Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amazing what facebook can do

I'm sure most of you are familiar with facebook and have found that long lost friends, or distant relatives on the network. Last February, my high school friends had a reunion planned via facebook (after changes and more changes were made to the dates, venue and food prep). It was a simple, loud (as expected) and out of control affair i must say, "camwhoring" was more of the main event besides catching up and gossip sessions, of course :) It was fun to see everybody again after some 12 years. I didn't realise it has been that long. Time really flies but most of us didn't really change that much..

Class of 97
The theme was "turquoise & white" (the colour of the school uniform)

And about a month later, i was reunited with another set of friends. The primary school group. You heard me right, the PRIMARY SCHOOL friends why of course, via facebook. I am still in touch with one or two people from this group and had remain good friends with one for 22 years!

It all started when i found one familiar name on the network. After he confirmed that he was indeed my ex-classmate, he said he had no idea where the others had gone to. And from there one found the other, the other one created a group and now we have found almost everybody! After almost 17 years of no contact whatsoever! Isn't that amazing?? I was so excited to have reconnected with these guys. We have so much memories, the ups and downs, funny incidents.. We were like brothers and sisters back then, we bicker almost everyday (especially between us girls and the boys) but we were close. Playing games like the belon acah and kejar-kejar was a routine. Then the getah and batu seremban with the girls, ceper (bottle caps) with the guys when we got older.. The good old days :) We drifted soon after we left school. Now that we've found most of us, we are planning for a reunion but this time it is going to be more challenging since everybody seems to be everywhere! Not just KL and JB but Singapore, the UK, California, China, Hawaii.. so i guess we shall find out. Let me share a class photo which i have not seen for ages and had lost mine somewhere along the growing up process. See if you could spot me. Heheh..

Standard 1 class photo in 1987.
Can you guess??

Now, going a tad sentimental here (you've been warned). To the friend of 22 years, who has always been there for me no matter the distance (or traffic) that kept us apart all these years. I've known you since the main kejar-kejar and ceper phase to you playing the guitar and talking about our jobs. We may be worlds apart but we have always been able to set aside our differences and remain close. Thank you for being honest about everything, for not caring when it comes to trivial things and cared more than ever when things need be. Thank you for being there by my side on the happiest day of my life (not forgetting the night before too helping with the prep and all). I hope you know why you sat there on that day. You are more a family to me than most of them.. i mean, you are more a family to me than a friend. Oops :)

Love you, babe.


ms ngantuk said...

u yg next to teacher kah?

bestnya reunion ada theme color n everyone looked gorgeous.

anyway i am also glad jumpa my primary sch frens on fb lately. mmg happy gila dpt jumpa some of them recently sbb i guess primary sch yrs were fun, no stress yet then.

Sha-Sha said...

Thank U so much for your kind words... I am blessed to have someone like you in my life.... Much Love from Honolulu!