was pretty epic [9:26:55 PM] we were talking about girlbashing
and peter enters
you guys talking bout vincent?
-irrelevant quote ~XD (OR IS IT?)
Play Tifa's Theme from FF7 while reading this, if you have it
So after all that intense exam cram and hermitting, I finally got myself to jog. Started off as a simple expected "one stone two birds" by jogging to a good and close friend's house to grab my watches before jogging back. Soon found out he wasn't at home, but he replied like immediately. I told him that I'd take a jog now and also another one again tomorrow. He didn't reply however and I was somehow expecting him to say "good job" or something along those lines.
After I got my act together, I finally took the first step into the cool, windy breeze of spring (which funnily enough hasn't come since the crazy BEACH WEATHER has come). The sky was all dark by now, but dad's beaming fluorescent bulbs lit the driveway up like a magical road. I stretched and got ready and started light jogging (chicken feet jog as my good friend would call it :] ). To my surprise, as I was turning around corner, I saw this stealthy silhouette silhouette crawling across the wires in the sky. Unfavourable of any physical misshaps, I inched towards the possum carefully as it froze into a stone stiff pose. I took a closer look and confirmed its possum-like identity, but was uncomfortable in running directly under the cable thinking that the possum would leap onto my face and gouge my eyes out (heard of some retarded stories about them). So my plan in the end was to U-Turn and pretend to jog a bit before doing a U-Turn back and jogging up towards my favourite place. The possum had now relocated from its previous state and I safely progressed up.
On the way up I saw many things. Two massive piles of bark/wood chips of different colours, a girl with a blue top and black short skirt waving frantically at a car passing by, another car coming in the opposite direction.... then I finally bump into a dead possum. This one was MUCH LARGER than the previous one, in fact, this one looked AWFULLY FAT. I started squirming and cried out "omg there's a dead possum, WTF?". Luckily nobody was around to reprimand my outburst of profanity.
Continuing across the road to the safe haven aka patch of grass, i began to jog. Half way through my 2nd lap I started to wane in strength and stomach was throbbing with pain. All of a sudden to my disbelief I heard voices in my head. These familiar and warm voices triggered a whole panorama of shots of my memories. "Come on Vincemaaaa, PUSH YOURSELF!", "come on chicken feet!", "BE A MAN VIN-CENT-MA!", "come on Vincent, one more!". As ridiculous as this sounds, I really felt re-energized and my body light weighted. The more of these shots rolled off the film of nostalgia the more watery my eyes started getting. It was a very happy feeling, yet drenched in sadness due to my neglect and lack of notice of these truly great friends.
After my laps I walked around once more to slow down and cool off. While the heart rate calmed down, the energy all went to the tear ducts. I started sulking alone in the windy but quiet night, surrounded by a vast plain of dark blue amongst the shadowed grass. The more I thought about these friends, the more I cried.
I think you guys know who you are! :) I want to seriously really thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for all those times of pushing me to move on, stretching my calves an inch more, inhaling one more breath, taking another step, reaching towards the infinite future lying ahead. Taking me out to do dangerous things that turned out to be just pure awesome! We indeed had many fun times and moments of our lives that will never truly forgotten. Thanks for pushing me to exercise more. Thanks for the advice. Thanks for making my life lively with ridiculous teasing and trying to make me mack on any chick that I speak the name of. Even though I don't have a physical roll of film to document every living moment with you guys, it is etched in my brain at least as deep as the bottom of the deepest oceans. I am also really really sorry for neglecting you guys all along. I realize I should hang out with you guys more often, even if it's just spending time and not having a goal or aim. I never should have said no when you kindly invited me out. Please forgive my naiveness and ignorance. I will make sure to express my appreciation more in the future! :')
I will never forget you guys.
-Vincent Ma, 12/11/2009