The Misadventures of Sibeh Sian

You can call me Sian. Sibeh Sian.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The long and short about That Day At The Airport



A few months back, Sushi Eating Friend told me she will be going on a working sojourn to China for the next couple of years. Being the dutiful friend I am, I was there at the airport to see her off.

Now you must understand that I don’t have very good feelings about the airport. Besides getting traumatized there by evil coursemates during my poly attachment, I had terrible childhood memories of that place. When I was young, trips to the airport was meant purely for the purpose of sending rich relatives off to some exotic and expensive destination. My mum, on the other hand, couldn’t even afford a sundae at McDonald’s for whiny little me. Heh.

Lousy memories aside, the airport can be a downright depressing place. For one, you see scores of teary people hugging each other at the departure hall, where words as innocuous as ‘Last Call’ can mean heart break for some. Then you have those who are flying off with no one to kiss goodbye with.

Being the generous friend I am, I told Sushi Eating Friend I’m ready with a hug or a kiss if she needs it. She reciprocated by flashing me the finger. It doesn’t pay to be kind these days.


“Will you be as nice as to send letters?” I’m the type who gets happy whenever I get stuff in the mailbox, even if it’s just junk or bills. “If you’re busy, postcards will do fine too.”

“Maybe. But no promises k?” Sushi Eating Friend is the proverbial non-committal type of guy, except for the fact she’s not a guy. “If I’m free, I might even get a cheap tie for you or something.”

“Deal. And drinks’ on me this time.”


I waved goodbye while her retreating back faded into an oblivion of nameless faces. After standing there for what felt like a very long time, I left.


Then when I was on the bus back, I received an SMS that went, “I’m just shitting you. I will be back in September. Heh.”

I have no idea why I am still friends with Sushi Eating Friend.

With Love,
Sibeh Sian

27 Comments:

  • At Monday, August 07, 2006 11:58:00 PM, Blogger eileen` said…

    aww..will you miss her?

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Jj said…

    Sian, wads sojourn ?

    You certainly have very unhappy memories of the airport.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:31:00 AM, Blogger Zhe Bin said…

    I'm beginning to like SEF!

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:32:00 AM, Blogger OLLie said…

    ay it's alright la Sibeh Sian. Gimme your address. I will write to you.

    But 'cause you like people to be thrifty, I will write a crap add on the front of the envelope, then write your address on the back. So that it will be reverted back to you.

    Sounds good?

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:01:00 AM, Blogger Sunflower said…

    sian, i can give you a hug too, :P

    sian i SO nice to you!!!!

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:10:00 AM, Blogger SaltPop. said…

    Haha, it's so nice ( I mean, funny) to see you being tricked by your friends. Haha. :D

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:25:00 AM, Blogger twinkies said…

    That's a good one she pulled on you! :D She is actually quite funny what, right? That is part of the reason why you still friends with her, I think... Why till now you still wonder.. I really do not know...

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:25:00 AM, Blogger bochup said…

    awww poor thing... somemore stand for a while after she left...

    anyways, I remember the days of sending off one another when I was doing long distance. It sucked... sometimes when driving home the eyes very blurry.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:06:00 AM, Blogger Green Ogre said…

    Oei, since you don't have a thing for Sushi Eating Friend, you could intro her to Zhebin.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Blogger pj said…

    while airport can be the saddest place full of goodbyes,

    it can still be the happiest place ever for reunions.

    when returning back to sg from studies os, i remember feeling unbelievably touched when the pilot would say after touchdown "dear passengers, welcome to singapore. For returning Singaporeans, welcome home."

    gosh it was ALL about the "welcome home".

    yeah. :)

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:29:00 AM, Blogger hannah said…

    you're still friends with her because you know she still treat you as a friend..but just that she likes to disturb you...*laughs* ever consider her to be your girl? hahahaha!

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:51:00 PM, Blogger old beng said…

    I like SEF a lot cos she always disturb / sabo / trick you and that makes me smiling. No offence la Sian, me also like you :)

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:24:00 PM, Blogger Disabled Lot said…

    Hey, I was doing my temasek poly attachment in airport, CAAS in year 2000.

    Do i know you?

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:32:00 PM, Blogger tunaflsh loves apple pie... said…

    Don't worry..Without SEF, there's still Nerd! Lol.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:53:00 PM, Blogger Adrenaline said…

    kaoz. i dun understand why would pp wanna hug u, when u have that repulsive face.

    wahahha.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:59:00 PM, Blogger red_satin said…

    Add another bad feeling of the airport to the list - Kena made a fool by SEF.

    Did you also shed a few tears at the departure gates that softened her enough to stop the prank?

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:37:00 PM, Blogger headofklay said…

    u should have pushed ur face again the departure window to leave ur mark at the airport..haha

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger nekoi said…

    I would love to have a friend like SEF! She's cool!

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 3:06:00 PM, Blogger sÞ¡ηηєє said…

    Somehow I realise you are attracted to women with men's character like SEF & Adrenaline.

    hahaahah

    Why ah? you into broke back subconciously is it? O_O

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 3:07:00 PM, Blogger sÞ¡ηηєє said…

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  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:49:00 PM, Blogger Saroette said…

    sian,

    i think u hv found ur match leh! she's perfect for u! haha

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 7:58:00 PM, Blogger miss jurisfiction said…

    I think SEF doesn't have many friends also huh. You are the only who sent her off? On an another note, I'm quite sure she will get you sth from China. So, don't worry about the accounting of "drinks."

    Hurhur.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:52:00 PM, Blogger Lawrence & Alicia said…

    I really really hope I hav frens like SEF, Nerd & Adrenaline.. With frens like them, u won't feel bored at all.. :P

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Eileen: Bleah. I forgot about her already. Heh.

    JJ: Sojourn is a type of kaya that is best spread over bread. Toasted. Heh.

    Zhe Bin: I hope you'll not be another one of the many acquaintances from uni who keeps bugging me for her number ;)

    Ollie: Your evil plan will one day get me blacklisted by SingPost!

    Sunflower: *Tears* You are so much nicer than the evil Adrenaline!

    Saltpop: Oei!

    Twinkles: Wait till you hear about the more evil pranks that she played on me when we were in uni. Heh.

    Grace: It sucks indeed. And oh! Do not drive when you have blurry eyes!

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Green Ogre: Nice idea. Zhe Bin, please send a detailed resume to me please.

    PJ: That was a nice touch by the pilot. And it being the eve of National Day, I feel so patriotic all of a sudden just reading your comment! Haha....

    Hannah: I would be very, very disturbed to find out that I enjoy being disturbed by SUshi Eating Friend. Or maybe I do. Heh.

    Old Beng: I like you too, Old Beng. Would you like me to break your back for you :)?

    Disabled Lot: Young Padawan, I was there with Adrenaline circa 1998.

    Adrenaline: oops, I think I just revealed your age.

    Red Satin: I have no tears because I use Head & Shoulders. *Trips over my lame joke that will probably be unappreciated because it was a really, really old advert.*

    HOK: The mata at the custom bring me in for questioning then you know ah.

     
  • At Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Nekoi: Believe me, you wouldn't think she's that cool when you are at the end of her sharp wit. Heh.

    Spinnee: Oh trust me, no way am I attracted to either of them. It just so happens that we managed to bump into each other in this awfully large universe of errors. Heh.

    Saroette: She don't shop at This Fashion leh. Haha.

    MissJ: Sushi Eating Friend is a lady who keep her many acquaintances at arm's length, and her few bosom buddies near her bosom. Haha, I'm just kidding.

    Alicia: You'll be surprised. Noticed I'm called Sibeh Sian? Heh.

     
  • At Wednesday, August 09, 2006 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Zhe Bin said…

    Actually, I was all ready to give you my number to pass to her. If that's not too much trouble.

    I promise I'll be a nice gentleman when she calls.

     

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