I have done/experienced 7 things for the first time in May/2015 and I want to talk about 6 of them.
1. Using A Lighter
Yes yes. You are absolutely correct. I have already come to the point of life where my age does not start with the digit '1' anymore and it is only until now that I have learned to use a lighter. I only learned how to use matches at the age of 18 because A-Levels examinations include lab sessions and we had to light up Bunsen burners ourselves and I can no longer depend on my friend to light it up for me like how she did for me in every practical session during exam. So I had to learn. But I have never learned and I never dared use a lighter.
Till that 2 days 1 night trip to Bamboo Village with friends and I was holding the lighter and talking and listening and unconsciously I just lit it up and I was like, 'WOW!!!!!' and everyone was like 'wtf?'
Yea. It just happened like that.
Which story you can read all about here
3. Stepping On Dog Shit
One day after class I went to fetch Biang to my house as we had somewhere to go together at night and I pass by her house every time en route home from uni. So I don't have to make another round and go get her before heading to where we were going. OKAY that is not the point.
So anyway, I parked my car outside my house at the side on the grass. We were ready to go and when I was stepping into the car, I felt that I stepped on something that sank. I ignored it and forgot about it almost instantly thinking that it was just mud. I sat on the driver's seat and when I raised my leg wanting to step on the accelerator I thought, 'Why is my foot so heavy?' then I remembered I stepped on something.
I turned on the lights in the car and checked out what it was on my slipper.
'I stepped on something. Is this shit or mud?' I asked as I was observing that brown stuff on my slipper.
'It's just mud I think...' she said.
As she said that, I used my finger to scrap it and the smell immediately reached my nose and I stared at her. 'It's shit.'
And I think she smelled it too for she stopped talking and her face changed and she asked me, 'Do you want to go inside and wash it?'
'No no, just pass me some tissue.' And I used my hand to use the tissue to wipe off a gigantic piece of squished shit on my slipper and the smell was HORRID. Then I held there in my hand a tissue-wrapped shit and I was like, 'WHERE DO I THROW THIS?'
'JUST THROW IT OUTSIDE.'
'BUT THAT'S LITTERING.'
'THROW INTO LONGKANG.'
And I did.
'Can you go inside and wash it off? The smell is unbearable.' She said.
She chased me off my own car to go into my house to wash my slipper. LOL.
Then for that one whole night the smell kept lingering in my nose and because our nose and mouth are interrelated I could almost taste it in my mouth. And also, I touched it with my hand. Then out of habit, I smell everything I hold in my hand, so yes, I brought the tissue-wrapped shit close to my nose and gave it a sniff. (thinking of it now: omg.)
Then we went to have dinner with friends and Biang passed me the menu and I was like, 'No no no, I cannot eat now.'
That went on for one whole night. Till the next morning too.
4. Buying A Condom
We had to do a poster presentation targeted at secondary school students with the theme Human Reproduction something something. So we chose the title 'Premarital Sex' as it was easy to talk about and also easy to convey and it was a hot issue in the world now and it is also easy for secondary school students to understand.
We had our introduction and causes and effects and there was this part we decided to talk about prevention. Like all typical talks and presentations on prevention for sex of any kind or unwanted pregnancy and that kind of stuff, condom was one of the preventions. Also, our poster looked too wordy and lack of decorations, so we decided to just paste a packet of condom there as a related decoration.
I bought all the essentials for the poster presentation which included the mounting board, and the condom. Others like tapes and marker pens and all we already had. But that is once again, not the point.
I went into the shop and walked towards the condom section and stopped in front of it, deciding which to buy. I was taking such a long time to decide that another person just came and was like, 'Excuse me.' then reached for one and took it and made the payment. I then looked at Shelley who was there on my first condom purchase and said, 'That one is regular customer.'
Finally, I took a condom and headed to the counter to make my payment. Then the cashier was too immature and kept looking at me and smirking and grinning. DUDE, it's not what you think.
5. Doing A Backbend Bridge
From standing position, mind you, not the lay on flat ground and push yourself up with your hands one.
I back hurt and I was bending it around, doing a forward port de bra and a backward port de bra and side ones. Then as I was bending backwards I suddenly thought: I wonder if I can reach the ground.... And as I was thinking I kept bending and bending and bending and then my hands touched the ground and I was overjoyed and was all like, 'Heeeyyyyy! I did it!' in my head. Hahahhaha!
A month or two ago, before I went on ballet hiatus, this teacher made the whole class do this and the whole class was able to do it except three. I was one of those three. IT WAS EMBARRASSING. But I think by now all three of us are able to do it. Which is good! Improvement. (Y)
This. This is the thing I mean.
6. Sitting and Chilling in NEWS.com
We wanted to get ice-cream and we went to McDonald's but the machine was spoiled or something and they DIDN'T HAVE ICE-CREAM. DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN MCDONALD'S DON'T SELL ICE-CREAM?
So then we went a little further up the street and went into this higher class kedai runcit place and bought ice-cream and there were tables and chairs so we just sat there and talked and chill. That day, we talked about our random likes and dislikes. From food to noises to weird fetishes.
I was just thinking about the question: 'When was the last time you did something for the first time?'