Tuesday, 14th December '04

No! I Know Small Noodles When I See Small Noodles!

now playing: dave matthews band's "crash into me".

Am currently getting intensely educated by Linus (Wong) on the merits of DMB. I can't complain. People who like John Mayer tend to like DMB and vice versa, I think. He is also currently gloating (now Linus Chua would never gloat, he's too nice) at my pain in trying to play "No Such Thing"... so this here paragraph is a note to self to remind me to ask him to teach me the strumming pattern and the second chord in the chorus progression as I think my tab is wonky and watching 2 live John Mayer vids over and over and over in order to copy his fingering is driving me nuts. John is, as Arvin says, a 6-foot freak, whose hands are wide enough to span 4 frets and he can play the low E-string with his thumb *groan*. And John can make such freaking ugly expressions when he's focusing. So I try to not look at his face, but that's where the camera insists on zooming onto when I'm trying to squint at his flying fingers, dammit. But I can play like 80 percent of the verse and the bridge, so I'm decently happy. Why do I have to be a mad fan of the toughest folk-rock guitarist of my generation? Tell me why, why Georgia, why?

But on to bigger things, namely dinner and the rather strange "find the Gnet" game we played around Chinatown tonight. Bert, Kai and I met up for dinner, with the usual tardier strawberry stuck at SGH carolling her lungs out... lucky patients, huh, being serenaded by one of the famous Sng family's songbirds. A privellege I'm afraid the Smubs have worn out through repeated "I wanna BEEEE with you!" phrases.

And AFTER we finished dinner... Gnet calls and says she's lost. *frown*. SGH is kinda near Chinatown, isn't it? *sigh* So she's supposed to join us at People's Park Centre, and calls to say she's meandering around in her car somewhere around Merchant Road. We react appropriately: *!!*. Within the next breath she let's loose more information, all the time on the phone to Kai. I know she doesn't use a hands-free, so that was worrying. So here's a rough summary of what the conversation went like on our side of the telephone:

Kai (on the phone): You're WHERE? At an Indian TEMPLE??
Me: Indian tem...SRI MARIAMMAN??
Bert: SRI MARIAMMAN???!!??
Me: That's like at freaking Raffles Place...
Kai (on the phone): That's at Raffles Place! What are you doing there? You what? You're at the Great Eastern Life building now? Junction between Cross Street and South Bridge Road?! Ok, you STAY THERE, we're going to get you. STOP MOVING.
Me: Now we have to go to the Singapore History Museum?!
*murmurs of "omigawd" and "thatstrawberryah..."*

*Kai hangs up and we hustle our way down from PPC to almost at the junction*

Kai (on the phone): Hello? Gnet? Whaddya mean you're not EXACTLY at the Great Eastern building? You can see OG?

*Everybody does an immediate about-turn and begins walking in the exact opposite direction*

Kai (on the phone): You're at Yue Hwa? OG's on your left? STOP MOVING!!

*Everybody begins to gesture wildly trying to figure out where the HELL Gnet is facing and where she's walking next. It's like FBI shows where the CIA is hunting Ethan Hunt or Jason Bourne.*

Kai (on the phone): Can you see Hotel 81? How can you not see Hotel 81 if you're at Yue Hwa?
Bert: You know, she's going to walk right past us and not see us or something.
Kai (on the phone): You can see Hotel 81 now?
Kai (aside to the rest of us): Sekali she's at the Raffles City one.

*We worry more and quicken our pace*

Kai (on the phone): You parked at Maxwell Food Centre?
Bert: That's it. We're going to have to drive her back to her car. Gnet is the most powerful. She can not only get herself lost, she can get all the rest of us lost too...


Suffice to say that after that royal mess we rescued the strawberry and went for her dinner and our dessert at Mei Shi Jie. Where she complained about the lack of noodles in her wanton mee ("I know small noodles when I see small noodles!") and the strawberries proceeded to show us exactly how evil they can get. The content doesn't really matter, but just take it that Bert and I were left shocked and awed at the thought of what they might say about us when we weren't around... it's no wonder they meet up so often.

And one last loving parting mention... I love Kai. She drove me home! *grin* *huge hug*. And I didn't get her lost. I told you, I'm not a swaku. I can find my way home. Just give me a street directory. satisfied



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dage:

oh boy!!!i cant believe all of u got lost at chinatown!!!do u guys know tt thats where dage stays!!!i am gonna educate all u kids man...i can picture my neighborhood so clearly by reading those instructions tt enz has typed..my goodness..this is ridiculous...next time we are all gg chinatown for a heritage tour,led by ME!!!and i wanna go back chinatown too...i am now currently stuck with a shitload of exams...argh....

dage:

oh boy!!!i cant believe all of u got lost at chinatown!!!do u guys know tt thats where dage stays!!!i am gonna educate all u kids man...i can picture my neighborhood so clearly by reading those instructions tt enz has typed..my goodness..this is ridiculous...next time we are all gg chinatown for a heritage tour,led by ME!!!and i wanna go back chinatown too...i am now currently stuck with a shitload of exams...argh....

en:

excuse me... it's just the strawberry, alright... not all of us. and i'm tired of chinatown... after all those tours there...

but would love to visit u, of course... smile

dage:

haha u better love to visit me...





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