My Christmas story (kind of)

You know how people always say they need a holiday to recover from their holiday?

Those are the kiasu people who try to cram every single activity possible into their short holiday, at the expense of sleep, just to get their money’s worth.

And end up feeling so shagged out by the time they get home that they just want to go to sleep for the next 48 hours without waking up.

But they can’t because they have to go to work the next day, which is like five hours away.

So, my friends and I kind of fell under this category of people when we went to Kuala Lumpur over the Christmas weekend.

The nine of us started the drive up at three in the morning and arrived at eight. Over the following three days, we ate four meals a day and packed the hours between with shopping, clubbing and driving (lots of driving around to get to places with to-die-for food).

For three days, we did nothing except rush from point A to point B to buy everything we wanted to buy and eat everything we wanted to eat.

We were so pressed for time that we even missed the Christmas countdown. At 12 midnight, we were all still in our respective hotel rooms scrambling about to wrap our Christmas presents for each other for our Secret Santa game.

People are so funny, you know, the way we stress ourselves over nothing.

In retrospect, though, our stress was well worth it because, in between, there were many pockets of fun.

We laughed, we cried, we suffered the usual holiday ailments of sore throat, gastritis, diarrhea and impatience, we chewed each other up over punctuality (men, tsk), we laughed some more, and we bonded.

One of the most powerful simple pleasures in life is laughing at inane things with people you love. And I mean the kind of laugher that makes you cry because your stomach hurts from laughing too much.

Despite all the crazy rushing and lack of sleep, this is one of the best Christmas celebrations I’ve ever experienced.

Except that it’s not the Christmas. It’s the people.

To my delinquent friends of Studygroup, thank you for everything.

32 thoughts on “My Christmas story (kind of)

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    You can’t go on a holiday with me then. I’m the type who likes to take it slow. I sometimes sleep in late when I’m holidaying in Japan, or even just stay in the hotel room the whole day surfing the net!!! (But that was when I got a little sick of Tokyo).

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    Ruok: Thanks, hope you had a nice x’mas, too. :)

    Alvinaloy: I think it depends on the duration of the trip also. If, let’s say, you’ll be in Japan for 2 or 3 days only, I don’t think you’ll want to spend an entire day in your hotel room surfing the net. :P

    Wang/Ely/Minou: /hug /grouphug :)

    Swordie: Uh, ok. If you say so.

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    @Sheylara: Wow, 3 years on and the “StudyGroup” is just as close if not closer. Amazing!:) You know you’re with people who love you when you can call them “delinquent” without repercussions, hehe:)

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    RN1209: How did you know Studygroup = Club Morte? :P You seem to be very good at connecting the dots! ;) I’ve been calling my friends delinquents since we set up the group in 2005. Haha.

    Peaches Mode: You’re also in 2005 now, lol. :P

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    Haha. Yup, I’m still here. Am trying to write today’s blog. :P Transferring my Batam pics from my laptop to my PC. It’s taking forever. Haha.

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    @。@  You all really can jump here and there…. I need sometimes to finish reading all the Archives.

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    Eek! You found us! LOL.

    Hmmm.. that’s a lot to go through. You know, I think there are older articles somewhere, more older than the one displayed here in the archives. :)

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    Hmmmm… I’m pretty sure it exist — I think I stumbled on it once. My memory is so clouded. Let’s ask Sheylara. ^_^

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    @.@ lucky i can read the article on Gun And a box of Bullets, did anyone actually send you that as christmas present? lol , i wonder you actually will shot ….. What happen in the END>.<

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    Peaches Mode :P

    Too Bad Sheylara doesn’t want her old article to be seen anymore, Server space too small and also cost very high.

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    well , i still need sometimes to read through all the article somehow…. I am like that so as to know someone, like the previous blog i always there to talk until something happen.
    I still like the author 张小娴 ,i still visit her blog but from that incident onwards i didn’t comments anymore, the most i just email her and talk to her .

    Ooops!!!!! Talk too much history liao

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    @Sheylara: Hehe, thanks for indicating where to go next in your previous post:) I’ve finally caught up (though a bit late…)
    As for “connecting the dots”, well, it IS kinda obvious from the nicks your friends are using…

    @Peaches Mode: I’m relatively new to this blog, so I read the archives occasionally when I can spare the time:) I see you’re enjoying yourself here too, yeah?:)

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