Saturday, February 20, 2010

G for gem

gem (n.)
1. (also gem stone) a beautiful stone that has been cut into a special shape, jewel
2. something that is very special or beautiful
3. very helpful or special person

I never seem to be inseparable from gem#1. I don't wear jewel or I don't buy one (nor does somebody given me one). I had 3 favorite gems: 2 of them were pendant, 1 was on a ring.
One pendant, my first genuine gem (diamond) on platinum necklace, was given by a neighbor as a gift for my getting into uni. The diamond was really very tiny, looking just like a stardust, so adorable. It was restrained and just right as a first jewel. But one day, after I stayed a night at a friend's room, I found the necklace missing. I didn't have the slightest idea where I had lost it. Maybe in her room, maybe on my way home. But it never came back to me.
The next gem, which I fell in love with at the first sight and bought for the first time, was a brand-name item. Which was also a pendant but I forgot what it was: I loved the design, but still can no longer describe what it was like. Because I lost it for the 2nd time I wore it. I remember I took it off before taking a shower, but after that I never saw it again.
And the 3rd and the last gem was a sapphire ring featuring an elephant, which I found in Bangkok and I really loved. I always wore the ring. It was kind of robust looking, so it suited my sturdy finger. But again, it' gone. At my brother's house, I let my nephew toy with the ring. After a while it's simply gone. The place was tidy so we thought we could find the ring soon, but however close we searched, the ring never showed up. Ha!! Then I gave up buying or having a gem. I always carry a limbo, or a black hole, around my right shoulder, and my favorite little tiny gems are supposed to be sucked into it. No doubt.

But I always know my cats are the gem#2 to me. They are a great deal more precious than gemstones! Far more beautiful!! No doubt about that:)
And I always appreciate your concern, gemmy friends:)) I am sometimes self-conscisous, dense, biased, slow, but you don't give up on me. You bring a breath of fresh air into me. Thank you.



gems: Polaroid SX-70 + 600 film (expired); 7/52 weeks project


  1. A piece of jewelry can be replaced, but you can't replace a gem-like friend!

  2. You're absolutely right! (I don't feel like replacing nor buying jewelry, though;D)