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!