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First Date

I remember our first “date” well though it was almost a decade ago. I asked if I could go with you to make the bus-pass you lost. We had to travel to Buona Vista MRT Station, and it was a long way from the East where we stayed. Not long enough. I can’t remember what we spoke about, or if I was funny and made you laugh. We saw a pelican that day, and you seemed impressed that I could recognise it. I remember it being brown and large. Frankly, pelicans are hardly native to Singapore and I hope I didn’t make a mistake. You were beautiful that day, though you might argue that green wasn’t exactly your colour.

I’m glad you lost your bus-pass. I had waited four years for that day.