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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fire by the Water

13 came to the city. Hoping to see fire, never did they thought it would actually be such a spectacular spectacle. The streaks of sparks blazing through the smoky air, while they were too busy immersing themself in the brightness of the flames, not noticing the smell of smoke that came...

It was great, the fireworks, sitting by the Yarra river. It woke us up from the boredom of hearing all the names of the Commonwealth Countries . At least i got what i hoped for. We waited long, but it was worth it. And who the hell gave Singapore a Guppy as a national fish. A guppy represented us on the Yarra River. Think it's in one of the pix. The fireworks were absoultely fantabulous. Never did i have such a close look at the fireworks before. We were so close that we could feel some stuff landing on us, dunno whether it was sparks or just star dust. Go look at the pix, there's a movie clip too. For people in Monash, please do not download the video. It's bout 10 MB. Apologies, but i'm still an amateur at night photography. Or my camera is quite limited. IF only i cold afford a digital SLR.

Before the fireworks, we went for dinner. Had KFC, and disappointingly, i thought the chickens here would be bigger than in Singapore, like the Locals are larger than us... but i thought wrong. I could almost swear they looked like spring chicken... no photos for that. But just some pics of Kelvin, John and Jasmine.

After Fireworks, we went for war, with laser guns that is. 13 into 3 teams. 3 Games 20 bucks! Think we all went mad. It was mighty fun, shooting people, getting shot. And knocking into people was not fun... Toes are so precious, especially if they bruise easily... Kelvin picked up a battle scar when he knocked into Jeff. Then it was tok kok session back at Jonathan Goh's huge, nice, nice and very nice apartment. (Pardon my lack of vocabulary, due to lack of sleep) Hope we didn't disturb his sister TOO much. It was 'truth or dare' using the bottle again, and again evolution took place to 'truth or truth', then in its final metamorphosis, the bottle was ommited. Basically we took turns to speak. Then we achieved our aim of having as little sleep as possible. Think i had bout 1-2 hours sleep.

Rushed back to campus, good thing no tutorial at 8 unlike the group B people. After morning tutorial, wanted to catch some sleep in the 3 hour break. And indeed i did, i slept for 3½ hours! So i was 1 hr late for tutorial. When i reached, it was just in time for my group's presentation on disability: lower limbs. Well it didn't go very well. My words stumbled on my taste buds, then on my teeth again... But interestingly, my group's score was in second place out of 4 groups, not that it matters anyway. But i thought the others were much better..

Off to deeper slumber. Mum's coming tmr! My things will arrive at last. Think i actually missed my parents, though i thought i was always accepting the present situation, not being held back by the past. Better think of how to spend time with my mum properly if not she'll get too bored. My room's LAN port not working, think the stupid router must have disabled the port. Hope the red tape's not too long for the activation... If not i have to spend my time in the computer lab, getting stares from people... No one actually brings his/her own laptop to the lab...

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