As long as, as long as, long as we can live in harmony
I kinda, I kinda, I kinda, like to be the president
And I could, and I could, and I could show you how your money's spent
Why can't we be friends..."
Excerpt from Smash Mouth's Why Can't We Be Friends
While i was in (an all boy) primary school, i remember i had two good friends; Eng Seang and Heng Tian. Both Eng Seang and i were close as i would go to his place for Bahasa Malaysia tuition classes with our BM teacher, and we were close. As for Heng Tian, we used to spend time together as prefects and in group discussions. We were close.
Yes, 'were', in the past tense. I don't mind not jotting down they're names here, as i've lost contact with them. We were close more than ten years ago. But now, i've got no idea where they are now, what they're doing or if they are still alive?!
In secondary school (yes, again, all boys' school), there a whole new set of friends i grew close to. Some of them, i've lost contact. For the rest, we still keep in contact.
But to put in a nutshell, wherever we are, we tend to open up to people who we're with in a close proximity after awhile. And i think if we start drifting apart, will that friendship/relationship we have start breaking as well?
The times spent together, sharing things with one another, having fun times and sad moments....
Sometimes, i ask myself, is it worth keeping or starting a friendship? But what i know is to savour the moments when you're together with your friends, or even with the ones you love.
"...I can be your friend
I can be your friend
Any day in any weather
We can be friends and play together
Ya were all pretty different some are skinny some are stout
But the inside is the part were supposed to care about
Aye! thats why we have feelings that are very much the same
So instead of saying weirdo i think friends a better name..."
Taken from Veggie Tales's I Can Be Your Friend
Love & Peace!~