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Secret Santa

When you give out of love instead of an obligation, a budget doesn’t seem to work very well. Was given a budget of $30 for tonight’s gift exchange. Planned weeks ago on what I would give to my first ever close friend – pretty much within the budget.

Wanted to gift her with a new experience that she would probably enjoy. But days after I made the decision, she decided to help whoever-it-is by adding in a wishlist, that was totally different from what I would want to give. Decided to go ahead with a surprise gift anyway, and designed a personal invitation/voucher this morning. Which, I think is quite a miracle considering my lack of artistic talent and reluctance to do this if given a choice. But on a second thought, just a moment ago, didn’t want her to go home tonight without a gift when everyone else has something in their hands, so I got her something else. 

While grabbing the gift, I knew I’m exceeding my budget by 100%. Yet, it didn’t take me too long to decide to get it anyway. 

She’s definitely worth more than $30. And I’m just thankful to have another chance at giving to her – I was her secret santa 2 years ago too lol I laughed when I saw her name again this time.

During lunch with the LG today, we talked about giving angpaos at weddings. Someone had asked if they would give an amount to cover the cost. Another person said he wouldn’t, because he gives everyone the same amount. For me, my principle is to give with a sincere heart.

Secret Santa

Another K

I think I’ve figured out why I don’t like English songs as much as the Mandarin ones. I used to think it has to do with my heart language. But today, I realised it’s got to do with how the same line keeps repeating itself over and over again – what does the song mean again?

We staggered the English songs with the Mandarin ones today. Lol felt held back whenever the English ones came on, and when the Mandarin ones came on, Oli and I would suddenly come alive, before coming to a steep crash at the end.

I enjoy meaningful thing. Songs, conversations, life :)

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Just read a pun posted by my friend on FB. Reminded of how I’ve been going on and on with my puns and now, it’s my Manager who can’t take my puns anymore while Oli has learnt to laugh at them. #achievementunlocked 7 more days to be silly with some of these people whom I’ve gotten to know better lately.

Another K

Stanley

Boarded the bus this morning and took a seat beside a man dressed in a red top and a pair of jeans, with a cap on his head. Just as I settled into my seat, he suddenly called out, “Wan Xuan!”

That gave me a scare, thanks bro. It’s probably been almost 10 years since we last met. We grew up together in the same student care. Even after we left, we met up every now and then to catch up. And somehow this just came to a stop without us realising. Searched for his number recently and couldn’t find it on my phone. But now I have it.

His voice has definitely grown deeper. Definitely seems more 稳重 than before. His laughter though, sends chill down one’s spine; I wonder why.

It’s a good morning, bumping into an old friend again. Catch up some time soon!

Also, finally reconnected with a once very good friend two nights ago and still talking. I guess part of me does feel bad for walking out without any explanation. Good to be reconnecting again!

Stanley