i wasn't here most days of last week. Went to Temenggor-Belum (it's a virgin jungle forest reserve in case u guys are wondering). Spent 2 nights in there, sleeping in a tent or a hut..I'm not sure myself. But, it was acceptable since I thought I was gonna be sleeping on the forest floor like in a scene u see in cowboy movies with the fire and coffee boiling in a kettle hanging from a dead wood. Huish...thank You god..!!
Anyway, it was a nice trip. I got to meet the team and see the study site. Gosh! It was a huge study site, say about 300 hectares. And, yes, my study will cover the whole area. haish...
But, I'm not fussing. It is a nice challenge. Cool...in what sense? I'll figure it out later.
Last week on March 23rd we pulled a prank on Niko. His birthday was later that week on the 26th. We pulled the prank earlier because we knew he would have foreseen the prank and expected it on the night of his birthday. Hehe...we're smarter than you Niko!! For his prank, we gathered a big supporting team with two cops and two of luq's other friends. We planned to catch him performing inappropriate sexual conduct at his place late at night, with yours truly. Haish...no one else was brave enough to do it so, they asked me. I said yes with little hesitations. Anyway, I never seen Niko so stressed and scared all this time i've known him. Hehehe...Needless to say, the prank went pretty well. When the rest of the gang came in with the cake and sang him Happy Birthday, he was sort of touched and tried to hide in the balcony. I don't know how he managed to open the door with his hands cuffed behind, but i guess people do fight to find a way to salvage whatever's left of their dignity. He had to after the urine test the police asked him to do. Wakakaka..I know, the police somehow managed to convince him that he could be charged with possessions of drugs and misuse of cough syrup just because Luq 'mistakenly' left those things lying around Niko's place that night. Super Brilliant huh?
Sorry Niko. You know we love you.
So, that was last week. Yesterday, was Niki's birthday (March 31st). We pulled a prank on her too of course. Remember the saying, No good Deed goes unpunished? Hehe, these people just had to make sure Niki got her fair share of the prank, this time being at the receiving end of the process. We brainstormed a whole night to come up with a great plan as we didn't think we could come up with something that could top what we did to Niko and Luq. Well, we sorta thought what we came up with was good. The material was something that could be worked with more elaborations. We just didn't have enough time as most of the gang weren't around much last week. The whole storyline went like this. We asked (we being Luq and Niko) Dr Wan to join the prank. We asked to give Niki a whole load of work that supposedly must be submitted the day after which we made sure was impossible to do. This was done a day before her birthday. So, SLAM!! tonnes of work a day before your birthday? BUMMER !!! She has this weakness of fearing that she would not be able to please everybody. We worked with that fear. We told her we were going out to celebrate her birthday that night. She didn't wanna say no but she had to finish the 'impossibly hard to finish on time' work given by Dr Wan. We kept pressuring her to finish the work faster so she could be able to go out with us later that night. One more thing about Niki, she can't handle too much pressure. We wanted to get her mad and angry. We got her mad and angry all right. She actually threw a book to make sure we got the message that we should stop pressuring her. Ngeh..!!! Exactly as planned.
In the end, we sang her happy birthday and she blew the candles on the cake. She said "Thanks guys, but I've got to finish this assignment first before we go out to celebrate". We just laughed so hard that tears started rolling down our eyes. She actually thought that Dr Wan gave her the assignment for real. We told her it was part of the prank. She didn't believe us. We told her to give Dr Wan a call. She did. She felt so betrayed because she didn't think Dr Wan would actually agree to be part of the prank. Hehehe...We had to think out of the box Niki.
Hugh...I have written so much that my fingers are actually hurting right now. There's more to this entry. Maybe I'll continue with the rest of the story later. But for now, this is what I am capable of putting down in words. Later people...
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