You know how sometimes you think about someone and the person suddenly appears right in front of you?
That happened to me yesterday. Twice.
I was at Robinsons looking for CNY outfit. Saw a lot to cheongsams. Must be a lot cheaper to buy them in China. Should have asked Liza and Zaza to buy one for me went they went there last week. Suddenly I remembered my friends who are living in China. Some are in Beijing, some in Shanghai. Lots of people have been to Beijing. Some have been to Shanghai. Maybe I should to go Shanghai one day. My friend Miss Y is in Shanghai. She told me many times to visit her there.
I wandered from rack to rack, looking at all sorts of dresses in red, suddenly I heard someone calling my name. Lo and behold, it was Miss Y!
I felt incredibly surreal as I just thought of her moments before! There we were, in the middle of the mall, screaming and hugging and laughing, both couldn’t believe that we saw each other! Miss Y was home for CNY. She looked fairer than when I last saw her almost 3 years ago. Her hair was much longer. “You look like a typical Chinagirl!” I told her. We only talked for a bit as we both had lots of shopping to do. She told me that she could no longer use Facebook as China had blocked it *gawk* but I could still reach her via e-mail. “Come over, I have a room for you!” she said. A trip to Shanghai sounds fun, eh?
I continued shopping and saw a chic white dress with purple patterns. Looked like my friend Miss D’s wedding dress. Wonder what’s up with her. I last saw her before she went to London to do Master at LSE. She already graduated and returned home last year, yet I still hadn’t seen her.
As I was walking out of a boutique, I saw a really familiar face. Goodness gracious, it was Miss D! Another round of screaming and hugging and laughing!
Miss D is now working with BNM, looking to get her ACCA membership finalized there. She already got a year of working experience in EY before leaving to do her Master, so she only needed a couple more years to complete the mandatory 3 years mark, after which she would be qualified as a chartered accountant. It was good to see another long lost friend, but then again, it was a quick chat. Miss D too was rushing to shop. She was looking for a present for her mum’s 60th birthday. Congrats Aunty Z, that’s a big milestone!
So what did I buy in the end? Well, got a nice top for CNY, a few additional ones to wear some other times and a cute white handbag at 70% discount to replace the old one that was already worn out.
Tired of shopping the whole day. Happy to meet old friends in between!