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.
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. =)