During our conversation, Mrs. Yeung told us that a friend whom she hadn’t met for 59 years would go to Gulangyu and pay her visit on this very same day. Wow! 59 years! I don’t even know if I will live that long!
This pair of old friends used to be next-door neighbors and schoolmates. In the 1940’s, both of them moved out to different parts of China, and since then, they hadn’t found the chance to see each other again.
A few years ago, through the use of Friendster, I got the chance to organize an unofficial grade school/secondary school reunion party. It was a good party and we just had a great time chatting, recalling and sharing our good ol’ stories while updating each other about our lives, current status, and whatnot.
It’s an odd feeling, like a mixture of making new friends and meeting up with old ones. While these were friends since childhood, there had been so much going on in all the years since we last contacted that it sometimes felt like meeting someone new for the first time.
These are friends whom I hadn’t met for like 10-15 years. I wonder what an experience it would be to meet up with a childhood friend whom you haven’t seen for more than half a decade. Since I have Mrs. Yeung’s contact, let me follow up on this and ask her about it 😀