Do you still keep in touch with your schoolmates?

@zahfran (851)
Singapore
April 6, 2009 10:44pm CST
Nowadays, everybody is busy with working or studying or other matters in life that we often have no time for our friends. I've been guilty of this and I know many are but it's just the way things are. Our lives are busy and we tend to have other important matters to attend to. It's really sad, you know. Sometimes, I wonder how my friends are doing. I want to contact them but they've changed numbers and stuffs. Right now, I contact my other friends about once every 2 or 3 months. I only keep regular contact with two of my primary school friends. They have been my best friends for about 20 years plus. How about you? Do you still keep in touch with old friends?
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• China
8 Apr 09
I lose many schoolmates' telephone and other informations. there are only few schoolmates i connected.We get in touch with each other frequently.
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@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Yeah.. Same thing as me.. Lost contact.. Anyway, are you an actress? hehe..
• China
9 Apr 09
Why ask me this question ? Can you guess ? Do you think my pic is beautiful?
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Looks kinda familiar.. I wouldn't know for sure.. Hahaha.. So that's really you, yeah you're pretty.. :) Your schoolmates must be sad to lose a pretty friend like you, huh? lol...
@mysdianait (66221)
• Italy
7 Apr 09
It's a long time since I went to school and I hve lost touch with all of my school friends over the years. I moved abroad and some of them went to other countries too. We kept in touch in the first years then contact became less and less and now we never contact at all. Maybe one day when things slow down I will contact them again as it would be great to hear what some of them have been up to in allthese years.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Yeah mysdianait, You should try to contact them though it's quite hard to start. If I were in your position I wouldn't know where to start. I'll probably employ a spy agent to track down my friends since they're living in different countries. Haha.. But seriously, life's like that. It's pretty hard to keep in touch what with our work schedules, family, other friends. Too many things to juggle at once.
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@mysdianait (66221)
• Italy
8 Apr 09
If there had already been internet all those years ago when we all moved to different parts of the world then I think it would have been so much easier not to lose contact. That was before anyone thought of internet though, such a long time ago...
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Yeah.. Guess Bill Gates was born too little too late.. lol...
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@thezone (9447)
• Ireland
7 Apr 09
Hi Zahfran. Fancy running into on myLot as well I do keep in regular contact with a few of my school mates, infact some of them are still my closest friends that I grew up with. I think you always have a close bond with friends from school. We would meet up whenever we can and it is always good to catch up
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Heyyyy.. Anyway, I don't suppose you meet up with them to get drunk, do you? Hahaha.. Yeah, it's definitely good to catch up and bring back the old memories.
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@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello... Anyway, I don't suppose you meet up with them to get drunk, do you? Hahaha.. Yeah, it's good to catch up and bring back the good old memories..
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• India
9 Apr 09
Helo Dear Zahfran, In this busy life i also forgot my schoolmate friends, I meet my schoolmates only any occations or luck by chance. I remember some of friends because i given him/her wedding invitations to all my best classmates friends. Otherwise i cant remember my schoolmates because of these busy schedule lifestyle. I feeling very good when my schoolmate meet me suddenly in a way or somewhere. At last somehow every person nowadays have forget ther old schoolmate friends.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Hello rakesh, Yeah, we lead a really busy life that we got no time for schoolmates and old friends. And its true what you said, wedding and special occasions are the ones that bring them all back together. Then, it's back to square one.. Leading busy lives again until the next wedding or special occasions come along.. When's your wedding? lol..
• India
15 Apr 09
Thnx of your response back. My wedding have held this Year Jan. Anyway Have a Nice Mylotting.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
some of them , yes, but some are no totally communications. hehehee..
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Why not? Have you tried searching for them? hahaha..
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
nope either.. hahahahaa
@wildcat48 (779)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yes i still try my best to keep in touch with all my friends .
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Do you still keep in touch with all of them? How you'd manage to do that?
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• United States
8 Apr 09
yes the one's i really like we write call and on computer.we get together so offen too it easy.
@ajit25 (1010)
• India
7 Apr 09
I am agree with you in this busy life we rarely find time to have chat with our old school friend but its feel good while talking with them reminding those golden moments. But i felt guilty does not keeping contact with them few of them complain i am not calling them although they call me sometimes.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello ajit, if they complain it's a good sign. It means that you're remembered and still their mind. Always treasure the friendship and try to have time to meet up with them.
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@ajit25 (1010)
• India
8 Apr 09
Yeah i will try to find time for them
@mimiang (3764)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
we connect thru facebook
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
10 Apr 09
How about Friendster or mySpace?
@mkchaves (532)
• Canada
9 Apr 09
yeah every once in awhile. :) thank God for the power of the new technology and plus SOCIAL NETWORKING and TEXTING. lol :) i miss school friends! especially when you remember the times that's really fun. Hope they are all well.. :)
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Hello mickhaves, Yeah, I also miss my high school or secondary school life.. What do they call it in your country? I especially miss my high school life where 90 percent of my class are jokers and we would play all kinds of trick on the teachers.. Wow.. You bring back those memories to me.. Haha.. Sometimes, I wish we didn't have to grow up.. Hahaha.. What's your favourite? Junior, high school or college life? Or university life?
@kitli29 (32)
• Portugal
9 Apr 09
No, infortunately I don't keep any contact, I'm not as friendly as needed, I surf always in the sky, wandering where my body lies down. From that time, no good memories reside on my brain, but time has passed and friends who don't exist are gone, way gone. Maybe I'm the few that don't miss schoolmates, since the above is well explicit, I got a brain with thin air.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Wow kitli, Are you a poet or something? Nice poem.. lol.. Let me try one here.. Forgive me for my amateur-ness.. Wondering where my body lies, In search of lost memories, Schoolmates, oh where have they gone, Lost in busy lives, having no time, And thoughts to bring all back together. Hehehe.. Simon Cowell : That was one of the worst performance I've ever seen.. In my entire life.. I hope I don't have to see you again. lol...
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
8 Apr 09
Hi zahfran.. I moved away from home at 17 and moved half way across the country. I have been out of school for over 30 years. Just recently I have been able to find some friends from high school but none live near me. I am glad of the few that I did find. I do talk to them on msn and through facebook.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
Wow, you must be doing some finding huh.. Yeah, facebook really helps a lot though I'm not really a fan of it.. lol...
@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Yes, i still keep in touch with my highschool schoolmates. We exchange text messages from time to time. If given a free time, we schedule a get together.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
9 Apr 09
That's nice... But free time is so hard to find nowadays.. For me, at least.. lol..
@bubbletush (1333)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
I still have a handful of friends from way back (elementary days and some from college)that I am in touch with up to now. We may not see each other face to face as often as possible (sometimes only once a year) but we do communicate regularly -- thanks to the internet and mobile phone.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello bubbletush.. The Internet and mobile have helped us humans tremendously..
@sid556 (30986)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Hi there, I have been out of school for 35 years now. My very best friend has been my friend for nearly 42 years and we still visit one or 2 times per week. I have other friends from school that I still have contact with altho not as often. One that I had kind of lost touch with for about 20 years...I just ran into the other day and we have talked on the phone for the past couple of days as if no time has passed. Friends are important. It is also important to grow and move on once you get out of school. We all go thru that where we lose touch with some of our closest friends. Then we reach a point where we can reconnect with them. We will run into them or find them thru mutual friends. I have gone out of my way to find and contact some friends that I really missed.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello sid, you're a really great friend.. I wish I had more friends like you.. And also I hope I can be like you, having a best friend for 35 years!!! Wow.. That's a record..
@ajamiro (161)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Since I was still little, having friends is the best part of growing up...and that would be my classmates and schoolmates. I always keep in touch with all my classmates and schoolmates since elementary level til college level..I just don't want to lose them..
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello ajamiro, I don't think anybody would wanna lose friends. Friends are an important part of our life. And it's great that you are still keeping in touch.. Welcome to myLot..
• United States
8 Apr 09
I am awful at keeping in touch with old friends. I constantly try to get better at it, but I haven't found a good system yet where I can keep in touch with all the people I want to without neglecting others, or other tasks in my life. I do as much as I can via email, just to keep communication open, but when it comes to phone calls, I never seem to have enough time to sit and have a real conversation with people anymore. I like to multi-task while on the phone, and I always feel like if I do that while talking to an old friend, I am not being fair to them. What I love, though, is meeting up with an old friend after not seeing each other for a while. Face-to-face communication means a lot to me, and I really enjoy those meetings.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello, yeah I prefer face-to-face meetings too.. It's more personal and more fun too rather than talking via Internet or phone.. Anyway, at least you're making an effort to get in touch with them.. And that's a great sign..
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
you are right most of us are busy with work and some with their children already going to school. We still meet with our schoolmates sometimes at the mall and other places.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Yeah.. All these are rare coincidences.. Do you personally have their contacts and keep in touch with them? Maybe have regular outings?
@snow_one (202)
• United States
7 Apr 09
yea i keep in touch with all of my friends. i moved out of the town that i went to school in all my life. i still talk to all my friends there, well most of them, on a daily basis. i can keep in touch mostly because of myspace, and even here i have a few friends that i got to start on here.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello snow one.. That's good.. MySpace is definitely a great website. Cherish your friendship and nothing would go wrong.. Happy mylotting!
@txgrl21 (819)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I try to keep in touch. Most of the students from my school have signed up at classmates . com and I have reconnected with a couple of my best friends so far. Try it out and maybe youll get lucky!
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Hello.. Thanks a lot.. I think I've been to that site before but it's only for the U.S right?
7 Apr 09
no, i have lost contact will all my old freinds. it is a shame because i has some good times
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
8 Apr 09
Yeah.. Isn't there any way in which you could contact them? How did you lost the contact?