I spent two days asking her to clarify
what she really meant. I was startled. You talk to someone for years and
you are buddies and then one day...I was flattered, happy, confused...what
was I to do? How was I to feel? I was interested...it was Angie after all.
If it had been anyone else I wouldn't have considered it. She'd been my
best friend so many times, for so long and I jokingly called her 'Dr.
Abdullah' because she always took painstaking efforts to listen and
understand me when I was down and tell me how to transform my life. She
obviously cared and I sometimes felt we were soul mates. But the thought
of us 'together' seemed a long shot...she lived in Malaysia and I lived in
She would send me such sweet emails I'd sit and read them over and over
again. It was like a dream...I'd never heard her say she loved anyone,
but...she loved me, and she knew me well enough and had been around enough
to know what that meant. I didn't know what I felt but it was very nice.
It was ironic that Angie, the person who told me I depended on women too
much for happiness and to plan things without women in mind...as she
helped me devise my devious plan...was about to betray her own
In February 2001 she took a business trip to Florida. I asked
if I could drive down and see her but she said no...she would be too busy
and she wanted our first meeting to be special. I couldn't understand
it...we'd never met, but...she sent lots of photos. This was my