Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ciao, Arivederci: THE GRAND FINALE.

Crooning on my STEREO:
Love Generation by BOB SINCLAIR

This week is all about GOODBYES. The much dreaded word on everybody's lips, with the exception for those who are pretty sick of trampling on doggy poo in Perugia.

I think I've come a long way since writing the very first chapter on my Italian stint three months ago. I used to despise the dodgy Italian men, the doggy poo and the non-english speaking crowd.

Oh, how much that has changed. You know that when you have left an impression on this little town when you see your name published on thousands of pub flyers distributed across the city.

Spot my name, will you?

I think it is all that binge drinking.
Perugia have taught me a DONT STRESS. JUST DRINK attitude which I will adopt for the rest of my twenties. Pascal and I adore that philosophy.

All that puking, street brawling and disjointed Italian public chants will be missed. Unfortunately, I can't continue this shameless legacy when I am back home in Malaysia. Lisa loves her drinks as much as I do.

I said goodbye to my London pals: John, Steph and Rocky (who's obviously not in the picture) for their brief but wonderful visit to Italy. Not only have they tolerated my drunken antics, they listened to my I- will- miss- Perugia woes.

To prove that I've actually been attending classes for the past three months, here's a photo I took with my cheeky little brother from Hong Kong during the final LabAudio session. We were too busy camwhoring at the back of class.

I will miss the 20 odd-people from all corners of the globe in my tutorials. They actually attend more classes than I do. It's amazing how the strange lot of us get along so damn well.

Then there's Andrea. The bar dude in my university who makes the best ciocalata calda. The one who has tolerated my hangover complaints every morning. A wonderful friend who has seen me in my most drunken stupor.

Anton and Astrix from Holland is an inspiring couple who have gone through thick and thin. I wish them every happiness. This month stands as their first year wedding anniversary and they are planning to buy a house in Italy. Anton is one of the rare few who indulges in foie gras as much as I do.

I said goodbye to Giovanni's pet turtle in his backyard. I fell in love with this creature before I fell for him.

I said goodbye to Kwan, the other Malaysian scholar who has been a very supportive and wonderful friend. She left for Paris this morning.

There are thousands of photos which I'd love to put up on this grand finale. Strangely speaking, I'm certain that I will miss everybody: my drink buddies, my weeding buddies, my skiving buddies, my bimbotic buddies, my stalkers, my club PRs, the construction builders opposite my flat, the grocery man, the postman, my landlady, the bartenders and the homeless dudes near the fountain.

I guess life will be different. I felt this familliar sadness when I left Malaga last year. Perhaps it is a little heavier this time.

Grazie mille, Perugia.
Ci Vediamo Dopo.

The farewell party is tonight. I will drink myself very silly and dance to Bob Sinclar for the last time in a very long time.....


Simple American said...

Hello poster girl! Parting, parting. So sad is the parting. Big hug for you mui! Hope you can keep in touch with your mates.

Look forward to your next Spannish adventure.

car@ said...

babes i know it is sad to say goodbye, so sad...but be happy you have lived it! :-) i know you are quite sad, i will try my best to cheer you up and your friend with our party here and good food! :-) i know nothing can substitue love, but i will give you mine and my family and friends again! MUACKS!!! see u on sunday!!!! :-)

Bohsia's final detox day said...

Oh hunnnnnnn,

We'll be back next year!!

Miss you like you'll miss Perugia!

Il Divo is waiting for you all over town. Hahah

Call me as soon as u touch down k!

Beer Brat said...

Partying.. you again.. :)

Merry Xmas, gorgeous.

Mirebella said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow but the memories will last forever.

Hola from Singapore chica!

Have a great Xmas and an awesome New Yrs. May all your dreams come true next yr.

Lotsa love!

lilyliverbird said...

I've loved reading about your time at Perugia! I'm sad you're leaving too. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year darling *mwah*

anttyk said...

Merry Christmas, Lyn... ;)

Jenn said...

Im so sad ur leaving... I hate goodbyes!! but cara is right, be happy u have lived it.. like i always say, DONT CRY BECAUSE ITS OVER, SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED!! damn, i miss europe... and the men... sigh.... 14 months to go.. have yourself a merry lil christmas and catch u soon sweetie!

sic6sense said...

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year Lyn the gorgeous!

have a great one at Puerto Banus!

Mitzzee said...

sounds amazing!!! i have to relink you, just found u via cara!

heard you are getting together with her too, so enjoy! and merry christmas gorgeous! happy new year too! xo

Yng Lyn said...

merry christmas to all my lovelies :) hugs to all of you!!!!!

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