The Importance Of Friendship

I saw this article inside The Star (24/12) newspaper on Christmas Eve. They interviewed 2 old friends and one happens to be my good old friend too. Their story made me think about how beautiful a real friendship can be and how important it really is to our lives! We all need good friends who can share our tears & joy besides giving us the pillar supports and words of kind encouragement. They should accept me as I am without any conditions.

"We also say at times, ‘This world is so mean’, then how come there are few people who are ready to take all your sorrows and are always there for you when you need them. I can say this because I have been gifted with such a beautiful gift called “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” in my life....."


Recipe For Leadership - This is about Helen & Abby who were classmates from a Convent School in Ipoh who met up again after one had failed marriage and the other had spent many years living in London & Hong Kong.



Gift Of Friendship - They met up again at the school reunion and clicked like cakes & cream.....exchanging cook books and this led to the chain of "Ms READ" boutiques and "DELICIOUS" restaurants being sprouted all over Kuala Lumpur!

"With so much dire need of friends in our life how can we think of existing without them? Though we have many people around us, but there are only close friends who make all the difference. If they are present nothing else matter. "



.......My Old Photo.......
When Abby was the corporate figure at Bristol Myers - Malaysia & Hong Kong, she often attended high profile meetings in Chicago. One day she got off the meeting and simply boarded the next plane to visit me at Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. I was so happy and took her around to tour the city. We ate the best food and stayed at the best 5 Star hotel. Abby paid for everything as I was just a student! Abby felt that the city was really beautiful. The current movie "JACK REACHER" by Tom Cruise was filmed entirely in Pittsburgh too.


"What makes a good friend?

A good friend is honest.
A good friend is fun, unique and interesting.
A good friend is attentive and adaptable.
A good friend is supportive of you and your goals.
A good friend is a someone you can trust.
A good friend is someone who you can talk to about anything.
A good friend makes it clear that they care about you.
A good friend sticks with you in good times and bad.
A good friend accepts you for who you are, even when you’re being a butthead."



HAPPY NEW YEAR 201
TO ALL THE READERS WHO ARE MY FRIENDS!


Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this lovely gift of Friendship :)

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  2. That lanky guy Anay kaj? Phewittt!!!!

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    1. yah lo.. annay is so young and GREEN.. lol

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    2. That handsome boy is Tan Sri Annay??!! Banjir kat office Ah Hua!

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    3. Ya lo, he some more posed with one leg crossed over to the other leg. Fulamak.

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    4. that one we call GQ style..
      He sure bergaya..... If Yannie and Hua know Annay know him earlier..
      I am sure they will fight for the GQ man..

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    5. GQ style? I never came across this style wert. Yannie told me only got 69 and doggie style :p

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    6. GQ style is THE STYLE in the 90s what, Ah Hua. :-D

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    7. Shows how hamsap this Ah Hua is. Only know position style and not stylo style. LOL

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    8. aiyoyo!! that was my ARUMUGAM!!! pheewitt!! how handsome and supermodel like.. errr, when was that photo taken?? was Thambee brought to this world yet??

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    9. SK you still learning how to swim...

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    10. I dunno what's wrong with me? I think there is something wrong with my poses. They all looked the same lah! My legs are too long! I wanted to laugh at all my old photos!

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  3. For hamensem boy Anay, if I have lots of money I wouldn't mind boarding the plane to meet him.

    *basah*

    Hahaha

    New word for Yan to use. Before banjir need to be wet first. :-D

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    1. aiyo lina.. yannie sure know basah le...
      must be wet first if not it will be painful..
      geseran = hot = painful.. lol

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    2. You two fellas are not Anay's good friends. Anay is here to tell you all how he appreciates his old friend, Abby. Taukeh Soh of Ms Read and Delicious.

      So heartwarming post, you two talked hamsap here. tsk...tsk....

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    3. Yeah, if I were the corporate figure at Bristol Myers I would fly to meet him monthly basis on my private jet!

      *kebasahan*

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    4. what a word.. kebasahan..
      you failed your BM le..
      keHAMSAPan got le...

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    5. yalor, this Anay got the sexy Abby the taukesoh of Ms Read flying all the way to see him, somemore she paid all the expenses.. wow, Anay back then was a gigolo is it?? hehehehe~~ :p

      what basah, kebasahan and kehamsapan?? let Thambee teach you all one new word for today..
      * ஈரப்பதம் *

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    6. hehehe, just kidding lah Anay and Abby.. we all comment here with our CB mouth only~~ but having said that, being a gigolo is a compliment to Anay~~ :p

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    7. Wakakakaka! You all made me laugh until I didn't know how to reply the other day. Now I am sober.

      My brother and sister thinks I look like a nerd!

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  4. That time Abby came visiting Anay, Anay sure give "good service" ah? Hahaha

    Jangan marah, Anay :-D

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    1. Ya lo! I read he said stayed at the best 5 star hotel together.

      This time, Anay must find 6 star hotel for her already.

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    2. Sure good service la, Lina!

      He even served her in the best 5-star hotel!! Flood in the whole hotel~~

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    3. yalah, Abby paid all Anay's expenses in Chicago!! this time Anay should invite Abby to his mansion in Old Klang Road, so that Anay can pluck those MUSHROOMS growing in his house to cook a nice dinner for Abby..

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    4. Many people thought I was a gigolo when I was very young....going clubbing weekly with old ladies. They were my friends' mothers lah!!!

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    5. At first I wanted to tell Abby to read my blogs. Now I dare not la! She might kill me> Bwahahahahaha!

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  5. this annay is not so simple..
    but I really glad to know him...
    you are really a very nice person and a good friend

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    1. He not small gas ah? I thought you said him small gas the other day.

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    2. because he already made Anay mad at him by saying Anay very small gas, so must apologize and talk sweet things about Anay here mah.. the Simple Person is not simple also, kekekeke!!

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    3. SK is so clever to judge this SP... He likes to twist his words right, like roti chanai??

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  6. eventhough our age gap is big but hey our hamsap channel frequency is the same ..kakakaka

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    1. What age gap? Where got age gap? Are you trying to say Anay is old or you are very young?

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    2. he always tell me that he is OLD and cannot click with us.. apalah..

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    3. cheh!! who wants to have age gap with you and same hamsap channel frequency with you?? pui pui pui~~ :D

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    4. Kakakakaka... SP is a bit retarded and blurr like sotong sometimes. Well he makes everyone happy!

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  7. I learned a lot of things from annay and he always advise me..
    you are like a big brother to me....

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    1. I feel so cold suddenly.

      Anay, you got teary eyes or not? SP poured out his love to you. Tonight, you must bring him to 6 star hotel.

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    2. today SP's CB mouth was rinsed with honey is it?? why keep saying good things about Anay?? hmmmm, must be a rotten fish under the rock..

      is that correct ah?? direct translation from "ada ikan mati di sebalik batu"~~ :D

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    3. Wrong~~ LOL! Aiyoyo, Thambee and his BM.

      Isn't the correct one, "ada udang di sebalik batu"? Since when the phrase is replaced with dead fish?

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    4. LMAO!!! This SP also made me feel cold....so gay lah! Aduhai! Ada Udang Mati Kena Batu Kemek...

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  8. In this friendship, I don't know who is the lucky one.

    One being hugged by a handsome boy, another being pampered by rich lady.

    Win-win situation hor?

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    1. I made annay sounds like a duck, oopsie~

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    2. I wonder why annay didn't start with her..
      if not then we can have free dining.. lol

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    3. We can go to Delicious and Ms Read. Eat and shop for free every time.

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    4. Ask some more? You saw the photo above wert. How to compare with Letchumi? Later annay become pancake in the night workout~~:p

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    5. haiyoh, destiny is destiny.. why must compare Abby with Letchumy?? in Anay's heart, Letchumy is the most beautiful woman in the world, nothing and nobody can compare!! Letchumy is also very legendary one, she will become a very famous makeup artist cum hypnosis practitioner..

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    6. Woii Ah Hua the clothes in MS READ are all oversized for Kamala to wear lah. However the desserts and salads in DELICIOUS are very delicious.

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  9. Anay, next time if I go Delicious or Ms Read, can I tell them I know anay? You think they will give me 50% discount?

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    1. Does Ms Read has website or online service? Can go online shopping like that~ :)

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    2. Online also no problem, sure can provide free shipping to our door step, we just say we are anay's good friends.

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    3. i think if you quote Anay's name.. Abby will charge you 50% extra instead!! maybe that was to compensate all the expenses she paid for Anay back then in Pittsburgh~~ :D

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  10. but sometimes business will turn a good friendship become sour...
    if business is good then both parties will want to get higher share.
    if business is bad.. good friendship will become enemy

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    1. ooo you never heard before meh?
      It happen all the time..
      money is a very sensitive subject....

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    2. Money is the root of all evil. Between true friends, money does not matter... If it does, then the friendship is never well-founded in the first place.

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    3. Happens woh...

      Family become estranged also got.

      MY FIL got into business with his step brothers and somehow business bankrupt as somebody forged his signature and everything, they went to court and stuff. Crazy.

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    4. yeah, i agree with Mak Rempinator.. money is not everything but everything is money..

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    5. Mak Rempinator, ROFL!! New nick for gadis melayu terakhir~~ :p

      Money issue can cause family to break down. Husband wife argue, siblings fight, etc.

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    6. betul betul what Mak rempit and sk said.


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    7. SP was speaking from bad experience and I also have very bad experience that money ruined & strained my relationship with close friends.

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  11. What is life without friends - real sincere friends?

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    1. Friends come and go just like the air we breathe in!

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    1. Yes! Just like you....for being there for many years. When are you treating me to the many exotic meals you have??

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  13. i love this post about friendship Anay.. and i bet Anay has also got a lot of precious friendships because of your nice personality..

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    1. Thank you Thambee. You are one special friend of mine whom I seldom meet but we are connected online everyday for years!!!!!!

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  14. yes, i do agree that true friends are the beautiful people god sends to you.. i'll like to share this quote with Anay:

    friends are like fallen leaves found everywhere, true friends are like gems, precious and rare..

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    1. friends will say, "come look for me if you have problems"..

      true friends will say, "don't come and disturb me if that is not a trouble"..

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    2. friends will feel sad if they see you cry..

      true friends will feel happy if they see you laugh..

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    3. So pandai Thambee to quote all this!!! So sweet and true about friends. This is just an illusion world. We can pretend to be happy so that everyone will be happy.

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  15. friendship has to be cherished..there are lots of nice friends around us..

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    1. You definitely have MANY FRIENDS because you have a kind heart.

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  16. eih... how come Anay never reply and scold us after all our comments one ah? Suddenly so shy kah? ;p

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    1. I am here Mak Rempit. Lambat sikit, kereta buruk.

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  17. Sometimes friends dont have to meet everyday.

    some friend even if a few years tarak meet but when meet up the feeling will still the same like no time lapsed at all

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    1. have to agree with what SP said. Money can destroy friendship.

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    2. I have known SK Thambee for many years online and we get connected daily for years! We only met less than 5 times!

      Very true that money has ruined and soured friendships.

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  18. well, sometimes i see the money can buy over a friendship feelings... anyways, it is still depends one~

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    1. You are still a young man to think that money can buy friendship. Those are not real friends ok! Better buy chicken and China Dolls instead.

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  19. i find that true friends are hard to find these days. people are so fake nowadays.

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