Today is April 4th, 2008 and the date 4th April (apart from being the official date designated for Ching Beng) somehow has great significance in my life. In 1981, it was the day I was involved in that horrendous life-changing car accident and in 1985, it was even more significant.
My schoolmate in Form 6, Ruth Jayaranee Naesarajoo was working for Avon Cosmetics at the time and she was in town for an Avon sales managers convention. We had planned to meet up and on that fateful Thursday in April 1985, I went to visit her at her hotel in PJ. Ruth was a phone addict (I am sure she still is today) and as usual, she was on the phone when I knocked on the hotel room door. Her room mate opened the door. I did not know then that this would be the woman I would spend the next 22 years of my life with.
Today, is another first in 2008; the 4th of April 2008 is the first time Jeannie and I would not be celebrating this "anniversary" together.