Last meetings and goodbyes (for now)

Two days ago, me and my little group of friends had a little farewell dinner party. One of us got a job in Tokyo so he’ll be leaving a couple of days after the graduation. Three of us (including me) is still unemployed and the other one got a job in this city so he’s not going anywhere. Still, he’s probably going to be the busiest since he works at the hotel.

We had fun eating and chatting together like we have all the time in the world but at the same time I feel kind of sad that eventually we’re all going separate ways. Haha.


Then yesterday was supposed to be a day with nothing to do in particular. But my friend suddenly called me and said that our Japanese teacher wanted to meet us one last time before we graduate because she’s going to return to her hometown due to her grandmother’s illness.

I panicked since I didn’t prepare a gift beforehand. I wanted to give her something because I was under her care for 4 whole years (she’s almost like a mother figure). Luckily, I had some unused aroma matches that I have never used (because I couldn’t bring myself to light a match, lol). I decided to give her that and I’m glad that she looked happy when she received it.

We talked a lot about our job hunting process and also heard a lot of stories about other students from her. It feels like it’s been forever since we talked and 3 hours flew by so quickly because of that. We walked her to her apartment and said our goodbyes there. She promised to call us to come over to the university as a guest speaker for her class once things settle down. I’m looking forward to that.


Tomorrow, we are going up to campus to take our graduation gowns and take pictures. It’s forecasted to rain pretty bad but I still hope it’s not so bad so we can take our last picture together. The day after would be the graduation ceremony and after that everyone will go their own ways and proceed with their own lives.

Well, I’m sure there will be chances to meet everyone again in the future. It’s just no one can tell when will that be. For now, I’ll enjoy these moments, celebrate, and give all my best for the final interview coming next week.

4 replies on “ Last meetings and goodbyes (for now) ”
  1. Aww, sounds like a bittersweet moment. I’ll never will experience something like that. I’m sure it’s hard to think about the near future, and how things will change. But I’m very happy to hear that you’re being so positive about it. I don’t really have close friends, I mean, I have a best friend and a really good friend, but if they were to go their own way, I think I would be only sad for a day. I came to realization that I’m not to have long term friends. I say things that I shouldn’t say, step over people boundaries, and I’m temperamental. I’m difficult, and very honest, and I will tell you how it is. I found that a lot of people don’t like that. Anyways, I’m glad that you have a lot of friends that you’ll miss. You sound so very busy, so I’m glad that you’re taking time to blog. I’m so glad you’re my friend too (maybe the only person who really knows my mind!) Anyways, I hope your pictures go smoothly, and congratulations on finishing college! Your life has just begun!

    1. Believe me, when I was writing this post, I was just filled with negativity lol. But I tried to end it positively since a lot of my previous posts are negative due to the heavy topics I wrote about.

      Like you said, I think we’re very similar in a lot of aspects. Even though I write about my friends in this blog and we seem close to each other, in reality I feel somewhat distant to them. I don’t have long term friends as well. All the people I know from elementary, middle, and high school probably don’t know me anymore. Haha.

      I am also similar to you in terms of personality. In addition to being blunt, I have a very sharp tongue and I throw sarcasms (and sometimes insults) when I confront people I dislike (it has to be someone extremely pissing me off for me to do this). And yes, not a lot of people like this and so, the ones who were able to withstand this are my current circle of friends. I feel lucky and blessed to have met them.

      I (somewhat?) learned that relationships need the effort of both parties to stay afloat. It’s almost impossible when it’s a one-sided effort. I’m the type of person who waits for someone to approach me and not the other way around. And I think I have the same way of thinking when it comes to ‘who should contact who first to keep in touch’. And I think that’s why most of my friends just faded away. I’m trying to change that so that I can retain what I have right now.

      Haha. I sound so busy but in reality I still feel like this is nothing compared to my actual days where I go to university daily. I’m kinda missing that for no reason right now.

      I’m going to head up to the campus grounds soon and will probably update with a new post once I finish editing the pictures and stuff.

      (Also, I’m really glad that you’re my friend (and sister!) as well!)

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