Memories Old

Sunday, 25 February 2007

This weekend we finally set about clearing out the nursery of our collective junk to make way for Brandon's things. Boxes and boxes of books, painted miniatures, comics, bags, stage show paraphernalia, computer stuff, clothing, bits of cloth etc were sorted as best possible, thrown out or set aside to be given away.

Then there were old photographs. Letters and cards received from our parents when we were both studying abroad, and those which we lovingly crafted and sent to one another from different continents. The diary I started at age 10 (Han kept himself amused with that one for quite a while despite all the shamefully bad writing), and my autograph book from primary school days. The sketchbook which contained drawings by the both of us.

To say these are treasures would be an understatement (I deeply regret that I didn't keep Han's letters as well as he did mine... 🙁 ). As Han remarked, they'll be reminders for us about who and how we once were, when we eventually become old and wrinkly and forgetful. Brandon could have a peek into his parents' past as well--but whether that's an entirely good thing is debatable.

Every day that passes is a chance for us to create new memories to be cherished, laughed or cried about, and...mulled over a teh tarik with friends and family, I suppose. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our lives in some way or other, and for shaping us to be who we are today. We couldn't have made it this far without you.

2 Comments

#1Gravatar imagemiaow! says:

notes of appreciation/love/reminder’s slipped in to one’s pockets/diary’s/notebook bags are also a pleasant surprise

cheeky smile

#2Gravatar imagesoul doc says:

oh yes! i found 5 old diaries (and school autograph book!!) in my taiping house this CNY and thing is, it’s amazing when we read our old diaries we are reminded of how forgetful we can get…those events and thoughts and friends i wouldnt remember if not for the writing!

wow…we have that diary thing in common! i have kept a diary since primary school too!

hugs

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