Saturday, January 15, 2005

medical

It is particularly scary when Jeffery pointed out that Sarah will call us "auntie" and our children will call Sarah "jiejie" in a couple of years time.

We used to call "Teacher" Yufeng when we were in pri sch. Look at her now, expecting her first child soon. Josephine expecting 2nd child. How time flies when we were little kids in their sunday school class, singing songs like "Jesus love me this i know" and "the B-I-B-L-E"

Is that what they call the 'quarter life crisis' where the thought of getting older sounds.. 'old'? Where responsibility is piling on us and the realization that adulthood isnt quite what we imagined when we were children (where adulthood means 'freedom'). Where the decision on what jobs to take is looming over our heads or perhaps the knowledge that soon it will be our responsibility to take care of our parents just as they took care of theirs. Or perhaps is the reality that our parents r getting older..and the fraility of human life shows oh-so clearly in the recent aftermathof natural disasters around the world.

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Anyway, last night dinner went better than expected. Good laughter, jokes, food and company. Chee was being her usual..cute and witty. Velda was kind. Most importantly, we barely touched on the topic of work (i mean academically). The sashimi salad was soooo gooooooddddddd..and worth it as well i hv to add. 7 bucks for a big bowl of sashimi and salad leaves (yeah, lettuce more like it). Didnt go for drinks but ended up strolling along the streets of orchard and drinks in starbucks. I went home happy.

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Did my medical today. R accompanied me and B accompanied R. :p Thank GOD everything cleared anyway.. not after drinking like 5 cups of water at least ..in 2 hrs i hv to add. arghhhhh

And the current visa fees is AUS $410. What r they? money suckers?






6 comments:

Thoughts said...

i wish i was really being kind. i wasn't. i was focusing on the food and the fact that she was paying for dinner. not to mention, the huge flower she had on her head was distracting!

u r a bit young for quarter-life crisis leh....

Benji said...

I'm older my dear.. i should be the one with the quarter life crisis for starts... not U! sheesh..

armand said...

Some people term this time as the most exciting time of their lives. You don't want to keep thinking and miss out on what life has to offer as well. So smile more :), do what pleases you, but have a plan for the future.

daphne said...

To vel- u r being kind lah! :p

Benji n Armand- There are times when one wish he/she is a kid again. Where the whole notion of growing up sounds so...romantic (e.g. freedom, work). Or perhaps i m jus a hopeless romantic la. No no.. that thought left me years ago.. but there r times when u still want to indulge.

I understand that at our age, we hv to smell the roses and see that we are still young afterall. The reality of what we have to do and our responsibility still stands. Perhaps we dont hv to take it that harshly and just accept and work for it in our individual pace. Still it hits u at times...

Thoughts said...

no lah! what kind?! it takes too much effort for me to be nice n i usually don't bother!

actually at MY age (not yours!), sometimes the only thing we can do is to smell the roses...

Benji said...

Like I said on Sunday.. Eve is a fine example of a person on a quarter life crisis... Just wanting to still play around and yet circumstances just doesn't allow it to happen for her.. but at least she's getting married at the end of the year..

I'll be starting mine when I graduate end of this year.. And I'm only a year to that crisis than you..

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