Now I only have one grandparent who is still alive. It's scary. It means that my parents will soon leave too, and I'm not getting any younger.
It's scary that my grandparents were 63 once, and I, as a child thought, 'Wow, tuanya!' but now, my parents are at that age.
The first time I realized about this was a few years ago when I worked with the elderly. "How old are you?" I asked. I always had the feeling: Wow, you are not very much older/ younger than my parents.
We are all aging. Can we stop the time now?
I invited my friends/ colleagues for a paintball session. They were keen to join and one of them talked about how he was going to shoot me.
"I'm gonna aim at your butt. But your butt is small, so it's gonna be challenging," he and my other colleague laughed away.
I always thought I had a nice bum, so, I said, "What! I have a small bum? Damn!"
"No, correction, it's micro," they broke into laughters again.
Okay, so now it's time to pump it up!
I think, nowadays, I mostly spend time with my friends playing games. I remember when I was younger, we used to eat and watch movies a lot. Seriously, melepak.
Perhaps, it's because of our stressful lives handling our careers, we'd rather go for something wild, as a way to release it. Or maybe, simply because we have tried eating at every hip restaurant they are in the Klang Valley. Plus the fact that parking spots are so difficult to get nowadays, it drives me nuts!
In a way, it is kinda sad that we don't have a favourite hang-outs, somewhere that we can call 'the usual'. It's okay, since our gang members stay in every part of Klang Valley, so changing our meeting place everytime seems fair.
And we always welcome new people into our lives, we all can freely bring our own friends and that's how our network gets bigger.
And when there are more brains in the group, that's how we come up with games, a weekend getaway, fishing trips, paintball, workshops, theatres, orchestras and such.
I upload the pictures of these events to Facebook and I have people asking which one is my boyfriend.
The thing is, my boyfriend only pops out once in a while.
Sometimes, I think it's not fair for him since I'm really close to the other guys in my group. But he should understand that without these good friends in my life, I may not go as far as I got. Each and every one of them contribute something in my life and I appreciate that.
And to make sure he's always there with me, my boyfriend forces me to wear my ring all the time which I gladly do even without him asking me to.
When people don't know start to tease that I'm going out with such and such, my friends and I always pretend to go along with it for 5-10 minutes until my friends tell that I'm booked and all I have to do is raise my hand and show the bling.
I love it. I love my friends. I love my boyfriend. And currently, I love my life.
Again, can we stop the time now? I am currently so contented, I don't want things to change.
I hope, all of us will age together and our relationships will develop into something even more beautiful, 20-30 years down the line.
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