Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Good Old Days

I was cleaning up my old stuff that I brought with me from KL last weekend. EG was telling me to throw away things if I don’t need them anymore. Well, he always thinks I keep rubbish. *blek*

I was going through my CD folders and the old CDs that I burned in Uni. I saw pieces and pieces of colored CD-Rs with title “My MP3”, “My MP3 (English)” and etc. It brought my mind back to the Uni time.

MMU is a University in the middle of no way that provides LAN and free internet to all their students. For us who stayed in the hostel, we really fully utilized it, and fully enjoyed it – downloaded albums, movies, mp3, and a lot others from the net, or other’s sites. For the guys, they took almost 70% of the bandwidth for LAN games (What else?!). And the most common things that we did was online chatting.

I missed those days, very much indeed.

Few days before, I was helping my friend to type out some proposals for church activities. He commented that I type very fast. I thought it’s very normal. Why? It was because in hostel, we chatted throughout the days and nights. It was our main communication tool to save our phone bills! I remembered my record was 7 yahoo messenger chat boxes on my computer screen at the same time. My fingers just flew over the keyboard and kept typing and typing for the whole night. Not to mention the blinking ICQ icon at the bottom right of the task bar. I even chatted with my lovely roommate even though we’re less than 2m away!! Talking about my piggy roommate, she can type with 2 fingers and she’s faster than anyone else. I wonder if she still types with 2 fingers now. :P

Those were the days. Crazy days.

Those were the days when we woke up, the first thing that we did was to on the computer before we went to the toilet to do the rest. When we’re back from the toilet, the lovely computer would then be loaded with all the messengers like yahoo, ICQ, and everything else online.

We have graduated since Uni for almost 5 years. All the memories still bring a big smile to my face. Those were the days when everything is sweet, and funny. Those were the days where you can find the purest and most sincere friendship.

I remembered how we had the birthday bash for Shizuka at the playground. I still remembered how cruel we were since we know she can’t run (she still can’t!). When all of us were running after her with flour and eggs, she squatted down and said: “Jiu Ming ar… (Help in mandarin)”, but her all good friends showed no mercy and the next thing she knew was, at least 10 eggs and X packets of flour just poured onto her head. Her poor roommates had to help to take out the flour + eggs on her hair for the whole night (till 5am?). She got to wash her hair for 3 times if I am not mistaken. That was the best birthday bash! We also gave her the most unique birthday present – a book of wishing cards. I hope she still kept it.

I remembered Piggy and I always played the MP3 in the room. And we always sing in the room. Then, she’ll always give me a Garfield look (she’s GOOD!) and tell me don’t sing with my 45 degrees eyebrows. That’s just hilarious when I think about it now.

Before we went for the prom night, Papa, Valerie and me had to dance Para-Para Sakura every evening in the room to keep ourselves fit! Me and Papa would also walk around the campus (had no stamina to jog!) to lose some weight. Sometimes the guys drove pass and saw us, they honked loudly at us. And we both will shyly try very hard to hide our faces away from them.

There’re just lots and lots of stories – in Library, in Lecture hall, in Tutorial, during dinner and etc etc. EG and I sometimes just can’t stop talking about it and keep laughing for the whole day esp. when we tried to imitate how other people, such as Soo, acted.

And I wonder if anyone still remembers the Lady in Red story. I found the old emails while browsing my yahoo mailbox. We were discussing on how we’re going for the graduation in Malacca in 2003. I remembered I just laughed out loud when I read the email while I was working in Vietnam even though I was the victim. And guess who wrote that email!

Once a upon a time, in a land called MMU; there was a princess called Winnie. One night she was hungry and had this urge to go eat supper. Usually during weekends in MMU there aren't many people around so she kinda ran out of options.

So happened her good friend Prince Ah Bi who messaged her on Yahoo!; and after some initial ehem** u know crocking :) he asked her out for supper cos he has not eaten dinner and was awfully hungry. What a coincidence. Arrangements were made and Prince AH bi was to pick her up at HB3.

So, our Princess Winnie dresses herself up putting on those little cute red slippers which would guranteee to get attention even though it was in the night. Having done that she walks to the placed agreed upon earlier and waits.

Guess who actually came to meet her; it was EuGeen, Bruce and AH Long. Turns out its was just a prank eg pulled off. Man was the princess furious; well this is an old story that somehow was missed in our numerous storytelling sessions. So this is how the title lady in red was made up. I bet it would've been a really sweet supper session if it was actually Prince Ah bi that picked her up. But thats another story... if I remember which is called Prince Ah bi and Princes Winnie goes to Penang.

ahhh... the wonders of internet chatting. So much for the red slippers

Those were the days! The good old days!


10 comments:

shizuka said...

aiyar.. u make me miss all the hiao pohsss a lot lar.. and also the days we were being together everyday....

in malacca hostel... i always kacau u n papa in ur room and also made everyone feel homesick and cried. i still remember the days we walked out from campus for dinners... always go for cheap meals and bring own bottles to save money... then moved out to the house in bkt beruang...remember those funny moments?.. that pc is always the funniest... still remember the days sitting round the table and study n do assignments.. :p hahaa remember how we boycott "ur fren" that always visit our house? let him sit at one corner.. dont let him join and don't want talk to them.. hahaa.. that was funny.. and most of the time u were in library... in cyberjaya.. we managed to survive and have fun in the jungle.. ahaha.. over the 3 years.. we were sitting next to each other in all classes..and gossip like anything in the class.... miss those days..we share our happiness, sadness and everything...

pENguiN~ said...

Ya loh.. those were really the days.... Remember all our jokes in Bkt Beruang..? Till now we still can laugh our tears out when we talked about it... Even though it's already 7 years ago!!!! Gosh... time really flies.....

eg said...

Yalor, now all the hiao pohs become auntie dy :D kekeke

pENguiN~ said...

All the buayas also become uncles mar.... :)

Chris said...

Hahaha...it's always fun walking down memory lane...but how come i never see u lots in bkt beruang ha last time? hmmmmm...

Chris said...

Aiksss...no no no...all buaya becomes biawak edi...last time buaya coz got to swin in the water preying for hiao pohs...now no more in the water edi, coz all buaya edi got their hiao pohs...so stay on land...kakakkakaka...

pENguiN~ said...

Aiks... like that also can!!!! Aw hyut....

Chris said...

AIkssss I still kenot figure out who is prince ah bi ????

pENguiN~ said...

Hahaha.. Ah Bi is my another friend in MMU. I dunno why we call him that but since everyone is calling him by the name, i just followed. And stupid EG was the one who wrote that stupid email. He was one of culprits that pulled my leg... damn it... :)

eg said...

Staying in Cyberjaya can make you go desperate for company sometimes :P