The Best About Best Friends

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“Isipin mo na lang best friend mo ko.” This is the text message I received from her which started it all. These words gave me the privilege to call Mikee “bes” and have her as my one and true best friend.

Best friends are the best when it comes to being an inspiration for improving oneself for the better. This is what Mikee made me realize. Although we’ve just been best friends for quite a short time, she already influenced me with her unique attitudes and characteristics. She’s one of the main reasons of what I am now and possibly, if our friendship goes on, what I’ll be in the future.

Our small friendship started when she became my partner in our school’s Seniors Promenade. She’s the perfect partner for me since she is just my neighbor and I knew her somehow from my childhood years. Since I’m part of the cotillion, it was during the Christmas break when the dance practices started. I thought it’s my job to entertain her during the practices so I had a really hard time thinking of what possible topics to talk about. But during the first day of practice, I realized that all my efforts of thinking were wasted as she immediately made friends with other girls whom she met for the first time. I find her quite weird for saying “Hi” and “Hello” to each people she met during the practice. It might be because I’m the total opposite of her. I’m the usual introvert boy who don’t want to interact with other people so much. But as I stared at her during those dancing days and saw her happily surrounded with friends, I began to admire her and ask myself if I had the guts to imitate that kind of personality.

The practice days were done and the night of the prom came. I can say that our practices paid off because we were able to dance the cotillion with only a few mistakes. Then the open- stage dance part came and all of the people gathered in the center and danced. I was quite sure of myself that I would spend almost all of the night sitting in a chair....
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