I still think of Kylie often when I walk by my old place, memories of the many days we've spent sitting in our massive kitchen chatting and cooking together. At that time, I was merely beginning to nuture my love for working in the kitchen and we didn't have many utensils or bakeware to be creative with. I'll never forget the nights we sat on the kitchen floor taking turns to beat eggwhites with a balloon whisk in a large ice-cream bowl trying hard to get it stiff and glossy! *my arm and wrist weren't as strong at that time* hehe. The kitchen is probably where I reminiscence about Kylie the most. I miss the days of making inedible concoctions and the many times she would encourage me, laugh with me and convince me that it's worth another try. I'll never forget the warm and generous disposition towards everyone around her.
I'm not a person of strong religious faith; but she was....and despite our differences, I never once felt her trying to pressure me into ideas I wasn't ready to accept. She was subtle in her persuasions and displayed to me what Religion meant through her consistent perfect personality, mental strength and in her daily actions/decisions. I was in awe of her way of life....and I respected how she never once looked at me differently because I was not Christian.
I miss hanging out with Kylie; laughing at each others domestic disasters, doing strange Gym moves in the kitchen together and spending time educating each other with experiences we've had. Kylie helped me mature when I first began my independent life here in Australia and I probably would not have made it through so well without having had her in my life.
Thanks Kylie...for the many thoughtful notes and gestures, for sharing your life with me, for the meaningful insights into what you feel passion for, for being understanding and tolerant with this little brat of a housemate and most of all; for always being there when I needed to feel like someone cared. *sigh* I miss you Kylie....I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and Dave all the best in your many happily-married days together! We should catch up on a warm cup of coffee soon when I return from my trip to Malaysia! I can't wait to hear about what you've been up to the last 2 years!
XOXO;(p.s: Artem sends his best wishes and congratulations all the way from Canada!)