So the day before I leave, Suz, Aileen, Gan & I finally get together for the first time in years for some sashimi at Sushi Tei Paragon and some good ol’ catching up.

Aileen cajoled some poor boy into taking this shot (she also looks like she’s strangling gan with affection, some things never change)/No, I don’t just lick anybody, only special people.

In the best of worlds, absence should make the heart grow fonder, but the distances that lie between people are more often less romantic and truly, they are difficult. But we will try, because we are human, and because what else lies between is certainly worth some trying.