Last tuesday evening, Renfu kindly taught me blading. dyl came along too as he was on leave and he wanted to look for daniel wayne and the other preteens from church. finally, I have the chance to blade for the first time in my life! (pardon my ignorance but I guess not knowing how to blade is better than not knowing how to cycle.) renfu said I wasn’t bad for a first-timer, at least I could balance and walk. I managed to skate slowly by starting with small steps and practicing back and forth on a bridge, with a railing to guide me. Later I managed to go a bit faster and further, albeit at a small pace. However, I still can’t go over humps, I tend to get nervous and lose my balance. Apparently, I only fell twice at the end when I was going over 2 humps. haha. It was nice but tiring.
After that, renfu asked me if I want to join them for night cycling later in the night. hmm, I’ve never really cycled through the night before, and I decided to join them. we met at 10.30pm at east coast, the bike rent was cheap, only $7 for the whole night! And it was a good mountain bike with suspender. There were 9 of us: alvin phua, jimmy, li keng, zong yao, jia yi, nathaniel, matthew, renfu and me. it was pretty exciting, even though I don’t know all of them. But I appreciate the opportunity to be in their company. we cycled through ECP, fort road, nicoll highway, shenton way and to mount faber! at night very shiok, few cars and we can own the lane. haha. the uphill climb was tedious and tiring, we ending up pushing after a while. It was 1am and there was a SBS bus 408…realised the last bus was 3am! haha. if only we can carry our bikes up the bus.
At the top, we had a mini-picnic, did weird poses and took many photos. Apparently, there were some other people up there too, in the middle of the night. It was almost 1am already. We had some fun before we left the peak. The downhill ride was the best…almost like Initial D! lol…just that bikes can’t make use of drains. alvin said we should go up and come down again! haha no strength already lah.
we decided to cycle from telok blangah to Lido’s 24hr McDonald’s via Zion Road. there were some caucasian people harassing the counter staff or something. we had a short rest and meal before we cycled back to ECP via orchard. we parked the bikes at the shop and went off to VJC. surprisingly, the SCs were having their night “reflection” walk, there were people everywhere….on the bridge, along the path, and the back gate was open and santosh was there. haha. some of them played basketball upon entering sch, while the others slept. I rested for a while before leaving home. actually wanted to stay in sch but too tired and didn’t want to spoil my body clock for synergiz later in the night.
all in all, it was fun. but 90% of the time, everyone was talking about NS, and I could only sit and listen. perhaps that’s one of the disadvantages of being enlisted late…
anyway this was a late post cos was busy everyday from thur-sat due to synergiz youth conference at bethel ag. it was a good experience and immersion in the presence of God.