044/365: February 13, 2013
I always become such a giddy schoolboy when parcels come for me in the mail. That my past two parcels were sent by really good friends of mine just makes it that much more meaningful.
I picked up the gifts Lawrence sent me from the post office today, and since I promised I wouldn’t open it until we got on Skype, all I did was carry around the package at school all day, almost as if a much-coveted trophy. Hours (that trudged on as slowly as possible) later, we were finally both home and online. Let the gift-opening frenzy begin!
I unwrapped the parcel like a ten year old at Christmas, much to Lawrence’s amusement. He got me Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. We had talked about reading the book together before (more than anything, to motivate myself to actually finish reading a book), but I unfortunately couldn’t find a copy of it anywhere (which prompted me to buy his other masterpiece, 1Q84). I guess I have 2013’s second book to scratch off my Resolutions List now!
He got me a pack of Tim Tams, and a tube of Vegemite, too, because they’re both made in Australia. I tried a lick of the Vegemite and had absolutely 0 idea why anyone would eat it, or why Lawrence enjoyed eating it in the past. Acquired taste? I’ve yet to spread it on bread, though, so maybe my mind will change.
He also put in a card, and inside was a… very well-written letter. HAHA! I’m really looking forward to hanging out with you one day, too, Dr. Kash. Remember, it’s on my Bucket List, so it will have to happen eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Thanks, again, Lawrence! I hope you like your birthday gift :D
I am on a roll with friends this year, huh? I seem to have the nicest, and sweetest of them all :)