Friday, January 06, 2006

Dinner and card-playing

I have been meeting up with CF everyday since the eve of New Year’s eve. Except yesterday. Sigh ...

The reason was, I had agreed to go for dinner with some friends from university. They were the people I hanged out with the most, as we stayed in the same hostel. We played badminton when we bored, went out for meals, played cards to kill time and talked about almost everything.

The last time I hanged out with them was three months back. I didn’t enjoy myself much. Neither did I the time before.

All we did was just talked and have dinner. Empty chatter. And some catching up. I tuned out most of the time.

Yesterday turned out to be a bit more fun. I didn’t look forward to it much based on the previous two meet-ups.

But I was wrong.

Dinner was OK. Had fried chicken in Thai sauce, kung poh pork (cooked with dried chili), beancurd and a dish of vegetables.

After that, they decided to go back to their house and hoi toi (literally open a table, meaning to play cards or gamble).

Obviously, I had to tag along. As there were five of us (four guys and one girlfriend), the best option would be to play Cho Tai Di, which requires four players.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a deck of cards to be found in the house.

And the other option was to play mahjong. Leaving the host to stretch his feet and watch us play.

He got bored and went to buy a pack of cards. Hence, we stopped playing mahjong after a few rounds and played cards instead.

Overall, it was quite an enjoyable evening, though I didn’t win at all. Not even once. Mahjong and cards. Hmmph ...

We left at ten and I reached home forty minutes later.

CF was nice enough to text me while I was having dinner, as I told him I expected it to be boring. He said things like Go ahead and enjoy your dinner. I just felt like messaging you. *hugs* and I actually am missing you already. Haha … I sound so obsessed. Try to have fun at least. *hugs*

Sometimes, it’s just the little things that make me smile. And I am chuffed that I can make someone so happy, by just being me.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you should know by now that people like you for who you are and not what you are.

I think that sometimes the simple and little stuff makes alot of difference.

Legolas said...

Definitely agree. You know, especially when you're in love, even the slightest thing can make you happy all day. That's the power of love. ;-p Haha... Talking as if I'm very experienced. Argh!

Jay said...

This is realllly sweet! And it's good to have some time apart now and then anyway. It'll make him miss you more!

By the way, it's almost time to start asking for presents.

Alex said...

Awww.... that's sweet... good way to start the year...

Derek said...

anonymous: I think that sometimes the simple and little stuff makes alot of difference.

Yes, I can't agree more.

legolas: Even if you don't have the experience, these are all human emotions and behaviour. So yeah, your observations are right.

jay: Oh, the great Jay. A thousand thanks for your advice. LOL

Presents? Yeah, I think it's about time too. But to me, he is the present.

Alex: Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i wish i could have this kind of feelings too :( *cries*