Sunday, February 21, 2010

Reach Out!

I was able to spend a few days off from work and from real life. I went to Beijing to explore some of the wonders of the country. The places were amazing! I was able to see their oldest temples, the tombs of the emperors, their factories of jewelries/stones, the great wall and their traditional tea houses. It was a great experience to know their history and understand their culture. But, aside from these experiences, I hate to say that some of the local Chinese people there are so rude. I had a horrible experience with them. I don’t like them! But there are still few good Chinese people left, just a few. Like our guide, Memory Ma. He was the kindest tour guide I’ve had so far.

When I was in Beijing, I enjoyed the time away from all my worries in Manila. No work for me there. Wohoo! In Beijing, I was nobody. Nobody cares about what I wear, what I look like, who I’m with and what I do with my life. The great thing about my trip was being able to spend a few days with myself. My time away made me realize how important it is to value the people who truly care about me. When I wake up in the morning, I’m always excited to check my phone. It was nice to read some text messages from people that means a lot to you. And for that, I promised myself to spend equal amount of time with each of my lovely friends when I get back. And today, I will start one, or two. Hehe! Buffet dinner, here we come!!

In order to keep a few good friends, you have to make them stay with you. They say that true friends never leave your side. But if you keep ignoring them and just believe that they will never leave, you’re wrong. Eventually, they will leave you. Sometimes, most of us forget about our friends because of some selfish reasons. Keeping in touch is not that difficult with the modern technology that we have right now. Reach out, never forget and always catch up with them. You don’t have to tell them the whole story of your life, just the good and memorable ones.

Reach out and keep a friend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend went to Macau last month and he said the same thing about Chinese people. They're so rude nga daw. :-/