I must have seen a couple of tweets about
@WYN1221 meeting some pozzies for a movie, and then I knew @GreyHuMin was busy with the review, @edbusim was meeting @mikobreign somewhere, and me, I was home.
Seeing Old Friends
Around 730 in the evening, I finally decided to go and see
@edbusim but then I fell asleep and by the time I got there, @mikobreign already left. @GreyHuMin was with @edbusim at a nearby Northpark, and I was told the “girls” were coming. Within the next hour, we transfered to Starbucks and the girls started coming. @moodracu arrived, followed by the girls ( @WYN1221 @DvocateHIV @MoyMoyofficial @poztmodernkid @RheynJhay @HIVCommunity ). @moodracu would be the newest in the group. Well, he was just diagnosed this year. All the rest would have been at least a year or two older.
I first met Moy in 2013, around July, I think. It was in Starbucks Trinoma where I also first met
@WYN1221 with @ichiyoru . @MoyMoyofficial & @poztmodernkid eventually became partners and well, “it’s been almost a year” when I asked them how long they’ve been together. @poztmodernkid is a sweet kid and I recall having long phone conversations with him back then. He was the one who told me about “SET” and he had notes with him when I asked him what SET was all about. But of course, he will always be remembered as the kid who caused the entire group to come in hours late during the #REDx 2013, he made a blog:
Chris and Carlitos are partners, too. They have been together for months now and it was nice to see them together. I have seen Chris a few times lately but normally alone. It was a breath of fresh air to see the two together. It would have been nice to engage in a cerebral conversation with the two however, I had to leave shortly after they arrived.
Come and Go
The fact is people in twitter come and go, only a handful would remain. Newly diagnosed come in and the old ones…. well, they cope up and some of them “move on” with their lives. I hated not seeing people, or not hearing from people, but soon enough, I understood that people have their real lives outside of Twitter.
It just so happened that Twitter is a part of my life.
Seeing Old Friends
I often use the term “friends” as this is how I regard the girls. I may not have that deep a relationship with them but the connection with everyone couldn’t have been any deeper. I may not know all their real names but we have shared laughters and even tears and for me, I think I can consider them as my friends.
We can be closer, yes, but if there’s one thing in life I have learned, it’s to be content with what I have.