I like to  be surrounded by those who love me,

Those who I can be myself around,

And those who just ‘get’ me.


Tonight I ate at my favourite restaurant in Sydney called Chat Thai. I chose the roast duck marinated in tamarind sauce with some good ‘ol rice. And also a strawberry blend, just to be fancy. I’ve spent some pretty special occasions there – my 20th birthday, a catch-up with old friends from First Year, who showed me how much I really have changed since then, a get-together with a cousin and her family that I hadn’t seen in years, and tonight, I had a pre-Melbourne trip discussion with one of my best friends, M. She has a high-pitched voice and likes to tell everyone where she’s from (Azerbaijan),  but most importantly, she is genuine and warm-hearted. I feel like myself around her, and she makes me want to be a better person. Having that one friend that you can spill all your worries to in times of troubled water is important because they make you feel like, “It’s ok, I’m here”. If you don’t have someone like that in your life, then be that person for someone else because when you make someone happy, happiness comes back to you in so many other ways you didn’t know possible.

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