Feels so weird...
I know it's normal for people to study abroad and there's nothing big about it. But, this particular friend of mine is 25 this year. She started working after her O' level. While everyone of us were still busy struggling with our studies, this lady always angan-angan there relax only.
And now everyone has graduated and settled down with a (good) job, it's her turn, away from us for years and only comes back annually.
I do admire her courage though. After all, it's not easy for a 25 years old jie-jie (kakak) with years of working experience leaving home and start a brand new life by fitting herself in a lecture room full of 18 years old teenagers. And start job hunting all over again few years later where as maybe Yuen is already a mother of two!
So people, look up to my friend. She sibeh got guts okay.
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We had a mini farewell party for her last Saturday. Steamboat + potluck. Mum was supposed to help me to cook the "Lu-Tan" (braised eggs) but she came home late and so no jadi. And so I contributed nothing but my empty stomach and witty jokes.
I rushed home, took a quick shower, packed my stuffs and hopped up Vai's car. That's why there's a delay in my bloggie's update (no internet access) and also I couldn't join the "Walk for Life" (no transport)... Reason told as previous entry, lousy friends preferred to sleep in on a Sunday morning rather than doing something meaningful.
That's my precious blankie, customized by my mum! (Got all those DIY genes from her actually) Sleeping in a full-blasted air conditioned car at the back seat in a hot Saturday afternoon with warm blanket to snuggle down is simply the best! Yeah, I slept like a dead log soon after this picture was taken.
Arriving BSB, we makan-ed in a vegetarian restaurant and did a little shopping in Gadong, till it was time to pick up the two sisters, Mei Yuen and Fang.
Of course, vegetarian steamboat looks less attractive compared to non-vegetarian one because everything is either green, yellow or brown. Very limited choices.
See for yourself
Non-vegetarian steamboat I had last month with Theen, Kelly and K.L
Vegetarian steamboat I had last year for Mei Yuen's informal bridal shower.
Don't you think those mushrooms in the middle of the pot looks like wriggling worms?
As you can see, we had fried meehoon (prepared by Bernard! Ganas man.. the only noodle Bobby can cook is Maggie Mee!) and the rest of the ingredients for the steamboat were baby corn, lots and lots of different mushrooms, tofu, veggies, black fungus, Siaw-Mei-Rou-Yuan (vegetarian meatballs) and of course... vermicellis.
Other than that we also had deep fried seaweed (unevenly salted) and this!
Hey, it tasted very very very good okay. Don't be a bias and think that nothing taste good in vegetarian food.
I still remembered those days when Vai and Yuen would cooked for us everyday back in 6 years ago. I lost quite a lot of weight that time too, due to the healthy diet.
Sigh.. I'm missing Yuen's Tom Yam (vegetarian) fish and Vai's Lemon Chicken, where we all grabbed our plate and ate together in the living room watching TV2 & 3 drama series in the buruk TV (that had forgotten it's a color TV and not a B&W one).
Those were the days... 4 of us squeezing in a tiny room with occasional visits from Chau sometimes driving us out with her dad's old Cressida.
Some of us
FYI, Chau (the one who's leaving, wearing the blue shirt) and Pingko (the one standing at the back with that boyish lesbian hair cut) are sisters.
One so tall, one so short.
One so thin, one so fat.
But both also very kanasai and love to bully moi.
The only time I can bully them is by posting ugly photos of them and bad mouthed them.
Actually I took a really ugly picture of them on that night. Chau was sitting on the chair and Ping lied flat on her sister looking up. It's really gay!
But Ping begged me not to upload it because I have too many readers and it's too embarrassing. I said I wouldn't post it in my blog, but I will in my Friendster (which I'm still thinking whether I should upload it or not). So LauShu Ping, from today onwards you better talk to me more 'ker-qi" and buy me peach green tea from time to time.
Nyek nyek nyek!
Lastly, group photo for remembrance.
Standing (L-R): King, Ping, Chau and Eng
Sitting (L-R): Vai and Yuen
You had been a great friend to me, giving me a hand whenever I needed help and said words that made me feel better when I needed comfort. You won't get angry every time I joked about your height and weight, of course you and your beloved kanasai sister love to make fun of my skin tone and my tiny eyes. But still, we're cool.
I hope you'll get thinner over there and bring back an angmoh.. since you know, sometimes angmoh has really weird taste in Asian women. Who knows you got market there leh? =p
My blog is always here for you in case you got the urge to see my pretty face.
p/s: Bring back some pessimons when you come back for me and Shi-Zhen-Jie. Don't be like your stupid sister, brought back two-bunch of bananas (empty handed) nya, yet still dare to minta cherry tomatoes and kolomee from my mum.
Love (to pinch your fats) always,