Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Childhood Friends

One of the neatest things that blogs can do is help you get in touch with old friends. I must have been feeling nostalgic these last few days thinking about my friends and wondering what they are now doing. This year I celebrate my 25th year after high school graduation. My classmate Samson has been trying to gather all the Chinese speaking students that we know for a reunion. The funny thing is that I probably didnt' speak as much Chinese back then as I do now! Well one of my childhood friends is named Honey. I haven't seen or spoken to her for more than 25 years since she left for awhile during high school to Washington. It felt so good to be remembered and to be remembered for good things like being kind, and helpful. Emailing her was like getting back to the good old days where we used to roam around Oakland Chinatown. It lead to getting in touch with a whole group of others. I miss the days of basketball at Lincoln Park and walking to Westlake around Lake Merritt during the bus strikes. Do we even walk to school anymore? I find myself driving a few blocks just to pick up my child from school and we used to walk 3.5 miles to Westlake Jr. High during a bus strike! Remember those? AC Transit.... Anyways, in the course of our lifetime, how many people do you think we meet and touch at some point in our lives.... 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000?

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