Can you still remember the names of your friends?

Philippines
March 4, 2010 11:04pm CST
Or forget some of them and you could only remember their faces... and everytime you meet you would just say "hi", "how are you" and that would be repeated again the next time... even you would talk for a long time you could not still remember... it's on the tip of your tongue but your mind could hardly recall it... and you would doubt whether to ask them or not... It happens many times in me, I just keep saying "Hi buddy, Hi friend" and I could not really dare to ask them personally until such time I would ask someone about their name again... I belong to a kind of person who would remember faces but not names... there is also one kind who would remember names but hardly on faces... Your sharing friends...
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@JiangQi (24)
• China
5 Mar 10
I can even remember most of my friends' names.Um..by the way,i am a chinese girl.Memories about my high school life are always vivid...it's full of happiness and of course sorrows.We had a good time for 3 years and played well.The reason why i can remember most of their names perhaps is that i miss my past times and i wanna remember those people ever in my life.Umm..pictures ,which have their signs,are one of my way to remember their names.I see friends as God's gifts all the time...O(n_n)O
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• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi my friend... that is definitely wonderful... I love Chinese... We have many Chinese Entrepreneurs here in our country... they are so nice... well, good for you that you have their pictures... there is no way then you could forget their names... even their complete names... those people that brought to us joy and happiness could be hardly forgotten my friend... I agree on that.... Nice sharing my friend... You are so lucky to be here... welcome to mylot... you are one of the family now!!!
• China
5 Mar 10
O(n_n)OShanghai is a beautiful city.If you have the chance ,welcome to my hometown... We are all friends ...Very nice to meet you..(*^__^*)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Wow, I've heard that city my friend... I love Chinese movies... thank you my friend...
@eLsMarie (4347)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hello friend! ^_^ I encountered this experience for a lot of times already. There are times when I felt bad because they can still remember my name but I can't remember theirs.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Howdy my friend eLsMarie, yes that is right my friend... I am shame they could still remember but I could not remember them... they would say "hi prime" but I could not reply "Hi name"... huhuhu, I think I have a memory problem but my professor told me there are two kinds of person in terms of that... the one who remember names, and the one who remember faces... and you are so lucky if you are belong to both...
@eLsMarie (4347)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
LOL... I think I'm too young to have some kind of "forgetting tendencies" but because I tend to meet a lot of new faces, I started forgetting the old ones... :C
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
hahaha, I am just 23... but really forgot names... and sadly, they are my close friends in college... huhuhu
@JiangQi (24)
• China
5 Mar 10
I think i can even remember most of their names because of photos we took together.The most impressive memories are my three-year high school life.Um..by the way,i'm from shanghai China..Let's get to the point.O(n_n)O..Everybody's name is signed at photos'backgrounds,so i can remember them all the time.Time goes too fast,i don't wanna remeber nothing when i am old.I wanna all the time we shared together can be always vivid in my mind....
• China
5 Mar 10
I'm so sorry..I write it again ...Maybe you can pass it ...I'm a new one here.^-^
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
This is all right my friend... I love that place even I have no chance for now to get there... I have pictures in my high school days but I lost them when I got here on the city... I am from Philippines... That is very good for you my friend... because of that pictures you could not forget them... you can treasure that forever... Keep up the good work my friend... I hope to see your own post here on mylot..., soon as you reach (200) you can use this happy face!!!
• China
5 Mar 10
yeah...I will ...Thank you !!!
@phoenix8606 (4977)
5 Mar 10
hi! yes, I do still remember the names of all my friends- the present and the former ones. I have a great memory and forget names and faces very hard. I even still remember the names and the faces too, of all my schoolmate from 1st grade, which means 14 years ago. recently I even met one girl in my home town, which I haven't seen from about 10 years and I recognized her, because she really doesn't look that different :)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Wow, you are very lucky friend gifted with a very active memory... I can say you are just like my Mom... she could hardly forget faces and names of her friends and old classmates before... I guess that girl forgot you already?
5 Mar 10
yeah, i think so, because when she saw me, she couldn't recognize me!
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
hahaha, that's funny... maybe you've changed a lot... I guess... from a thin boy to a wrestler-looking body!!!
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi prime, I could remember all the names of my friends. If I can't remember his/her name, then she/he is not my friend, but an acquaintance. ;) Sometimes, I run into people like in your situation, we talk but I couldn't remember the name although it's at the tip of my tongue. I would not dare to ask coz I might come across as rude, and its just plain embarrassing. What I would do is to continue to talk to her/him to get more clue, and as soon as he/she is out of earshot, I would ask my friends if they remember the name. I would even search for it. I'm the kind of person when I forget something or its at the tip of my tongue, I can't get it out of my head and can't sleep. it's torture. LOL ;p
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi my pretty friend onlyprincess, hahaha, that's is new here in the discussion my friend... your the first lucky one to mention that... well I think we have to define: 1. friend from 2. acquaintance However, I am really oblivion with the names of my old friends, close or not... some remedy for this my friend?
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
a memory enhancer, perhaps? ;)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
hahaha, well, it might be a help....
@neildc (17246)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Mar 10
i also remember most of them, especially those special friends that i came to be with most of the times, in school and in the community. but there are those that you can remember only through the face and sometimes you can't even remember where you have met.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi buddy... and it is disappointing for us if specially they would still remember our names...
@neildc (17246)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Mar 10
embarrassing.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
embarrasing, yes...
@atul_asv (520)
• India
5 Mar 10
same here. i dont remember names but i remember faces and i remember how much fun we did. and smae thing happens to me. they remember my name and i don't. i feel bad sometimes but that's what I'm. can't help.. hhehe
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hehehehe... but didn't you try asking their names of one of your friends too who knew them?
@atul_asv (520)
• India
8 Mar 10
i do a trick. i ask his/her cell number. n while saving i ask whats his/her full name.. i forgot your last name n blah blah. n they always tell me full name n that's how i save my a**. heehee..
• Philippines
8 Mar 10
hahahaha, perfect one. I did that too specially if the person open up he/she changed his/her cellphone number so it's our opportunity to ask it again and know the name... hahahaha
• Singapore
7 Mar 10
I usually don't forget the name of my friends even i haven't see them in a long time but still,there was few times that i did forget their name though!When i look at the photos i took with friends in my class when i was 5-year-old,i only remember hafl of them,the other hafl i can not remember,maybe it's because i was only a 5-year-old child back then!
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
You were excuse that time... You were too young to remember with the age of 5... I can remember thing when I was 5 then but not really names... only happy memories of being a child... swimming, something like that... well, congratulations my friend for having a good memory!!!
• Estonia
6 Mar 10
Well, I've been bad with names all the time. I think if I would push my brains and take some time, I would be able to recall all the names. But if I saw my former classmate on the street and had to greet him, I am not sure if I would remember his/her name. Luckily or not, I don't meet these former classmates often.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
hahaha, we are still lucky buddy we can still remember their faces... how much if our friend would great us 'Hi Bio' or 'Hi prime' and we are shocked because we do not know the person anymore!!!
@Celanith (2333)
• United States
6 Mar 10
I am 60 and remember the names of all my friends still and though some I have not seen since a child so might not recognize them as an adult at first I would normally be able to remember their name. People are often amazed I do remember their names and it is pleasing to them.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
You are so lucky my friend... I could not imagine how my memory works when I would be fortunate enough to reach your age... I know all your friends are all grateful to you... God bless you...
@kaylachan (23477)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Mar 10
I can't see faces very well but I do remember voices. But, I can't remember names at all. It takes me forever to remember names and quite often people end up telling me multable times the names and it still iludes me. However, eventually I remember the names which doesn't make me feel too bad.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
I think the two of us would follow what onlyprincess suggested... hahaha
• Singapore
6 Mar 10
i can remember the names of my friend just who is close to me ,other is difficult to remember them because i have so much friends ,i also have time when i meet my friend again and when say "hi" to me but i can not remember who is he ?having friend is always a good things !
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
Yes having friends is always a good thing to us maryan... I don't how would be like living without them... and having many friends just entails how nice person you are!!!
• China
6 Mar 10
for me,if i kept touch with the people,i will remember them.if i didn't talk with them for a long time,i will forget them quickly.sometimes i called the wrong names of them. one day i just walked on the street.my classmate met me.he asked me if i remembered him or not.i said 'yes,of course.' but we shout two different names. i thought he would be angry with me at that time.we didn't see each other from that time.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
Hi carefree... in behalf of all mylot members... I would warmly welcome you here in the mylot family... you are lucky to be one of us!!! Anyway, that's funny my friend... calling that's friend of yours by a wrong name... well I know he was not angry to you... time could make us oblivious... communication can really help us never forget them.... Keep up the good work!
• India
6 Mar 10
..i remember faces as well as names.....of my friends.i dont forget things easily.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
Great.... Welcome to mylot my friend...
@kevinll (967)
• China
6 Mar 10
Once I attended a party I talked with a man for a long time. I know him, however I can not remember his name. When we finished it I asked my friend about his name. My friend felt surprise, anyway I tried to remember his name, at last I still can not know his name.
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
But I am sure your friend tell you the name... that is also one of my experiences my friend... I am just guilty to think he never forget me...
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Truth is, I find it not that hard to remember my friends' names once I see their faces. But there are times when if I try to recall someone by memory, I tend to forget their names but can easily reanimate their faces inside my mind. Only when time had passed by sometime like after half an hour or more did their names almost immediate would crop up in my memory..weird eh, but I think lots of us or maybe all of us have somehow experienced this kind of memory recall situation. You are right there that lots of times its in your tip of the tongue and after a while when you are not thinking about your friend's name it would suddenly appear inside your head..
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
Hahaha, I like that avatar my friend... hahaha, most of the times it would appear in our head if the friend of mine is already gone... still sad...
@fred11 (62)
5 Mar 10
likewise here mostly i forget names but remember faces. Like up to now i sometimes still have chats with some of my elementary classmates on the net and my elementary school teachers they get to be my niece's teacher no after all the years like sa almost 30 years past we still remember eachother
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
That's good my friend... communication can help us remember them... It's nice to recall all those memories on the fast with those cute classmates and teachers... have a blessed day my friend...
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
5 Mar 10
With my closest and best friends, I never forget names, faces, or names and faces. But with acquaintences, people I may have thought of as friends years ago, people I once worked with, etc., I forget all the time. I remember names; I remember faces; but names and faces together...nope. Now that I'm older, I'm less "afraid" to ask. I just say something like, "old age has set in, I'm sorry, I can't remember your name?"
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Good morning my friend... Yes I agree on you... closest and best friends names and faces could hardly be forgotten though... but people we have thought and considered friends for a long time ago or years ago could be easily slipped out from our memory specially their names... but you know, your last statement is an excuse... you can ask their names in person then... I am afraid to sound rude if I do that... hahaha
@ET28LV (1894)
• Latvia
5 Mar 10
Hello! I remember all my best friends names, friends what I see often. And I remember all my clasmates names. I feel strange if I ask name to people, who I'm saw or people who is said it's name, and I have forged it. I don't now why all people is remember my name, problably it's easy to remember it.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I guess you are popular--at school, or in your community... aren't you? That's why they know your name... Nice sharing...
@dawnald (84257)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Mar 10
No problem with friends' names, but I do have a problem remembering the names of people I have just met, especially if I get introduced to more than one person at a time!
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi dawnald... good for you, and if I am on your shoes to get introduced to more than one person at a time, maybe I could not remember their faces... Have a blessed day...