It’s this time of the year. How can I forget? No, I never will.
When did we meet? Where did me meet?
It was July 23, 1990 when we first met, introduced together by a friend and dormmate, at Forestry Residence Hall, our dormitory. I was talking to Tony and then you passed by coming from your room on second floor. You greeted Tony and he introduced me to you. You said ‘Hi’ and continued on saying: “I heard it was your birthday a Saturday ago. Belated happy birthday!” To which I said: “Yes, thank you, but how did you know?” You answered: “Oh, I heard it from one of the residents upstairs.” I remembered I smiled but didn’t answer anymore.
After a few bumps here and there, you invited me for lunch which was really a surprise. Even the girls on first floor were like ‘why is he calling her for lunch?’ I never thought of it, not even our dormmates. No, not our dormmates, for sure! 😆
I believe that was when our friendship really started. I mean, that sealed our friendship! That lunch was followed by dinner then breakfast then lunch again and so on. And it’s been our routine ever since.
Ah, I have sooooooo many good and happy memories with you which I’ll always treasure and keep in my heart. All of it are vivid in my mind. Even when my eyes are closed, I can still recall what we did, the things we talked about and the places we went to.
Time flew so fast. You’re in your early 50’s now. I’m nearing 50. It’s been 32 years and we’re still friends. You’ve always treated me like a little sister. And, well, I treated you like a big brother… and more. What?!? 😮😮😮
I pray that you never find this blog because you might know of my little and long-standing secret. 😁😁😁
Happy birthday, Jon!
Know that I will always be here for you.
Take care. Love you.