Bumping Into Old Friends
Posted on: 28th of August 2008 | Under: Life & Love

Nothing beats the surprise of casually bumping into an old friend on an ordinary afternoon spent window shopping at the mall.

I was at Raffles City earlier and had just stepped out of TopShop when a guy who looked too familiar walked passed me. I had to take a second look before I realized that it really was Marcus, one of my High School classmates from ISB! I quickly called him, and he was just as surprised to see me. I mean, it’s not everyday you bump into an old classmate you haven’t seen in nine years! =P

We talked for a while in the middle of the mall: updates on our lives, on the others we’ve been in contact with, and talked about the 10th year reunion with our High School batch next year (if it ever pushes through, that is). It was kind of surreal. It felt like being back in High School, except we looked older (the same, but older) and a little bit rounder (that’s for the both of us! haha!). It was definitely great seeing him. It’s always nice to get in touch with old friends. Sure, Facebook has been one big reunion for ISB people; I’m finally in contact with those that I haven’t heard from since I left Brunei. But seeing someone and actually spending time with them (even for just a few minutes) is so much better!

I really hope the reunion pushes through next year. It would be grand to see my old friends together again in one room!

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2 Comments to “Bumping Into Old Friends”

  1. Id says:

    I was just commenting about something similar on another blog, but it’s really amazing how small Singapore really is.

    Last December, I attended a Christmas party at a friend’s friend’s (did that make sense? LOL!) apartment. I walked into the door and sitting on the couch was a guy who I went to school with. The thing is, we never really spoke to each other, but when we were introduced, I found out that he knew of me through mutual friends,I knew of him by his name, and that our younger brothers were best friends in elementary school! It’s crazy! A few months later, I would end up bumping into more of his friends, one of which was in my high school IBS Environmental Systems class in senior year!

    It’s really amazing where you can bump into old classmates, especially when they’re internationally educated. International school students virtually end up anywhere after graduation that you’re bound to bump into them eventually! I think it makes the world feel.. well, not necessarily smaller (except when you’re in Singapore, hehe!) but less lonely. =P

    Btw, did you find a job yet? =D

  2. anna says:

    id: That’s what I love about being able to study at an International School. Everyone’s scattered everywhere… and if I choose any country to travel to, I am bound to know someone who lives there! And I love how Singapore has become a usual pit stop for most of my High School batch. I’d love to bump into more of my old friends!

    JR and I are in Manila for the week. I’ll continue to job hunt as soon as we get back. =) How’s your hunting going?