Monday, October 03, 2005

You're beautiful

Gotta run off to meet someone ....

The person I met up with last Friday was Legolas. Or Leggy Lego Legs for short.

I was fashionably ten minutes late because of the rain and he was at Times Square even before six, the time we agreed on.

He said he was at Starbucks waiting for me. I had in my mind images of how he might look like – blonde longish hair, meltingly sweet smile, carrying bows and arrows – which of course were illogical.

I stepped into Starbucks and immediately noticed him because he was the only one sitting alone at a table I have seen his picture before. Obviously, I apologized profusely for being late and thankfully, he had a book to read to pass the time.

This would be the "Awww, shucks!" moment of the evening as he gave me a gift.

How can? First meet only and giving gifts already and there I was empty-handed.

I thought it was a book, a thin one, and put it away in my bag.

After a short conversation, we proceeded to this Thai restaurant called Siam Square. I suggested the place, though I haven’t been there before.

Me being directionally-challenged The floor plan being user-unfriendly (the red dot which says “You are here” was wrong) it took me a couple of minutes to figure out the location of the place.

The food was quite good. Palatable lar. Will probably go there again.

To side track a little here. Actually, the place we agreed on earlier was KLCC. But as the TSG (The Straits Games) organized by LPG, which kicked off with bowling, was being held in Sungei Wang Plaza, I suggested Times Square instead.

The Straits (Straights?) Games (TSG) started in 2002 as a friendly annual sports event between the LGBT communities in Singapore(MAW) and KL to foster friendship and promote a healthy lifestyle.TSG2005 'Friendship Beyond Games' aims to raise HIV/AIDS awareness as well.

While we were having dinner, my colleague who was one of the volunteers for the event, called and asked what time we would be joining him. We quickly paid and headed for Sungei Wang.

I was not taking part, but I wanted to ogle at the cute Hongkies, Singaporeans, Thais players show support to the players.

Only the bowling participants were there, while the volleyball, badminton and squash players were shopping or sightseeing or doing whatever else that interest them.

The Singaporeans and Hongkies were cute. There were three Japanese players but none took part in bowling, thus I didn’t get to see them.

Apparently, they were extremely cute too.

I was busy talking to some of the people there that I kinda ignored Legs *looks embarrassed*

But, but ... luckily my friend was talking to him. And we managed to find out what kind of physical appearance turns Legs on, when he commented on one sexy and hunky Hongkie dressed in a tight tee.

We left the bowling alley at nine. Legs had earlier suggested going to his friend’s friend’s birthday party. He said we won’t be party-crashers, as he didn’t know the birthday boy either.

While waiting for his friend to come pick us up, we sat down at Starbucks for a cuppa.

Needless to say, it was an excellent opportunity to get to know him better.

Legs is friendly, and clearly, a generous person. Although he is a bit pessimistic of his future, as in difficulty in finding someone for a long-term relationship, the breeders don’t have it easier anyways. They too have to look for the needle in the haystack or the pearl in the sand, as marriage is supposed to be a lifetime covenant.

So cheer up, Legs. Meet more people. Have more sex. Go out more often. Live life to the fullest.

Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. - Gandhi

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Anyway, the gift from Legs was a CD by James Blunt called “Back to Bedlam”. Cool CD actually, with the first single “You’re Beautiful” getting quite a lot of airplay for some time already.

It also went to the top of the UK chart in July.

Heh, it was really sweet of him. I really like it a lot. ;P

Thanks again, Legs. You're Beautiful, it's true.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw you face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.
- You're Beautiful, James Blunt

You're Beautiful - believe that, and I am certain that you will find someone who will truly love you for you.

14 comments:

canardbidon said...

hey i love that song! it's our relationship 'theme song' ... though if you read the lyrics it's actually quite a sad story .. but the chorus is v nice :)

another one i like is 'you're gorgeous' by babybird

looks like everyone is meeting!

FrozByte said...

Awwww...is this a start of a beautiful friendship. Euuu i am having goosepimples

Anonymous said...

James Blunt is cool!!!!!!

wingedman said...

Sounds like you had quite a good time!

If I meet Leggy will he give me a cute door gift too?!

Legolas said...

Wow.... Derek, never thought I'd be in one of your posts, you're so sweeeet. :) And thanks for the encouragement. I'll try my best to be optimistic and happy.

Hey, wingedman, I've already got something in mind for you, just arrange the date and time. ;)

Derek said...

canardibon: It is a catchy tune. And yeah, it is supposed to be a sad song.

Theme song, eh? What a romantic you are!


frozbyte: Awww, thanks.


anonymous: Yes he is.

Thanks for dropping by. ;P


wingedman: Eh, what's this misusing my comment box to ask for gifts? LOL

Refer to his reply then.


legolas: And I thought I am special *sob sob*

You're welcome, legolas honey. Cliche it may be, but remember, life is all about choices.

Choose happiness and optimism. And safe sex. ;P

Chaichakri said...

Hi Derek and Legs,

Great to have two of the nicest guys on blogsphere to meet up.... I'm sure Legs can learn a lot from Derek, as the latter has a lot to share. Maybe, Legs also can offer new insights into many things....

Anywaw, Derek, it was nice talking to you recently,i hope you are well and happy, good luck for your coming exams, take care!

James said...

Phwoaar! James blunt! My fave artiste at the mo. Goodbye my lover and cry's pretty good too.

Jay said...

Awww so sweet! Personally I've never brought pressies to blind dates - unless you count lube and poppers.

Legolas said...
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Legolas said...

Of course you are special, Derek dear. *hugs*

You will always be the first person whom I bought present for my first meeting. Now, how special can THAT be?

Spot said...

Hmmm...this reminds me of the movie Firefox, told from the perspective of a quiet and bookish girl who meets and becomes fascinated with a dangerous, anarchic rebel called Legs played by....Angelina Jolie!

savante said...

Ooh, Leggy gives out door gifts. Will, you meet him and tell him to save some money for me :)

Paul

Derek said...

kitjar: Thanks for the well wishes. ;P


james: I prefer the first five songs actually, especially Tears and Rain.

The last five sound so-so only lar.


jay: Ain't that a surprise? LOL

And those don't count, jay.


legolas: You know I am kidding right? Heh ...

It goes without saying I am special and fabulous. ;P

Everyone who comes to my blog is too.


spot: Nope, never heard of that movie before, you Angelina obsessive fanatic you. ;P


savante: Well, you'll have to come to KL to get it.

Right? *turns to Legs*