31 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 5) - NTU Library 2

We have a bonus Triple-Bill today since it's the grand finale of this series. Enjoy.

And speaking of NTU and Tina, let me do a brief introduction about her. Believe it or not, I've known her since primary school where we shared the same school bus. She taught me how to play Jee-Goo-Par and from there I learned that underneath the pinafore, there is a pair of PE shorts (I was scarred for life).

Anyway, it must have been fate that she ended up, not only in my tutorial class but also my tutorial sub-group and her hostel was in the adjacent block to mine. We hanged out together quite a lot which explained her presence behind me in the computer lab during Jay-Prank Series (Part 4). Oh and did I mention that we had identical timetables?

Sub-Plot 1 - The Oil On The Glass

Ok. Back to the story already. The location of today's episode is set at NTU Library 2 where the Accountancy and Business faculties are. Now, if I may bring your attention to the photo above (click here to enlarge). There is a corridor that runs along the length of the library where the windows are. If you look carefully, you should be able to see the corridors railing on the outside through the windows.

Anyway, so there we were walking along that very corridor heading towards our next tutorial class. The time of this story was a few weeks before the examinations and so the library was packed to the brim where I would say what? 80% filled?

Well, as you can see, the library is kinda long-ish, resulting in an equally long corridor for us to walk. Tina had this habit of walking and looking into the library through windows.

It just so happened that it was a sunny day and with a darker interior, it was difficult to see into the library. As a result, Tina walked closer to the window then usual and squinting very hard.

It was then that I realised that oblivious to everything else, she was totally engrossed. A stroke of mischievous inspiration hit me and the next thing both of us knew, I pushed her head into the glass.

I could have sworn that there was like a 5-second paused before the entire library shook to the roars of laughter. By the time, everybody in the library turned to look, I was nowhere to be seen as I was already squatting below the windows laughing so hard that tears flows down my cheeks. I'd bet everybody was baffled when they see what appeared to be a lone girl standing there (sans moi) rubbing her forehead furiously.

At the end of it all, she had a bump on her forehead, I had a bruised arm where she punched,slapped and pinched repeatedly and yes, there was a patch of oil on the window glass for the cleaners to figure it out the next day.

Sub-Plot 2 - The Paper On The Glass

It seemed that a lot of people in NTU has this habit of walking and looking into the library while walking along that very corridor.

This time round, Tina and I were on the inside of the library, studying and preparing for our examinations.

It was a double-standard in the sense that while people liked to look at other people in the library when they were walking outside, the very same people would loathe it when, they are studying inside, being looked at.

After our success with the "sign caper" at the computer lab, we decided to pull another one then.

With a sheet of paper and a marker, we made a sign...

* You should know the drill with the black box by now. If not, read Jay-Prank Series (Part 4) first.

... and pasted it onto the window next to us.

Here's the funny thing. With the sign, even more passer-bys would read it.

We got flipped the middle finger a lot that afternoon.

Sub-Plot 3 - The Oil On The Paper.

Actually, this last one isn't a prank but a funny incident that happened in the library during that same period.

Again, we were studying for the examinations in the library and we just returned from lunch. It was a hot day and the air-con in the library was certainly very appealing, especially so after returning from the hot and stuffy Canteen A.

The thing about air-con inside, balmy weather outside and after lunch is that you would get very very sleepy. I'd bet I barely survived 5 minutes with my books before surrendering to the Z-Monster.

When I woke out, I realised that I fell asleep with my face buried in my textbook. The gang just left me there like that! Some friends indeed! Hmmpfft!

As I got my blurry eyes back into focus, I realised that I made an oily patch on the page of the textbook where I dozed off. The real shocker was that the words on the page where the oily spot was disappeared! The ink was dissolved by the facial oil!!

As I lifted the offending page up into the light, the spot-in-question was illuminated as the oil made the paper transluscent.


p.s. A special thanks to OLLie for making the trip to Library 2 to snap the first photo. The second one, I kapok from NTU Media Resource one.

p.p.s. Happy April Fool's Day. Have fun!

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 10:01 pm
Shifu, you know what does this signify? You are so evil that the oil on your face is so acidic that it can dissolve ink!
But then again, if you aren't evil, you won't be shifu anymore. Ay, take some, give some. Hahaha..

2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:25 am ::
kIm: Oil is a kind of solvent what! That's where you get oil-based and water-based ink mah...
Besides, exams period mah... so more stressful = more oily lor.
Your exams coming. Your face will also oily one lah. Hah! Laugh at me some more!!

3. kIm left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:21 am
Face oily = More pimples.
I don't want more pimples. My face very guai de, will listen to me and not produce too much oil. :D

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:47 pm :: 
kIm: We shall see, Pimple Face!
BTW, good luck with your exams! Don't let me catch you online when you should be studying ah!!

5. akk left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 1:37 pm
haiyo! being your fren very dangerous, bang until got bump!

6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 3:33 pm :: 
Akk: ~LOL, we are like that one lah... She ever came to my hostel room one can start playing squash with my tennis gear. I had to duck under my study desk to take cover!

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