Monday, July 04, 2005

Drifting in the space of time

How I wish there is a sleeping period in my Monday timetable. I was dozing throughout the classes with my eyelids upfolded. My hand was moving over the paper writing notes that one can hardly interpret. Oh, Monday! That’s all because of a tiring weekend. There was this Food and Fun Fair at St. Thomas’s last Saturday. There were more than 50 stalls and continual crowd, flooding the school. Our class’s stall was not at a very strategic location, somewhere at a corner, selling jelly, sushi, yoghurt drink, canned drinks, mineral water, braiding, and hand-made keychain. Sushi finished the fastest. Then,jelly. I basically “snaked” around hoping to see some of those prince charmings (heehee…) while promoting the canned drinks. Business was bad at first. So I lazed back to our stall and hoped for a nice rest there (our stall was actually in one of the air-cond classes). When I came back, Pn. Eng (form teacher) said, “Bei Shan, come and draw more of those keychains. The one you drew just now was sold.” Wow, I didn’t know my “art” was actually sellable. Hoho…so I sat there painting. Then came this guy who wanted me to draw a comic character for him (one of those japanese comic character which requires excellent skills and complicated lines.) Please lah, I was using a big paintbrush, how could I possibly produce fine lines? He, sketched the picture on a piece of paper, leaving me “trying my best” to copy the draft onto the wood. After some time, he came back and took a look at my work. “Erm, will it hurt if I tell you to draw another one for me?”
“OF COURSE (DUDE, I took about half an hour to copy that stupid face into that piece of wood and you now tell me you don’t want it? I’m going to paint your face!) even though it doesn’t look exactly the same but it’s hard to draw that(stupid cartoon of yours,don’t forget you were using pencil just now) using this (brush).”
“Then, so are you better at? Draw anything you feel more comfortable with.”
“Oh, I draw cartoon, cute cute ones. If you want scenery, my friend can draw for you. I can draw ‘Lao Shu Ai Da Mi (mouse love rice,a very popular Chinese song)’which has a smiling mouse holding a cute tiny-winy rice in its hand.”
“Um, ok. I’ll take that. I’ll be back again.”
I sold a few of those keychains that morning. Leaving me exhausted and went out to spend my coupon. I merely see any food when took a second stroll. Out of no choice, I bought hotdogs and went to experience the “Haunted House”. Everyone was screaming inside. The ‘ghosts’ and the folks (like us). It was not that horrifying but it’s a girl’s instinct to scream (high pitch) in the room. I nearly lose my voice when I came out. I never knew that screaming at the top of my voice continuously for 10 or more minutes will burn up so much of calories.
After a bit of tidying up and counting (we collected RM983), me and our 38 gang went to watch Initial D. Not bad la, but don’t expect it to be one of the coolest movie. It was only funny and the visual was so so. After the movie, the five of us (Hui, Lun, Jess, Ying and me) went for a drink. Ying and Jessica left earlier, leaving the 3 of us strolling along Riverside. Guess what? We saw Saiful, one of the top ten finalist in the last Malaysian Idol! He was carrying a bag, walking with a gang of friends and appeared to be quite “sissy” (sorry for being so rude to use this word) amongst his friend. Jou Hui didn’t believe me as I was the one who caught eye of him so we turned back and followed him to look at him again to make sure. We ran and finally…a graceful man with skin as smooth as silk and a pretty smile appeared just metres away from us. He kinda thought we were some wild fans who would chase after their idols….whooo!~
There goes my first time, chasing after a celeb. But I wanted to clarify lah, I don’t really like him. I just wanted to prove that my eyesight is still prefect without glasses.
After being outdoor for more than 12 hours, Hui and I got bombed for not calling home to report our location. Coincidently enough, our handphones ran out of battery and switched off automatically.
Sunday, I went to see the carshow and fashion show at Taman Kereta. There were more cars compared to the previous one I went to. some cars were not modified, seriously, they were practically tranformed. A Wira can be Lancer, a Kenari can be a Toyota (duno why they just simply change the logo, take it off or whatever). Out of all, only a few cars looked more like cars (the one which we can take our friends and family out without being stopped and pulled off by the JPJ) and only few owners were tasteful. Some owners wanted to let us know that they’ve got a strong engine that they couldn’t help stop blowing and how I wish they could stop at once since petrol prices are rising high these days. They must have a penny or two in their pocket to enable them to buy ten woofers, repaint the car, attach a few more extra exhausts and lots and lots of stickers (since they’re bloody cheap) but doesn’t mean that they know how to admire the beauty of a car. Some just spoil them.
After that was the fashion show. I finally saw Amber Chia in a near distance. She’s a professional model and I quite admire her attitude of not giving up to heat up the atmosphere (despite that Kuching people are not quite generous to appause or cheer for the special guests).


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