Posted by: lihong | February 17, 2009

Farewell Contemplation

True friends…How do you identify a true friend? Are there any indicators? I guess different people have different indicators. I wonder what it is..

Is it indicated by..
Who turns up to send you off at the airport?
Who lends you a hand when you’re in trouble?
Who applauds your ideas while others laugh at them?

When I was younger, I thought the people who are close to me are my true friends..that’s why they’re my close firends. right?
But then I realized…the credibility of the quotes I read about how "true friends are like rare gems, they’re hard to find"
"you can have a lot of friends but very few of them are true friends"

This realization made me feel like I have sudden loss. It’s like suddenly I realized that not all my friends are true friends. The truth hurts, is it better to ignore this perception that I’m left with only one or two true friends and to focus instead of having fun with my many friends?

But then I thought…maybe I’m not a true friend either. After all, it’s not like the world owes me something.

So one of my goals in March (well it’s already half way Feb) is to be a true friend and really treasure friends who are worth keeping.

P.S. Iโ€™m off to Melbourne in 10 hours time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Iโ€™m going to miss you Jie-Xing, Jia Xin, Ching Mun, Xin Ying, Kamen, Stacy, Jon Chong, Shan Shan, Wei Jie, Shen Yee, Xin Fang, Melissa, Jin Wei, Jie Huei. (some of them, Iโ€™ve been missing for very long due to my restricted freedom. I bet some of them are surprised theyโ€™re on this list because I havenโ€™t kept in touch with them. If youโ€™re not in this list, blame it on my degenerating brain cells, alright? :P)



  1. aww must remember me when u’re there k! dont later find new fren come back dunno me liao =(

  2. Awww.. i’ll miss you very much!

  3. haha mel,eve,kim, and shen in aussie edi. and i’ll miss you alot too sigh.


    take good care alright in that angmou country.
    Jia Xin & I will join you soon my love.

    remember all those sweet memories we had together. remember how i serenade you. remember how i fed you with those rose petals.


    i am so romantic.

    tty on msn.

    mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah MWAH

  5. Hi Li Hong

    Just want to wish you all the very best in Aussie.. Am sure you will be fine.. Take good care of yourself and have a safe trip.. :).. Anything feel free to email, msn me k.. Miss you lots.. Huggss.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. wth im not on the list… who else is going to call u donkey everyday?

  7. jia xin also goin melb meh?
    eh you take care u know. don’t go goda other ppl. u have enough darlings here already hahaha.

    take care wei. come back dont be a skinny bitch. eat a lot.
    yes, its cuz i love you.

    miss you la womannn.


  8. wei… leave me a msg online and maybe we’ll meet up there! didn’t know about this but looking forward to maybe catching up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    take care, charis.

    ps: which uni you going to?

  9. We HAVE TO meet up in Melbourne one day! u’re living near the city right? so when we go up to the city, we’ll give u a

  10. Awww, I’m touched I’m on ur list ๐Ÿ˜‰ btw, I’m goin 2 Aussie 4 my cousins’s wedding in the middle of the year…I’ll definitely try 2 fly 2 Melb 2 meet u guys there =)

  11. aheeeeeeeeem………….

  12. heellloo ๐Ÿ™‚ I link you ya ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. true true friends are ones who remind you about your house warming everyweek in IFA lectures.

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