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My brain is in a mess.

Part time lover

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I’m old. I know that. The moment the clock hit midnight on 6/6/09, I declared (1) the lost of my youth, (2) that I am now really in my twenties (3) that its really ok being old (it has a lot of benefits). However to deny that I sometimes want to be 18 again would be foolish of me, as I do get that feeling once in awhile. But fuck that, we’re not getting any younger.

10 signs of old age a.k.a Omg I’m 22, save me

1. Interest in health


This is probably the NO.1 sign that you’re getting older.

Remember those discussions of whose place you should get drunk at before a party or where you can get cheap shit from?? Well they’re now limited to about once every three months when you bored of being old, most of them are now replaced by discussions on where you guys should meet to exercise, what detox you should be going on because you’ve been drinking too much or what kind of diet will get rid of that horrid office tummy roll.

2. Aches and pains


There was once a time when your body felt no pain, well at least you have no real recollections of pain at certain ages. But now getting your period causes back aches, going in and out of air con so much causes headaches and all that exercise is a little tough on your knees, so they hurt a little sometime as well. Not forgetting the kind of shoulder and back aches you get from sitting in front of the computer 9 hours a day.

Of course you’ll just tell yourself that no pain = no gain, and its just an excuse for a massage in some spa – which is also rather old mind you.

3. Discussions about money – mostly about how to be rich by the time you’re in your late twenties (turning 30 probably deserves a book)

We’re talking about stock markets, shares, economic downturns, starting up your own company, making big big buckaroos. So that we can have a family / travel and one day retire comfortably. Hello fellow ancients.

4. Self Improvement



“What do you do in your free time?”

‘Well, I like to read.’

“What do you read? ”

“Oh lots of stuff, I particularly like books like Freakonomics, Blue Ocean Strategy and that one about how Starbucks made it big. Good stuff.”

‘Mmmmmm… yes, yes all good books, but I personally prefer, blah blah blah.’


5. Hygiene

There’s nothing wrong with showering 3 times a day. I’m allowed to be pissed with people who insist on walking around my room without washing their feet first. Shower before you get on my bed! I don’t like you, you stink, and I’m really not afraid to tell you. Hello oily hair, time for a shower!!

There’s nothing wrong with being clean and smelling nice, its just a concept the young ones don’t get.

6. Courtship


No I don’t want to fuck her, I just want to hold her hand and watch her sleep. All the boys around me are old too.

7. Home improvement

Picture 1

I have a tab dedicated to Home decor and stuff in my Reader. Srsly.

Let me tell you what happens during my weekends nowadays. No matter how late I sleep, I’m usually up by 9.30am because my body REFUSES to sleep any later then that. After waking up so early, there is nothing much to do, so I clean. I dust, vacuum, mop and if I’m feeling very enthusiastic, I clean my windows too. Then I find things around the house that need to be done, mostly this involves making my space a little prettier. How old do I sound right now?

8. Hobbies

There is no joy in not having anything to do after a long week of work, so you need to occupy your weekends fruitfully. Meet a group of like minded individuals, go for a belly dancing class or go for a walk with your family. All things which I do, btw.

9. Boredom


So bored that we decided to imitate the poster in Zouk’s smoking corner.

Clubbing? Yawn. Getting drunk? Yawn. These things are most fun when you are new to them, then they just slowly turn into fungus like a loaf of bread in a moist place. Let’s just meet a nice chill-out kind of bar and have some fajitas and margaritas, so we don’t need to strain our voices over the loud music or act like we’re having fun.

10. Kids


Not your own of course, you’re not that old yet. But everywhere you turn, all you see are kids!! Everyone below the age of 21 is a child to you and aren’t they annoying as hell?? Annoying and kind of ugly because they haven’t learnt how to use their looks to their advantage yet, or maybe they just have none, whichever. I’m too old to look at them closely and analyze such nonsense. I have better things to do, like clean.

Well, all said and done, I really do like the fact that I’m much more mature now. It makes a whole lot of things better (:


Written by priya.balraju

July 4, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Rant

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  1. i so identify with your post… esp about KIDS. gawd, hate ’em! especially those skinny girls with overly heavy makeup and nothing going on between their ears


    July 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    • omg vanessa is that u? like long time friend, havent seen u in forever, vanessa?


      July 8, 2009 at 1:36 am

  2. hahaha yup that vanessa.


    July 12, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    • eh how u been? email me or smthg leh.


      July 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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