October, 26, 11
Promise Letter During my eighth grade year in the school of Thailand refugee camp, I met a young man by the name of Eh Soe. I didn't get to know him from school. I met him at a friend’s birthday party. He was fourteen years old and I was thirteen years old. We were young and immature. I saw him as he was walking through the front door with his friends to the party. They were nice looking and it seemed fun to know them. I spotted him as he had a great smile on his face and was attractive. Initially, I was reluctant to approach him, but I summoned my courage and asked him for his ethic background. He is the same as me, but he looks so different from other young men. We got to know each other and hung out together throughout the birthday party. Through our conversations, I found out that we had a lot in common and we also shared the same interests. At the end of the party, we exchanged phone numbers. The following day, he called me and we talked for hours. I fell in love with his sweet and beautiful voice instantly. We continued conversing over the phone for about four months before deciding to go out somewhere together. We arranged to meet at the Kaw Yam Mu Poe lay Park near the river. After meeting up, we talked endlessly for what seemed like hours until we had nothing more to say. We sat in silence and stared at the water. I still remember the past in the friend’s birthday party. He took my hand and looked me in the eyes and asked me if I would be willing to give my heart to him. I was completely stunned at the question. I knew I loved him and wanted to be with him, but I was too nervous, and I have never had love before. I don’t understand much about love and I felt that I'm not ready for love yet. Hence, I said honestly, "I'm not ready." His face of happiness turned to sadness and he stopped talking. He dropped my hand from his and...