Those Old Little Memories or “What have you got today?”

It was probably the bare empty taste of the cold left-over French fries that triggered those old little memories.

Sure, back then there was a lot of food involved, and yes, fries too. But I’m still not sure Why; Why cold left-over fries?

We were very very little then and we’ll join our desks in a rectangle and put our little chairs around it. We formed a mini dinning table. And everyone put their pretty little lunch box on it. I had a red square one, one of the guys’ was round and sky blue.

It was a tradition we had for many many years, and many more years after that.

“What have you got today?”

That was always the first question.

Everyone around the table will open their lunch box and announce what they’ve brought to the table.

I sometimes bring cold noodles, which was very delicious once you get used to it. One of the guys, had some nice crispy fries with scrambled eggs. Another guy some great sardine sandwiches.

We were four.

The last guy brings the most amazing macaroni known to man, and we usually ate that first, before moving on to the other delicacies.

Most of the time, another guy would join us. Other times, we’d get in a fight with one of the girls for no particular reason.

We were all very different, yet very close.

There was the quite short one, who was kind of smart. The tough brilliant one, who was the top of the class. The handsome cool one, who all the girls liked. And the tall serious one, who was well… pretty bad-ass!

Occasionally, we hung out with a crazy talkative one, but his energy was a little higher than ours. We parted ways with him, but still remained friends.

I don’t exactly remember how I met all, or any of them. There’s this bullshit story I and one of them tell people about meeting when our families stopped to get gas at the fuel station. Maybe that was how it happened…

I’m still not sure how the taste of cold left-over French fries triggered this memory. We’ve all changed now, but still pretty close with all but one of the guys. Even our crazy talkative friend is back in the loop. But the loop isn’t all circular desks and lunch boxes now. In fact we’re spread across countries that we barely see each other these days.

But who knows, maybe one of them will have a slice of a cold left-over sardine sandwich one day, and all those old little memories will come flooding back…

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8 Responses to “Those Old Little Memories or “What have you got today?””


  1. 1 rEaL T September 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL…. This Is Hehehe LoL. BUt Why Fries? But Ddnt Any1 bring yam? it was popular then

  2. 2 spyda September 2, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    You probably brought yam, lol. I really can’t remember everything, you know how bad of a memory I have.

  3. 3 nursarahlam September 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    There are times like this happening to me as well. I miss my school so much I thought of going back there to study. hehe..but surely something as simple as cold fries can bring back a lot of memories. As for me, a simple slice of bread will bring the entire history back to my mind. I am the bread girl in school.

  4. 4 spyda September 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Hey bread girl, got some? LOL
    Don’t mind me Sarah, hehe, it’s a great feeling when you remember the old days…

  5. 5 Sarah September 21, 2008 at 4:59 am

    hehe, how are you? been very busy huh?

  6. 6 Mubarak September 21, 2008 at 5:23 am

    “And the tall serious one, who was well… pretty bad-ass!” is he supposed to be Abdullahi. if so hehehehe

  7. 7 spyda September 21, 2008 at 5:41 am

    @ Sarah: Yea, I’m writing a script and trying to move this to a private hosting, but neither is going smoothly…

    @ Mubarak: Si, It’s Abdullahi 🙂

  8. 8 nursarahlam September 25, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Hope you are ok with everything and hope to SEE YOU on YM sometime..


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