30 November 2005

Fizzle In The Drizzle Series (Part 3) - The Classmate With The Mop

The thing about Singapore school culture is very much dependent on that invisible cookie cutter where conformity is the key to climbing the school's social ladder. Everybody has got a certain profile bestowed onto him/her by the school's social community. You don't get to choose to be a jock or a nerd or a freak. It is given to you by the invisible sorting hat like in Harry Potter.

The year was 1993 and I was in NTU. Here's my profile or so I was told by a friend:

1) Repeat Student.
I flunked my first year and had to repeat it again. So by default, I am classified as a paikai. While I am aware of the effect of the paikia thing has on the ladies, what I will never figure out is why?

2) Car.
Ok, so I've got one of the 5Cs covered.

3) Tennis Player.
The defacto attire for male students in NTU is bland at best. Polo-Tee, jeans and deck shoes. Not me. I am always in my tennis garb. Even the class photo in my yearbook showed me in it as I was due to play shortly after the photoshoot. I played a lot of tennis then and so what you would see is a sloppy-joe that waltzed in and out of class every Monday to Wednesday with tan lines on the ankles and left wrist (my watch) like a human zebra.

4) Three-Day Week.
Speaking of Mondays to Wednesdays, my lecture and tutorial schedules, as a result of intricate planning, were squeezed into Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Thereafter, you will find me at Mambo on Wednesday nights, Chaplins on Thursday nights, Zanzibar/Chinoiserie on Friday nights and Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday nights.

Like I said, party animal.

5) I Sit Front and Center.
I think the fatal stab into a lady's heart would be a paikia trying to turn over a new leaf. I was not without regrets when I flunked my freshmen year. I was determined to make good my mistake and chose to sit front and center during lectures and give my fullest concentration. Don't let all the partying fooled you. I partied hard and I worked hard too.

So to sum up in one sentence. I was a sporty-party.animal-paikai-sloppy.joe with a nice set of wheels who studied just as hard in his determination to turn over a new leaf and be a better man.

In one word (and Pam can attest to that), I was "dangerous".

Anyway, Kheng (Pam: Not your "HKheng".), was my classmate in my repeat year and I was grouped with her, together with a couple other classmates, as the tutorial class split further into smaller discussion groups. Tutorial discussions were often held in my hostel block as the rest of the group didn't have campus accommodations. She was a nice girl and I enjoyed her company. Before you know it, she became a frequent visitor to my room even when there was no tutorial meetings. She just liked to hang around and chill, which to me was a welcoming break from the monotony of all the studying in the room. While I was constantly telling myself never to eat and shit in the same place. The caution was thrown to the wind. If the episode with Fern was a sprint, then this certainly was a leisurely stroll. Nothing happened between us or rather, we didn't make it as far.

We were just starting off (we hadn't even held hands yet) and you wouldn't believed what happened shortly after. Then came one morning where I was awakened by sounds of shuffling. It took a while to get out of my sleepiness and...


There she was mopping the floor of my hostel room and cleaning the desk. Man, she was even going to do my laundry! Words couldn't begin to describe how freaked out I was. Granted that she was just being sweet but WHOA! DIABETIC ALERT!!! It was too much for me to take in one single bite and our relationship (if you could even call it one) grounded to an instant halt.

She was naturally upset when I said I didn't want to take this further. Can't blame her for hating me with all the scorns of hell's fury but do I really want a classmate classmaid?

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 12:14 am
eh, I can't attest to you being 'dangerous' lah... I can only attest to the fact that other people 'warn' me that you are 'dangerous'! :) different ok?! :)

2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 9:05 am :: 
Pam: Ah... thank you for the vote of confidence.
Damn you Kelly!!! Damn you!! May a thousand leeches latched on to thy serpent tongue and forever never to falsely speak ill of anyone again!!
Ahh... I feel so much better now. :P

3. kIm left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 11:41 am ::
Ok, I now know what to do: Never appear too erm, motherly or sweet, or guys will run from me like they are escaping from wasps.

4. vanna left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 1:02 pm
this series will teach me not to be nice to guys
so i will attract them instead by being EVURL

5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 1:11 pm :: 
kIm: Think about it look. Would you feel good if your guy love you like you are his mother?
'Nuff said.

Vanna: Er... aren't you already EVURL to begin with? *run for the hills* :P

6. Zhe Bin left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 3:38 pm
You must be a looker.

7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 4:04 pm :: 
Zhe Bin: Yah.. how you know har? I always look here look there one. kekekekek....

8. Pam left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 5:43 pm
good to get it out of your system m'dear... afterall, it will all 'come back' to you in oh... 2 weeks? :)

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 6:26 pm ::
Pam: Yah man.... I can't wait to see her again. Hur hur hur.....

MeePok: You will finally get to meet Kelly Wannabe too!

10. ahdokboy left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 8:40 pm
i've said it before and i'll say it again - you and I are opposites...

11. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 9:36 pm ::
ahdokboy: You speak too soon my friend, for you are merely still walking on the path that I have trodden.
Mark my words... *evil laughter*

12. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 9:41 pm
Wah, what you feed her to make her mop your floor ah? Can I have some of that magic potion?

13. jaschocolate left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 9:46 pm
Ppl is hinting to u that she want to be your "jia ding zhu fu" loh and u break her heart.. Big boy..

14. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 9:55 pm :: 
Lynne: Don't have lah! Don't anyhow say me leh. I didn't do anything. Honest!
She just showed up one morning and back in the hostel days, we don't lock our doors one....

I wake up already blur blur, I saw her already, I lagi blur.

Jaschocolate: But I don't want a "jia ting zhu fu" leh. So how?
p.s. Big Boy??

15. vanna left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 10:17 pm
since when i evurl???
i always too sweet that's y guys will run away.. LOL

16. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 30 November 2005 10:19 pm :: 
Vanna: You too sweet? Sure or not? Want to come mop my floor to prove it? :P

17. vanna left...
Thursday, 1 December 2005 10:32 am
sweet doesn't equals to mopping the floor

18. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 1 December 2005 10:35 am :
Vanna: Er.... not mopping floor har? Wash my car? Oh wait... I don't have a car... dang!

19. akk left...
Thursday, 1 December 2005 2:47 pm
how come no one said anything against the girl ah? I read the entry and it's very clear to me that somebody is acting damn scary for jay, I salute ur decision to take no prisoners...

say no immediately and everyone happy... even if that girl cant see it at that point.
It's guys who think twice and cant decide that truly makes the girls suffer. Give me someone who knows what he wants (and doesn't) anytime.

20. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 1 December 2005 6:04 pm ::
Akk: Take no prisoners means "宁可杀错, 不可放过" leh....
But I know what you mean lah...
I just needed to clarify it here, lest people start misunderstanding then I jialat liao.

21. akk left...
Friday, 2 December 2005 9:28 am
wah lau...i knew you were going to comment on that phrase one...I couldn't find a better one actually...but i admit it's misleading, heeheheh...

22. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 December 2005 9:38 am :: 
Akk: I think it is merely a play of words here.
Probably a case of "Take No Prisoners" vs "No Prisoners".

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