My Best Friend
Some people come into your lives and quickly go, but friends will stay for a while, change you, and leave footprints in our hearts forever. They are not your family who can be part of your life but may not give significant impact. They are also not your colleagues or neighbors who can be disappeared suddenly whenever you change your job or move far away. They may know you since you were a young child, always be there for you, and won’t divorce you like your spouse. I believe that God has chosen them and brought them to you.
My best friend, Jessica who has different cultures with me, came to my heart and changed me. I thought it is important to make friends with the people ...view middle of the document...
At first, I felt irritated and just wanted to ignore her. Later on, I found out that she was also a big fan of Kevin Cheng who is one of the popular TV drama stars. We started to talk everything about him from the stories of TV shows that Kevin was on to his hyper-trendy outfits. I thought she was just a yokel, but it seemed that we had a lot in common. She wasn’t a dirty person as I first thought. Actually, she swept the rooms and set them in order every week very clean. Moreover, her cooking was amazing. It was the local north Chinese food that I had never tried before. We started to exchange our favorite recipes and ideas about other things that we have in common. I didn’t realize that even those who have little similarities, different positions, or different backgrounds can be good friends.
Moreover, Jessica let me realize that a faithful friend is even more precious than a priceless pearl or a precious stone, as the faithful friend will help you when you in need and without asking return. It’s not easy for me to open my mind and make close friends. When I was 10 years old, my parents left me to work in Hong Kong. I was raised by my grandparents in a remote village. I was always told that I shouldn’t share my secrets to others. There are always people who would approach me as dear friends, but they would take advantage of me in the end. I became solitary and chronically suspicious. No friends would ask me for help, and I wouldn’t ask for help from others either.
However, one day, I got sick. I got Shingles which is a painful skin rash and common to people who have weak immune system. It appeared on my face near my eyes, and it made me feel itchy and tingly with a lot of pain. I didn’t tell my parents or any friends that I knew even if it was getting worse. The rash turned into blisters that were filled with fluid, and then it would burst. It took one or two weeks for the blisters to heal. It was really hard for me to endure it. I felt dizzy and weak. Everything I ate came out again. Insomnia, itchiness, and fever made me feel worse. I didn’t realize how much I was wishing for a friend or someone to come and take care of me.
Jessica did it without my request. I will not forget that night when I had been tossing around with the...