Archive | October, 2011

You will be So missed- R.I.P Trouper

24 Oct

And this day came- 23 October 2011 marked the day our dear family friend was gone to the Lord. She came into our lives and touched our humane part of our heart by making us laugh at her extreme cuteness.

She was weak when she entered through our doors- bullied by her siblings. Unwanted, as she was different. We thought she would make it- but with our care, she struggled hard to survive. Soon she was in get health, though 99% of the time she was as lost as a baby bird.

She did not behave like her kind. She runs around in circles; scare herself silly; never could she ever sit up right. She is just the cutest little thing you could ever imagine.

From a skinny thing who almost died, soon became the fattest cutest fur-ball of her kind. She has the largest, darkest, innocent eyes which most of her kind do not have. She sleeps in her food bowl, with her back facing down and little paws sticking up like antennas. During her sleep, her little paws would vibrate suddenly in random intervals- like she was using paws as a danger detector or something.

I remembered during one spring-cleaning session of her home one afternoon, we opened her house, she was still sleeping. No matter how we tickled her, she would not wake up! Which species of any kind does that?! Who could still sleep so soundly despite the house being torn apart? It was so hilarious that we had it on film. *memories*

Months passed, and it was a few weeks ago that she became weak. Refused  to drink nor eat anything. From a fatty fur-ball to only skin and bone (literally). She was so tiny, it did not looked like the fur-ball we knew. We realized that her time was coming. She was going to a better place.

This day came yesterday. My brother and Mum have a buried her in our secret yard. I was still in school then. She will be missed.

I never thought I would be sad for an animal, considering the fact that I am terrified of them. I still remembered the 1st day she came. I was a little sacred to even touch her. She was the one who made me less afraid of animals.

And now? I miss her. I wish she was young again. I miss her cuteness. I miss the furry bunch of fur-ball. I miss seeing her lost in her own world. I miss seeing her scared herself silly. (And the sad music from my computer is so not helping at all as I write this entry- I about to cry 😦 )

At least she is still close to us, and I could visit her any day.

Miss Trouper, you will be missed by all. You have strive to live despite the odds. Your existence alone has touched my heart.

To commemorate Miss Trouper:

And yes, she's the one is the green food bowl- as lazy/cute as ever

Little Miss Lazy

Taking a rest on a lazy everyday ❤

She with her nieces and nephews. Being the largest, she will still afraid of the tiny ones. IRONIC.

She as lazy that she would just stay put on your palm

She has the largest cutest eyes

'Check out my new ride sista! Bet you can't have one,' Miss Trouper

Two songs to end this commemoration:

For those who do not like pets, or are terrified by them: Do give them a chance to touch your hearts. You never know you might just fall in love with them.

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Striking off an item on My ‘To-Do-List-Before-I-Grow-Old’

13 Oct

I am sure many of us have a list of totally crazy things we would so love to try out before- well…we grow old and have a weak heart. Then all those crazy things would seem to be too detrimental to our poor heart.

I so happen to have that very list! There are a million and one things I so want to do. Bungee Jumping, riding on the craziest roller coaster of all time- so mad dangerous that I believe I would actually puke DURING the ride, sky diving, scuba diving, climbing Mt.Everst- Yeah, I know right?!?, go to one of my favorite band’s/singer’s concert to experience the moment, to ride on a horse on a green pasture, and the list of items goes on.

Joining a race definitely was something on my list- BUT not anymore! 😀 BFF randomly mentioned on Facebook about joining the Nike- We Run SG 10Km. Being a person who does things before thinking, I agreed, and there I was- registered for the 10km run!

At the race site

I had never in my entire life ran 10km. Hell, with 2.4km, I already had hard time to overcome it. I remember in high school, the running component of the NAFA test was always a disaster, and a big hurdle- always got a grade C (and a grade C is after multiple trys- just imagine how lousy a runner I was).

The ironic thing is that BFF and I never once trained together for this event- due to school and other commitments. We usually did our own training. Well, I wouldn’t call that training because prior to the race, we both had never ran 10km before. My longest prior to the run was about 7.2km plus- and that was just it. I am so amazed that I could actually complete 10km. I mean, I wasn’t rooting to be one of the best runners with wonderful timing. All I wanted was to COMPLETE. Just completing the event was already a HUGE accomplishment.

To avid runners out there, my timing to you may not be good- Hell, it may be lousy. BUT who cares, I am still proud to announce it. Yeah, I clocked in 1h 14.5mins for a distance of 10km. *Embracing the Proud Moment*

My Run Score

A friend of mine who is an avid runner- taking part in many such runs, told me to enjoy my first run. She is so right. We want to first of everything to be memorable. The first day in school, the first steps, the first words, etc. All these first moments are precious to us.

On 9 October 2011, it marks my day- my first moment that I’m actually proud of. I finally realized that the joy comes about no when you have outdone others, but when you have outdone yourselves. Compete against yourselves and not others- only then can the true sense of satisfaction be felt.

Of once, I actually felt proud of myself. It is so much better than getting an A in a test or exam (not that getting an A is not good, but the sense of accomplishment is just not there).

I cannot believe joining such runs can give me such an enlightenment.

Another thing that I realized is that when you know someone for so long. You learnt to accept him/her for who they are. Bad, irritating habits are the things you embrace. Sure, I will not deny I will be piss initially when their irritating habits arise, but at the end of the day, I would say,’ Why doesn’t this surprise me?’

On the day of the event, BFF and I were arranged to meet at 5.50am. I woke up at 5.20am,giving her a morning call to make sure she was also awake. Several calls made to no vial. 5.30, 5.40,soon 5.50am- No answer to her cellphone. Her house phone was engaged too! What to do? What to do?  I knew she was still asleep. The race commence at 7.15am, at a place in the East. We were going to be late.

And, no doubt I was pissed. I woke up so early only to find out that she overslept and we were going to be late! Then soon it was 6am. I wasn’t that pissed anymore. I resigned to fate. ‘Guess this run wasn’t meant to be, why wasn’t I surprised?’

I went to turn on my computer to start on my college assignment. 10 minutes later, she phoned. Of course, my voice sounded hostile. But in the end we managed to arrive on time. We managed to snake through from the back to close to the starting line.

From this incident, I can only conclude one thing: I am still able to talk to her because she is my friend like forever. Sure she is usually late. Sure she cancels appointment at the last minute. Sure she is always hard to reach at the time I am looking for her urgently. But at the end of the day, she is my BFF. Isn’t this what BFFs do? Embracing and just dealing with the flaws- though they just so piss you off.

I meant if she was a person whom I am not close to, oh boy, I might just hate that person so much.

This event is so meaningful to me. I have found my first proudest moment, and a reminder that she will always be my BFF.

And finally, I can strike off one item on my To-Do list now! 😀

Next up, bungee jumping/sky diving in Australia?!?

At the Finish Line

After our 10km run

Upon completion, we got a Nike Thumbdrive, 1 can of 100Plus, 1 bottle of water, and a banana

And Yes, we completed

A 2GB thumbdrive given upon completion

Snap at the free photo booth- the Q was pretty long though. But all so worth it, considering it was out (BFF and mine) very 1st official memo ❤

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