As I have been doing the past weeks, I go to Starbucks to study. The people around keep me from falling asleep especially when the video lectures are long, tedious and boring.
I usually sit on the shared desk so I would have more space. Today was no different – I got my drink, turned on my Macbook, placed my materials, chargers and earphones on the desk… I checked my emails first before I would start watching the lecture.
As I was doing this, I could just feel a pair of eyes on me and just like the other week (the weeping guy), there was a guy sitting about 2 feet away from me who was glancing at me every 5 secs. He would glance at me then look down on his notepad, write something then back to glancing me. I was feeling self-conscious when this went on for 10 minutes because I could see him from my peripheral vision. Finally, I turned sideways and looked quickly and realized that he was sketching my face and the notepad was actually a sketch pad and he had drawing pencils on the desk. I saw that he already drew my face, my hair (my bangs!)… It was weird in a way.
My friend said that I should look back at this guy and sketch his face too just to throw him off. LOL. Yeah, I’d do that and he’d see my stick figures of a drawing. Anyway, after about another 10 minutes, I saw him sign his sketch. He then stood up, looked at me and gave me a huge, friendly smile. I gave him what prolly was an awkward style then he tucked his sketch book with my face under his arm and left.