MyEC is the place where I not only learned English but also made awesome friends from across the globe. I once used to be one of the very active members of MyEC and would spend most of my time here. Then I got busy and stopped logging in to MyEC. However, I have always missed MyEC and my friends that I made here. I'm back now but really disappointed to see that all my dear friends are gone. I wish to meet to them all again. 

I dedicate this lovely poem to all my old friends......

Old Friends

By Edgar Guest

I do not say new friends are not considerate and true, 
Or that their smiles ain't genuine, but still I'm tellin' you 
That when a feller's heart is crushed and achin' with the pain, 
And teardrops come a-splashin' down his cheeks like summer rain, 
Becoz his grief an' loneliness are more than he can bear, 
Somehow it's only old friends, then, that really seem to care. 
The friends who've stuck through thick an' thin, who've known you, good an' bad, 
Your faults an' virtues, an' have seen the struggles you have had, 
When they come to you gentle-like an' take your hand an' say: 
'Cheer up! we're with you still,' it counts, for that's the old friends' way. 

The new friends may be fond of you for what you are today; 
They've only known you rich, perhaps, an' only seen you gay; 
You can't tell what's attracted them; your station may appeal; 
Perhaps they smile on you because you're doin' something real; 
But old friends who have seen you fail, an' also seen you win, 
Who've loved you either up or down, stuck to you, thick or thin, 
Who knew you as a budding youth, an' watched you start to climb, 
Through weal an' woe, still friends of yours an' constant all the time, 
When trouble comes an' things go wrong, I don't care what you say, 
They are the friends you'll turn to, for you want the old friends' way. 

The new friends may be richer, an' more stylish, too, but when 
Your heart is achin' an' you think your sun won't shine again, 
It's not the riches of new friends you want, it's not their style, 
It's not the airs of grandeur then, it's just the old friend's smile, 
The old hand that has helped before, stretched out once more to you, 
The old words ringin' in your ears, so sweet an', Oh, so true! 
The tenderness of folks who know just what your sorrow means, 
These are the things on which, somehow, your spirit always leans. 
When grief is poundin' at your breast — the new friends disappear 
An' to the old ones tried an' true, you turn for aid an' cheer.

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  •   You  have a kind  , honest and sincere heart  . We all miss  some online  people  but you know what life taught me a difficult lesson about this sort of cyber relotions hips  . That they might dissolve in an eye blink . So , enjoy their friendship as long as they are around  and never be deeply attached to anyone person  online  . Ramadan Mubarak  :) have a nice time 

  • Nida, saya harap anda aman! People come and go but good friends are here. Is it possible to be one of your friends? Thanks. 

  • Lady Anne gone byong the wind!

  • Where have all the flowers gone?
  • ...go along with Mish :)

  • Yes old friends are not active any more but you can make new friends, we have here new members. It is life (SITE) people comes make friends, then business of real life drag them away, and they lost in the crowd, but at the same time we have new people joined in our life real and virtual both.  So, I mean if you again make yourself active on this site you will enjoy the company of new members/friends.

  • Rosemary, AG, Salma Ibrahim, SNR, O.M., and Vijay....

    Thanks a lot for liking my blog....so kind of you all. 

  • O.M, thanks a lot for dropping by my post.

    Yeah, you're absolutely right but I can't stop thinking about old friends. Because of them MyEC felt like a second home to me.

    AReality, hmmm....thanks a lot for the comment, btw.

    AG, Thank you so much! It's nice to see you're still here.

    Unfortunately, I haven't heard from Yasemin and Anele for a very long time. I can only wish they are happy and healthy where ever they are. They were, and still are, such great friends. Nobody can ever replace them. I miss them a lot.

    I'm happy to see you on my blog. That's very nice of you.

    Fizzy, it's really sad that all of them have left EC. Thank you for the comment. 

    Siti, it's pity that they closed their accounts. Fortunately, most of my friends' accounts are still there.....and I can visit their pages whenever I want. Thanks you for your comment. 

    Bet, you're right. Maybe they left the way I left EC because I was busy and didn't have the time to come here. Since their pages are still here, I do hope they'll return to MyEC one day. 

    I'm happy you liked the poem I shared in my blog. 

    Yes, I'm here to stay and to make new friends. 

    Thanks a lot, bet, for taking your time to read my blog and for such a nice comment. I'm obliged. 

  • Hello, Nida! I am also an old member of this site. Maybe your old friends have gone for a while so stay here I hope you will find them at least some of them. Actually old and new friends both are a part of our life. Look, we do not or can not care or rely on  all of our old or new friends! Matter is true friendship though it is true mostly we like our childhood friends more. But, sometimes our university mates to be just great...Anyway, the poem you shared with us....is really so good to read!

    So, stay here and keep making friends and keep learning and I wish you will find your old friends with a lot of new one!

  • I miss them too, even some of them had closed their accounts, Cant find them anymore :(

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