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Close friendships are hard to come by these days. In an ever-changing world with people striving to achieve their interpretation of preordained success, it is hard to know who your true friends are. Fortunately, I found my best pal early at the tender age of seven. We were both enrolled at the same school and were at wits’ ends as we searched tirelessly for our designated classes.
Kazaki and I got acquainted as both of us were in the same class and sat next to each other. Kazaki was a happy-go-lucky man who always managed to breathe fresh air into the sometimes arid classroom. He always knew what to say and would voice them at the best possible moments. Both pupils and teachers alike enjoyed him company and liveliness. There was hardly ever a dull moment when he was around with his funny quips and expressions.
Kazaki was born with a silver spoon. His father was a businessman and always out-station while his mother has long been in paradise. Even so, his father were very caring towards him as he, just like I, was the only child of the family. Kazaki came to school each day with a perpetual smile. He was a very nice person to be around with. He and I used to go everywhere together and both of us were rarely seen apart. We used to talk about so many things as we walked, thoroughly enjoying our time together.
One day, I got a cold but I went to school and I didn’t took my breakfast. At first, I was not hungry because I didn’t have appetite, thought I could bear going without meal but soon, I was passed out. Then when I awake I was surprised when I saw Kazaki sleeping in his seat beside me and I was lie down in bed. The nurse who treat me told me that Kazaki was alone carried me to healthy room when I’m fainted and waited for me to wake from unconscious. The incident revealed to me how lucky I was to have such a caring and compassionate friend.
As time went on, people started teasing us as we were spending more and more time together. We seemed to know what each other thought and we cared for each other deeply. Was I in love with him?! That’s not a joked because I’m a man too. By the way, I didn’t know then and we both knew we were too young for all that emotional roller coaster.
Currently, Kazaki and I are studying at different high schools. It was hard to be apart at first, but technology in the form of instant messaging and e-mails have helped to bridge the gap in our friendship. I sincerely wish our friendship will never end as it would be equivalent to waking up from a beautiful dream. Deep inside my heart, I was grateful I had a friend like him.