I wonder… where he is? What did he do so far? Does he remember?

 I was looking at some old pictures of my and my family’s childhood, old events and celebrations. I found my self staring at one image, an old image, searching my memories, not of the person in that image, for it was for someone I would never forget, I was searching for his name only.

Ryo, a kid who we shared a wall with his family a very long time ago… he was from Korea, and he was my first friend ever. He used to visit me everyday, he brings his toy cars to share them with me. The one I chose was white, his car was dark, one thing we did was driving them toward each other and just before they collide we swirl and make some car noises.

I remember the last day I saw him, it was just before the first gulf war, he was going back to where he came from. I was standing with my parents, I was crying, he was smiling and waving to me from the back window of the car as he was going away.

I’ll always wonder where he is now, and what are his accomplishments so far. Who knows, maybe its possible he’ll see my post and drop by. If not, well… I can only wish him well in his life.



  1. Gina Lawless · October 18, 2012

    What a good story. Do we all have those friends that we have to wave good-bye to from the car window? I hope he finds you!
    Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

    • ahamin · October 19, 2012

      I hope so too… even if we don’t have that someone we may somehow create them, like you did with Olivia and May 🙂

  2. Esenga' s Voice · October 19, 2012

    Beautiful story (and the photo) back down the memory line. Thank you for sharing.

    • ahamin · October 19, 2012

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  3. ketch1714 · October 22, 2012

    The funny thing is, I’m usually the kid waving from the car window. So many people have simply come and gone from my life. Even today, I wonder how they are doing, what are they doing, where are they now? But it’s been so long, I’ll probably never know all the answers.

    I hope, one day, you and Ryo reconnect.

    • ahamin · October 22, 2012

      I really hope so too. Our connections is what make this life real, we do not exist without others acknowledging our existence. I do believe at some point we will meet with those we grew distance from, its not a hunch or hope, but it is what I witnessed before.
      I hope you’ll connect with your past too. 🙂

  4. sakuraandme · October 23, 2012

    How sweet!!!
    That took me back to my childhood days! *smiling* ahhh to be young again!!!
    Playing was so much fun wasn’t it? xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • ahamin · October 23, 2012

      Of course it was, I am re-living my childhood with my young nephews and nieces, it made me realize how simpler things were.
      Thanks for stepping by 🙂

  5. rohangolwalkar · December 10, 2012

    Well this is the reason i click lot of pictures – when you click they may not seem memorable – check the same picture after few years and it triggers an emotion.
    I hope your friend finds this blog – cheers.

    • ahamin · December 10, 2012

      Thanks, mate! I hope so too.

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