Hazel, My Childhood Friend

“When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, 

you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.”
This is my childhood friend and my best friend, Hazel. A very smart woman with a big heart. She was the first one who helped my family when they were devastated by typhoon Ondoy.

I still remember the first day we met. We were in Grade 2 and I was a transferee. She was the first one who approached me and asked, “Bata, bata, anong pangalan mo?” We were both amazed because we have the same family name. We learned that we’re distant relatives. From then on, we were together everyday until 4th year high school. We’re both choir members in our parish and we’re both teaching Catechism.

We parted ways when we were in College because she studied in Manila while I remained in the province but we were together every summer. We had so many happy and memorable moments, swimming, parties, fiestas, “lupakan”, and so forth. I won’t be finished typing until December if I post more of our stories, lol!

To make the story short, she is now based in Abu Dhabi with her family. We make sure that we meet and go out every time they are coming home. The picture below was taken last January with our other friend from high school, Mylene.

Hazel, Me and Mylene
 “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”
~Robert Browning~

According to Aristotle, there are 3 kinds of friendships, the genuine friendships and two other forms: one based on mutual usefulness, the other on pleasure. These two forms only last for as long as there is utility and pleasure involved, whereas genuine friendship does not dissolve. (source)
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By Rossel

Graduate of B.S. Medical Technology but landed in the field of business and writing. She has gone from being a white-collared job employee to an entrepreneur because of the world's changes and demanding needs. She is currently maintaining 4 blogs with different niches such as business and finance, parenting and family, health and beauty, and home improvement.

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8 replies on “Hazel, My Childhood Friend”

aww… genuine friends indeed… nagdadamayan sa oras ng kagipitan… oh dba? kakatuwa ate ross… you've got your geunine and best-friend with you…

ay ang galing naman.. from grade 2 until highschool magkasama kau ever.. siguro nag iyakan kau nung maghihiwalay na kayo nung college hiihh

thanks for joining GT ha!!! happy weekend rossel!

Artsy Niko
Niko's Home

Wow! genuine friendship talaga di yan matutunaw. you're lucky for having a wonderful best friend. kala ko magpapakulot ka rin bago nagpapicture with hazel, hehehe! Have a great day Mommy Rossel.

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