In 1996 I was a 14-year-old girl in love with a band. My world was crushed 15 years ago, almost to the day (Feb 13), when they announced break-up.

Now it’s 2011 and I’m a 29-year-old girl in love with a brand. And my world gets crushed again. I feel devastated and just as sad as I did back then, after today’s announcement (I was reminded of that day in ’96 and how horrible I felt). I’m even more sad, now, because I fear this affects my homeland (negatively, it goes without saying).

But, there’s still hope. Even Take That came back.

(I write this as a sort of diary entry for myself because I don’t keep a diary anymore. I just need to mourn for a while.)