Eat SF : Elementary Reunion at Angkor Borei

Angkor BoreiI had dinner last night with Dennis and Michael, the elementary school buddies, at Angkor Borei, a Cambodian restaurant I’d been meaning to check out. Food was excellent! It was no surprise that we polished everything off, even after ordering two appetizers and three entrees [all of which were decently sized].

It seems that no matter how much effort we put into our email communications to meet up, we only get together once a year. Conflicts in schedule, injuries, etc. The last time we got together was at Dennis’s wedding last summer.

This time, we have moved onto phases of our lives with different news to share. Dennis and his wife live in a house in the next city over and are expecting a baby girl later this year. Michael is planning a move to DC to start a part-time MBA program. I’m in my new house, jaw surgery completed. Yet no matter how much seems to change in our lives, we haven’t really changed all that much in terms of who we are. I mean, we are definitely different from when we were in elementary school, but it feels like since we’ve reconnected in our mid-20s, we’re more or less the same people. We see each other rarely, but our meet-ups are the same comfortable conversations. We’re just old friends who catch up, and it’s not all that awkward. The time in between just gives us more to talk about.

Aside from the two of them, I don’t really maintain friendships with people from those particular years in my life. You know, before the age of 13… I reached out to a few on Facebook today, which I think might be odd, considering I hadn’t sought them out before. Wonder if they will accept the request…

Oh great, now I’m one of those weirdos who adds people on Facebook they knew a long time ago and weren’t quite friends with. Yeah, I’m having Facebook Friend Search + Request regret…

Let’s look at photos of food instead:

Angkor BoreiAngkor Borei

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  • It’s hard to keep up with people who knew you when you were small if you don’t keep up with activities that keep building common experiences – it sounds like you guys have managed though, and that’s a rare feat! (Also, my goodness, the food looks amazing!)

    • Exactly! And even the people who you meet now, the only way to keep up with them other than through very conscious efforts is via similar activities/experiences. The food tasted as good as it looked.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Neat! I like to add old friends on Facebook too. I think it’s fascinating to see how people are now. Almost everyone I know has mellowed out and become wiser (thankfully). Two girls from third grade in SF came to our Red Vic show and confronted me. Was nice!

    A high school friend recently posted our Grad Night photo from almost exactly ten years ago…

  • i don’t think i’ve had cambodian food. hmmmmm

    • It’s a cross between Thai/Burmese/Vietnamese. Very tasty. I looked on Yelp Austin AND Houston – you will probably have to travel far and wide for Cambodian. Maybe find someone who does homecooking? :)

  • wanderingmenace

    looking at these pictures is making my tummy growl. it’s officially dinnertime.

    • It always time to eat around here. ;)

  • nal

    i block my own boyfriend from my facebook. we’re not even friends on it ’cause i don’t want his friends to find me and i’ll get bombarded with friends requests from people i don’t really know. see? there’s always someone weirder than you.

    but why aren’t we facebook friends?

    • We are NOW. *fixed* :)

  • Anonymous

    I notice that I have a lot of friends from my past on my facebook, but we don’t really talk. And I’m not sure if it’s really legitimate to add friends I don’t really know anymore just because if they do post anything, I tend to hide them if it gets obnoxious.

    But it’s nice to reconnect with some people. Especially if you were superbuddies when you were young!