Today was a day filled with firsts. My first time to go down South. My first time having tea and cakes on a pseudo-tea set. My first time eating chicken feet, which was not as bad as I have previously thought. I learned much from this one day, spending time with my friends in an unfamiliar locale.
I had so much fun though, despite the anxiety of being somewhere I don’t even know. They showed me a lot and can i just say that when I get to live on my own I am moving down there. So much hot people that I can’t stand it! Anyways I loved every second, hanging out with the people I love there, even if the commute from here to there was really draining. From the intellectual discussions in the car to the story telling while eating barbecue, it was a blast. I also had a great deal of fun sorting out my friend’s closet; I got a cool cap out of it so yes it was worth it! Makes me wish though that school would start soon so I could hang out with my friends some more. I miss drinking at Taft, chilling at someone’s condo, and having small chit chats with the gang. Fortunately, I only have to put out a little while longer; one of the perks of having a trimesteral system is that you have short breaks. For me it is anyways.
The only down side was the ride home. After smoking an almost full pack of Marbolo Reds, eating street food, and drinking coke all night, I ended up having the worst case of motion sickness. It was so bad that I felt clammy, cold, and nauseous; I even had an awful case of tremors that my feet were visibly shaking. Have you ever had the strong feeling of wanting to puke but couldn’t cause you were in a freakin’ jeep?! It wasn’t fun! Thank God that after a while it died down; I just stuck my head out of the window and let the cool air wash over me. Besides that though, everything was fine and dandy.
All in all it was a good day. It made me realize how much I love the people in my life, how much I appreciate their uniqueness, their personalities, their thoughts and opinions. They make me feel so loved and because of that, I love them even more. They make the hurt go away and give me so much happiness. I couldn’t have asked for better friends. Though the pain hasn’t completely flown away, they make it bearable each and every day.
Hopefully, my adventures won’t stop here! I intend to visit South more. I’ve already planned future tea parties at my friend’s house, complete with a legit tea set, pastries and quality tea. We’ll sit around all day and discuss literature to our hearts content. This makes me heady with excitement that I might faint. But I shouldn’t put the cart before the horse. Now, I will savor the fact that I have friends like this, friends that I can share my life with. Yes I am lucky, and I am loving every single minute of it.