The Distance that Makes the World Smaller

It’s been more than two months since my best friend left for the U.S. And, although, it proved to be really tough saying bye; it actually just brought us closer and made our friendship stronger.

Patience

Time zones, work, itineraries will get in the way but we both had to learn to be more patient so we can communicate everyday. And not one day has passed without us talking.

Maturity

Living in two separate countries after practically being inseparable through sick and sin — or thick and thin 🙂 — for many years lets you know this isn’t about likes and wants, and ideas and plans. This is it. Now is the time to cement those dreams. You also get to prepare for the real deal, the clashes of culture, the costs and expenses, the differences between here and there, and everything in between.

Resourcefulness

Luckily, I don’t need to be as resourceful. Technology is right in front of us and all we have to do is pick the most convenient to use: from web chatrooms, to video calls, to social networking sites; it feels like she’s just calling me from our condo unit, just like old times. We can still eat together and compare our food, listen to songs at the same time, watch movies at the same time, and even snore at the same time. 🙂

The big difference, though, is that I can’t hug her, can’t cook for her, can’t kiss her, can’t do her nails, can’t fix her pillow, can’t fix her eyebrows, can’t carry her stuff for her, can’t hold her…

I miss my baby girl…

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