We've been friends for about 18 years. I first made contact from the penpal posting on teletext. Airmail, email, and now facebook. Our exchanges have been fewer over the years but still very meaningful to me: someone who was interested in knowing me and also opening up herself through my teenage years till now, even though we never met. I appreciate this friendship a lot. So when she told me she was coming to Singapore, of course I went bonkers! Excited to the max! Who the heck still meets their penpal? Haaa. Although we didn't go anywhere spectacular or did anything out of this world, who cares! The 1hour meeting was awesome. I wished it could have been longer. But I've learned to count my blessings. Next on my wishlist, a trip to New Zealand to meet her. Thank you Emma for your friendship, it has been such an adventure!