Saturday, 23 August 2008

For my dear Ruby

This blog is for an amazing friend, my dear Ruby Calampiano. Bie, do you remember those times when you'd give me European travel magazines or you taking me to travel agencies so we could get the latest copies of their European travel brochures? I do. I remember looking at those photographs, the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the River Thames. Little did I know that one day I'd be married to someone who lives where these places are based. Little did I know that one day I'd be here to see these places which remind me so much of you.

I used to dream of the two of us with our families travelling the world. I still dream of us together. I know it won't be like the old times anymore when we would be working late, when we would have late dinner then whether or not it was a Friday, we would be sitting in front of the TV watching a very good film until the wee hours of the morning.

Bie, this is to thank you for your friendship. For all those times when you were there for me. For the years that you mentored me and made me a good HR Analyst. For the years that we attended SOMM which practically was like having a 'life manual.' For those very nice long chats about the books we have read or films we have seen or life and life's lessons. I cannot thank you enough, Bie. You are like a sister to me.

So let me just say, this is for the dream for us to be together again.

Top Photo: The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben taken on the boat whilst cruising the River Thames.
2nd Photo: The London Eye (Pardon me, I think I misspelled the 'Eye' and made it 'Eyes' so I've corrected it now.
3rd Photo: Harrods
Bottom Photo: The Tower Bridge

1 comment:

Ruby said...

hi Len, thanks so much for such kind words:)...I enjoyed sharing all those times with you...thank you also for being there with me, and for being such a nice and kind person to be with....for always being willing to listen to all my thoughts, and feelings...for putting up with my moods and with the not-so-pleasant side of me...for being such a good,understanding, caring and thoughtful friend.I enjoyed our trip together during all those's an experience I will always be thankful're a true friend, and the caring sister I never had....I thank God for your being in my life....I'm lucky to have a friend like you....