close to me. One group of them is much closer to me than the other. The other only became close in recent years. I met them all when I was in Temasek Secondary School. We were schoolmates.
The group of boys that were much closer to me have seen me through everything in all these years. Through the boyfriends that I had. Through the schooling years that I had. Through the tough times that I cried. Through the happy days that I smiled. We are the best buddies.
The other group of boys became close when I felt extremely lonely a few years back. But we had known each other since secondary school and hanged out pretty often back then. Our history goes a long way back. It was more of a reunion.
These groups of boys. We don’t meet often. We don’t chat often. But once we start chatting, it doesn’t stop that easily. And it always feel comfortable, be it talking to them or being around with them. Sometimes they treat me as just a brother but when needed, they are always protective of me.
I feel loved. It’s a different kind of love that you receive from your partner.
TMS has given me the opportunities to meet many boys, both good and bad. But these awesome boys have stuck with me ever since. I’m thankful for that. I love you boys! Hope that our friendships continue on for another decade. :)
It’s been weeks since I’d use Microsoft Words! But now it feels good to use it. To plan itinerary instead of assignment. Yay for travelling! :)
How many weeks has it been since school ended? I can’t even remember. 2 weeks? 3 weeks?
Once school ended, I embraced my freedom and headed out every single day to play and have fun. Until I fell sick.
Stayed home ever since to recuperate and watched 23 (or is it 22) episodes of «Superman is Back». Hahahaha, what a wasted life. But in that period, I had booked tickets to fly to somewhere else! Awesomeeeee.
And now that I’ve recovered and tomorrow’s Monday, it’s time to head out and be jolly again! Gonna embrace my freedom for these 2 months wholeheartedly before I return to work in July.