Many, many years ago, my little friend Yinwei and I bought ourselves a pair of Mickey & Minnie journals to write each other in. We would pen down our thoughts, make silly (sometimes very nice) drawings, wrote stories, gossiped, poured out our hearts… all within the confines of its cartoony covers. We’d exchange journals and reply each other’s musings… and so it went back and forth, back and forth.
I brought this journal with me when I went to visit Yinwei and her new baby, Qi Yang (ç»®æ´‹), yesterday. Her son Zonghan admired the drawings his mother had made as a teenager. Our husbands gave each other knowing glances as Yinwei and I laughed over our old ‘love letters’ filled with girlish enthusiasm, teenage angst and swoony gushings over former crushes.
Ivy yelped as she read an entry I had made about her and her then school-girl crush. “OMG… OMG… OMG…!!” Yes, Vee… look how well-preserved all our old secrets are! LOL.
It was fun. :)