Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday / Old friends

Sometimes life is full of unexpected "coincidences". On my way to Kuala Lumpur I met singer Daniel Sahuleka on board and I had a nice talk with him and his lovely wife. They were on their way to Indonesia, where Daniel is still a very famous singer and Honorary Citizen of Jakarta. Don't forget to click on the YouTube video and listen to his beautiful song. I knew his music from 30 years ago. At that time he was very popular in the town near Rotterdam, where I lived for a couple of years. A town with a large Moluccan community. During our conversation I mentioned 2 friends from that period , a Moluccan and an Indonesian girlfriend. He suggested to search for them on Hyves and Facebook. In Kuala Lumpur I talked to a colleague of mine and we found out we both lived in the same town in the same period and we had a few friends in common. All this happened in one trip! Sunday when I returned home I went on Hyves and found both girlfriends from 30 years ago! I feel blessed to have found my old school friends again. Both girls are still friends and one married the brother of the other and are family now! Sometimes the internet takes a lot of your time, Facebook, Blogging, Hyves you name it but I have learned it brings people (back) together as well. Friendships made, and friends reunite. I am thankful for all the new friends I made with blogging, the possibility to keep in touch with old friends and family on Facebook and for the lost friends I found again through Hyves! You make my world so colorful ;) Happy Thankful Thursday! Hope you have a lot to be thankful for as well.


  1. I'm so glad you found this video so I could hear his voice and the beautiful words to this song.

    The mosaics are something else too! Wow!

    That's an amazing reconnection M ;)
    The Universe works miracles!


    I just called for some friend rice and spring rolls to help me heal ;)

  2. I am mightly blessed as I know you are Marianne. What fun meeting a celebrity and reuniting with friends.

  3. Say what you will about the Internet.....without it, all of us "Bloggers' would be so much more isolated.... it's a great tool...and look - you have reunited with friends from your past! How cool is that?

    Wonderful also that you reconnected with your friend....such a beautiful and inspiring video!

    Ach, that Lolo is too funny - "friend rice" and spring rolls....
    but, sounds yummy......

    Kuss der Sjimmie fur Mich! (Und auch die anderen "Fur Balls"!
    And..a hug to Felix....der Wunderkind!

    Liebe Grusse,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  4. So happy for you finding your old friends. I just did the very same thing and am hoping to get together in person very soon.

  5. Yep, it's a very small world now!


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