Thursday, December 21, 2006

A big fat merci beaucoup


While some of my friends are off jet setting around the world, I get to live vicariously through their adventures. This was a lifestyle I once had. I remember being able to pack up, get on a plane and go to places that were exotic and remote, culturally rich and full of history. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my life. I wouldn't change it for the world. I realize that I'm in a place in my life where responsiblilities keep me rooted to where I am. I do sometimes get nostalgic for my days of traveling though.

A great big thank you to my wonderful friend, Curiosity Killer for meeting up with one of my great gal pals, Pamela while she was visiting Hong Kong. When I found out Pam was going to be in Hong Kong, I immediately asked CK if she'd meet up with her since P didn't know the place and it's always nice to know someone when you're in a foreign land. How I longed to be able to join my girlfriends and hang out in Hong Kong. I wished I could go shopping, sightsee, try out all the cool food there, and just share some laughs with CK and Pam. *sigh* It just seemed so unfair! LOL!

This happened to me the other year too. One of my Aussie friends was doing a world tour. I love this girl! She is my super hero! She has been to sooooooo many countries (even some I'd never heard of!) and all the continents. The 11 countries, 4 Canadian provinces and 22 US states that I've been to seem like nothing compared to her travels! Anyway, she stopped in to see me when I still lived in Toronto. We ate at a Japanese restaurant, since we had met in Japan while we were both teaching there. Then off to Churchill she went. After her North American tour (which included places in Canada and the US), she finished off with the last leg of her world tour being South America. I knew she was going to Brazil and I have a lot of former students from there, so I hooked her up with a wonderful student/friend of mine. My friend got to spend time with my student and got the tour and first class treatment. I'm so happy she was in good hands. They sent me a short video via MSN messenger and it looked like they were having sooooooo much fun! Again, I wish I were able to be there! Brazil looks like another place I may have to add to my list of places to visit!

5 comments:

t said...

Chris your so sweet and thoughtful to ask friends to meet up with each other so they know people when they're travelling. i know it's very comforting to have someone there just in case you need them. it's all about comfort in knowing someone. Man, I wish I'd known that so every time we travel I'll ask you if you know someone where we're going! Hah hah! Seriously, your so sweet. Thanks for always taking care of all your freinds

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

Very sweet of you, Christine. Hey who knows- maybe J will take you to NZ someday. I have a feeling he'll most likely take you to Scotland before any other country though! LOL!

curiositykiller said...

Hey chrissy... no problem, you're always welcome! It's great to meet up with people this way. I love it... and I love having you as a friend. You're too sweet for words. Merry Christmas!!

Chrissy121875 said...

Awww...thanks! Love having you as a friend too! Let me know when you recieve your Christmas care package in the mail! (or if the postal service even delivered it to you!) Merry Christmas to you too!

Anonymous said...

Allo ma chere! Merci pour votre amitie! Vous etes toujours charmante et ensoleillee!

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