20.11.2016 31 °C
With the many things that happened on CEW that are worth mentioning the journey itself to get to the houseboats to many was considered a big part of CEW. It began with us having to meet at Terminal 2 of Changi airport at 7 am. We were tired but also excited and slightly anxious to start our journey.
I wasn’t able to tell what some people were personally thinking but I knew I had to control my excitement and I was quite nervous for this years CEW remembering that on the last night for the previous CEW I had gotten a terrible fever and parasite. The fever had lasted a week but still do this day I feel the pain and lethargy from the parasite. We all checked through immigration and I had the “privilege” and unpleasure to get frisked due to me wearing a belt when I went through the metal detectors.
We boarded the plane and took off at 10 am. I used this time to write a few notes down in my notebook and wrote a few funny stories with drawings in them (Would go into further details but these stories were mainly about personal things or secrets). The plane ride was for only an hour and a half so we landed at 11:30. By now I was having fun being with my friends and laughing at jokes but I was beginning to feel the symptoms of the parasite. I was beginning to feel more exhausted and lethargic. My stomach was resting with a low/mild but constant ach. We had a quick lunch at a nearby Macdonalds which I didn’t eat much from due to stomach pains. I was worried at first about these symptoms but then my friends around me kept my spirits high. When it comes to feeling down or in doubt they are like the miracle pain killer that no medicine could compare.
The bus ride was probably the hardest time to stay happy and ignore the pain so for the first hour and a half I just tried to relax and listen to my music and just when I thought it was going to get worse again I had people who were willing to cheer me up.
Even though at that point for the rest of the day even friends didn’t stop the pain and discomfort I knew I will always have those who care about me.