It's my best friend's bday today! The above photo with her was taken few years ago on my bday at my place (look how stupidly happy I look LOL!). She's one of the very few REAL angels I have come across on this Earth. She's originally from Turkey but was born in Germany, and was brought up in Australia...pretty much a cultural fruit-salad like me ***rolling eyes***. She's got very lovely dark curly hair (in the above pic she's put her hair up so it doesn't show much). I remember how we first met...we were in our first year at Uni and were in our Algebra tutorial. I didn't have a pencil for some dorky reason so I asked the girl seated next to me if I could borrow a pencil...she then turned and gave me the BIGGEST smile I have ever seen! LOL she was so darn cute. She quickly gave me a spare pencil, and eversince that we were like the lead and the body of a pencil...INSEPERABLE! :) Later on our families met each other too and we all became great family friends. We learnt about each others' cultures and taught each other great many things too. She's a very fit, sporty girl who can climb mountains, bellydance beautifully and row boats when all I can do is just sit and watch hehe. I used to go stay over at her place in Artamon in Sydney...and she used to come and stay with me too. We went bush-walking together countless times, cooked together, drove around like maniacs, beached til Bluebottles got our bottoms, celebrated NYE so many times together, had crazy boyfriends at the same time, sat for the same yukky Uni exams, went to each others' family BBQs and trips, was there for each other in ways that words just won't do enough justice. This angel has helped me to move houses, was there when I bought my very first furniture and have been there for me in my toughest moments when no one else understood me. Her mum and dad are like my mum and dad. And she calls my mum 'Amma'...just the way I call my mum. I have never met another person like her cos she's totally down-to-Earth, relaxed, beautiful, smart, caring, loving, sensible, exciting, fun-loving, crazy like me and most of all a great HUMANBEING. She has a way about her that makes me believe in the goodness of this world. I can't explain it in words...it's just so very special. And she never gets angry...even when I lose it, she just sits quietly. It's hard to find true souls like her. Unfortuntely she moved to Turkey recently for work purposes. Her family is still in Sydney but she now works and lives alone in Istanbul. Although I speak to her on the phone every now and then, life has changed heaps for me eversince she left Sydney. It seems like everything has frozen in time and has come to a sudden stop. She had such a huge, magical effect on me. I postponed writing about her in my blog cos everytime I think of her I have tears in my eyes....:*(
I spoke to her this morning to wish her for her bday...guess what? I had rung her exactly at 12am Istanbul time (about 8am Sydney time) right at the dawn of her bday! I didn't have a clue but we were both so excited, we chatted, giggled and caught up with each others' lives. She's still single like me...every man that comes along in her life seems to be the kind of men I meet too. It's official...apart from being great mates, we are both great Jerk Magnets too! Anyways, this one's for you baby...you're the poet in my heart that keeps me going, so please don't ever stop being you. I know we will grow old together too and will look back at the crazy times we've had over the years and laugh til our dentures crack LOL! I miss ya tonz S! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAHLIN have a good one MWACCKKKKZ! These 2 pics of us show how tan I am and how creamy she is :). And look at her beautiful smile!
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Colleagues forget favors.
BUT - Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles
are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her.
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by
yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering
you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.
Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you, or
come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,
sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins and
extended family all bless our life.
When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the
incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead, nor did we know how much we
would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still.
Current Music: Sara by Fleetwood Mac