This blog is my homage to a friendship. A year had gone by so fast. I had grown accustomed to your text messages at 7:00AM, asking if we could talk. Almost every morning, I still half expect that text message from you.
Each call was always fun and a learning experience for both. A chance to update each on our lives’ dilemma. At times, it was for lunch or merienda.
Regardless of what country we were in, thanks to today’s technology, we seemed to be just an armlength away from each other. With a velvet glove, you nurture, develop to refine me. The same way you did with your family and many other friends whom I have spoken to since.
You were always, always generous to me. With your time, fine humor and genuine affection. You were happy for me in my triumphs. And there for me during my lows. Friendships can’t get better than that.
I had very recently realised that you had become a life’s mentor, after I had lost my Mom & Dad some years back.
One fine person you sure are. Lucky to have had you in my life. You have given to me one of life’s best inheritance – your family and dearest of friends.
Paalam, Sandie, mon amie. A year went by so fast. Hanggang sa muli. Salut! 🥂💐🇵🇭