Crooning on my STEREO: Falling In Love by LISA LOEB
Yesterday I had a pointless conversation with a friend from my home country:
Bimbo: My boyfriend is buying me the Sony Ericsson MP3 phone for X mas!!! I am so lucky!!
Me: Wow, you lucky tart.
Me thinks: okay.. if a piece of hardware makes you happy...
Bimbo: What is your boy getting you?
Me: Dunno. But he's cooking his mum's recipe for me! So it's all nice!
Me thinks: I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
Bimbo: And... ?
Me: We'll do the usual. Am spending lots of quality time with him before he goes home to Salerno for Christmas. And I am leaving for Spain on Xmas eve.
Me thinks: I will be heartbroken. I will probably not see him for a long time after that.
Bimbo: I see...... He's not following you back to Malaysia?
Me: It's alright cos he's very broke. You know, the poor dear is still a student and this is his final year. I need him to concentrate on his books and not tail me around.
Me thinks: Trust me, I know.
Bimbo: Your friend X told me you bought him a Sisley shirt from Florence!!!
Me: Yeah, he looks so hot in it I could die!!! I was so relieved I got the right size...
Me thinks: Swooooooooooooon
BImbo: And he didn't get you anything?
Me: Why should he? I just gave it to him today!
Me thinks: Brace yourself, Lyn. Bimbo is embarking on an inquisition.
Bimbo: No, no.. your friend X and I were talking about you the other day. We'd thought that you'd date some Tan Sri's son or some sort of upper middle class family friend.....
Me: Why do you say that? I was never in love with any of those spoilt brats to begin with. In fact, the ones I know are imbeciles who only have eyes for anorexic gold-diggers.
Me thinks: Jeez, those stupid rich kids who drive their father's cars.
Bimbo: I know, but a girl should always date a man who can pamper or keep up with her lifestyle. it's a sense of social security....
Me: You are beginning to sound provincial.
Me thinks: I think you are dumb. As usual.
Bimbo: No offence... but some people will bitch about you when you go home.
Me: Really? Bitch about how happy I am?
Me thinks: Nothing new. The price of fame.
Bimbo: You know, about you dating a poor Italian student for a short period and stuffs...
Me: Well, I am a student too and I've been poor eversince I left my job. I'm in my first steady relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect. He may be a pauper but I don't need him to buy me a Fendi bag to make me the happiest girl in the world.
Me thinks: I feel the urgency to hold an exclusive press conference on my lovelife.
Bimbo: But handbags are your true love!
Me: I said that when I WAS single. It's all different now, honey. And if I am dying for bags, I can surely afford them myself.
Me thinks: I am soooooo looking forward to cope with this type of material-cow mentality when I return to Malaysia. I certainly cant live without these morons.
In 11 days, I will leave Perugia's simple life. Just as I'm falling in love with it.
In case you were wondering where I've disappeared to last weekend,
It was more crooked than I thought. Oh, I also visited Perugia's rival town:
This is for you, JENN. I forced her to skip Siena for Perugia.
Blame the bad photography on my makeshift aka. broken camera. I need a new one.