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Heavy Heart

I am now sitting here, in my PC room, waiting for the cab driver to come to take me to the airport, countless thoughts running through my head. It's weird. For the first time ever, I feel such reluctance from leaving the country. Anne play the biggest part in this, no doubt, but there are some other things that contribute to this. One of them is the fact that when I return, it will be Loochoomus' turn to leave the country - this time to Bangkok, probably for a the next 5 years. I had a mamak session with him just now and while he looked forward to the new life in Bangkok, he's also feel that our friendship will go the way most friendships divided by distance go - they just fade away. It's bizarre how life always take such a turn. Due to my skeptic nature, I am prepare for events like this - I always tell people that friends come and go - but when one of my best friends and companions are starting a new life in a "galaxy, far, far away", well, it's just affect me in some ways. Guess I am still human.

Anyway, I will miss Anne a lot. This will be another blue Christmas and New Year. And work in Dallas, which I forsee will be full of challenges and pressure, is not helping one bit.

Wish me luck.

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  1. Ringgit

    Friends move on with their life, but they don't go away. This is because the memory always stay alive. I have many friends who lives far apart from me but that does not change the fact they remain as my friends. I may not share all my thoughts with them due to distance, however, we still keep in touch. That's why in life, one need to experience LOVE. This is where we share our life with our partner. Friends does share with us as well, but there is still always a line.

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  2. Ringgit - impressed with AR or not ? 'one need to experience LOVE' ....ambuiiiiiiiii

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  3. So, AR, if you don't share your thoughts with them, aren't these your aquaintance instead of friends? Friends is a level higher than acquaintance you know.. I hope you see the difference.

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