Walking back from the marketI have my earphones onLost in a song I loveI sing to myselfNot knowing my karung guni uncleIs right behindGiggling away at my solo concertHe finally gets my attentionMimes enthusiastic clappingI pretend-bowHe stopsAsks after the dogsSays ten new year greetingsTo which I can only reply with one
I get to work hours before my first class begins.While I enjoy being with my kids and doing the one (and perhaps only) thing I know I’m actually good at doing, I really appreciate being all alone for those few hours too.I play my music in the background.I potter around the classroom.I clear my marking.I look through my planner.
Was having breakfast on my own at Toast Box when the lady I was sharing a table with asked how old I was. I was a bit taken aback but recently I've been quite friendly to strangers so I told her I was 39 this year. She is likely in her 50s and she visibly balked and stuttered that I didn't look above 23. (Hehehe)Turns out she had wanted to matchmake me with her son!!
The other night during my mum's birthday dinner, we were talking about a neighbour who threatened my brother. We were very much younger then, I think my brother was 12 and I was 16. Our upstairs neighbour got it into his head that he wanted to know me, and so on a day that he found himself alone with my brother, he asked my brother what my name was.
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