It's been a while since I caught up with some friends of mine. So over the past few days(I've got 5 days off from work), before I fly off to Osaka, I had been busy making plans to catch up over a cuppa or dinner or movie. It used to be so spontaneous, meeting up with friends. I guess as the demands of daily life sets in, even friends have to 'scheduled' into the calendar.
We chat about many things; work, social life, gossip. Sometimes, just sitting there next to each other is company enough. No calls to answer, no colleague bugging you about the deadline. For that couple of hours or so, it's just the your friend(s) and you. It's funny how we lose touch with the people closest to us while trying to build new, often short-term, relationships with strangers we just met.
A friend told me that as you grow older, you'd need less friends. What I think he means is, if you'd already a strong support base of friends, there really isn't the need to go around pleasing the new 'friends' you just made. Be nice to them, yes, but don't miss the forest for the trees...
Let's see...Who else can I call next on my mobile??