Bought new beanie from a market stall. Even though it cost more than I wanted to pay, I think I like it enough for it to be worth it. The old stall keeper helped me put it on and showed me how to look good in it. Haha.
A store manager was really friendly and gave me a heads up that there’s a sale week so I should buy my suits for work then. Sort of ridiculous that I need to spend so much money to land a job to make more money. A cruel cycle.
Amused by a typo I made while messaging a friend. Sesame oil was somehow auto-corrected to seamen oil, then semen. Both sound equally fragrant and appetizing. Blergh.
I was complimented on my skiing and turning technique for someone who had only been skiing for two days. Actually, I just never learned how to turn on skis the beginner way properly, i.e. keeping the pizza wedge and pointing your toes in the direction you want to turn. I just copied what the more advanced skiers were doing (skis in parallel and shifting weight to outer leg).
Was pleasantly surprised by the tastiness of the pizzas we had as part of a free group dinner tonight. This is coming from a person that doesn’t usually enjoy pizza.
I drank a lot tonight, but didn’t do anything stupid. A friend was telling us a very sensitive story and I responded appropriately by giving him a hug. I may have petted his head excessively, but I don’t think he minded.
While thinking about kissing someone with pop rocks in my mouth, I remembered a time when I shared a similar moment with someone special but using milk tea pearls. Yeah yeah, wtf is wrong with me? Haha. Nevertheless, it was a strange, hilarious and very happy memory.
My partial facial paralysis extends to my lips, yet I have been told I am really good at whistling. This left me to wonder, if not for the paralysis… how much more awesome would I be at whistling? That is potential that is unlikely to ever be realised. A secret that will go to the grave with me. Somehow this train of thought has tickled my morbid sense of humour and has banished the negative thoughts that had consumed be throughout the most of today.
I had tears streaming down my face for the first time at counselling today. Somehow this made the counsellor tear up, which made me feel bad so I tried to pull myself together. After a few times of the both of us starting and stopping the crying, we just laughed at how stupid it all was. I question the professionalism of the counsellor in this circumstance but didn’t really mind it either. It was extremely embarrassing, strange, stupid, relieving and funny at the same time.
Finally got the chance to watch Steins; Gate properly. I like the concept of world lines… mainly because it’s something I had once thought about, and seeing that other people think in the same way is comforting. Maybe, I’m not so crazy after all.
Ate lots of bamboo for lunch today. Such a luxury. I sound like some sort of deprived panda, but prep work for using bamboo in cooking is extremely time consuming, so we don’t have it very often at home. =/
Received an unexpected and very ordinary message from a friend today. It’s been a while since I’ve received something like this from them, given the recent strains on our friendship. Receiving that message made me think that our friendship is going to be okay. Only in the last few years have I really begun to make those close friends I have always dreamed of having. I refuse to let these friendships go and I’m doing my best to make even more close friends now.
Spent much time on the phone in the early hours of this morning talking on the phone to some friends one after the other. I don’t usually receive many calls from friends to just chat, so it was a nice surprise that so many people wanted to talk to me for so long.
Neighbour brought some potato & leek soup over today. Soooooo good~
Went on a family excursion to the local supermarket, something that hasn’t happened since I was a toddler. Amused by parents childishness on this excursion. Everybody was happy.
Had work this morning. First time in several months, so it took me a while to get into the rhythm. Yay! Beginning to replenish finances. Hopefully I’ll get a few more shifts in the next couple of months.
Discovered one of my favourite Japanese restaurants opened a sister restaurant next door. Same restaurant concept which is pretty cool, but I think the original is still better. Sister restaurant would be good to go to for a change.
Someone tried to persuade me to attend one of their religious events while I was waiting for someone. I told him from the very beginning that I was sorry, I wasn’t interested, I didn’t want to waste his time and wished him good luck. I felt a bit mean, but he thanked me for being so honest, which I guess is affirmation that my actions were somewhat appropriate. Generally, when people try to hand me flyers and I’m really not interested I’ll tell them “No thank you, but good luck.”. I try to be as genuine as I can about it, because I have worked in promotions before and know what it’s like. Still, I feel mean.
Today was all about humbling actions and occurrences.
The above photo made me smile all day and is really humbling. That, and I felt like I was in on an in-joke because I knew about Ridiculous Photogenic Guy.
Gave some small change to an old busker in the city today. I already felt pretty good doing this. Then he thanked me (with a bow too!) and that made me feel even better. I actually felt bad that I didn’t at least give him a few more gold coins.
People told me my new hair cut looked good. The best part is, I think they really meant it. =)