Created on 25/04/2018 byJasonJRogers
Alice grew up in Spain, but moved to London to study. She was learning the German language. Her love for Tom Cruise movies and our sensational reviews kept the conversations flowing. I had never connected with someone more freely on 'Ciao' than Alice.
When 'Ciao' closed its site for good I never thought I would completely lose contact with all 'Ciao' community. Nine glorious years on the site...I miss Torr (Duncan) I miss 1st2thebar, I miss thedevilinme, but most of all...Alice.
We stayed up late sometimes and sent messages back and forth. She would tell me how her day had been with her partner and little boy, the activities, the studying etc...I would speak about my day (usual day to day stuff) It seemed that we enjoyed talking about our day to day so much...I never had that back and fourth conversation with other members too often (even though the community was such a warm and friendly place to be) I think they were too busy writing, rating and commenting and planning for their next review. Me and Alice were also doing that, but we did find the time for a natter.
I loved speaking about the 'The Last Samurai' movie 'The Mission Impossibles' We both loved Tom Cruise movies, loved talking about our past, loved talking about day to day events, loved rating and commenting on each others reviews...Generally, we just loved to chat. But most of all I helped to guild her across 'Ciao' when she first joined. In return she was there for me when one of my relatives died. The only person who kept me busy with Tom Cruise and day to day events.
I never went to the funeral by the way....All I wanted to on that day was to head down to Chameleons Tattoo parlour and get the meaningful piece on my neck, then come straight back to write a review on green chilli peppers, and at the same time chat to Alice. It helped me because it took the sting away from the tattoo and the pain of losing a loved one.
It made me smile again...
I don't know where Alice is right now...All I know is that she moved away. A big opportunity was on the horizon and she seemed so excited. We both just drifted away after that. We spoke about skype contact so we can always speak wherever in the world we may be, but somehow we didn't get the chance. Everything went rather quite as neither of us were logged on for months. We slowly grew apart in communication.
If I had a time machine I would relive our time on 'Ciao' once again...