I Am Lonely Without My Real Friends
Posted on: 22nd of May 2006 | Under: Thoughts & Emotions

If there’s one thing that I still dislike about having to move back to the Philippines almost 7 years ago, then it would have to be the fact that I could not bring along my close friends with me.

In spite of already having made quite a number of friends back here (I’ve been to 3 different schools since we moved back and I have made considerable amount of friends in each school), there are still days when I long to see my old friends. Studying the last 2 years of Primary and all 5 years of Secondary in a different country makes it difficult, especially on days when I just want to spontaneously head out to the mall to meet up with a friend. It’s not that I don’t get my share of happy moments with current friends. No, not at all. I just envy those who have barkadas whom they can literaly reach every day and any time.

Most of my friends here live up north of the metro. The distance just makes it difficult to meet up, unless we plan ahead of time. I just miss having friends who are literally within my reach.

It makes it even harder that my real/close friends are scattered all over the world. The disadvantage of studying at an International School, really!

I’ve always wanted to fly out of the country just to meet up with old friends, but school was always in the way. I never got a proper vacation time that was in synch with my friends’ free time. It was always wrong timing. But, now that I have school out of the way, I made sure that I would finally make time to meet up with old friends. And what better timing too, because one of my closest friends is getting married in the middle of July!

So, I have finally planned for an out-of-the-country trip in about a month and a half’s time. I am beyond thrilled and I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited in my life! :)

Now I wish I had enough money for out-of-the-country trips to see my friends regularly. =P

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7 Comments to “I Am Lonely Without My Real Friends”

  1. Marz says:

    You get to go back to Brunei to visit? Now that is awesome! =) Lucky you! Bring back a lot of pics, yeah? I went to Brunei before, but it was when I was really young so obviously I don’t remember anything. =P

  2. Marz says:

    Oh darn my comment got cut off. =/

    What I was meant to say is this: I know what you mean when your real friends are all over the place. My best friends are in Canada, Hawaii and the US (RI), so it’s quite lonely without them. I mean, I have friends here and they are a load of fun (more than my former uni.. ick!) but best friends are best friends you know? =)
    But don’t worry.. true friendships will withstand distance. That is the advantage of the disadvantage of studying in an international school. That and open mindedness, which is a gift. =)

  3. Rey says:

    Genuine friendships are hard to obtain. They can’t be rushed too coz they take time to become one. That’s why it’s frustrationg when we have to move from place to place and again start from scratch with aquaintances… on the brighter side, it bring new challenges and a new horizon to grow and learn with.

  4. Kris says:

    I can relate. Haha! I sooooooo can relate. Hey! I went to visit you. Spontenously visit you at that. On Easter Sunday pa! =P Oh diba? Napadpad ako sa bahay nyo and the moment you woke up, sinita mo pa ako. You said, “what are you doing here?!” HAHAHA!

    I definitely missed raiding your fridge. Oh dangit! Pwedeng magpaadopt ulit? School’s out for me. Dad’s coming in this week again though. Oh well! Eh, working girl ka na diba?

    I miss you veriest muches Bestest! =)

    By the by, I’m from the north too… right? =S Haha. =P

  5. anna says:

    @ Marz: Actually, I won’t be flying to Brunei until September for another wedding. In July, we’re off to where you’re studying right now. =) Oh and yeah, it amazes me that even though I don’t get to talk to my old friends often, when we do we talk it’s as if nothing’s changed. ^_,~;;

    @ Rey: I couldn’t have said it any better. Thanks for dropping by!

    @ Kris: Of course you can relate! But at least you get to go back, at least once a year. =P Oh, and yes, you are one of those people from the North! hehe! mwah! Love ya, bestest! =)

  6. Marz says:

    Singapore?! You’re coming to Singapore?!? OMG! ^^;; So fun! I hope that you enjoy it here. Haha! I’m promoting the place like a tourist! Haha!
    Do you have my SG number, btw?

  7. anna says:

    @ Marz: Yep!!! Singapore! For 9 days. :) The last time I was there was over 10 years ago, so I’m dying to go again! hehe! email me your number. ^_,~;;