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14 December 2005

Senses Meme (Part 3) - Touch

I have always love the cold. It just the sudden drop in temperature (like getting out of a warm car into the cold night) that I hate.

I remember how during the school holidays when we were kids, how we used to stick ourselves inside the hot sauna, getting ourselves all heated up and then dashed out, plunging head first into the swimming pool. The gush of chilly refreshness engulfing your entire body in that split second is beyond words. Ahh... the good old days. Ahh.... choo!

Now what's that about hating to adjust to sudden drop in temperatures? Well, swimming pool water in Singapore is 24 degrees Celsius at best and so I won't count running from sauna to pool exactly drastic change in temperature, now would we? I mean it's not like I run out and start rolling in the snow, right? Just normal Singapore outdoor swimming pool water lah. Piece of cake!

After being away from Singapore for quite a number of years already, I am having a hard time getting used to the barmy weather back home that leaves you hot and sticky. On the other hand, I don't envy the weather over at Vandice's, Lynne's or Heatherina's respective places where it is probably sub-zero temperature at this time of the year.

Even Pam's, Vysia's or Faythxz's warmer weather (10 degrees Celsius) is a pain in the ass as that would mean that I have to switch to long sleeves. Damn leceh. If it is slightly about 10 degrees, still ok. I can tahan wearing a vest on top of my short sleeved polo t-shirt. So perhaps now peeps like AKK and Sheena would understand why I didn't feel cold the last time when we were inside Eski-Bar. It's just a pub with a strong aircon lah.

Weather at my place is like Hong Kong due to our proximity and it currently averages around 15 to 20 degrees. Just nice! A good indicator of the chilling weather is that you gradually find yourself getting harder and harder to wake up each morning. You are just so comfortable under the warm blankets!

Piping hot food also gets to me as I am always the last guy to finish a bowl of soup noodles. I remembered during my NS BMT days where I always asked for half a cup of milo instead of a full cup, so that I could run over to the tap and fill up the rest with tap water in order to cool it down. That way, I would be able to gulp down my breakfast in under 5 minutes as required by the bladdy chao Corporal.

Now thinking back, is my intolerance to high temperature an indicator of my low threshold for pain?

I wonder.

Talking about pain, there is the BIG pain and there is the SMALL pain. Big pain would be stuff like injuries, wounds, needles, etc. Small pain would be like ant bite, bee sting, poke eye, scraped knee (ang moh ones) etc. I realised that I can be quite the warrior when it comes to big pain but ironically a real puss when it comes to the small ones.

What is brown and 360 degrees?

It's a stupid game that we played when we were back in ACJC. Someone would go to an unsuspecting victim and asked the above question. The question would be answered when the prankster reached for the victim's nipple and twist it a full 360. While doing it, he has to say "Whistle and I will let go."

The first time I kena, I failed miserably with the whistling part (I can't whistle with a twisted nipple!) which led me to the next question:

What is brown on one side and purple the other?

Ouch.

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 11:42 am
How to whistle with a twisted nipple?!? I lost my ability to whistle in recent years. :(
Anyway, a twisted nipple is considered small pain ar?


2. mht left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 2:21 pm
if you want to experience the 'hot and cold' stuff in s1ngapore, i believe some health centres have 'such hot & cold pools'.


3. akk left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 5:07 pm
argh...the games boys play...


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 6:26 pm :: 
kIM: You can try this on your boyfriend and later ask him if it is small or big pain lor.

mht: Funny you were to put 'hot and cold pools' in quotes and not 'health centres'. Hmm.....

Akk: Looking back on hindsight, it sounded like a damn stupid game but bear in mind, we were stupid then.


5. heather left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 8:39 pm :: http://www.midsummergirl.com
It's friggin -10 here :) but nice and snowy!


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 8:50 pm ::
Heather: I was in ShiJiaZhuang 2 years ago around this time of the year and it was -8 degrees.
Good thing I had my long-johns on but the problem is when you get back indoors. OMFG, I think I've cooked my nuts!


7. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 9:47 pm
From weather to twisted nipples, man, you are twisted alright!
You are right on the money, bro, it started snowing like crazy again last night, and the drive to work today doubled. Will have at least a 10" accumulation, damn ...


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 14 December 2005 9:54 pm :: 
Lynne: Me twisted? I was merely following where the writing leads what?!!
From weather to cold to hot to hot food to pain from hot food to pain from twisted nipple.
Even if I were to omit writing about the hot food part, it would still be weather to cold to hard nipple to twisted nipple.
There is no escape the moment I start penning this blog!
There was no way I could nip (no pun intended) it in the bud!
Fate lah, I tell you!

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