Sunday, March 27, 2005

Raptor Ravenlord's A Series Of Unfortunate Events

finally...star wars episode 1 is over....so i can get down to recording the (refer to title) today/yesterday...

ok..to start it all off, i overslept this morning n was almost late for the cross country run...we were *supposed* to be at youth park by 7.00am but i woke at 7.20! luckily the sch as usual was slow doing their own stuff so by the time i reached there (20 minutes after waking - record time u noe!) the registration had juz started...pity those who arrived early lah...n pity me for being late cuz i had no time to complete my 'morning ritual' b4 the race started...! :P

anyway at 8.00am the flag-off was given...we started the 7-kilometre run...n dunno whether it was becuz i wasnt warmed up enuf or not yet fully awake or something...but i fared rather badly in this run...at first i managed to maintain a place of about 9th or 10th, about 1/3 through i stopped for the first time and from then on it was a downhill slide for my placing...n had to stop several more times to catch my breath....all in all, it felt like the hardest i've ran in all 3 cross country runs i've participated during my high school years (f1, f5 n upper 6). towards the end of the run i was gasping like a drowning fish, n to add insult to injury kean leong cut across me during the last 5 paces and beat me by half a second! so my final placing was 18th, same as in f5; tho i tot i wud hv done better this year after all the physical training received at taekwondo class...to top it all off i ended up with a cough AGAIN...yong shen sed i sounded like i was dying or something hehe...n he wasnt too far from the truth

next (minor) event: after the race, i went to the market opposite heng ee high sch to 'tar pow' my favourite hokkien mee (btw has anyone heard about my 'tar pow' story? if not can ask me :P)...cud hv eaten earlier n shud hv too....cuz when i reached there around 11am it was sold out d....so i bought 'lam mee' instead n honestly it din taste too good despite my gnawing hunger...i suppose i had developed a craving for hokkien mee while waiting for the prize presentation ceremony at youth park...

anyway the main event of the day has yet to come....for after reaching home, having breakfast etc, i took a nap n woke up late AGAIN...n had to eat lunch b4 i left for physics training at usm...so when i set out it was around 1.45 n in my hurry i forgot to bring my hp. on the way there it drizzled a bit n i saw a car in front switch on its headlamps so i followed suit...problem was, when i reached usm i forgot to turn off the lights! n i did hear the warning tone when i stepped out of my car but my mind disregarded it cuz i tot i was late for physics. manatau all my haste had been for nothing cuz when i got there most of d ppl hadnt arrived yet, it was hot as hell cuz the air-conditioning had juz been turned on, n d lecturer had went out to makan..!

on a positive note, the class itself went quite well...but in accordance with the title of this entry, i wun go into detail about that....anyway after class, we went to our respective cars in the nearby carpark...i turned the key...and...nothing happened! the battery was dead...there wasnt even enuf power left to display the digital clock on the dashboard...later, see tatt discovered the cause: my headlights had been left on the whole of the 3+ hrs we were there! n becuz my car is auto we cudnt start it by pushing; the steering wheel was locked in place. at first quite a crowd gathered around my car (although to help or to jeer i dunno...haha kiddin lah..) then as it became clear that there wasnt anything anyone cud do, most of them left the scene...luckily, see tatt, yong shen n tze liang stayed wif me...then despite all my attempts to call home, no one picked up the fon (did i mention i had to borrow my fren's hp cuz i forgot to bring mine?)

in the end, i foned my dad at his office n he called a garage n they sent someone over to replace the battery...all in all, i wasted 1.5 hrs n a freaking 130 bucks (for the replacement battery)! by the time i reached home, it was too late for me to go out wif rentai, mona n tansri as planned. sigh...as the chinese proverb goes, 祸不单行...

anyway...to look at the bright side of things, i received two important lessons today - firstly, being habitually late will catch up with you sooner or later; secondly, don't switch on the headlights during the day without a good reason, and always heed the warning tone! at least this "Series of Unfortunate Incidents" had left me a little wiser...

in a way, it also made me realise (warning: corny part ahead) the value of frenship...as in...i'm real grateful to all my frens who showed their concern n tried to help...i think i wud hv died of panic if i had been stuck in deserted usm alone without a hp n no public fon or anything nearby! in particular i wish to thank see tatt, yong shen n tze liang for staying the longest wif me...n see tatt n tze liang for lending me ur hps :) rest assured that ravenlord will not forget your assistance in his time of need!

further reference: -
samuel's blog: http://samuellhc.blogspot.com/2005/03/shao-things-unfortunate-event.html


addendum at 2.34am: I CANT BELIEVE IT! juz after posting this entry i went downstairs for a shower and TRIPPED on the staircase! grazed my ankle on the step! SHIT!!!
hopefully, this concludes my series of unfortunate events for today...!

7 comments:

Tan Sri said...

130 bucks? i usually tot its 180 ... i sorta think u hv either a big bout of bad luck or someone cursed u since the start of the year lah..... so many things till i cant count liao.... burnt fingers etc etc etc...
any likely suspects? :P

samuel_lhc said...

hey, maybe they should make a movie of this! :-D
and btw, the 4 of us left coz we were taking zhen fung's car n he wanted to leave ...

raptor_ravenlord said...

haha not blaming u for leaving lah...but hv 2 thank those who wasted nearly 1 hr of their time waiting wif me rite?

kryptos said...

Hey, T, I think one of these days (the sooner the better) you'll have to go to the nearest tokong and get yourself a trinket! Don't want this kinda bad luck to stick to u, do you?
Btw, forgot to ask if you had enough money to pay the mechanic! Sorry! Luckily you have not forgotten your wallet! Otherwise, gotta "gadai" sth to him... Ha!

Tan Sri said...

he being the ex president of PGC means he should hv contacts to summon...erm.... extra services for the mechanic :P

xinch said...

haha shaothing you git.

Read properly
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and once more

P.A.D.A.N.

*snickers*
ROTFL
*grins* Need I say more?

Mwahahhahahaa

I hope this means you won't make me wait for eons whenever you pick me up or whenever we go out with the gang. Someone needs to teach ghee the same lesson.. hmm...

sjune said...

i wanna noe ur tarr pow story