What Kind of Friend Am I?
Lui April 17, 2010
Just a few days ago, I had a really long chat with one of my best college buddies. It has been awhile since I last saw her and some of my friends too. I must admit that since I moved here in Phnom Penh I had been a little amiss getting constantly in touch with my friends back home in the Philippines.
That didn’t mean though that I forgot or that I didn’t want to be friends with them anymore. It’s just that with adjusting to living here and me taking care of my family, everything seems to be overwhelming at times that I lose track of what I must do. I kinda feel a little ashamed about neglecting friends, specially when my friend asked me why I seemed to be a bit distant. Truth is, I miss them a lot and I’m taking the time out when I go home next time to really spend sometime with them.
Not really my intention to be distant, it just happened I guess.. One reason maybe is that I tend to be very independent. I love going out with friends, chit chatting and all but I’m really the type of person who doesn’t smother friends, perhaps because I don’t like being smothered by friends too. There are times that I really prefer to be alone, and I know that some might find it a little off putting or snobbish, but that is just really me. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be friends, I just like having a little space. I mean, can you imagine calling or texting your friends every hour? That is so not me..
But that hardly excuses that I’ve been neglecting some of my long-time friends. Luckily I have very upfront and nice friends (most of them friends I had since grade school..) who are just there, knows me really well and understands that even if I don’t keep in touch everyday, I am and will always be there for them when they need me.
Thank God for Facebook and chatting whatchamacallits.. I do promise to communicate more and I’m glad I was able to let them know that their friendships mean the world to me..