Happy Chinetine (Chinese New Year + Valentine's) everyone! I know this is late but better late that never right? Malas to go find any pictures to attach to this post. So, since it's a combination of these two special occasions, imagine a REALLY HOT guy, clad only in tiger-striped underwear (year of the tiger mah) with some 'ang pau's stuffed into it, while holding a 'kam' (mandarin orange) in each hand. LOL, sounds so salah kan? I don't care, it sounds hot!
Although both the first day of CNY and Valentine's fell on the same day, Valentine's seem to be taking a backseat. It's no wonder since everywhere seems to be filled with 'kam's, 'ang pau's and 'tong tong chiang's (CNY songs). As usual during CNY for some reason, it is so BLOODY, FREAKIN', SEAR-MY-SKIN-TO-A-CRISP-GOLDEN-BROWN HOT in Penang! If you're living somewhere in Peninsula Malaysia and think it's hot there, come to Penang island. Since we're an island and surrounded by the ocean, the heat here is downright unbearable the fierce afternoon. I've confirmed this by doing the 'steering wheel test'. I used to live in Malacca and when you got into your car at 3-4 pm into the afternoon, you could just start the car, put your hands on the steering wheel and drive off. Get into the car at the same time in Penang island, you'd feel like you're being slow-roasted as soon as you got into the car, and you wouldn't even be able to touch the steering wheel, unless you wanna sear your skin off. You'd have to wait 5-10 mins, open all the windows and turn the air-cond to full blast to avoid becoming a roasted pig. Every single one of my friends visiting Penang this week have been complaining how hot and dry it is. So, I'm not exaggerating. Better to stay indoors mostly, especially in my air-conditioned room XD
I'm seriously getting too old (29 T.T) for 'ang pau's already. Sure, they are nice for some pocket money so that I can go have sushi later, but at my age, handing out those red packets means some not-so-subtle questions about impending marriage. Aside from that, most of my elderly relatives, whom held our families together, have passed away. God bless their souls. As a result, less visitations means less 'ang pau's and also a much smaller extended family.
On another note, late last week, Shawn introduced me to a friend. His name is William. No, not William aka Suneo with phoenix eyes, but this one was more adorable =P. To avoid confusion, let's name him WO. WO looks really young, like REALLY young. I thought he was about 16-17 years old, maybe younger. Turns out he's already 20 -_-". PLUs nowadays, very deceiving in age. Didn't really think much about him, but I went out with him last Monday nite for dinner. Throughout the night, he struck me as a vibrant, extremely chatty young chap. Both of us went on and on for hours. Took him for dinner @ Red Garden, followed by a stroll along upper Penang road clubbing area. We couldn't decide where to sit for drinks, since Sega's was pretty noisy and I had to practically shout out every word. We ended up walking around until we both left for Starbucks @ E-Gate, which is quite a drive. By the time we got done there, it was already 4am ><.
Drove him home after that but parked somewhere near his place. Long story short, we ended up cuddling in the car until 6am. We promised to see each other again, so I'll be seeing him tomorrow for dinner along with Shawn.
Ish, always sleeping so late, no wonder I'm evolving into a panda! =P