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Good Friends Are Hard To Come By

on May 31, 2018

It has been a while since I have caught up with my friends at face to face meetings. So, for now, it is communication through what’s app messaging.
Ms China is doing well in her hometown of Jilin, China. She is living in an apartment but will move back to her farm as she misses farm life. I am happy for her as she used to work as housekeeping at Bates Motel. We became friends when I was incarcerated in Bates Motel for the many, many long stays. She makes the most wonder tasting dumplings, we call “Jiao Zhi” Pity I never found the time to learn how to make it.
Mr Ability To Earn is keeping busy as always and he is affected by the sluggish market. I know he has to work harder to make more money. Still, he is well off. What I like about him is that he will never say he is having a tough time and will always wear a smile and tell everyone, “market is good” even when it is rather sluggish.
Bird Man is reaching the end of May when he is to be confirmed in his new job. I think he will do alright and stay in this place. I am happy he has found this job after a year of being jobless. Being the versatile business man that he is, he still wheels and deals in all things avian. I hope to catch up with him over dim sum lunch next weekend.

S Man has sacked his boss and now works as lecturer. I am so happy for him as this is his niche. I felt with all his master’s degree (he has 2 to 3 MBAs) and a PhD, he should rightfully be in the teaching profession if not, in the research business. He is not cut out to be a businessman. True enough when I texted him, his reply was that he is extremely happy.
Both Bird Man and S Man shared the same work woes with me before ie we worked under Electrical Lord and the 3 of us were really tortured with verbal abuse ceaselessly. I am glad that one year on, we are all slowly re-finding our self-worth and building own courage again.
My 2 best friend forever, Chicken and Bird, are doing well and exceptionally busy at their jobs. If and when I have the time, I would text them and when they have time, they will reply.
My belief is that good friends are hard to come by and if one is lucky, by the time I kick the proverbial bucket, I will be lucky to have friends that can be counted using my 10 fingers. We must treasure good friends and remember that friendships are hard to come by and as a friend, we too, must play our role in keeping that friendship.

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15 responses to “Good Friends Are Hard To Come By

  1. juliehcares says:

    How about your new job?

  2. Singledust says:

    i appreciate your last line about making the effort to maintain relationships and friendships. that’s very important and actually gives us a sense of altruism at times, don’t you think? lovely post about friends, I have few and treasure them very much.

  3. Amy says:

    Must play our role… well said!! 💖 Thsnk you, GH. 😄

  4. What a gift it is to have Good friends – treasure them always

  5. Kris says:

    Enjoyed this post. 😁 I’m so thankful you are one of my lights. 😍😍😍

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