Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Run!

I finally commenced on my weekly running once more after 2 weeks plus of resting from a nasty bout of flu. I put on my spanking new Asics shoes, generously sponsored by my girl pals of Samantha and Sandy. Gracias, my ladies.



The shoes felt wonderously light, as compared to my ancient Adidas pair. I jogged along at a comfortable pace, with my iPod blasting in my ears until I saw someone stopping the traffic on the roads. Apparently, there was a procession of white-draped people and some of them were tossing joss paper. Behind them, a lorry adorned with neon-colored decorations inched along, somewhat resembling a funeral procession. Cluttered with the smoke from burning incense and offerings along the road, it was a rather eerie sight, especially when it was around 10pm at night.

I have never seen a funeral procession at night. Have you?

There was a chill down my spine as I ran against the procession at an even faster pace, unfortunately towards the next part of my route which was rather isolated and consisted of nothing but trees. Then I remembered Alan telling me during last Friday's wine session - "They live on trees, you know."

Trying to ignore that nagging hearsay, I continued, hoping no ghouls on prowl this Hungry Ghost Festival would interrupt my jog.

Thankfully, it was uneventful.

Anyway, I have received very nice belated birthday cards. One, all the way from Berkeley with a dubious-looking Adidas voucher which I do not intend to utilize. The other was a Hoops and Yoyo card. Oh, and Emily came by to have lunch with me and bestowed me with a DIY manicure/pedicure set. But in truth, I am quite a retard using these girly stuff. Haa.

Right, mum's birthday treat at Coca Restaurant tonight.

6 Comments:

Anonymous S said...

Ahh.. new shoes.. i need to get one new pair of asics too..

i think Kayano X just died on me.. hence causing my injury.. sigh..

i have been trying to walking kingsley before 12am... somehow.. i get the shivers when it comes close to 12 and IMAGINATION runs wild.. and i kept going 'excuse me' for every pee or poo that he does.

bbrrrr...

3:51 PM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

ehh why 12 am, I thought they will be around 24/7 now that it is Hungry Ghost Festival??? Hee hee.

Eh, if thats the case, I have to say 'excuse me' every time because Toto pees alot!!!

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Toukarin said...

You need help in using the DIY manicure/pedicure set? =P

10:52 PM  
Anonymous s said...

err.. late cos i work late sometimes and walk kingsley before bedtime so that he doesn't hold too long. :)

going for the hash? if you need a ride.. just give a yell!

11:27 PM  
Blogger jellybeano said...

s: Hey, thanks for the offer of a ride but I think Mandai is really far off for you to make a u-turn. I will try to get the use of the car for the next hash that fits my family car's sharing schedule. :D

Meanwhile, if you wanna go Kent Ridge Park or Labrador Park or Sentosa with Kingsley on Sundays, do drop me an email! I usually can borrow the car on Sunday afternoons, hee. ;)

10:41 AM  
Anonymous S said...

okies... next hash then.. we had a great time this hash.. despite of my foot.. and limping in slippers!

do check out the pictures :)

10:10 PM  

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