Watch Us

Some of my best friends are those that I had met online. Over the years, we drifted apart and then got in touch again and then drifted apart. Nevertheless we value the friendship that we had forged over many sleepless nights sharing our lives and opening our doors of friendship even wider to each other. We grew to trust just those few alphabets on the screen that made up our nicknames and which held our entire personalities. We were faceless individuals, worlds apart, trying to find commonality in each other. Commonality we did find, and even more. We found a camaraderie that will last a long long time.

These ?His & Hers? wristwatches were gifts from William. We were cyber-friends turned friends in real life. This is one of those few gifts that Wuan and I truly appreciate. We have constantly worn them over the years. They remind us of a friendship that bloomed at the same time our relationship was also flourishing. They remind us of the hospitality that was accorded to us when I was in Kuala Lumpur. They remind us of beautiful times and of times that we wished would last forever. Thank you, William, for some pretty unforgettable moments but most of all thank you for these wonderful keepsakes.

* Images of Gurney Drive Escapade have been added to the Gallery.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Watch Us”

  1. Peter
    Some ppl are so nice 🙂 I’ve met some of my sons cyber friends over the yrs n they r really nice guys very caring.Btw the watches are heaps nice
    and thanks for taking time out to chat 🙂
    take care

  2. Wah! those are really nice watches. i could never wear watches.. i look like a dufus 😀 actually, some of the best friendships I have started in cyberspace.

  3. me same like natasha. some of my best friendship aslo started in cyberspace.

    some cyberfriends are very friendly and kind. e.g. like one malay woman in KL i know through a newsgroup for only 3 months or so (only online), she already offered me to stay in her house when in KL.

    glad that you had such a wonderful friend like william, peter.

  4. Natasha,
    With a mobile phone, wristwatches have become an accessory, not a necessity. Yes, those watches are very unique. The Internet has given people like me the opportunity to make friends when it otherwise would have been difficult in real life.

    Most of the cyberfriends that I met in real life have been very kind and generous. They will usually go out of their way to accomodate me.

  5. hey wat kind of watches are those? wat brand? i really dig them i want 2 get 1 for my lady.

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