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Thursday, 25 September 2008

The Things We Did

It's been 18 years since we first met each other.

Frankly speaking I don't remember our first meeting, but I'm sure we did nothing that time.

Anyway, that doesn't matter. What does is that fact that we did almost everything together after that.

We slept together for years and years. That wasn't a good idea, actually. We would chat until the middle of the night and not falling asleep at all. If, in any case, we stopped talking, one of us would ask the other "hey, you asleep yet?"

We learned music from the same teacher, played on the same piano, practiced the same songs, and probably made the same mistakes too.

We've enjoyed the same computer games, shared the very one keyboard (there was one with all the faded keys - we were the only ones around who could use it), stared into the same monitor, and grabbed the very same mouse.

We did some household chores too (when we didn't have maids), but I have to admit that it was usually her who did more. XD

Oh, we also bickered and quarrelled a lot. More when we were younger, actually. You know, how one of us got a bigger slice of chocolate, how the other got a bigger angpau and stuff like that.

We shared food too. No, they're not just candies and chocolates. Whenever we eat at a Pizza Hut outlet, we would definitely share the same bowl of mushroom soup and the same cup of coke. We didn't mind sharing so much that we would get an extra straw for the coke, and both of us would suck on it together, occasionally knocking heads before stopping abruptly. When we grew older that trick made us look more and more like a romantic couple, and we decided to stop drinking at the same time, but that wasn't enough to stop us from sharing.

We didn't watch much TV, but when we did, of course we watched the same shows, shared the same can of chips (Pringles), and shared the small TV set between our four eyes (eight, if you count the glasses).

That reminds me of what good team we made. We aren't TV-goers because mum used to lock the TV set in her room for long periods of time, to deter us from watching. When mum was out we would "break-into" her room and smuggle it out. After watching we then sneaked the TV back in, putting everything in their original places and pretended nothing happened.

Years passed. Time flew.

When we got our offers to our own colleges, I knew it would be a turning point of our lives. More of hers than mine, actually.

What I never realised is that we will never be able to do much of those things together again, at least for a long time. And I have to say people don't really appreciate those things until they're gone forever, which is my case.

That doesn't matter much anyway. What does is that no matter what happens, no matter how far apart we are, we'll always be brother and sister.

Happy 18th to her.


  1. lol. i was hoping desperately that you wouldn't wait until december to visit my blog.

  2. omg i can't believe i missed so many stuff. it took more than one hour for this post to progress from draft stage to published stage and yet i forgot so many important points

    nvm i'm not editing it anymore


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