High school reunion, as we recall our high-school amateurish production of Romeo & Juliet, relationships, classmates, under a candle atmosphere accompanied by Italian-Japanese pasta conctions.
It makes me realize I had missed them so, and it has been a long time since the five of us were reunited again. We used to be as close as treacle is to waffles. Before each of us ended up for further studies in different cities – London, Canada, US, Milan.
We will be meeting again the end of September! To see my best friend X’s little rabbit which hops uncaged all around the house, and for her mother’s lovely pasta bolognese.
After the reunion, I had a dream about high school, and the five of us, the same as we always were.
My dear best friend has grown up to be an excellent broker and financial analyst! Would you believe she is twiddling with spreadsheets! J is in a similar field, and joined an accounting firm since her return from Milan.
M, our resident marketing star, was trying to convince us of the merits of her chocolate custard pudding. We all thought it was hideous. But she tried very, very hard.
Esther was so excited about taking a ‘spooky backalley photograph’ for me…
Top: Issey Miyake, Stockings: Wolford; Shoes: Leapin Lizard patents
I like it because it almost seems like I was superimposed, and I did no editing beyond the vignetted border!
E gave us little paper bead bracelets from her aid work in ___! I’ve forgotten where she was really, she is always travelling some place or some other where for her NGO work, and she is really blossoming in her art – I believe one day she will find herself and her niche.
I’ve known E since primary school – from the first day in Chinese dance, where I recall her sitting next to me with short hair and a bright pink body suit, her legs too short to touch the ground, and swinging her legs back and fro.
E is an amazing artist, and at the age of 7, she already drew a Chinese portrait of 1000 Chinese goldfish which was displayed at the Singapore Youth Festival. Her art is quite modern-ish surreal, and I will share more of her art pieces one day.
We used to read Magic Faraway tree stories in her bedroom.
I love E, and I’ve missed her company so. Shucks, I’ve missed everyone.
Places: Ma Maison (Bugis outlet), random desserts place in Bugis Dessert Street.