First, past friendships. Today, while bloghopping, I discovered blogs of some old friends. One of them was this guy I first got to know online in a chat room people from my school used to frequent, before I met them at a school event one day. He wasn’t physically as handsome as his personality. He was sweet, wise, mature, funny, and I enjoyed chatting with him. Of course I developed a crush on him, which lasted even after I met him, even though I didn’t think he was attractive.
Well, anyway, I drifted apart from these bunch of friends because when I was sixteen, I went through a self-imposed exile from people I used to be friends with; here‘s an example. Of the people I left behind, he was one of those who stuck in my mind, and I always wondered what happened to him. Now I’ve subscribed to his blog feed. I’m sort of tempted to get in touch with him, but I don’t know if he remembers me, and I’m very reluctant and wary of resurrecting old friendships (the link in this paragraph sort of explains why).
At the moment, I think the past should stay in the past, and so I shall move on to present friendships. Some time ago, I wrote a post about what would happen if my blog was found out by people who know me in real life. Well, that has happened now. I wrote that post because I had a feeling that someone I know personally is reading my blog because of my carelessness in revealing it. When my friend didn’t say anything, I thought my friend didn’t notice my gaffe and that my secret was still safe. Now she’s come out in the open (don’t know why she chose that name, don’t ask me!), none other than Angel, who you might have read of before in some of my posts.
If you don’t know who Angel is, let me tell you a bit about herself. She was my secondary school classmate, who came to my school the year before our final year. I don’t quite remember how we got close, but we did. We discovered in each other a love for shopping and a small little adventurous side (well, that’s me – she’s much more adventurous than me, and I feel safe going to strange, unknown places with her because she knows how to take care of herself, she’s very independent).
Unlike most of my secondary school friends, she is one of those who’s managed to stay in touch with me. It’s been six years since we left school, and we’re still friends. She’s definitely one of the few friends I cherish and am deeply grateful for.
There were several times when I was really tempted to tell Angel about my blog, because I haven’t told anyone before, and if I should do that, it would be to Angel I’d tell first. Anyway, through my own carelessness, she has discovered it, and I’m glad that it’s her.
So, this post is to welcome Angel, my first (real life) friend who knows of this very secret and private place of mine. Hi!! *waves* 😀 (Say hi to her too, friendly readers!)
Edit: those wanting to see how Angel looks like can now proceed to the protected post for a look! (If you want or have forgotten the password, let me know.)