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The name: Kim

Do you guys have any names that you are quite fond of or detest?  Just curious.  I personally can’t think of one that I don’t like, but I really like the name Nicholas (hence that’s the name of my son) and if I should have a daughter (not anymore, too old now Lol)  I always wanted to name her Erin (after watching Erin Brockovich).  I love this name because I think it’s strong and heroic.

But today, I would like to share with you a name that I have really good fate with and that is the name:  Kim.  Let me describe my three friends and some funny anecdotes with you.

This is a really old picture of me, my boss in the middle and my supervisor on the right.  I think this was taken more than 20 years ago when I was working at a freight-forwarding company.  Although it’s a small company (just the three of us) it was actually one of my favourite places to work.  Working in a small environment definitely has many advantages.  I learned so much about the industry and build a spectacular relationship with my supervisor, Kimberly (Kim for short).  Not only did she taught me everything she knew, but I got to know her on a personal level.  Needless to say, she’s more like a friend than a co-worker.

Kim is very smart and efficient.  I also love how she was always open and honest.  She said that when she first spoke to me on the phone, she didn’t think that I was Chinese.  She thought I was Caucasian.  Lol.  While we were working, we often talked about our daily life and I remember a very embarrassing and funny moment.  One time, I told her I was “stoned” over the weekend and her jaws dropped.  She repeatedly asked me if I was really “stoned” and I confirmed YES, obviously not knowing the real meaning.  At that time, I thought it meant drunk not high.  LMAO!  I don’t think I ever clarify with her and of course, from then on, I dare not try to use any words without finding out the true meaning.

The last time I saw Kim was more than 17 years ago (when I had my first kid).  We had lunch together and I showed pictures of my son.  Since then we lost contact, I wish I can bump into her one day.  I hope she’s happy wherever she is.
If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure I don’t need to introduce you to my very good friend, Kim (A Very Sweet Blog).  Although we haven’t met each other yet, but I feel like I known her for a long time.  Kim followed me when I first started blogging and that was more than 5 years ago.  She has not only been my top supporter of my blog, but she cares about me in every aspect.  Blogging can be tough, and there are a few times I want to quit, but luckily I have Kim to give me her advice.  I feel like she’s a sister I never had.

I’m hoping to make a trip to New Orleans and meet Kim one day.  Most likely, it should be within the next 5 years.  I’m sure when I see her, I will give her the biggest hug ever!  Wait for me, Kim!

In the early days of internet, we are all warned to watch out for strangers (remember those horrible stories about meeting people online).  But nowadays, thanks to social media, we have so many apps that allow people to share common interests and it’s totally acceptable.  Instagram is my favourite social media platform because I met some really good people (mostly virtually) and one of them is Kim from (@onlymekimberly).  Although we have yet to meet in person, we have made a promise to meet up in spring and I’m sure it will happen because she lives in Vancouver.

I love it when followers become friends.  Kim and I share a lot of common interests.  She loves coffee and reading.  Whenever I’m stuck on what to read next, I can always rely on Kim to give me some good book recommendations.  And it seems like every weekend, I’d be drooling over her perfect latte and avocado toast posts.

So, that’s my list of the three Kims I absolutely adore.  Please share with me if you have any good relationship with anyone that shares the same name.  Thank you so much for reading!

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    Cynthia
    February 8, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Hi Jo, it’s nice that we can meet people online now instead of approaching people like the old days. I wish I have more time to meet people to confide in but being a new mom again it’s so hard to find the time to. =( I don’t really have a friend that have the same names, but I do find Elaine is someone I can get a long. She’s a childhood school friend I have know for 20 years and we just laught and talk almost about anything.

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    Shireen L. Platt
    February 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

    This is such a different post and I love it, Jo! You really do have great luck with the name Kim, eh? And yes, Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) is seriously one of the loveliest people I had the chance knowing through blogging.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    A Very Sweet Blog
    February 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Jo, this was so interesting! I thought you were about to say you hated the name Kim. LOL The first thing people think of are those Kardashians and there it goes. I want to thank you. You have been an amazing friend throughout the years. I always try and be supportive. I laughed when you mentioned the word “stoned”. HaHaHa I can only imagine your supervisors expression. I don’t spend a lot of time on instagram or twitter, but when I do check in it makes me feel so good to see that you are conversing with others. One connection leads to another and there are so many good people out there. I wish I had more time :) I would love to see you. I don’t know how I feel about New Orleans. The crime is getting bad here. I haven’t had any problems, but it’s spreading. A popular tourist area is the French Quarter and things are happening there. That use to not be, so that doesn’t make me happy.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    little luxury list
    February 10, 2017 at 11:21 am

    What a cool collection of Kims! Kim really is lovely and I’m glad to have met her in the blogging world as well!

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    mimi
    February 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    What a sweet post for all these ladies. And I do love onlymeKimberly as well. She is such a sweetheart as are you!

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      Kim
      April 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Oh Mimi! You’re so sweet! The feeling is mutual. Although we haven’t met, I think you’re so genuine, kind & encouraging. ?

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    Kim
    April 12, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Jo you’re so lovely! Thank you for including me in your list of Kims. I’m so honoured! This blog post made my heart happy. Not just the part about about me! The other 2 Kims sound like very special women.
    I always look forward to your Instagram posts & comments. You’re so encouraging & kind and your photos are always so pretty!
    I’m very much looking forward to meeting you in real life soon & getting to know you xo

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