changed conversations

April 1, 2014

Marriages. Divorces. Children. Business. Families. Deaths. Food. Travel. How to pin your tudung neatly.

Those were the topics we were talking about at our dinner yesterday. Sigh, we’ve grown up haven’t we, Toots and Asma’? 10 years ago, we’d be talking about a love letter that a boy sent us and giggling over it excitedly. How people evolve with time and age is just amazing, isn’t it? We don’t even realise it but life just drags us on to new things whether or not we’re ready!

 We make it a point to whatsapp each other every single day without fail, but somehow technology can never replace the human element when friends meet up. Those 3 or 4 hours straight without anybody else, we don’t even realise the time sometimes! And apologies if you were at the restaurant last night.. we know we were loud. Hahaha. 3 hijabis in one corner chomping on bread and salted butter, laughing and talking, oblivious to everyone and everything else in the room. It was so much fun. I loved that the three of us have come together. As you probably know, Toots has been my best friend since primary school (she got my attention because she got As for everything, it was quite annoying) and when Asma’ and I reunited a few years back, I knew they would click. Asma’ even remembers my words to her: You’re going to love my best friend, Toots. She loves to pray too, like you!!


Toots is all married and adapting beautifully in her new chapter. Asma’s discovering the world and traveling and who knows, she might find a handsome Parisian man who just happens to be Muslim (ding ding ding). Me, I’m breastfeeding. Hahahahaha. No but seriously, all of us have such different lives and we all deal with our own things, but somehow we always come back to each other. Love isn’t just between man and woman. Love for your friends is also important and once you feel sad when they’re sad and happy when they’re happy, you know you’ve found a pretty awesome thing.

I thank God for this friendship of mine, not just this one but the other good friendships in my life too. I’m pretty blessed to have good people around me, and I hope you guys have those peeps in your life too!

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My view last night.

So beautiful right?

If only these two would move.