^ Sunday Night Dinner with 8 other international friends.
Friends are an integral part of every students’ lives. They are the ones we spent hours with – revising work or pouring our sorrows to.
I am in my second year of my degree and in a year’s time, i would be graduating. The thought of parting from the family ♥ I found 2 years ago, does feel nostalgic – the memories we share, especially the fun we had together.
We (my housemates and I) came up with a “fortnightly weekend dinner” as a way of creating more memories together. Just yesterday, we had a wonderful dinner together, with the frequent bursts of laughter. Surprisingly, although the food look sumptuous and expensive, each of us only had to fork out $5.
Living with different people from different cultural background does indeed bring about our fair share of ‘disagreements’. I wouldn’t deem those disagreements to be negative thing because it was through those ‘disagreements’ that our relationship became stronger (I know it sound like those corny and cliché relationship quotes – but its true ~ In my other post, I mentioned about this girl whom I angered and made teary, our friendship is indeed much stronger now : ). The thoughts of my housemates who will be graduating at the end of this year is enough to bring tears to my eyes. That’s how much they have grown into me over the years and how much they mean to me.
To all my fellow students out there, I do encourage to forge friendship. Although we may be deterred by the outcome of that friendship, (will we still be friends, when we graduate and return back to our own respective countries), I guess that what makes it all the more interesting – the surprise element of it. We are social creatures; living in groups with others, and relying on each other. I have met great people during my university life and I hope you would too XD
There is more to life than just academic success. Self-managing skills (I.E managing failure, time, expectations, priorities) as well as social skills are just as important and you can hone those skills in your quest to forging lasting friendships.