Growing old, together

February 2, 2012

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I think we can all agree that it takes a long time to grow an old friend and when you do happen to stumble upon that extraordinary someone, keep them close and never take them for granted. Tiffany and I have been friends for almost eleven years now and nothing has changed since. Although we did part for a small period after I moved away for university, we somehow managed to find a way back to our friendship. We have grown so much within the past few years, from little girls setting up their own garage sales in hopes of making a dollar or two to blossoming into two mature (so we think) young women. “Fun” to us meant sliding down a flight of stairs, sneaking into the sauna when we were underage, taking millions of grainy webcam photos, staying on the phone until past midnight, leaving long messages on each other's AsianAvenues, and running around in matching clothes from Siblings.

Our fondest childhood memory together would probably have been all the memories down Sheppard Avenue. We live only a few minutes apart and spent our high school years walking down the same street, every single day. Even though we saw each other every day, the conversations were endless and would sometimes go well into the night. Till this day, she still continues to be the person who I turn to when my days are glum and grey.

Sometimes we just need to step away from our busy lives and spend time with those who bring out the best in you. I’m blessed to have met such a warm-hearted and genuine individual, and our promise of friendship will never break. I imagine that someday, the two of us will be old wrinkly grannies taking morning and late afternoon walks down the park together (hopefully without the hunches). "Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold. A circle is round, it does not end. That's how long I want to be your friend." I want to thank you for being you.

What is your fondest childhood memory with your best friend?

27 comments:

  1. lovely pictures!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  2. We're going to be two grannies riding our wheel chairs down Sheppard (I'll meet you half way). And then we'll link arms and talk about our grandchildren on the way to dim sum. No more sliding down stair cases though, I think I'm already too old for that :s. We'll go perm our white hairs into poof balls together and take photos right after that in our matching granny outfits. So many great memories growing up with you bananey, and so many more crazy years to come. Hopefully no more parking tickets though LOL. Best friendsies foreversssss. Love you girl <3 Thank you for being you too. xo

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  3. awww my friend Sade is the same way <3 its always great to have the one friend that you can always rely on to know that they will always be there.

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  4. This is such a sweet post! I consider myself very lucky to have had the same tight-knit circle of friends for about a decade now. So there are way too many fond memories to count! haha

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  5. awww...how precious! i love hanging out with my "old friends" too!

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  6. Yes. I have a lot of good friends from all walks of life. Love them all. Too bad we live so far away.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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    have you a nice weekend <3 <3
    xoxo

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  8. this is very sweet and immediately made me think of my friend nadine. we've been friends for almost twenty years now. even though we live four thousand miles apart [she lives in germany] we have managed, over the past eleven years of being apart, to stay very close. we do not get to see each other very often, but when we do it really feels like no time has passed.

    warm greetings!
    leyla.

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  9. You guys fit together so well! One of my best friends is ginormously tall and very thin while I am short and pudgy, it looks kinda funny :P And that cupcake!! Eeeek!! Yum :D

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  10. these photos are so lovely :) you two are both gorgeous

    your blog is inspirational

    x
    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  11. best friends are so precious, rare and hard to come by. definitely treasure mine too <3

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  12. You both look BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Cute outfits as well!!!! I really enjoy reading your blog posts!!!! If you have a chance, please visit/follow my fashion blog. It will mean the world to me if you did. Thank you so much in advance!!!

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  13. what you say is so true! and once you find that one true friend you need to cherish him or her :) You two are both so beautiful <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  14. What a nice friendship you have!

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  15. What a lovely post and makes me miss my bestie! Looking lovely as always.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  16. Hi Aney!

    cool post ,great pictures as always!

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    cheers!

    matthew

    http://speakinofstyle.ca

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  17. Lovely photos! :)

    Check out my blog if you like:

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

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  18. You're so fortunate to find a BFF. I used to have a very good friend, but then we fell apart due to some misunderstanding. Currently, I have many good friends and I'm trying not to label them. I think people come into your life for a reason. Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is such a nice post! First, the pictures are beautiful. Second, you're so lucky to have such a great friend! It's one of the best things in life. My best friend and I like to laugh about when we met and how she had this outrageous stuffed cat collection (ooh middle school).

    Great post!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  20. you are gorgeous and i love your outfit. Thanks for sharing. Please follow back. :)

    xox,

    http://www.tumblingintofashion.blogspot.com

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  21. I have just discovered your blog and definitely love it. You’re in my daily reads now :)
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  22. This was a beautiful post. Oldtime friends are a treasure.

    Lovely blog too btw! Followed you :)

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  23. You are both so pretty and stylish! It's great to hear that you have been able to find someone who shares so much in common with you and develop such a strong relationship with. Even though everyone has at least 1 person they call a best friend, not all friendships can withstand the passing of time. I hope that you both will continue to stay such close friends :)

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