Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Between friends and acquaintances, there is the fine line of good friends

On the bright side, I'm surprised that my good friend bought my birthday present 6 months in advance. It was explainable for my sister because her birthday is in the middle of July, but mine's in early December. Yes, we gave him our respective presents 4 months in advance, but that was because I knew that there was a great chance we won't be able to meet up on his birthday due to the differing timetables.



I never expected him to actually reciprocate us with our presents, to be honest. When he said that he'd get our birthday presents, my sister and I thought that he was joking about it. How he knew that the item was something I was eyeing for, I have no idea and don't want to know either. I almost burst into tears of joy when I saw the present because I instantly knew where he bought it from.

Mind you, the things in that shop don't come cheap. Not that I'm complaining, but I didn't want him to spend that much on us (although I spent about AU$24 for his birthday presents - including one from the States). I'm usually not that emotional when it comes to receiving presents, but I guess it's because he actually gave a lot of thought and care into choosing the present. Oh well, I should've seen the warning signs when he said that he bought matching presents for me and my sister.

I was telling her that Typo has cat-influenced items now (since she is a cat lover), but he misheard it as cat influenza. That set me laughing so hard that I flushed as red as a cherry tomato, embarrassing myself in the moment.

I'm still unsure why that made me laugh out loud. I mean, we did do an Australian Constitutional Law assignment on Pigeon Flu, but there is no connection between Pigeon Flu and Cat Flu, right?

There is even a plan to catch a movie together after the exam for a much-needed break, but nothing is rock solid now. We're all waiting to deal with our final paper before deciding on a mutually available day.

I know that he's not going to stumble upon this little blog for now, so to the good friend of mine, here's a huge thank you for such an amazing present! You didn't have to spend so much on it or even rushed it, but once again, thank you. I'm really honored that we met in the Foundations of Law tutorial and were given a chance to get to know each other as good friends now.



Surviving on the less than 7 hours of sleep is never fun, trust me.

I've been doing that for the last academic week to rush on the assessments and begin the exam revisions and the sleep deprivation has finally caught up with me. The temper is flaring up - to the point where I am more comfortable wearing a moody mask. This is the scary part: when I'm boiling at myself, it's scary for those around me because the possibility of me snapping is great when I'm being disturbed.

Here's the thing. I couldn't sleep until 2 am last Thursday because of the above reasons of studies. I felt like I was going to burst with anger, but held it in until after the Equity lecture. I needed a quiet spot to stew and revise and what better place than to hide in the library. I thought that the place I chose was secure enough (come to think of it, I should've trusted my suspicions that my course mate would be headed in the same direction) until I noticed him walking in some short while later.

Sure, we'd usually greet each other if our eyes fell on each other or either one breaks the ice.

I was pretty exasperated with my inability to handle the academic stress and couldn't summon the extra energy to say hello to him. This has happened, but with terrible consequences (of yelling at my innocent classmates). I know that comes as a shock to you, my readers, but I've quite a temper when I'm stressed. I wouldn't be surprised if my behavior left him in an awkward position. When we crossed paths the next day before class, he was a little cautious when he greeted me and another student.

No one likes being given the cold shoulder treatment, but he's been doing that to me for most of the semester. I'm not bat crap sure about the reasons, but I'm not liking what I'm seeing either. It's eerily coincidental and suspicious.

*sighs*

On that account, I'll jump back into the ocean and continue with the exam revision.

See you all in July! Pray I don't drown with the sharks. =)

10 comments:

  1. I was almost fooled into wishing you Happy Birthday. Half a year away still huh. Maybe Happy Birthday to your sis first. :P

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    1. CL, I was actually under the assumption that you'll know my birthday because we're Facebook friends, lol. XD

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    2. Nah, I don't really pay attention to those birthday feeds. I'm a horrible friend, I know. :P

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    3. It's alright - I'm not going to hold that against you when December arrives, lol. I myself am guilty of being a horrible friend for forgetting birthday at times too. *winks*

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  2. wishing you a good June! gosh, July seems like it's still far away ;) p.s. i like the idea of 'a sentence a day' ... that's actually a good incentive to write ... and to think of one creative line per day :)

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    1. Thanks, Sean. I'll probably be sinking deep in the ocean (like Dr. Julia Hoffman in Dark Shadows - I know it's a bit of a spoiler, so I'm not going to say what led her to be there). Well, depending on how you look at it, it also forces you to be creative daily too. My good friend would probably kill if he catches wind that I've not been writing on it daily. =.=

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  3. My niece loves the store Typo. Regarding sleep... I have terrible trouble sleeping. I'm lucky to get 4 hours a night. I recently started taking calcium and vitamin D - I don't go out in the sun much so am lacking - and I've been sleeping better. I don't know if it's coincidence, but if you don't get much sun it might help.

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    1. I'm personally in preference for Typo and so does my good friend, which made it a pleasant surprise that he bought us the gift from Kikki K. Oh, dear, that sounds very much like me, Yum List. On a good day, I can sleep for 8 uninterrupted hours and wake up, feeling refreshed and all. On a bad day, I could sleep for 10 hours and still feel like I never slept at all. I think it's a mere coincidence; I was always under the sun in KL and still could sleep well with ease. I guess it's just the wintry weather causing havoc on me. =/

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  4. Belated birthday to you, Ciana. I never dare to step in Typo in KL because I will end up with empty pocket after leaving from the shop. The best is to stay away...ahhaha

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    1. Oh, no, Ling, my birthday isn't until December, lol. True, that's so true! Staying away or avoidance is the best method. For me, studying on a campus that's within walking distance to both Kikki K or Typo has its drawbacks. I've to stop myself from entering either shops for the fear of buying something on impulse.

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