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Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 9:43:49 AM
by michelle lim
AFTER my story appeared in the newspaper last year (Cherishing Love and Life, May 27, 2012), I received an e-mail from a reader who was writing on behalf of his wife, requesting to get in contact with my mother.
I was so surprised. You see, the e-mail was from my mother’s schoolmate, Madam Chua, and they had not seen each other for more than 35 years after leaving school.
I told my mother about this piece of wonderful news. Needless to say, she was really happy to be in contact again with her childhood friend from Kampung Lapan, Malacca.
Fast-forward many months ahead, my mum attended for the first time, a high school reunion with her former school mates from Methodist Girls School Malacca, at the Malacca Club in June.
On the day itself, my sisters and I accompanied her to the venue where the reunion was held, not because we were worried that she would lose her way, but because we wanted to see for ourselves the reaction of the schoolmates when they finally meet up after so many years.
Funnily enough, questions thrown around that day like, “Who are you?” and “Wow, so old already?”
After hearing these questions being asked throughout the event, my sisters and I began to doubt what we were hearing as it all sounded so comical! Maybe, that’s because I have met up with my friends regularly, despite having left school more than eight years ago. But who knows? In time to come, when I finally meet them again in 30 years’ time, I might be saying the same thing!
Of course, before the reunion dinner started, we “kids” decided to leave our mother to mingle around with her long-lost friends. As we left the ballroom of the hotel, we took along with us that warm feeling of having accomplished the mission of making our mum happy. After all, what can be more meaningful than making your mother happy?
So many people talk about their long lost friends but often never get to meet them. I’m happy that my idea of writing to The Star previously has brought joy to my mum, and I believe, her friends as well.
Thank you, The Star!
And of course, to Madam Chua and her husband Mr Loh, thank you for taking that first step and contacting my mother! It means the world to her!
Even though time and distance may separate people from one another, thanks to technology and especially well-established newspapers like The Star, long-lost friends can be reunited again!
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