Old Pals

An old schoolmate is back in Singapore after a job posting in Europe. She left Singapore as a newlywed, and is back now with an 18-month baby boy in tow.

We weren't particularly close in school, although we hung out in the same circles. When I realised she just came back however, I dropped her an email and arranged a lunch. Pleasantly, our conversation went beyond simply catching up on each other's lives; we even touched on sharing our views about changing friendships, motherhood, and broad plans for our lives ahead.

It was a comfortable and relaxing lunch - certainly a welcome timeout for the both of us. Funnily, it could have been the longest one-on-one conversation I've ever had with her!

When it was time to leave, she offered to pay for lunch, refusing to allow me to pay my share. She then said that I could pay at our next meal together. I readily agreed, glad at the thought that this could be another friendship renewed, at a very different stage of our lives.

My (unhealthy) Sausage-y Lunch
tellingly, the friend said she won't feed her son these!

7 comments:

corsage said...
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The Rust said...

Such things make life... beautiful. thanks for sharing.

AlasMyDear said...

great that you guys had so much to talk about after such a protracted time apart! i'm terrible at such things...if i were in your place converssation would have died after 5 min!

maybe that's why i sit home myself crafting...while you're nice and social and happening :)

corsage said...

the rust: little blessings go a long way!

alasmydear: It is going to sound cold saying this but it takes practice! I "suffered" a lot through work learning to talk to people, but now it has become natural. And with friends, it has become something I want to do because I have learnt that relationships is often the only thing that really matters :)

Anonymous said...

introverts have strange issues. ;) -labram repaired man.

Little Miss Snooze said...

Amazing that as we matured, we seem to get more...sentimental and possibly open up our lives to more people.

Maybe blogging helped? ;)

corsage said...

labram repaired man: Speaking as an introvert, yes perhaps ;) But I think people do, in general

lms: Oh I'm sure blogging helps to a certain extent. But she's not one of those who blogs or read blogs often ;)