Circle of friends

@cdparazo (5768)
Philippines
May 26, 2007 3:26am CST
Are you one of those people who has his own circle of friends or 'barkada' in my local language? I see a lot of people who really belong to a group of friends and is able to keep those set of friends throughout their lives. I saw in my friendster that my classmates who were all close (6 girls) in high school are still close until now and still manage to get together. Growing up, one couldn't help feeling secure belonging to a group of close friends like that of the TV show FRIENDS. As for myself, I had best friends or very close friends way back in high school and still communicates with them but I never belong to a group or barkada. I don't know why I didn't have such group but I guess having a close friend who was always with me was enough for me.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
27 May 07
Yes, I have a group of 4 others and we call ourselves the "gal pal club" we get together monthly and in between if we need to. Do to a medical condition I am unable to do alot of stuff right now and they have come through and is helping me with everything I cannot do. We really stick together and I know that if I need anything they are there for me day or night. It is a comfort to know that if you call one of them at 3am it's ok they aren't going to freak on me and they know that they can call me anytime as well.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Thank you very much for sharing. You are indeed rich because of having such kind of friends. I hope that more people could have friends like yours. Happy postings!
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
21 Jun 07
Thanks for best respnse! :)
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
You are very much welcome!
• Philippines
27 May 07
Well.. i do belong to some, but i just graduated so we got separated. Lookin forward to finding friends on college. Nice Topic there.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
I do hope that you would still be able to nurture and strenghten your friendship. Though you expand your horizon but it is good to keep our old friends because they would certainly provide a very good support system. Thanks for responding!
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• Philippines
28 May 07
Hmm.. yeah. I kinda miss my old buddies lately. Haha.. i hope to see them soon. No problem about the response. :D
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• United States
27 May 07
I have a circle of friends, yes, and I have to say that over the years ive had several circles. What happens is that you go to different classes (in school) and you separate out from the rest. But currently in college I have a group of 3 friends and everyone mostly sees us together. If its not the 3 of us then its me and my good friend steph. Its unusual for me to not see them on a regular basis and although i know that as time goes on that we will go our separate direction, i know that i have a friend for life and that if i need anything i can always approach them without hesitation.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Good for you. College years are just times to sow deep seeds of friendships. I did mine and though I didn't belong to a group or circle of friends, I did make friends for life. Thanks for sharing!
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@djbtol (5497)
• United States
26 May 07
Nope, I do not have a group of consistent or close friends. People change, life changes, everything changes - It is what it is. Thanks for asking. Have a wonderful day.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
I agree with you the everything in life changes. I am no longer the same person I am last year, how much more 10 years ago. But one thing that remained consistent with me is that my contacts with my friends. We may no longer be as close as before because we each live our separate lives but we still recognize and acknowledge that we are still valuable to each other and when the need arises, we could count on a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. So friendship for me is consistent even if we changed. Thanks for responding.
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@emskoneko (806)
• United States
26 May 07
I don't have a circle of friends (sometimes I wish I did). All my friends are coming and going. They are friends with me but then most aren't close with my other friends. I think my personality also makes this so. I'm not one to enjoy a big group of friends at one time. Just one or two for a conversation is good for me. But I'm glad I can turn around the corner and see a friendly face.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Each of us really approaches friendship differently. Like you, I don't also enjoy a big group of friends and I'm a bit choosy too when it comes to friends. However, the friends that I made during the years, I still keep in touch with. Like you, I also find it nice to see familiar faces wherever I go. Thanks for responding!
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 May 07
I never had a group of friends I kept in contact with either. I have 2 close friends. One lived close to me growing up and the other I met through working together.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Me too because my friends came from different age groups and became close to me at different times of my life. However, each of them mean so much to me. Thanks for responding!
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• India
26 May 07
Yes, I do have a circle of friends and I simply love to be in their company.We share each and every thought!We laugh for each other as well as cry for each other.It is good to have a circle of friends who cares and shares with you.However, recently we all are a little sad as it is our final year in college and we have to get seperated due to our jobs within a month!So we are enjoying asa much as we can before we part!
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Each of you are going to make your own mark in the world and take separate ways. However, it doesnt mean that you would never see each other again. Each of you may travel far or go back to your hometowns but technology would still enable each of you to keep up with each other. Thanks for sharing!
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@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
26 May 07
Yes I'm a person like that, we are 6 friends how have been togehter since we where very young (all the way back from we started in school - 6 years old). They ar still my closest friends today. I'm 23.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
28 May 07
You are one of the luckiest people in this world to have such long time and stable friends. Thanks very much for responding!
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@lonely_f16 (2147)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I have 3 very close friends last time but now we are only two. There were many misunderstandings in our friendship that was why it didn't last
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I find this a bit sad. However, the beauty of life is that we get a lot of opportunities too to make new friends. Thanks for responding and more power you!
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• Philippines
26 May 07
There are five women in my circle. One is now in Korea. The rest are here in the Philippines. We have been friends since grade school and I would say that our friendship has gone through a lot of trials. We get together every now and then especially when somebody is celebrating a birthday. We also take pictures everytime we bond because we keep track of we have become over the years. I love these girsl, they are my support system. They give encouragements, sound advice and sometimes financial help, LOL.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
26 May 07
That is very good to know and I do like seeing group of friends who managed to stay together and not loose touch over the years. Thanks very much for sharing and more power to you and your friends!
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
26 May 07
My barkada would be my high school friends. I have several barkada in college but nothing beats my high school friends. We're really close and we tell each other everything. I guess it's because there were only 5 in our class during high school (we were a branch of our school that just started out) so we really grew close to each other during that 4 years of high school. Even until now, though we rarely see each other, when we meet up and go out, it's like we just saw each other yesterday. ^_^
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I love hearing friendship stories like yours. It just warms ones heart knowing that we have friends who may no longer be with us always but is forever a part of our life and occupies a special place in our hearts. More power to you and your friends and thank you very much of sharing!
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