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When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself.

Growing Up With James Bond

Blogging has never been more enjoyable if it weren't for the likes of him.

Sib had this intriguing display name that attracted me every time I went to comment on one of Agnes's posts. 'Talk to my Soul'; that was something I wanted to do myself. A couple of visits on his page and I was still unsure whether I should introduce myself and make an entry to his page. His tag line seemed to speak to me: 'When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself'. Yes, I had nowhere to go back then.

Thus started my friendship with this guy whose comments never failed to bring a smile to me. His display picture, I must say, was rather handsome. In the long list of comments that I used to get, I would search for his name and read his comment first.

Do I need to tell you what amazing friend he is? I don't think so. But yes there are some I would want to share. Through all these months, through the countless times I was up all night and couldn't sleep, Sib was right there with me. When I seemed to be battling my demons, he was right there, may be not beside me, but always behind me to keep me from falling. I don't have those sleepless nights anymore, but I know that anytime I do, I just have to look for him and he'd be right there.

I've laughed with him on his silly jokes, I've cried while he held on to me. My silly childish problems, my immature reasons, my weak logic, and he always seemed to bring out the best in them. I've grown up with him in the last one year with him changing me into someone who's think logically than from the heart; I am so grateful for that.

Sib, it's your birthday and I wish I could have had a bite of your birthday cake or played a nasty prank on you on your day! May be I won't be around much longer, I don't know how life unravels. So I just wanted to write here, the place that's home to you, to tell you and the world how very special a person you are. You're a fierce friend, you're kind at heart, you're someone I can always and always depend on; and yes, you're Bond, James Bond.

*wipes tears from her eyes*
(Sorry guys I got a little emotional writing this post.)

Hope you remember your promise to meet me some day in Pakistan in a park under the sun and see me all grown up. I'd recognize you from anywhere, dear friend.

Happy birthday :)
Many many happy returns of the day, with joys of every thing you'll ever ask for!

Much love,


Talking To My Soul 18 August 2009 at 10:38  

-->Mehreen/Warm Sunshine

I can only do two things, dear. I can thank you and I can bless you from the core of my heart.

Been a pleasure knowing you. It always will be so.


Keshi 18 August 2009 at 11:58  

Sunshine girl ty for telling me it's Mr.Wonderful's bday today! Or else I'd hv missed out on wishing him.


I hv no words to tell how much I hv appreciated ur friendship not only as a blogmate but also as a life-mate. u know what I mean :) u hv always been there w.o. even hvn to prove it. u always understood me and u always saw where I was comin from. for that, Im ever so grateful to ya. Only very few ppl can be like that...the kind that lifts u up and makes u feel alright in a jiffy :)

Mehreen has written u such a beautiful tribute. I think she speaks for all of us. We need more ppl like u in our lives...cos u r very SPECIAL Soul. Always know that.

Hv a good one that u so deserve. *HUGZ*

And tnxx again Mehreen for letting me know abt it :)

Love ya 2!


lena 18 August 2009 at 14:10  

That is such a beautiful and touching birthday dedication, Mehreen :)

Happy birthday, Sib! May you always be able to talk to your soul and to the souls of your friends, just the same way as you touched the soul of our dear Mehreen :)

Now its time for birthday cake :|

Talking To My Soul 18 August 2009 at 14:28  


Thank you and thank you so very much. I am touched, clearly touched by the gesture. I couldn't ask for more, can I?

All these good words..I dont know if I deserve them...but thank you again, K.

Bless you.


Talking To My Soul 18 August 2009 at 14:30  


I simple feel honoured, Lena. I guess I am worth the good words.

Saw your pictures during India visit. Don't ask me where. The blog circuit was abuzz, okay!!!

Thank you, dear. So much.


Lena 18 August 2009 at 19:03  

lol now I am scared to ask where you saw the pictures :D
Anyways, Happy birthday once again :)

Talking To My Soul 19 August 2009 at 14:29  


I am a journo. So I can afford not to tell you where I got to see the pictures...LOL!

Thanks a lot for the wishes again.


Agnes 19 August 2009 at 20:45  

Awwwwwww, Mehreen!!!



Talking To My Soul 21 August 2009 at 14:33  


Thank you. Thank you and thank you. But all the appreciation must go to one Ms Mehreen.


mystic rose 22 August 2009 at 03:25  

:). Very nice.

renaye 26 August 2009 at 18:19  

it's great to have such friend. sometimes i wonder will i have such friend when i have been such a supportive friend to my friends. but sadly i don't have.

Talking To My Soul 15 September 2009 at 18:42  


Thank you, Rose. Thanks indeed.


Talking To My Soul 15 September 2009 at 18:43  


Thank you so very much. I am sure you too will have great friend soon.


~vagabond~ 21 September 2009 at 21:13  

Awww....this was soo sweet.
A belated happy birthday, mr james bond. :)

Talking To My Soul 22 September 2009 at 14:42  


Thank you so much.

And, Craig and Brosnan were better, I guess.


WarmSunshine 13 April 2013 at 01:28  

I landed up here after a long long time. All I have to say is, I miss blogging!!!

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