Testing Limits

The new gal taking over Banker joined my department this week.  In my attempt to be friendly, i arranged for WC, Ratz and myself to have lunch with her yesterday.  We started discussing our plans for tonight during lunch and i asked the new gal (NG for short) if she was a drinker.  Her immediate, rather boastful reply was, “I’ve never reached my limit before”.

The minute she said that, WC, Ratz and i went, “oooh…”.  WC then said, “That’s a dangerous thing to say…”

Not quite realising her mistake, NG said, “does that mean i shouldn’t have said that?” and smiled.

Being the naughty drinking cha bors, WC, Ratz and i poohed poohed that and said we were just glad to find another drinker to join our group.  Heehee. 

Well, the last guy who said he was an excellent drinker… was drank under the table till he konked out on the beach at Sentosa… and the other colleagues had to call his gal friend to come get him.  Heehee.

We have some new limits to test now.  😛

What I Miss…

What I’m missing… is all the action tonight.  🙁  No Eon Canteen, no yummy dinner at Peach Garden, no Balcony/Zouk even!  All because I’m sick.  Very sick.  🙁

Felt extremely thirsty after my tennis lesson last night.  Came home, drank water, and switched on the TV to watch the Miss Universe 2007 (which btw, the theme must have been Fugly is the New Beautiful).  Halfway through the programme, i started shivering… and soon goosebumps popped up all over my arms.

At first i thought it was just an allergy reaction to all things fugly…. but it was more serious than that unfortunately.  Started running a temperature by the end of the programme and felt really weak.  Didn’t help that my right foot cramped for a good 20 minutes when i was resting on my bed. 

Took 2 panadol, a cooling shower, and wiped myself with a towel a few times but it didn’t helped.  I actually thought of waking my parents up to go to A&E if the shivering + burning sensations didn’t go away.  Sigh.  Was bad. 

Fever eventually subsided about 3am+ and i managed to have a good sleep after that.  Woke up this morning and thought of seeing the doc for my sore throat before going to work.  But the fever started again… accompanied by feeling of breathlessness… so i came home after seeing the doc instead of going to the office.

Took more medicine… and i suspect the caffeine in the panadol is keeping me awake.  So here i am… msn-ing and surfing youtube videos.  Heh.  Heard this really nice Stefanie Sun song on the radio just now.  I’ve heard the song quite a few times before… but never paid attention to the lyrics till today.  Here it is… for your listening pleasure.

 

Translated, the lyrics mean:

我问为什么 (I asked why)
那女孩传简讯给我 (Did that girl send me a text message) 
而你为什么 (And why did you)
不解释低着头沉默 (Not explain but lowered your head in silence)
我该相信你很爱我 (Should I believe you really love me)
不愿意敷衍我 (And are unwilling to pretentiously humour me)
还是明白 (Or should I understand)
你已不想挽回什么 (That you do not wish to save the relationship)

想问为什么 (Thinking of asking why)
我不再是你的快乐 (Am i no longer your happiness)
可是为什么 (But why)
却苦笑说我都懂了 (Do I smile bitterly instead and say I understand)
自尊常常将人拖着 (Pride often drags a person down)
把爱都走曲折 (And makes love go out of tune)
假装了解是怕 (Pretending to understand because of the fear)
真相太赤裸裸 (That the truth will be too painful)
狼狈比失去难受 (Being pathetic feels worse than losing someone)

我怀念的是无话不说 (What I miss is how there was nothing we didn’t talk about)
我怀念的是一起作梦 (What I miss is how we dreamt together)
我怀念的是争吵以后 (What I miss is after an argument)
还是想要爱你的冲动 (There would still be urge to love you)
我记得那年生日 (I remember my birthday that year)
也记得那一首歌 (Also remember that song)
记得那片星空 (Remembering that starry sky)
最紧的右手 (The tightest grip of my right hand)
最暖的胸口 (The warmest chest)

谁记得 (Who remembers)
谁忘了 (Who forgets)

想问为什么 (Thinking of asking why)
我不再是你的快乐 (Am i no longer your happiness)
可是为什么 (But why)
却苦笑说我都懂了 (Do I smile bitterly instead and say I understand)
自尊常常将人拖着 (Pride often drags a person down)
把爱都走曲折 (And makes love go out of tune)
假装了解是怕 (Pretending to understand because of the fear)
真相太赤裸裸 (That the truth will be too painful)
狼狈比失去难受 (Being pathetic feels worse than losing someone)

我怀念的是无话不说 (What I miss is how there was nothing we didn’t talk about)
我怀念的是一起作梦 (What I miss is how we dreamt together)
我怀念的是争吵以后 (What I miss is after an argument)
还是想要爱你的冲动 (There would still be urge to love you)
我记得那年生日 (I remember my birthday that year)
也记得那一首歌 (Also remember that song)
记得那片星空 (Remembering that starry sky)
最紧的右手 (The tightest grip of my right hand)
最暖的胸口 (The warmest chest)

谁忘了 (Who forgot)

我怀念的是无言感动 (What I miss is being moved beyond words)
我怀念的是绝对炽热 (What I miss is the absolute passion)
我怀念的是你很激动 (What I miss is your agitated)
求我原谅抱得我都痛 (Pleas for me to forgive, hugging me till it hurts)
我记得你在背后 (I remember having you behind me)
也记得我颤抖着 (Also remember my trembling)
记得感觉汹涌 (Remembering the feelings that overcame me)
最美的烟火 (The most beautiful fireworks)
最长的相拥 (The longest embrace)
谁爱得太自由 (Who loved too freely)
谁过头太远了 (Who is it, once you’ve missed becomes too far away)
谁要走我的心 (Who took away my heart)
谁忘了那就是承诺 (Who is it, once forgotten becomes a promise)
谁自顾自地走 (Who left caring only for himself)
谁忘了看着我 (Who forgot to look at me)
谁让爱变沉重 (Who made love feel so heavy)
谁忘了要给你温柔 (Who forgot to give you some gentleness)

Ahh… Ooh…

我怀念的 (What I miss)
我还有想要爱你的冲动 (I still have the urge to love you)
我记得那年生日 (I remember my birthday that year)
也记得那一首歌 (Also remember that song)
记得那片星空 (Remembering that starry sky)
最紧的右手 (The tightest grip of my right hand)
最暖的胸口 (The warmest chest)

我放手 (I let go)
我让座 (I give up my place)
假洒脱 (Pretend to be nochalant)
谁懂我多么不舍得 (Who understands how much I can’t bear to part)
太爱了 (Love you too much)
所以我 (That’s why I)
没有哭 (Did not cry)
没有说 (Did not speak)

That is a very rough translation… it’s really hard to capture the poetic essence of Chinese lyrics.  Sigh.  The beauty is lost in translation.