Friend (29) – The sweet and bitterness of life

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There’s this 5-piece English historical building theme coasters sticking on my kitchen wall for many years.  I recalled it’s a gift from a friend some 20 years ago.  This friend was a full-time architect and a part-time chorus conductor.  I was then a lame singer in the choir.

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We rarely talk, not because he is a discipline guy but I guess it’s my introvert personality that fails to break the communication barrier.  Not long after I left the choir as I need to spend more time on personal enhancement.

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Yet, I was surprised by a surprise.  I received a souvenir from him through my sister who is also a choir member.  I came to know that he bought me the gift during his Europe tour.  As he knew I have a penchant for architectural stuff and he specially choose this theme for me.

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I recalled I was stunned and moved by this friendly thoughts.  On social ground I should at least give him a ring to deliver my gratitude.  But I didn’t, as I wasn’t a person good at expressing myself.  Yet, my way of displaying my gratitude is to hang the coasters on my kitchen wall.  Everyday, the coasters remind me of this nice, gentleman I’ve met in this lifetime.

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Lately, I came to know that he’s facing some upheaval in life.  It’s not easy to meet up again, but I’ll like to take the opportunity of this write-up to wish him all the best and have all his good wishes come true.  At least, there is also another man like him, who’s always standing behind, tasting the sweet and bitterness of life with another….Be blessed, my long lost friend!

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29 thoughts on “Friend (29) – The sweet and bitterness of life

    Healthy A-Z said:
    April 19, 2013 at 2:26 am

    There is such a genuine sweetness in this post.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Thank you! You are sweetie too! 🙂

    Gwen Bristol said:
    April 19, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Lovely post!

    agatharaisinslover said:
    April 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Reblogged this on Journey in my boat.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Thank you for the Reblogging! 🙂

        agatharaisinslover said:
        April 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

        your welcome

    theINFP said:
    April 19, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Sydney, I empathise with your predicament, maybe he will read your blog one day 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Even thought not, is okay to me!
      Thank you , Robert!
      I’m glad we share the same interest! 🙂

    pamtanzey said:
    April 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Sweet and thoughtful post. As you are wishing him well I believe he will feel the energy of it. We are all connected.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Yes, I truly agree! Is something like ‘The secret’…
      Thanks, you have a great day! 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    April 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Such a gentle expression of your gratitude. I’m sure he has heard through the ethers

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 12:57 am

      His eyes must be itchy now! 🙂

    Bluejellybeans said:
    April 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    They are beautiful! Maybe not a call, maybe passing by one of the choir practice just to say hi will be easier…
    Take care!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 1:04 am

      You know this is one of the things I dare not do, if I do that!
      They will all start to gather around me and ask me to join back the group!
      Then I’ll start to lie and finding excuses… 😥

    I know the feeling of how hard it can be to reach out. I also have experienced the consequences that come from shuting myself away. I’m learning new ways, one step at a time, to step into the social world and allow myself time to live and not just work.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 1:08 am

      That was happen 20 years back, now I’m much more confident and feel better in the social conversation!
      Thank you for your encouragements, I know I have a long way to go! 🙂

    CK said:
    April 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Such as sweet post!
    Happy Weekend! 😀

    kelihasablog said:
    April 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    How nice! It IS always nice and often surprising to find out that someone actually thinks of you outside of your association. It’s very flattering and kind! : D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 20, 2013 at 11:04 am

      He is a kind gentleman, I believe he deserves my respect and gratitude.
      Thanks, Keli! 🙂

    likeitiz said:
    April 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I hope your post does reach him and provide comfort at difficult time.

    Louis said:
    April 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    There are many of us who can empathise with the feelings you express here. It is difficult to stretch out when it is not part of your nature to do so. But you have taken a first step; now take another. Put yourself in your friend’s place. Think what it would mean to you!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      He could has totally forget my existence! I guess…
      But is okay to me! I just like to focus my strength of bonding. 🙂

    Halim said:
    April 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    There’s so much of a lovely gesture and sweet thoughts in this post. It’s so nice of you. I hope the darker clouds for now will part soon for your friend and he goes back to enjoying brighter days.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Yes, I wish he could get out of the gloomy day and stand firm like last time!
      Thanks for the reading, Halim! Have a good day! 🙂

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