On Tues/Wed I had a 6am deadline to chase (thanks to the internet... 5pm deadlines on working days are things of the past), a test at 12noon, and a deadline at 12am that Wed night.
I barely survived. -__-
While I was emo-ing over my rather poorly-done test, I perked up when I saw that I had gotten a 10/10 for my feature article on superbikes! Not only because it was a 10/10, but always because it's from a lecturer who has no hesitation about failing students and is pretty much stingy with marks. :D :D :D Guess I have no one but my sayang to thank, he gave me the points and interviewees needed for the essay and I merely did what all writers do - compile and write everything out with style. :)
It's been a tough week, with Joash suddenly having to rush back home due to the flood, and the blackout there means he's pretty uncontactable once his phone battery died. *sigh* But I'm so very proud of all he did in braving the flood waters for his parents... a 5 hour walk/15km walk to reach home! And with the drama of strong current nearly washing him over and him losing all his stuff... aye, I'm really proud of him :) So many others would have just made excuses and stayed put, but he brushed asides all thoughts of impossibilities and simply thought of his loved ones.
If I ever need to learn about strength and determination, I've just got to look at the wonderful man I've somehow managed to catch. <3 :="" a="" accidents="" all="" always="" am="" and="" anything="" are="" assuring="" blessed="" bringing="" can="" car="" dangers.="" despite="" div="" do="" everything="" for="" friends="" from="" gotten="" guys="" haha.="" has="" have="" he="" heart.="" help.="" her="" him="" himself="" his="" how="" i="" in="" involved="" it="" knowing="" la="" loan="" m="" macho="" man="" me="" mine="" mum="" my="" need="" of="" one.="" others="" out="" reminded="" rescue="" rescuing="" s="" sensitive="" so="" some="" stalled="" strong="" such="" survivor="" that="" the="" to="" when="" who="" will="" wonderfully="">
Ok! Sorry, I digressed. Haha. Was supposed to post about my crazy life but I got carried away.
Anyway! Electricity in Kuantan is baaack. Just got a phone call from my one and only man :) Ah, so good to hear his voice. He saw a drowning incident.. the 2 people missing as reported in the papers. :( People tried to save them but the firemen present stopped them, saying it was too late. Just a reminder of how dangerous the entire trip was, walking 15km in floodwaters at night. Yet I had the assurance that my man would survive, he's so tough it's amazing. He had his brother along with him, and I'm so glad they were there for each other. If not...
As I was fretting over the Low parents to CP, she came up with this oh-so-amazing wise line! Hahaha I still smile thinking about it. "Aiya, don't worry lah. If they can produce something like Joash then they can survive a flood."
Haha! I have an amazing best friend la. :P As I grow older and older, and groups break apart - as age tends to do to friends, I'm really appreciative of the few friends that have continued to allow me into their lives as intruders, busybodies, and free riders. I'm a true introvert through and through - although some people doubt it! WHY?? - and just a handful of close friends is more than enough to make me remarkably happy and contented with life.
I've a simple rule for being my good friend: Never, ever betray me. To intentionally betray me would mean our relationship was never a friendship in the first place. I don't demand a lot from my friends - how an INTJ treats friends, that's pretty much what I do. I don't demand for emotional support (unless it's really really bad, and that's really rare for me), neither do I demand for plenty of hang out sessions (why, CP and I meet once in few months sometimes. And it's as if we just met the day before each time we meet!). I just require loyalty. Plain, simple loyalty. :)
Ok, I digressed again. Forgive my lecture, I'm off to bed! Still feeling the happy vibes from hearing Joash's voice :))