PETALING JAYA - A fortnight ago, bride-to-be Kamini Citalingam handpicked a peach-coloured saree for bridesmaid and best friend Angeline Premila Rajandran.
The pair then met up for dinner. Kamini then handed the MAS stewardess the saree that she packed in a box.
"She was so excited - she loves wearing sarees," said Kamini who told her to open the box only after she had got home.
"When she did, she called me excitedly. She loved my choice. The saree had an attractive dark red border,'' Kamini said.
That was the last the best friends of 20 years would speak.
Angeline, 30, was among the 15 MAS crew onboard Flight MH17, which was shot down near the Russian border in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. All 298 passengers perished.
Kamini, also 30, said her friendship with Angeline blossomed during their primary school days.
"Angeline's family had just moved to Seremban and she was the new girl in class," she recalled.
"She was the more friendly and noisy one, while I was more reserved. But we just clicked.''
She said Angeline always made an effort to keep in touch, even when her family moved out to Klang.
"Angeline loved to take photos. Whenever we went out she would always make sure we took photos," Kamini said. "I never really liked to be in photos, but now, I treasure all those photos we took together."
Angeline loved to travel and that was why she became an air stewardess, said Kamini. "I miss her so much."