jhoy & cari

it’s rare to build lasting friendships because of work. hell, it’s pretty rare to build lasting friendships at all especially as you get older and everyone’s busy with kids and priorities and stuff. something i’m slowly starting to realize and accept as a fact of life. one of those curve balls that time throws at you that you just gotta deal because, well, what can you do?

i’m one of the lucky ones, i guess. although if i really think long and hard about it, these freaks are the lucky ones to have me. lol.

met them working at a local hospital around 2008, or was it? because it seems like it was so long ago. anyway, these are the people who made working fun. the same people i would get excited to be working with on shifts because as crazy as the day could get, they were even crazier, which cancelled out the stress. hysterical laughter guaranteed. and to think they were my senior nurses!

we have all moved on now and are now living in different countries. we rarely keep in touch but once in a while, by some form of miracle, we do. so when i found out that jhoy was flying to cebu around the same time i was gonna be there as well, and with cari also in cebu then, we just had to meet up. just had to.

because who knows when the next time will be?

laguna cafe, cebulaguna cafe, cebulaguna cafe, cebu

needless to say, catching up with jhoy and cari was one of the highlights of my trip. it was exactly what my soul wanted and needed — a warm conversation with friends interjected with anecdotes and inside jokes and reminiscing the random shit we did way back when. it was so nice to just talk and update each other with the goings on in our lives, even if we had to cram everything within 2 hours because cari had to go somewhere important and jhoy was leaving for singapore on that night.

all in all, definitely one of the best lunches i had! πŸ™‚

speaking of lunch, my mouth is watering as we speak. looking at these photos makes me want fresh lumpia like, right now!

laguna cafe, cebulaguna cafe, cebulaguna cafe, cebu

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7 thoughts on “jhoy & cari

  1. ‘It’s rare to build lasting friendships because of work’ Agreed. A lot of the time work is work, and the people you work with are there to support you working and have their own lives outside of the work. But it’s so nice that you made great friends at work while you were working at the hospital – if you can work together and be yourselves and joke and enjoy each other’s company and tell each other secrets and get along, it’s a sign of friendship. 2 hours sounds like a short time but it’s always better than nothing when you catch up with good people that you love πŸ™‚ And all the food looks so good!

    Over the years working I’ve made friends at work and we still keep in touch and chat every now and again. It is always a special feeling when you work somewhere and coming in every day to know you got a friend πŸ™‚

    • It is always a special feeling when you work somewhere and coming in every day to know you got a friend

      you are absolutely right! it makes working not feel like work, you know what i mean?

      oh, work was so much fun back then. well, not the work itself but just the company. definitely makes a whole lot of difference.

      it’s good that you still keep in touch with your former workmates., considering how busy most people here in australia are. i have a friend who literally lives across the road from me and i see her like, once or twice a year. you have to plan meetups like, months prior! lol.

      • Totally get what you mean there. If you have friends and good people at work, when you go home or sometime later down the track, you’ll remember them and not what you learnt on the job πŸ˜€

        I also plan meetups quite far in advance because everyone has their own lives. Even some of my good friends I see only a few times a year. But when you do meet up, you cherish the time together for real.

        • for sure. they’re definitely worth the wait!

          funny, my sister and i were just talking yesterday about how lonely australia can be when you don’t really have any friends here. especially when you’re quite new to the country so you don’t really have any former school buddies to catch up with and at this age, mostly everyone’s busy with work and family.

    • hahahaha. good one!

      (reminds me of that time i went to this french festival where it was hard for me to decide which was more yummy — the duck sausage or the servers! lol.)

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