If my sister or Mum were stalking me they’d both be going, “Omg who’s Peter? Is she dating someone?”
No I am not. Peter is the name of my cellgroup, whom I spent the past 3 day with, celebrating Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we made sandwiches and played Bridge. On Christmas morning we went for Service and lepaked in Church. Then on Boxing Day, we went for laser tag.
Which I sucked at but it doesn’t matter muahaha. Negative 17 Bwahahha. Not salty at all BWAHAHA.
Jem mentioned that I’ve been writing too many cards. Which is really true- I’ve been WAAAAAY too excited about card paper. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have written NS cards. I just felt so sorry for the poor boys, and they really have matured a lot in the process. Army= Ah Boys to Men indeed.😌
They still have freakishly childish moments though.
Jun Han: ” Shit. Does ‘Opening’ have 2 ‘N’s or 1 ‘N?”
Jem and Reuben: “TWO!”
Jun Han: “Haaa… but I wrote already eh.”
Me: “You wrote 2 ‘N’s? No what, that’s correct. Opening has 1 N.”
Jem: *WINKS VEHEMENTLY “No. It has 2.”
Reuben: “Yeah yeah,” *WINK WINK “It has 2 ‘N’s.
Jun Han freezes.
Reuben: “Who do you trust, Jun Han, who do you trust, the ARMY OFFICER or-“
Me: “The ENGLISH MAJOR?”
Sze Liang bursts out laughing.
Reuben: “Well…. exactly. The English Major that has not even graduated yet.”
Me: “Just the fact that I got in?”
Reuben: “Oh yeah true, that’s a good point. Wait, no no no, that’s not good…”
I don’t even remember how this convo died but I remember Jun Han just silently continuing to write his card. As stupid as it is, I do miss seeing those boys and Mong Han. Not going to cellgroup has helped me become more independent, and in a way, it’s made me more mature. But I have to admit, walking into Church didn’t feel familiar until my cellbrothers started teasing me and I whacked them all. 😊 Including Sze Liang, which I was quite surprised about because I’d never really thought about whether we knew each other well enough to be whacking him until my hand just did. I think it was the same for the 97s- Jie Qian, Tong Xin, Jem and Reuben too. They just have this energy about them and their interaction with each other that makes everyone want to smile.
Mmm… there’s not much to talk about when it comes to Church Pals on Christmas Day itself because they weren’t the bulk of my plans. But basically we observed True Grace Church’s annual Baptism ceremony, which Mong Han seemed quite excited to learn about. Its my 3rd year watching so I’m glad it wasn’t as long as I thought it would be.
And after lunch, there was the ridiculous moment when Jem asked me to scroll his lyrics for him on his phone so he could play guitar and sing along while Sze Liang drummed.😒 And the numerous songs he switched because he couldn’t find one to fit his range.
Oh 1 takeaway- Sze Liang really started taking drumming lessons. He said he’s always wanted to and he did, and I’m glad he’s at that point. I’ve been wondering if I should learn the piano songs I really want to learn to play now while I’m in Uni. I’ve procrastinated and pushed back driving lessons for long enough now. And I really feel my youth slipping away. Maybe it’s time I started taking the things I want to do more seriously now.
Ok so laser tag today was fun😊 I suck at it but it was fun. In the end I didn’t even care whether I got -17 or 0, I just walked over to the other teams base cos it’s boring to just stay in a corner and you’ll never accomplish anything that way. HUGE life lesson.
But I finally got to play BRIDGE. WHEEEE. Only I sucked at that too today😅. I feel like my brain was on shutdown the entire day. I actually didn’t burn anyone even when I got burned. That is when you know my brain isn’t working.
It actually felt great to let my brain die for the day. And it makes me feel more secure about the friendships I’ve made in Jem’s church as well. When you let your brain die, not many people can take that from you. I ruined so many bridge games today, I left my sentences unfinished and I said so much nonsense. And all they ever were was patient with me. It’s a very small thing. But my 2nd highest scored love language is Acts of service so it really goes a long way for me.
I wasn’t going to put this down. It seemed a little unnecessary but I should keep myself from pretending nothing happened. While playing Bridge, my right hand started shaking quite a bit. Sze Liang thought I was having difficulty sorting out my cards so he helped me arrange them according to suit. So at first I thought it was just my eyes twitching. But he noticed the shaking too and asked if my hands were cold because of sweaty palms. I wasn’t cold at all. And the only other time that happened was during A Levels and after that, while waiting for results. I’ve only ever had my hand tremble because of stress. I don’t know if it’s because my subconsciousness knows my Uni 1st Sem results will be out tomorrow, but somehow I don’t think that’s why. My right arm feels a bit numb and heavy.
I think I’ll just sleep on it and see how it goes.😊