When I was a little girl one of my best friends was a girl from Japan. Our families were very close for several years while we lived in New York City. Then, when I had just turned eight, we moved away. Junko and her family moved back to Japan a short time later, and we lost touch. That’s just how things went. It was possible, but difficult, to stay in touch.
Now we have the internet, email, and Facebook. Staying in touch is easy. Also, we live in a golden age of travel. It’s really not that expensive or difficult to get on an airplane and get off a little later on another continent. We’re staying with our friends in Thailand; we’ll be visiting other friends in Europe and look forward to seeing many other friends in many countries during our future travels; and we expect to be playing host to friends who come to Colorado, as well.
I looked up one of my MBA classmates from Thailand, sent her a message via Facebook, and next thing you know, we’re having lunch together in Bangkok. I got to introduce her to my wonderful husband and to my friend Jaa, and I heard all about her plans to open a resort focused on health and nutrition in the northeast part of Thailand.
Best of luck with your new venture, Mew! It was great seeing you.