We had a rather stormy start, F and I.
We’d met at work, supposed to be in the same team. But she was unbelievably hostile towards me right from the beginning.
The thing about me is that I’m actually A LOT more sensitive than I let on. I don’t mean that I get all sensy about things, but that I can pick up vibes and nudges and all that jazz quickly and easily. So although I could feel her very strong dislike for me, I didn’t bother much about it. I don’t need my colleagues to like me for me to feel happy.
You see, the other thing about me is that I’m chill about these things. I may pick up vibes that someone’s hostile towards me, but I usually can’t be bothered. It ain’t my lifelong mission to make everyone like me. I can live with just having a small circle of friends, and I already have that small circle of friends. I don’t need nor want to be popular.
I really don’t care.
So even though I’ve observed or felt certain things, I don’t usually say or do anything about it unless necessary. And I try not to let it get to me, bother me, or let it get in the way of work.
But strangely, over time, F‘s hostility went down a little and we started to have more meaningful exchanges. And then over somemore time, we even became more friends than colleagues.
By the time I left the team a year later, we were pretty close. In fact, she even became a part of one group of my friends. F would sometimes join us for dinner, and a small group of us even traveled to Malacca together once.
Yea, it’s funny how things pan out in life sometimes *shrugs*
Anyway, F and I were playing with FACE Q, an app to create avatars earlier today. We created avatars for ourselves and also for each other, and then we compared ^o^
Here, check out my FaceQ version of F!
Butter is the name of her corgi, and F hates getting caught in the rain coz it nearly-always makes her fall sick.
And here’s her own version of herself!
Okie, F knows her own face better. Gotta say hers really does look like her real self!
Now let’s check out mine!
Here’s my first try of my own face… *sheepish*
And here’s F‘s creation of how she thinks I look like.
Okie, looks like I suck at this FaceQ thingy ^o^
Hers is better, even for my face! My hair’s not so fluffy since I got it rebonded a month ago. And although it’s short now, people still associate me with long hair. F commented that my eyes are kindda big… hmmm, but hey, I got the red lippie, black clothes and mole down pat!
But but but F had to remind me to add the yellow crown! Aigooooo… how could I have missed out on that?! Me VIP leh! And ya, me also known as the pink princess in certain quarters, bwahwahwah!
So fun! Go downloand FaceQ and play!
You can choose hairstyle, hair colour, face shape, skintone, shape of eyebrows, eyes, lips, etc etc etc! The hand gestures and all are pretty cool too!
And… talking about F, she’s just moved into her new place and we’d gone to her housewarming party over the weekend!
Fwahwahwahwah, guess what we’d brought her?
Yesssss! Toilet rolls!
When we brought it into the flat, F‘s mom was taken aback and asked if we were seriously giving them toilet rolls! (I hope F has explained things to her by now!)
Actually, we were only joking. You see, in Korea, the popular housewarming gifts really do include toilet rolls and laundry detergent!
In Korea, housewarming parties are called Jipdeuri (집들이), and people often bring toilet rolls.
Toilet rolls sorta symbolize that things will roll smoothly and good things will keep happening just like how the toilet rolls roll!
As for laundry detergent, it actually means that prosperity (wealth) will multiply, just like how the detergent can create endless suds that keep multiplying.
Of course we prepared a ‘serious’ housewarming gift too, on top of the toilet roll, hee! Here’s hoping all will be well and happy with F and her family at their new place.