The Tale of a Random Text Message

How many of you have had random text messages beeping into your phone every now and then?

I'm not refering to those promotional ones coming from the telcos - rather text messages coming from random unidentified phone numbers.

Think Chinese New Year, Christmas and New Year's Day.

All those forwarded text messages from numbers your phone book doesn't recognize.

Usually - I don't reply. But today - I oddly did. (about 9 hours later though)

Here's the story:

(received message)
hey i'm here edi saw your car hehe
From: +6012xxxxxxx
Sent: 08:19AM
08/04/2008


As I opened and read this message - rolling under my quilt, I thought to myself "You got to be kidding!! Who in the right mind is outside my house at this ungodly hour..." Mind you I slept at 5 am the night before finishing up some work.

Anyway, 9 hours later...

(sent message)
Hi. Who is this? Got a text from you earlier.
Sent: 05:02PM
08/04/2008


(received message)
This is xxxxx la haha you think i'm some stalker?
From: +6012xxxxxxx
Sent: 05:04PM
08/04/2008


"Well, yes I DO think you are a stalker." Who wouldn't? But being nice and friendly I replied...

(sent message)
Er. xxxxx? I think you're texting the wrong person.
Sent: 05:02PM
08/04/2008


(received message)
oh gosh i'm so silly la. i wanted to text to my friend joel low haha sorry sorry sorry!malu malunye =P
From: +6012xxxxxxx
Sent: 05:06PM
08/04/2008


Hmph. First of all who in the world is xxxxx? And now who is this joel low?

Then I thought to myself. Okayy. Maybe there is a possibility of me knowing this xxxxx person - because my name is in her phone book as 'Joel'.

Also, that name 'xxxxx' sounded quite familiar. So i tembak her surname in the next text message.

(sent message)
Well. The text was quite freaky la. xxxxx xx?
Sent: 05:02PM
08/04/2008


(received)
haha yes yes i was meeting up my uni friend at a cafe i arrived and saw his car but he wasn't around so i text him and asked.malu.ya xxxxx xx aka jelly xx
From: +6012xxxxxxx
Sent: 05:11PM
08/04/2008


Anyway, after recollecting my thoughts - I used to date xxxxx back in high school. Like, form 2? Didn't remember her as jelly xx though.

Wow. How time flies...

Anyway, just some snapshots from the talk I gave at the IACT Open Day.


I was trying to describe how Web 2.0 applications function and how sexy it was. Thus the hand movements representing the curves of a woman. Nah..just kidding!


Me with a bunch of future rockstar advertising graduates after the super looooooong talk.

I had a great time. This bunch were just awesome! ;)

19 comments:

  1. you know why web 2.0 is better?

    because web 2.0 is female.

    (that's what you said - curves and all!)

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  2. LOL.

    eh! pencuri photos! XD
    want more? i've got a few more pics here with me.

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  3. eh. facebook tags la. =)

    send em over to my email.

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  4. A girl you used to date in form 2? I've got like 100 names that flashed through my mind.. :)

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  5. Joel Neoh this is err a BIT out of place here, but WHY are you not on Nuffnang!

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  6. wah form 2... hahaha.

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  7. eh jac. don't start.=)

    anyway - during form 2 i remember being very reserved. true?

    immi: its not what you are thinking..

    skyler: whoa! what are you doing here? =)

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  8. lol. and now i'm intrigued by what you think i'm thinking... :P

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  9. Haha come on I read quite a few posts already. Can I be your friend =))))

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  10. Joel.. pertaining to your last comment.. *silent*. :)

    Besides, one day, I would really want to know who you're talking about. haha.

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  11. jade: thks!

    immi: so what are you thinking now...i ain't psychic.=)

    skyler: if you stop calling me ben i'll be your friend.

    jac: you know who it is lah. hint - you used to label her your sister. don't know why you did that though. i guess its a high school thing. pet-bro, pet-sis, etc...

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  12. You forgot your ex? hahaha!

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  13. it was a looooooooooong time ago! like 11 years! and besides i haven't heard from her since.

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  14. haha..i must say..it is alwiz so interesting to read ya blog...=p

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  15. oh well, nth especially scandalous if that's wat's running around in ur mind. ;)

    i'm just thinking that u're one of the early bloomers... :P

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  16. Joel, there's 2 girls in my mind right now of whom I may have labelled as 'sis'. But I think I may know who you're talking about. And if I'm not mistaken, that's when you're in form 4 la or form 5. Anyway nevermind. I'm so confused now.

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  17. Li Jane Cheng29/4/08 8:15 PM

    Joel & Jac - You've got me thinking. I am confused too. Somehow I am picturing someone really small and cute :D

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