Monday, September 17, 2007
I’m sure all of us have childhood friends that we grew up with. I have mine too and we used to call ourselves the 5-star simply there were five of us (Wai, Yuen, Pooi, Chee, Peng). I being the eldest (born in the month of January) was declared the “big sister” of the group. We known each other since primary school days but were especially close from secondary three to five. We did crazy things together like having our fun time when they stayed over, chatted for hours over the phone on BGR (boy-girl-relationship) related matters, hanging out at “kopi tiam” and going for short trips.
To date (18 years later), some of us still keep in touch with each other but for some we kind of lost contact. All married with kids, two of us migrated, one to the States (Peng) and the other, Singapore (Pooi). The other two (Yuen and Chee) are in Kuala Lumpur now and me (Wai) in Penang. Last August, Yuen called after many many years and we chatted for a while exchanging news of each other, just like good old days, no formality just good old friends’ chat, we parted the conversation expressing our intention of organizing a reunion, but till now nothing has happened. I guess we have to wait till 2009 for our 20th anniversary (we were from class ’89)!!
I’m hoping to reunite with them again, laying aside our job titles, our material wealth, our kids’ capability, our spouses’ profile, simply forgetting our social status but just to spend genuine and crazy care free time together, being the eldest I believe I need to do something….. will keep you all posted on the outcome……
I was digging into my old photos and found one taken 18 years ago in Pooi’s house, you must be wandering why there’s six of us, well we have another friend in the photo (Ann Nee), she’s quite close with us but only half as crazy as us, so not qualified into the group yet…. he he… Guess who is who…..