1. LOTS OF COFFEE
This month was basically the most “free” I’ve been since March. The heavy assignment days were over and I handed in my last assignment early this month and so the rest of it was basically me procrastinating and constantly semi falling asleep in class. Coffee (any anything containing caffeine) has been my absolute best friend. I would not have survived the intense workload and or the 3 hour sleeps I got consecutively. You are not welcomed, sleep deprivation.
2. MUM’S BIRTHDAY
The month started off with my mum’s birthday and the three of us grabbed lunch at a little café we visit frequently. Had some sentimental chats about life in general which I normally would not have shared, all thanks to the few glasses of wine I gulped quickly because I was so thirsty. It was a nice lunch. Normally, you’d feel much heavier after a meal, but that lunch left me feeling lighter and less burdened.
3. J&C WEDDING
Time is a fascinating thing. I think it’s only just sunk in that the youth group leaders I’ve known for almost seven years got married two weeks ago. They’ve been such a huge part of my high school life and I literally feel like I watched it all happen, so bear with me as I make myself seem more important in this entire situation than I actually am. The day started off with me cramming in a small hatchback for about an hour with four other guys as we commuted to Baulkham Hills for the morning ceremony. The first thing we did when we arrived was get coffee (trust). There’s something so special about weddings, the commitment and willingness to be there for one another for the rest of their lives. It’s a testament to the fact that true love still exists in this world.
The rest of the day became a photoshoot which involved everyone striking model poses shamelessly in front of my giant monster camera. I happily snapped away until I was the only one left to “model”. Needless to say I
posed like a pro was extremely awkward. If there was one thought to summarise my photoshoot, it would be ‘dear lord, help me.’
For me, I looked forward to the reception the most because, according to the few times I’ve been to weddings, there is a lot of fancy food and alcohol, so naturally it was the highlight of the entire wedding for me. I think that says quite a lot about me. But anyway, the night was filled with laughter and chatter and lots of clinking of the wine glass to get the couple to kiss, dancing, cameras flashing, FOOD, and of course champagne. It’s been a while since I’ve had so much fun and I can’t wait for something like this to happen again. But in the meantime, I’ll be saving this in my memory bank.
4. GLOOMY DAYS
The weather has been more consistently recently. The sun is out for the most part but during the late afternoons, the clouds come out to play and basically turns the entire town into one gloomy place. Honestly, I quite like the gloom. I’ve always been a fan of rainy weather and anything that’s not sunny and cheerful. That, too, says a lot about me as a human being. I think there’s something really relaxing about gloomy weather. It gives me clarity and helps me focus. Thank God it’s winter season now.