Sunday, February 24, 2013

It takes a long time to grow an old friend (retake old photos)

During my recent Chinese New Year gathering with a bunch of very dear old friends (most of them since kindergarten/primary school), we decided to go down memory lane by retaking some old photos. 

Photo taken in a studio in the early 90s

From 3 innocent girls to 3 matured women. How time flies!

We went back to our primary school for a reunion party in 1984. 

Close to 40 years of friendship means we can afford to be stupid with each other.

2 of our old friends were absent from this photo (one was back in JB), hence their space were filled in by 2 friends' spouses.

We even skyed our dear friend in JB and sang her our favorite songs of yesteryears.

We have good singers and guitarist. Our gathering is always filled with laughter and songs. I really can't ask for more.

The best thing is, our wonderful friendship has extended to the next generation - our children. They have joined so many of our gatherings throughout the years, sharing and cherishing those precious moments together. 

photo taken in 2011
Cheers to more good years.

It really takes a long long time to grow this bunch of old friends.

"I count myself in nothing else so happy, 
as in a soul remembering my good friends." - 
William Shakespeare

Friends Forever.
Forever heart
 I Love You All!



eugene said...

I really enjoy reading this post and viewing all those pictures,,,you are right,, friendship of 40 years,can be stupid to one another,,,,,

I have mine recently but too bad, it was all about money money and money

Eunice Tee尤妮絲 said...

Wonderful friendship and unforgetable memories, nice photo i like it......

Sunny-Cookie said...

There's this quote I like: "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart" (Elisabeth Foley) Yes it's great to have friendships that last so long. This looks like a lot of fun, I should dig up my old photos and get my friends to pose for them again :)

YuinTing said...

Hi Eugene, thanks for dropping by. I can't describe how much I treasure this group of old friends. We know each other so well...everyone is like a brother or sister. I notice we somehow hardly touch on "money" related topics...except about money for education, ha ha!

Hi Eunice, I also found some of our photos taken in the university "padang" and "kolej ke3". Those are sweet memories too!

Hi Sunny-Cookie, thanks for the beautiful and meaningful quote. Trust me, it is really fun to retake old photos - we are cherishing old memories and creating new ones at the same time! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Yuin Ting, wow! Childhood friends! Good for you!
Yes, nothing like friends growing up and to mature mummy years together.
Great pics too....And all of you looking good.
Best regards.

YuinTing said...

Hi Uncle Lee, I am very fortunate to have this group of wonderful friends. Money can't buy real friendship!