Friday, June 25, 2010

Philia Schmilia

Owing to the imperfections of the human memory - and mine being more fallible than most - I find it difficult to remember most conversations I shared with Phoebe. Like last week. I was on one of my half-hour walks to the new Jusco in Malacca, and the girlfriend and I were talking about something interesting on the phone. And I know it was interesting because the only bit I can recall from it is this orphaned snippet which began with a playful accusation from her side,

"That's because you’re a paedophile!" she said with a mock-dramatic emphasis on the P-word.

"No, I’m not." I said. "I'm technically an ephebophile."

Phoebe gave me one of her trademarked surprised sharp intakes of breath over the line.

"You are a... Phoebe-phile!" she pronounced slowly and deliberately.

"Ephebophile! I said ee-phee-bo-phile!"

"A Phoebe-phile!" she repeated, completely ignoring my protestations. "So you DO love me after all!"

I swear I could feel her eyes going all wide and shiny on the other side of the phone. That's kind of my fault because I rarely ever say that three words to her, so she has to take what she gets. Poor affection-starved Phoebe, haha.

A rare recent photograph of Phoebe sans makeup and with glasses - she's not going to be happy I posted this up.
How old do you think she looks?

P.S. Ephebophilia refers to a sexual preference for mid-to-late teens (14-16 years old) and is not considered to be a deviancy or mental illness in that Damn Stupid Manual (fourth edition) or ICD-10; the two Holy Bibles of the psychiatric profession. And yes, I fully realise how creepy that exchange with the girlfriend made me sound taken out of context.

P.P.S. Hebephilia actually sounds even more like Phoebe-philia - and way creepier too.


Serene said...

lol how could u put up an unglamorous picture of your own gf.. i wouldnt be too pleased!

read this!

Phoebs said...

i actually hv younger pictures T^T this1 makes me look old

-hui- said...

you both sure do have an interesting relationship. =)


hye kok...long time no chat..haha

Phoebs said...

i look retarded in this picture T_T im glad everyone's kind enough not to make snide remarks bout it =d

SonnyKazu said...

oooh... nice wat... :P

Teh Tarik Drinker said...

ah yes, another case of the selective hearing of a gf. nice one! :D

février said...

37 hahahahahah

Dewi Batrishya said...

Awwwh.. so sweeet.. ^^
Don't say "I LOVE U", Unless you mean it.

Terri said...

snide comment coming up! (well sort of)

phoebe looks skinner without makeup :D i can't figure why that would be though. maybe she just HAS lost weight recently. stop stealing all her food po! :P

k0k s3n w4i said...

Serene: i am capable of doing anything!

Phoebs: how many of them have you in glasses, huh? :P and you don't look retarded. you look au naturel!

-hui-: i am humbert humbert and she's my lolita xD

MELVISTER: wasn't so long ago, was it?

SonnyKazu: i second that!

Teh Tarik Drinker: but phoebe takes it to ridiculous levels sometimes.

beve: and how old does that make you, hmmm? 53?

Dewi Batrishya: agreed. the words kinda lose their impact if you overuse them but if you say them infrequently - like say, one or twice a year - they still pack a punch, haha.

Terri: it's quite a feat for me to steal her nosh; especially when we are in different states =_=

-hui- said...

ooh.. kinky.. =p but why la take that example.. the tale is so sad. =(

k0k s3n w4i said...

-hui-: all the best love stories are tragic, haha.

Larissa said...

I'm a 16 year old girl, I secretly watch your blog for a time now, and I must say, Phoebe is way cuter than me, you're lucky to have this pretty girlfriend (that sounds gay - oh, well, I am, haha) T_T

And I think she looks like 19, 18 - or even a 17 that doesn't sleep well (?) :D

Really interesting relationship!

Phoebs said...

thanks Larissa! :D i have puffy eyes in this picture because i just cried coz my boyfriend was goin back home T_T usually my eyes aren't so puffy T^T

k0k s3n w4i said...

Larissa: flattered and honoured :) i hope you get into the habit of commenting because i do like to get to know my readers. i suspect most people's relationships are interesting; just that most dislike to disclose their personal stuff. and hi.

Phoebs: crybaby =d

Zzzyun said...

haha..k0k. i dont think that's weird at all.. i think i did tease my bf about that before...

but yes, i dont really like to disclose too personal stuff too clearly. :P