Life

Entering through the narrow gate anecdote

While carrying the oblong box under my left arm, I dipped into my pocket for the mini key pouch. Passing the pouch to my left hand, while holding it underhand, I unzipped
it to free the keys with my right. Grabbing hold of the key for the lock, I joggled it into the lock to open the gate. With the lock held in one hand, I tried to sidle through the narrow gate but was immobilised when the box was suddenly caught between the sides of the gate. Oh, goodness gracious me, I muttered. To free the gridlock, I lifted the box up vertically along the sides of the gate with supine hands before gliding it through in midair. What a feat! I gave a pat on my shoulder for a job well done. What do you say?

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Life

An Embarrassing Moment…

Back to our nest. Guess what? I had the most embarrassing moment while basking in the quietude of the library reading. So quiet and tranquil in the reading room, I couldn’t help but fell under the spell of soporiferousness. In no time, I was nodding my head away in a crescendo bobbing motion. Then, all of a sudden, I knocked the back of my head against the window pane behind me–exploding a loud splat-like sound. To my embarrassment, many eyes transfixed at me–making me the culprit of silence breaking. What an embarrassment! I played possum– gave a doltish look–one that was stolid.

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My Nasty Fall Anecdote

After locking the car doors with the key remote, I strode across the road towards the void deck of block 507. Almost instinctively, I straddled up the greenswarded patch beside the railed slopy walkway for the wheel-bound. Little did I know, the moist dewed grass would spell the impending disaster. While straddling across the ditch, I slipped, lost my footing, fell sprawling over with my palms propping against the edge of the ditch but with my left knee buckled and grazed. Feeling awkwardly ungainly and embarrassed, I swiftly picked myself up to avoid being spotted by the stocky man exercising with his back facing me. In a bid to get away from watching eyes, I scrambled off with a little limp. Only when I felt the tingling pain sear through my left knee did I realise it was grazed.  Thank God that the length of the denim shorts was long enough to cover my knee and attenuate the impact of the nasty abrasion. What a freak accident!

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Snippets of Inspiration

At the coffee shop, one can see klatsches of young and old alike, piddling away their time in plebeian confabulation. Buzzing conversations interspersing all round the shop, it’s telling that there’s no room for any quiescent solace for one’s indulgence except to blend in with the raucity of the bustle.

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