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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

bye shoes

sorry shoes, you had to go.
it was pouring, i was wet, and so were you.
it was an unceremonious farewell. i didn't say the right words. but i guess you're free to go now.
my colleague said that they probably are happy, having been stepped on for close to thirteen years now? i've lost count.
so lead a happy life, in rainbow-shoe-land. i will always remember you. you see, i've even framed you in memory. you had a tiny hole on the side, or else i think i might have heated you up and tried to resuscitate you. but i think enough is enough. it is time to let go. bye shoes. i love you, too.

footnote:  i actually went to the trash bin later, picked up the plastic bag where they lie, and said bye, take care.
i don't think anyone at the complex saw me talking to them shoes..

24 comments:

  1. bye bye shoe....hate it when it gets comfy and the shoes will be gone :(

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  2. @smallkucing: yup. too bad.

    @sinlady: he, the shoes, after all, did take care of me for such a long time. not making me fall and all. i really would have kept him if not for the downpour i was caught in yesterday. thought he was hardy enough. age does catch up, even with shoes. *chuckle*
    and thanks for caring. i am fine. ;)

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  3. When I was a kid there was a secret agent show called The Man from Uncle. They had secret pen radios.

    I spent most of grade five furtively speaking into my Bic pen in class and sometimes at recess. My school was enemy headquarters. I had infiltrated and was passing on top secret info.

    Maybe your shoes are shoe radios and you should go back to the dumpster to see if you get reception from the heels.

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  4. @paul: the soul, i mean sole, were still very good. no signs of wear and tear. they made them differently those days. i now declare, we the old, are made of better materials.

    the heels. i bet they make good receptive conduits. ie. if anyone can get past the smell. just saying.

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  5. I would be so sentimental too, if I have had it for 13 years! What brand izzit? So long-lasting! Looks really comfy.

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  6. @pinkie: we are softies. :P
    hush puppies. maybe during then, the products are better made, and materials better too. ;)

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  7. your Gardener s shoesMay 10, 2011 at 3:27 AM

    someone told me a story about his old shoes......after many years of use he had to left them in a place far far away from his home....he returned home that night and he was so sad for what he did......but.....there is always a but....after some days his shoes came back.....they were walking day and night and they manage to find the house ......and from that day he never left them alone, he was wearing them even when he was sleeping.....its a so moving story.....isnt it?

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  8. @gardener and shoe story: argh. i feel sad already about throwing them. but can't keep them. they were so wet.
    hope they're in good rainbow-shoe-land, all brand new and doing pretty dance steps with other new-again rainbow shoes!

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  9. toot toot! How's your new pair of shoes treating you?

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  10. @jomel: haven't buy yet. i very fussy about cut. i got big feet you see. probably order online. can't find the same kind of 'boots' for many years. i bought all three pairs at once last time. the lace-up was the one which had to go.

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  11. Ah..your infamous hush puppies. Remember when we first talkedabout them..during hkk days? Hiak hiak..... They made it to 13 years...wow! Rip shoes... I mean R.I.P shoes...

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  12. @goololly mom: lol hard to type your name lah. can i just call you sweetbum next time? :P

    hkk days? lol. ya ya. so long hor? *reminisce*
    i still using two more pairs of the same age. hahhaha just occurred to me, next time it's me having hongkongkiok!!!

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  13. hi tuti how have u been? it's been a long while! :)))

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  14. hi tuti

    it has been quite awhile. How are you? Hope you are are fine over there. Have a nice day :)

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  15. love this, thanks for sharing. All are souls...

    Hayden

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  16. How are you tuti? It's beenawhile since I last visited. Yes...sometimes we had to let go of certain things in life, no matter how hard it is. Nothing last forever.

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  17. hi cleffairy,
    i'm fine, thank you. still using those shoes above. i'm faithful that way. :)
    hope you're doing well too. cheers!
    -tuti

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  18. Hello Tuti... I came across one of my old posts and saw your name in the first comment... Hope u r fine... Keep well n take care!

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  19. hi reana,
    i am fine, thank you. still struggling and working hard.
    you take care too, especially in this haze!
    -tuti

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  20. Tuti! Im thinking of you. Been a while. I forgot my hotmail password so I couldn't email you. Then I was thinking of lisa. Read her blog..saw your comments. .clicked..n im here. Can you read this? I hope so......

    Goolymom.

    Ps: I miss u. You knows? Kikiquah@yahoo.com telephone shex me ok?

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  21. hi baby, i'm here. i will email you.
    -tuti

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  22. hi misti / tuti,

    howsit going? it's been a loooong time, huh? hope everything's fine over at your side...talk to me lehhhh.... missed you!

    also, what's that guy's name? nehhh.... the one who stays at Puchong wan ahh... shit man... i really have forgotten alotta names... my bad...

    *hugs*

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  23. hi rainbow,
    how are you? hope things are good your end. i've been busy as usual. i think i'm a workaholic already, haha. i can't remember a lot of names too, so you're alright. age is catching up. so it is fashionable to forget things. :P take care, ya! cheers!
    -misti

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