How often?

Philippines
May 13, 2012 9:56pm CST
When I was a college student I usually hang out with my friends after school on a daily basis. Now that we have different schedule at work, I rarely get to hang out with them anymore. We would be very lucky to be able to hang out twice a month. And I am not really happy about it because I want to see them often. How about you? how often do you hang out with your friends?
6 responses
• Philippines
29 May 12
Like you, I used to hang out with my friends daily too. But after graduation, things really do change, paths separate and the distance builds up. Now if we want to meet, it has to be scheduled and more often than not, there's always a conflict of such and we rarely have a complete attendance. It's a bummer but I'd like to focus on the fact that I still have them around even though it will only be through phone or the internet.It's not the same but at least the connection is still there.
• Philippines
29 May 12
Hello stef_918_chris, I agree that while it is sad that we didn;t get to hang around often with our friends, what matters most at the end of the day is that the connection is still there. Virtual or in real life, at lest we can still communicate and get in touch with them.
17 May 12
We have the same situation. When we're still a student even though we studied in different university but we still manage to set a date for our get-together which usually happens every 1st week of January. However, when all of us have our own jobs setting a date would be so difficult for us because of different schedules. Sadly we're not able to have our get-together last January. But I'm still hoping that we could meet and catch things up.
• Philippines
18 May 12
Hello jolly_tin, I sincerely hope that you could catch up with your friends soon, because I know how it feels not being able to see them for a while.
16 May 12
Eventually there will come a time in our life that we have to go our separate ways, but it doesn't mean we have to cut off the special bond we made with these people. We are living in a modern world, a lot has changed. Getting in touch is easier than it was before. A simple hi or hello to your friends through emails or social websites would mean a lot already. Me and my buds has just graduated from college last year. Right after we took the board exam, I had to leave, I had to look for a stable job somewhere else. It was though, but I had to. They understood why I left. They supported me all through out. And right now, we still keep in touch, through emails, chats, calls. Even though we are miles apart and haven't seen each other for quite sometime, I still feel that we have retained that bond we made long before, and I hope it never changes.
• Philippines
16 May 12
Good for you mikemirasol, I wish I can be as tough as you, it is just that get too emotional when it comes to separating with people I hold dearly in my heart.
@megamatt (14341)
• United States
14 May 12
When I was younger, very often to say the very least, but as time moves on, it is really just a juggling act to really keep us all together. It's not for the lack of trying on the parts of many, it is just something. It is just, there are times where we can get together, compare notes, but it would be lucky to all align a handful of times throughout the years. I think that is just the fact that we all have to accept as we get older, there is little time for idle hanging out. We're going to be slaves to lives, work, family, or whatever, where friends tend to really get a priority downgrade. And if your not the slave, then they might be the ones that will be the slaves, making it rather hard to get together.
• Philippines
14 May 12
This is a sad reality but it echoes so much truth in so many different levels. I guess I just miss my friends so much.
@cloud31 (5777)
14 May 12
During my high school days maybe every week were going out together.But when I was in college I seldom hanged out with friends because I'm a working student that time and during weekend I just wanted to rest at home, enjoying myself surfing the net and chat with them over the phone and Skype.Now most of us are busy working in different place so we can just send messages through the net. Great day ahead!
• Philippines
14 May 12
Busy schedule and different location or company is really sad when it comes to not being able to hang out with your friends. Good thing there is internet where we can reach out to them. Have a great day to you too cloud31.
• United States
14 May 12
Pretty much never since I like to be around my man a lot of the time. I have one girlfriend I visit a lot and bring her to my house. some of the other girls do things I don't approve of so I distance myself from them.
• Philippines
14 May 12
I find that sweet. I wish I could have a man whom I would like to be with most of the time as well. I agree with you that whenever some friends do things that you didn;t approve of, you try to distance yourself from them, I would do the same thing if ever that would happen to me.