A and I went off to Singapore for the last couple weeks. For about four days of it, we were touristy with my in-laws. The other days were mostly spent hanging out with friends and being most laidback. Enjoying several meals out, some at old favourite places, some at new. Nursing a drink at night after the kids were tucked in – at one time four of us jumping to our collective feet when we heard one of the kids bawling. That memory will always make me smile. Going through old photographs, reminiscing about old holidays and looking back at how young/fat/thin/stupid we were. I loved how slow-paced the holiday was and I’m ever so fortunate to be able to do this. There was dumb charades with the six of us at Sayesha’s place, and the missing S, miming over Skype. I was lucky enough to be able to catch up with my fabulous ex-boss, who at 82 is still larger than life to me, and the person I want to grow up to be. Lil A took a liking to him (she better had!) and wanted him to carry her everywhere🙂 And as usual, he made me feel like a million bucks and like S puts it, his zest for life and curiosity left me in awe again. And then, meeting a couple of my ex-flat mates. We reminisced about the people we were once upon a time, and how far we’ve come, all of us mothers today. Ten years back feels like a different era.
Time and again I feel incredibly lucky to have met the people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve made. Like idiots, we forgot to take pictures that we could laugh at years down the line. Oh well, hopefully the memories won’t fade. Also there’s Sayesha’s diligent record-keeping on the blog that we’re all counting on😉
Singapore was hot and sunny alright, but it is the warmth of friendships that I’m still basking in.