February 7, 2011, 4:00p.m.
My friends and I are having coffee in a coffee shop. Following are some excerpts of our conversation:
Me: I’m planning to join a contest.
Friend1: What’s the prize? (Friend2 raises one of her eyebrows.)
Me: A Galaxy Tab.
Friend2: What do you need a Galaxy Tab for? You don’t even use your Ipod Touch…
Me: Hello!!! A Galaxy Tab is different from an iPod Touch, and besides…
Friend1: (Interrupts rudely) I hope it’s not a singing or dancing contest hehe.
Me: (Laughs.) Of course not, and I am not that desperate. And I can’t sing and dance, you know that! Don’t try to be funny (in a growling voice).
Friend2: Ok, so spill. What do you have to do?
Me: Well, I have to submit a photo or a video or a blog post. It must say something about me. I’m planning to submit a blog post.
Friend1: You don’t have a blog!
Me: I’ll create one.
Friend1: Hah! You’ve been talking of creating one since … forever
Friend2: (Chimes in.) Yeah. Since 2007? Or was it 2006? And now, it’s 2011.
Me: Stop snickering, you two. I will definitely create one this month… (thinks for a few seconds) after I finished my work assignments.
Friend2: When will this contest end?
Me: February 11, this year of course.
Friend1: And when is the deadline of your latest assignment?
Me: February 11
Friends 1&2: HAH!!!
Friend 1: Then you won’t be able to join this contest (sips her coffee and smiles at me in an infuriating way).
Friend2: Yeah, say goodbye to Galaxy Tab hehe.
Me: (Annoyed). Ok, let’s have a bet. 200 bucks if I can’t make it.
Friend1: Make it 500, sis. (Friend 2 is laughing.)
Me: Ok, deal!
Friend1: Come Friday, I will be 500 bucks richer than you hehe.
Me: Don’t keep your hopes up!