Monday, September 06, 2010

Smile and message.

Sitting at J.CO, with donuts on the table one afternoon. There's rarely a chance like this, but don't know why today Mr Chew was so generously to give his employees a break. Well, there's a project on due next Monday, but here they are, sitting around the table with ChocManiac, Green Tea Ring, Coconutties... with that sweet aromatic peach tea, of course, in a up sized mug, in front each of them.

While chilling around, it isn't hard to notice that almost every human walking pass was holding an iPhone, pressing away. Multitasking generation? Why not! We can walk without looking our way, study while listening to the music, staring without looking and many times, talking without thinking. How great...Enough bout that, the atmosphere was as usual. There's noise, but with the new urban filter on their ears, it isn't hard to notice the laughter and contents from our fellow friends.
Yes, we only listen to what we want.
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*Beep beep* "You've message" the screen on one of the iPhones on the table shows. The one with shinny plate, the coolest one, the blue and silvery one - My Personalised iPhone.

I quickly pick it up to avoid my colleagues from knowing who had messaged me. The conversation stopped, laughter silenced, awkward stares thrown over.
"What's the matter, bro?" Fred asked.
"What?" I replied, annoyed while sliding on the screen to open the message.
"You seem agitated."
"No, I don't." before blocking out the disturbances to focus on the screen.

Please not other people.
Please don't let it be Mom asking about what i had for lunch.
PLEASE dont let it be Mr Chew.

[Congratulations! You have won $100,000,000!.....]
Gosh....why!? Argh! Without second thought, the message has been deleted and phone dumped on to the table harshly.

Sitting there without a word, my mind filled with so many confusing and irritating sounds...The jokes and laughter by Fred and all my other colleagues now seems totally evil. I wished they could just shut up.

"What's wrong? Want some donuts?" Fred asked.
"You shuddup..."
"Wow, chill man! What's with the shuddup?"
"Shut up..." I repeated. And more swearing followed... The heat within just burn up suddenly.

I pick up my phone again and opened Facebook. Looking through those photos just sort of cooled down me. How i wish...
*Beep beep* "You've got message!" I quickly open it.

[Hey, sorry for the late reply. Was busy checking through some documents just now. So, what's up?]
[Re: Oh, it's ok. Erm, nothing. Just wondering if anything happened to you. But seems like you're busy, i'll talk to you later.]
*sigh*
[Re: I'm ok, free now. Is there anything important?]
[Re: ............
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A smile appeared on his face. While busy clicking on the screen, the smile which appeared on his face never fades.
There's noise and laughters all around
So many distractions...Yet, it all doesn't matter now. The person at the other end may not know, but just that one message, made his day, make everything perfect. What he would really love doing is just smile and message, to that particular person, of course.

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