“To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.” - Ricky Nelson
In 2005, before graduating from law school, my girls and I poured our heart out on a piece of paper each, sealed them, buried them in a bottle which was entrusted to Aniz and made a pact to be reunited, all nine of us, 10 years later to read what we wrote together. We obviously couldn’t wait for 2015 and decided to do it this year. Since Far lives the farthest in Terengganu and she has 3 kids which makes it difficult to travel, we decided to meet up in KT. It’s 2013 Tahun Melawat Terengganu anyway. Heee.
It was a day trip, as many didn’t feel good leaving our kids behind (but not wanting to make it a family vacation); flight to KT at 7.00 a.m. and back to KL at 9 p.m. Far and her husband picked us up at the airport and we went straight to her house where we met the beautiful Iskandar boys and dijamu nasi dagang nan lazat.
Oh funny that Jaja missed her flight so she had to take Firefly to KT, which cost her a bomb! (We chipped in later to pay half of course) OK tak funny sebenarnya. But all was well as at 11 a.m., after a round of keropok lekor and batik shopping, we picked her up at the airport and all nine of us were reunited, weee!
OK this one is funny. We planned to surprise Ana and Elin for their respective birthdays (Elin on 28.12.2012 and Ana on 08.02.2013). We surprise each other on everyone's birthdays back in our uni days. So we had 2 Whatsapp groups; 1 to discuss the reunion and the other to discuss the birthday surprise. Little did I know that there was another Whatsapp group, which didn’t include me as they wanted to surprise me as well! Inception weh!
Look at my smug face. I thought we managed to surprise Ana and Elin; turned out I myself was part of the surprise. For the record, I am not yet 31! Next month, baby, next month! Eeek tua!
Elin purposely made me stand in the middle to resemble the Petronas tower. Damn girl.
The masterminds. I love you, girls :')
The pretty cake by Rina. You can find her on Instagram @canteksekali. It was my first time having a rainbow cake dan semua komen bahawa “rainbow cake is nothing but a colourful butter cake” adalah palsu belaka. This is seriously one the best cakes I’ve ever had in my entire adult life, masyaAllah. You in KT go order from her! She may not be the cheapest out there but her cake is just superb, inside out.
Then we went back to our room in Primula to chill and yes, time to open the time capsule! Our secret bottle!
Our secrets, read out loud. We laughed and screamed so hard every one of us lost our voice. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much my whole body ached. Yeah, it is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. True that, Ralph Waldo Emerson!
Then the usual gifts exchange. Far got a Coach wristlet from Ana. Talk about setting the benchmark too high. Yikes. See, Elin didn’t seem too happy to be getting the Gin & Jacqie goodies from me. Haha.
Later in the evening we went for celup tepung fiesta and ATV by the beach. It must be an ugly sight for beach goers that evening; a bunch of 30 years old ladies riding ATV, racing each other and laughing our heart out. Too bad.
I had the greatest time with them. I miss them girls so much. It’s true what they say about the truest friendship; it isn’t about being inseparable, it’s being separated but nothing changes. To another 10 years and more!
The reason my uni days were such a blast: my favourite girls, always and forever :')
More pictures are HERE!