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