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Thursday, December 22, 2011

For Keeps

When I was young, I thought sharing candies would make me a famed Ms. Congeniality. Funny as it may seems but my head grew big thinking that I was popular and I need to be more popular so I needed to have more candies so I can make more friends. A snap of "Hi" here and there was such a great accomplishment. That also made me one of busiest student who ran from one club meeting to another and jumped from school choir to dramatic monologue practice. (Yeah, I'm not joking. I was part of the school choir before). That way of life was my favorite -- collecting friends  -- and I thought I was going to do that, forever!

But then I guess it's true that people are people and we really change our minds -- our preference, perception, our principle and the likes. I grew up and I realized that the friends I made before won't stay with me forever. (Aside from the fact that I found out  that forever is transitory). And my so-called friends could not even define the word nor capable of living as it's definition. I was back-stabbed, betrayed, left and the worst that you can think of. Good thing Hope got out of Pandora's box and encouraged me that hey! it's never too late to find true friends. Heads up, start by being a friend.

Then I went to college and hang out with different groups with different personalities. I hang out with the nerdies -- like you know, the cum-laude type of students. The experience was terrific but I was terrible. I'm smart but I'm not a geek. I surpassed college using street-smarts, wit, argumentation and of course, loads of prayers. I hang out with the beauties -- yeah, the Campus Crush type. That was fun but I did not make a good camouflage. Then I tried the party goers but that did not work with a financially struggling student like me. I also befriended the low-profiled groupies who are beautiful in the inside but just do not know how to make themselves noticed. Unfortunately I have to admit, I just got a fight. They can't take my damn superiority complex. What I did not notice throughout the course of searching for a true friend were two amazing girls whom I hated from the start. One of them was very good in Algebra that she scored perfectly on our prelims. I did not exactly know why but I was enraged with envy because I was never lucky with numbers. I even thought I had caught her cheating. The other one was the most emotionally pathetic girl I knew that time. Like I can't imagine how she cries so easily over petty things. She was so into her boyfriend and she shouted at me when I acted kind to tell her that the boys were peeking at her undies because she was sitting carelessly on the field. It's weird. But  guess what, they are my best friends today.

I hope they won't get mad if they read what I mentioned above. (laughs)

Let me tell you a little bit more about them. Let's start with the ever-so-prettily-petite Rodette Ann Gataber.

Yes, this pretty damsel is a sight to behold. Petite is very down to Earth and she never held her pride high.  She's vibrant, captivating, thoughtful and she's the type who will give anything that she can give to a friend. She never run out something to say and she's always upbeat. I will never forget our misunderstandings and petty quarrels that had always ended up tear-jerking because that girl is so dramatic.

Moving on, here's the damn-so-gorgeous Dyna Kris Benedicto. The complete package.

Dyna is the OLDEST among the three of us. And I know she's yelling upon reading the bold letters as I burst into laughter while writing this. She's the most sensitive and the most dangerous girl I know yet she's one of the sweetest girl in the planet. I watched her love a person so dearly which I hope I don't need to mention but I have to. I witnessed 5 out of 7 years of her devotion to a man who suddenly changed his mind and forgot to appreciate how lucky he was for having this girl. She's a great catch! And I'm lucky to find her in the depths of the ocean.

We have been through a lot. We had a fair share of happy moments and dramas. Who would have thought these girls would be a part of me? Like I said there was a point that I hated them so much.  I can't even recall how we became friends. I did not give them candies nor ask them to vote for me. My intention was not to be their Ms. Congeniality. I believe it came naturally. And I believe that's how all true friendship started. I don't want to say forever, but I know this friendship will be for keeps.

I love you girls!

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