I am that guy

MercerMachine’s “cannot help but follow” meme (trackbacks via Tomorrow.sg).

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I am that child who thought he was born on the moon because his mother told him he was ‘born the same time the first man stepped on the moon’. I am that child that still cannot follow long sentences.

I am that boy who was misdiagnosed as having a hole in the heart, and spent half a year wondering how it would be like to miss Christmas that year. I am that boy who was as stunned as his parents were elated that it was a misdiagnosis. I am that boy whose best laid plans for death at six and a half were dashed.

I am that middle sibling who was never starved for attention because big sis and little brother were, well, big sis and little brother, and there were bruises to show for it.

I am that primary schoolboy puzzled that Chinese was his ‘mother tongue’ when all mother spoke was English. I am that kid who spoke Hokkien to his brother who spoke Cantonese. I am that schoolboy who endured ten years of Chinese tuition and scored four consecutive F9s with a flourish.

I am that budding school play actor who auditioned and scored the lead in ‘The Crucible’, only to be told a week later that the lead actress was too tall for me. I am that budding actor who was deluded enough to think they would find a shorter lead actress.

I am that rugby fanatic who played club rugby. I am that player who thinks he’s better than he actually is.

I am that national serviceman whose full-time stint in a combat unit was his first time away from home. I am that recce trooper who lost a unit mate to an accident. I am that national serviceman who is still in service.

I am the son who never became what you wanted. I am the child who is still trying to please his parents.

I am the university dropout who spent eight years abroad. I am the guy who got arrested. I am the guy who got deported. I am the sorry son of a bitch that came home jobless and unemployable.

I am the fella you hired. I am the guy who ran your business. I am the one who put you on television. I am the man who said you suck and you should quit when you’re this far behind. I am the employee who resigned.

I am the boy you met and fell in love with. I am the child you let fall in love with you.

I am the guy who didn’t know life had a purpose. I am the man you have since informed otherwise.

I am that man, I am that fella, I am that child, I am that guy.

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19 thoughts on “I am that guy”

  1. i think that you are very clever.
    really like your other blogspots.
    especially Singapore Can Romance Itself.
    just wondering why “Itself”
    arent countries always “Herself”?
    maybe you want to be neutral on the gender issue?
    just a passing wonder.
    silly me ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. i think that you are very clever.
    really like your other blogspots.
    especially Singapore Can Romance Itself.
    just wondering why “Itself”
    arent countries always “Herself”?
    maybe you want to be neutral on the gender issue?
    just a passing wonder.
    silly me ๐Ÿ™‚

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