Saturday, August 11, 2007

Yesterday, the 1990s, Today, the 1980s.

Yesterday, the cassettes took me back to the 1990s. Today, a visit from an old friend took me back to the 1980s. I've known her since I was 7 and here are some of the memories that the day brought back.
- Our dads were divers and we were often left on the beach for the day while they explored the ocean floor. One of the pretend games we had in the water was 'Hairdressers'. Have you tried pretending to cut hair while underwater?

- After the day on the beach, we had to have showers in a really horrible public bathroom at the Sitiawan Yacht Club. It was always dark, with sand on the ground and water that just dribbled out of the shower head. Sitiawan is a small village in Malaysia.

- Dinner was always at a place called Kampung Koh and we ALWAYS had this sweet and sour fish dish. There was also something else that we always had but I can't remember what it is now.

- Back when we were both 7, I had a horrible habit of always needing to have a best friend and then using the relationship to hurt. I don't know if she remembers it but whenever she didn't play along the way I liked, I think I might have said stupid things like 'we're not best friends anymore'. Childish things....but we were children.

Well, we're all grown up now but I still have something childish to say: We'll be friends FOREVER!

8 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Friends forever is the best way to be.

number said...

Sadly I only keep in touch with only one (1) childhood friend of mine....

Serina Hope said...

Those friends are the best kind. You never have to explain.

Scott & Elaine said...

Wow... your memory is so good! I honestly can't remember that far back. And don't worry.. I can remember you saying stupid things either... I always thought it was me. My mother always said I wanted things my way instead... Perhaps we both wanted things our own way.. But I don't ever remember fighting with you. Most of my memories are of us at your house though... of us being cheeky and naughty without anyone else knowing about it. See you next week lah! Or maybe you can come over for a few days...since I have 5 days off. We can come get you and drop you off another day. :)

Scott & Elaine said...

Sorry.. I meant to say I can't remember you saying stupid things.

Evelyn said...

Ah, Kampung Koh! I miss that place. The last time I was there was back in 1998... where we ordered a bunch of seafood and a few bottles of beer, sitting by one of the huts along the beach. Good memories.

You will be my friend forever! ;-)

Amanda said...

What a feel good day this is! Friends forever!

Evelyn said...

I forgot to say that the first time I went to Kampung Koh, it was with your family and we ordered the oyster omellette. They just know how to make it right!