This Sunday, I will be going to the cyber camp that I mentioned about last month. It’s taking place at a university ~40 minutes away from my house and I’m staying there from Sunday afternoon until Friday afternoon. At least this time, I will have free internet access unlike the time when I went to Vegas where it costed $12 per night for limited internet access. I haven’t really made a list of what I should bring to camp. For a fact, I need to buy a bigger suitcase and bring snacks. This camp gives me the perfect opportunity to learn about cyber defense and meet new friends! To start things off, I should get used to waking up at 6 in the morning again ._.”
I forgot to mention that last week, I went to go shoe shopping for heels for a friend’s wedding that is coming up in less than 2 weeks. It was a success since I manage to find the heels that fits me to my liking. It’s safe to say that I enjoyed going shoe shopping for once because I wasn’t looking for a specific heel, so I wasn’t really limited in what I can pick out. I am lucky since there was only 1 pair of heels in a size 6 (women) in stock. Then on Friday, I went out to watch The Amazing Spider-Man. I actually like this movie a lot better than the previous Spider-Man movies, so it’s definitely recommended.
My previous post got me thinking about the whole idea of having “close” friends. Although my mind redirects me to different thoughts and point of views, I can conclude that this whole idea of having “close” friends is obsolete at this point. The whole title of being a “close” friend can either give you an extra layer of security or remove an extra layer of security. I realize that I was a stereotypical high school student, categorizing people as “close” friends and *just* friends. The extra layer of security gives you a sense that you can rely on that person on a serious note compared to others. The extra layer of security that is removed gives you the sense of limitations; which my example would be- “My *close* friend doesn’t like this person for some reason, but I think that this person is cool. I really want to be friends, but then my *close* friend will accuse me of betraying them.” Even though this situation is debatable, remember that you have a choice in choosing who you CAN become friends with- especially if your *close* friend doesn’t have a legit reason. Vice versa, you should at least respect the choices that your *close* friend is making. A legit reason of why your *close* friend shouldn’t be friends with the other person is if the other person is into doing illegal activities of some sort.
I am probably going through that typical phrase in life after high school where you question who your “real” friends are. Except I easily consider people to be friends whether they hang out with me or not. As long as I am not left with a really REALLY bad impression, we’re cool. As far as the whole “close” friends categorization goes, it’s going to diminish within time. I don’t need to let people know that they’re “close” (or whatever it’s going to be called now), it should be a mutual feeling with no words said. If there is no mutual agreement, then let it be. Don’t let the lack of a mutual agreement prevent you from keeping a friendship.
On the mean time, I revamped Symphonize and turned it into a portfolio. I don’t know why I made a portfolio but it definitely kept me busy. It was well worth my time :)