I parked my car beside the apartment building where I live. My neighbour's car was parked in front of mine. His car's registration plate caught my eyes. It read WEN413, quite funny but it reminded me of my friend, Wen. I smiled and walked into my apartment unit and stretched myself out on the sofa. I took the magazine on the table and read an article. The writer tried to blend in some humour into his writings but it was not as good as the way Zhu used to do it, and the pictures in there, were not as interesting as what could be found in Shirley's blog.
I got up and walked into my room. I turned on my computer to check out my email. There were two messages from my friends, Laurie and Sophiagurl, asking if everything was alright over here. Both of them were the very first persons I "met" when I started off and I was very glad that they are still in touch with me. I looked at the calender and noticed that I have been away for more than a month now. I thought that it was time for me to pay a visit to
"A Little Time".
I walked into the busy city. From far, I could see my ugly little hut sitting in between some large beautiful houses. At the far end, an attractive clock at Ambre's place is proudly displaying the time. I haven't entered this city for some time now. I used to come here quite often before. In the beginning, I used to visit this place during my free time but as time went on, without me noticing, I had been spending more and more time here. In fact, I had quite often been finding time to get into this place.
When I was away, I noticed that there were other things that I had not been doing properly for the past few months. I guess, I'd been spending too much of my little time in this place. It was not a regret as I'd been enjoying my time here, only that I should have been more careful in planning my time. I didn't even realize that in time, this place has slowly grown up to be part of my life. I somehow became attached to this place.
When I was away, I read an interesting post titled "Why do you Blog" written by my friend, Mel. It talks about the different reasons why people blog, and his post had turned into a long conversation. His post had set me thinking of why I had been spending my time here.
I walked straight to my little hut. I noticed that the hut was not dark, Erina had been so kind to keep the lights on when I was away. I checked my mailbox before the entrance. There were some messages for me. I sat down in front of my hut and carefully read all the messages one by one. They were all nice and beautiful words from my friends. There were some awards from a very nice person, my friend Annita. I was touched. These people whom I've never met had me in their thoughts while I was away.
They were the people whom I missed when I was away and I guess, the reason I'm back here right now. I was actually thinking of moving out of this place but then, looking back at the time and efforts that I had put in to build relationships with others, being blessed with nice wonderful bloggers as friends, I decided to enter this place again. Hopefully I could manage my time better this time. I don't think I could do the little bit that I had been doing before, as my time would be limited this time, but I would like to continue being part of this community.
I kept the messages, stood up and looked at the sky. The sun reminded me of Bob Johnson and his Astrostuffs. I stretched myself and looked at my watch. It was still early. I decided to start off by visiting Eagerblogger and Sweetgirl. I turned and walked into the busy street, looking forward to greet my friends.