It’s the first Saturday of March. Therefore, it’s time for another round of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly blog link-up run by Georgie and me. This month’s entry is hosted by me, so if you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!
Starshot photos taken in high school around 1999-2001
I miss my best friend. This month is her birthday month, so I’ve been really missing her lately. She lives in Guam — quite a distance from Korea! I keep telling her that we need to invent a teleportation machine or a flying carpet or even get the Flying Pasta God to transport us, but alas we’re limited to Kakao Talk and phone in keeping touch. Despite the distance, though, we’re still tight with each other. Whenever we do meet up, it’s as if we’ve never been separated at all. Our friendship is one of those that just seems to get stronger as more time passes.
October of this year marks our 25th year of friendship. She and I’ve known each other since 1991, in our first year of primary school, and we were together until 2001 when she moved to Guam. Oddly enough, in those ten years we never had a class together. We joke that the school conspired against us, haha! But anyway, we didn’t have a single class together, yet we first met on the playground during recess. I saw her and a bunch of girls playing, and being friendless then, I started to follow them. I honestly have no idea what compelled me to follow them, but I did. Then, after school that day, I saw her on my bus. We ended up sitting together, and I discovered that she and I got off at the same bus stop, and she lived practically across the street from me! It even worked out to where our mothers became really good friends, too.
Three years later, she moved to another area, but that didn’t end our friendship. Thanks to our mums, we met up often outside of school, and we hung out a lot at her house, and we continued to do so until she left for Guam. Another thing to mention — we didn’t have the same group of friends. Every so often, I joined her group, but for the most part, we travelled with our own groups. But again, that didn’t weakened our friendship. Strange, since most best friends tend to stick to each other like glue, but she and I didn’t really do that.
We may not have been attached to each other, but we did so many things together. I remember all of our sleepovers at her place. We’d stay up, do make-up with each other, and eat some crazy snacks. She and I were into the whole K-pop scene back then, and we’d try to imitate the dance moves from various K-pop groups. When we were old enough to get away from our mums, we explored Dongdaemun area and did a bunch of shopping together. In some ways we were inseparable, and I constantly think about our younger days.
The two photos above were disposable camera selfies taken when I visited her in Guam in 2004. That was my first independent overseas trip, and it was one of the best week of my life. I enjoyed seeing where she now calls home. I also learned that I do not like tropical island, but I didn’t go to Guam to hang out at a beach resort. I visited Guam to visit her, and it was worth it. Never mind that our mums were against the whole idea, but it was a trip that needed to happened.
Our last reunion happened so long ago that I can’t remember when it exactly was. 2007? 2008? All I know is that we’re overdue for a reunion, and I hope it happens soon. I can’t wait until we reunite and talk for hours, go shopping, eat wonderful food, and go on that pilgrimage to a very special park on the eastern coast of Korea. I miss her dearly. With her, I can be myself completely. We’re so comfortable with each other — that’s how close we are. I know not every friendships last, but with her, I feel like it will last a life-time.
How did you meet your best friend? Do you have a childhood best friend that you’re still close to? Share me your experience in the comments! With that said, this concludes my post. Below are the rules, banner, and the widget for you to submit your entry; you will have two weeks to submit! I look forward to seeing all your posts, and I hope to see you all again next month at Georgie’s blog!
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