Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friends, Friends and Friends

"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels" - This is one quote which I find very meaningful.

Since young, we are surrounded by friends. Friends were so important to me during my school days that my mood of the day depended on them. I was trying hard searching for a Best Friend at that time - wanted to belong and wanted someone to share my days. Little did I know that the more I wanted a Best Friend, the more I couldn't get one. I've cried pails and pails of tears for friends. I learnt the meaning of 'anger', 'happiness', 'betrayal', 'laughter' and 'agony' through friends.

As time goes by, I learn to differentiate between Friends and Acquaintances. I have many people whom I call Friends. But deep inside me, only a few handful are my real friends.

Now, I truly, truly understood the word Friends. A friend is someone who sticks with you through thick and thin. Someone who understands. Someone who don't throw stupid tamtrums. Somone to cry and laugh with.

There are 2 person whom I want the world to know that he and she is special to me - in every way. His name is Peter and her name is Bee Shin.

Peter & I Peter is my life partner. He may not be the most handsome guy, nor is he the most richest guy, but in my heart i know he truly loves me. He is not someone without flaws. He has done things which hurt me. He has made me cry. And yet all I remember are the little things he does every day to make me smile. I plan to spend the rest of my life with him.

Although I only see Bee Shin once a year averagely, she is mBee Shin & Iy very best friend. Everytime she comes back to Penang, we tried to get together as often as we could. We can talk and talk and talk for hours - on anything on earth. We update each other on our lives and we reveal our deepest fear and secrets, knowing that our secret will always be safe with each other. As far as I remember, we never quarrelled before. This is because we do not argue on small stuff. Besides Peter, she is the one I think of when I am down...everytime hoping that she is just next to me. I miss her. She is my friend whom I will treasure my whole life.

I have another handful of good friends - mainly my school friends. Imagine me spending from std 1 to form 5 with them - my life is so full of memories of them.

Once out into this adult world, we have colleagues and some of them are my good friends. We meet other people along the way - all in turn doing their part paving my life.

I cannot imagine a world without friends. Friends play a very important role in my life. Without them - life is not so colourful. Live your life at the very fullest. Treasure those people around you.

Happy Birthday Patsy Yap! May all your dreams come true!
Happy Birthday Chin Peng! May you have much happiness in life!

11 comments:

little jossye-pig said...

I concur - friends play a very important role in our lives. This is a very touchy post... makes me think back of old times... thank you for being my friend too.. cheers!

ndru said...

why i am not mentioned?

Tan Shu-Yin said...

peen...like i mention to u yest thru msn, i think u r one of my "matured thinking" fren. thanks for being my fren too :)

ndru...haha. u r not being mentioned in my post. but u r in my heart :P

Peter Lim Cheng Teik & Tan Shu-Yin said...

haha... don't be jealous ya. :-).

pat said...

thanx for the bday wishes and being my friend :D

Soo Huey said...

hmm... i have to agree too. friends are often the ones that give us strength to be who we are... because true friends love/cherish us because of who we are, despite of who we are.

i think friends & family are more important than anything else in the world... ShuYin, MY, Peen, PS and BShin, i'll forever consider you amongst my closest and most cherished friends. *hugs*

Tan Shu-Yin said...

pat...thanks for being my fren too. we have gone thru many many things in our many years of frenship together.

shuey...i agree with u. friends and family are the most important thing in the world. thanks for alwiz being there for me. i consider u one my most "rational" and "reliable" fren. a fren whom i know i can alwiz depend on :)

ndru said...

in the dark side of ur heart la.. coz i always bully u

Tan Shu-Yin said...

ndru...wah..at last ur conscience tells made u realized that u alwiz bully me!

Anonymous said...

hi hi!!!
thanks for your birthday wishes!!!

cp

d'bEE said...

*sObZ* I love you Shu-Yin~!!!! And I love all our childhood friends too....Over here, I'm always very proud to tell everyone about my childhood friends....and honestly, nothing else is comparable to family and true friends....=D *MUACKS*

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