I was slapped by reality when I saw my friend, blockmate, and all around good guy Neil, temporarily check out of our dormitory just this morning. He is leaving for Pampanga because he has no more business here in the university. The semester is ending, well, it just ended for him and many others who had already checked out. And I’m still here in the lightless part of the corridor inside our dormitory going through social media and contemplating about life and about how I’m all alone now.
My roommate, his adorableness Sammy is in Laguna with his family. His uncle arrived and he is more than excited about it. It has been an awesome semester with his company every night even though the first few nights were really awkward. We did manage to find our voices and talk to each other about many things in life. A few nights into our talks at night I think he already knew me by heart. I think he has a radar of some sort somewhere that can easily detect my mood. He would tease me a lot because he knows that don’t get irritated that easily and he finds it amusing. He is very sarcastic too and I’m really gullible so you can imagine what fun he has when he teases me. He said a few times before that he’s very jealous but I find it hard to know if that’s really true. He said it himself that he fakes emotion quite easily. I still cannot testify to that. And another thing is that he quickly becomes attached to a person, as he said again. I can partly see that with a few instances that I choose not to mention here. It’s quite public and he might read my mediocre blog. He’s great. He gives me my space, I give him his. He is sensitive, in a way. It’s like I’ve known him for many years now when in fact it has been only a few months. I’ve finished his temporary check out form for him because I’m a really good roommate and I’ve clean our room too. I’m such a good friend.
I really felt that we were done with another chapter in our lives when our little group of quirky people gathered together to eat out last night. Though Sammy was not present we still enjoyed each other’s company. Marc, Neil’s roommate and also a good friend of mine, treated us dinner as his very late birthday celebration that we did plan before but didn’t actually happen. We were catching up together with Kuya Davis who is our leader of some sort. It’s a bit complicated because it will lead to another list of stories. But he is our Kuya in the UP. Marc already checked out and we did say goodbye to him last night. I can see that he still wants our company like we do of his. He turned to see us leave a couple of times. It’s just sad to see someone leaving. This is why I hate goodbyes, it’s sad.
After that, me, Neil, and Kuya Davis decided to hangout some more inside UP. Kuya Davis invited more people to join our already fun night. We played monopoly until midnight under faint lights of the carillon tower. It was my first time playing the board game and it was so memorable. We had snacks, good laughs, and good people. I’m really thankful for a night full of memories. I think that life should be really spontaneous like what happened last night. We didn’t made plans. We just went with what we thought was fun and it did deliver. What I realized about this semester is to live freely, don’t be bounded by doubts. Value relationships and invest time and effort in them. It’s very fulfilling to have people around you who value your company as much as you value theirs. We won’t know when our last bonding may be, our last goodbye, and spree of laughter. So, treat it like it’s the last every time. I love these people and I really value their friendship. We just met a few months back but it seems that we knew each other beyond the years of our lives. Be thankful because I am.