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Monday, March 31, 2008

bye bye BoBo...

Monday, 31st March 2008 -11:20pm Singapore time

So I managed to survive last week, deadlines, project meetings and whatever else la… Anyways, while writing my term paper last week, I got some books from Pixie who had gotten them from DeeDee was more than happy (I hope) to lend me the books she had borrowed from the library and I was more than happy to do the returning for her… The due date for the books was today and of course, silly me forgot to bring to school as I was almost late for class (as usual) and putting them in my bag slipped my mind…

And since I didn’t want Dee to get fined, I decided that I should go for a run and return the books at the same time… This was of course very good as: a) it’s been too long since I last went for a run and b) my usual running route brings me to campus ground anyway.

So I got my running gear on and started running! It was kinda weird carrying two books (in a paper bag) while I was running, but I got used to it… It wasn’t so bad and I arrived at the library halfway through the run anyway, so I got rid of them promptly…

So, missions accomplished! =)

After I was done with my run, I went to do my sit-ups as usual and then I noticed that my running shoes were totally busted… BoBo, my old pair of running shoes, died today…

Don’t ask me why I call my shoes BoBo; I just do… Haha… Anyways, this entry is a tribute to BoBo and all the years of service he has rendered to me… I got BoBo in late 2002 when I was still an instructor in the army… Since then, BoBo has been through thick and thin with me…

BoBo made sure I got Gold for my physical proficiency test, he also stuck with me when I went for my long runs to the other end of the island, did three half-marathons with me, and most importantly BoBo saw me through my first ever full marathon… In fact, he was with me for my second one too… So you see, BoBo has ran hundreds of kilometres with me…

Needless to say, BoBo has sustained a lot of injuries through all the years he’s been with me… I’ve used like two whole tubes of superglue to put him back together again when pieces of him fell out after I did my runs… And today, the whole of the right sole just detached itself from the main shoe… So yeah, I guess that meant that BoBo just can’t go on anymore… And I don’t blame him for totally falling apart…

So BoBo, thanks for being with through thick and thin, rain and shine, all the leg cramps and broken toenails… I love you and will always cherish all the protection you’ve rendered to my feet… :)

PS: My first interview with *the institution* was a success and I will have a second interview with them tomorrow, this time with the head herself… Yikes!

1 Comments:

Blogger Stella said...

Abang!! Congrats on ur interview! hehe..Tell me how the second one goes, but I'm sure u'll nail it!
And help me send my condolence to Bobo. It's okae i name my possessions too sometimes!

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