Day 1: Letters to your Best Friend

Dear Ly,

We didn’t know each other that long. Our friendship, if you recall blossomed only after the Christmas break of our senior year. But until now, you are my closest best friend, because you were the only one I kept in contact faithfully with despite our busy schedules.

Thank you, Ly, for being always there for me when I needed someone to vent out all my frustrations to. Thank you for offering words of wisdom and advices when I needed them, though I’m foolish twice not to heed them.

Ly, I know we both suffer the same dilemma, but I know we can both get over this. I know that we’ll find those guys who will like us for who we are inside. Let’s just trust the Lord with His wonders and plans.

Ly, I hope that you can see the beauty in yourself. You introduced to me the song ‘F**kin’ Perfect’ and I loved it. I hope that you will be inspired by the song. You may have insecurities that people rub in to your face, but don’t let that bring you down. People who make fun of other’s are just as insecure. When your self-esteem is low, remember that you are special and I love you just the way you are. You are pretty, Ly. You’re just blinded by the superficial world’s definition of beauty.

I love you.


Dear Lily,

I didn’t like you when I first met you. Or probably I was intimidated by your English and intellectual facade. You sort of displayed this air of pomposity that I didn’t like. (Hahaha.) But as time passed, I got to know you better and I saw a side of you that I could relate well to myself, and yes, we were very much alike in so many ways I could not imagine. Yeah, you are bossy at times (hahaha), but I learned to put up with that because I have grown to love you and I learned to fight back (hahaha).

It’s sad that I have to leave you and the others, because I feel so at home with you guys. In high school, I also had good friends, but they didn’t feel as familial as you, guys.

Thanks, Lily, for being my diary, for being that someone I can comfortably share my secrets, even the darkest one that I refuse to admit to myself. Thank you for your psychoanalysis and late night telebabads that alleviate me from whatever tension I’m feeling.

My advice to you, girly, is to be confident in yourself. Do not let others bring you down. You may listen to their opinions, but remember that your opinion is what matters most. Don’t let other people affect you because you have to bear in mind that you cannot please everybody. Lastly, do not let the pressure in school get to you. Just have fun. Compete not with your classmates in high school but with yourself. If the pressure is too much, remember your faith—faith in yourself and faith in God.

Girly, don’t create troubles for yourself, okay? I won’t be there for you 24/7 anymore. I dread that I might not be able to respond to you ASAP as I might be busy with plates and designs. I dread that I might not be there for you when you need somebody to talk to. But if I start getting too distant, remind me, okay? You know me? The girl who always forgets or loses things. I don’t want to forget or lose our friendship, so please do constantly remind me.



Dear D,

Smile! Smile! Smile!
I know you’re still upset about the guy. Seriously, I hope you stop talking about him because I might kill somebody. Hahaha.

Remember, D, he isn’t your world. He is a part of your past, don’t let him take away everything from you. 

I thank you, D, for your Herculean effort to communicate with me even if I know you’re pretty busy as I am. I am sorry for not trying my best. I am deeply sorry for the times I have not been there for you especially when you needed me the most. I’m so sorry if I failed to call you during the times you needed me.

I will always treasure our friendship, D. You were there for me through thick and thin ever since first year. We’ve been through a lot. We had lots of moments and fights but we made up. We had misunderstandings and confrontations, but look at us, still intact. We have lots of good memories together like singing karaoke, composing our own music (You still remember that?) and sharing our intimate secrets and problems. I hope this friendship would last forever.




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