May 24th is a very special day to me.
It marks the independence day of my country, Eritrea.
It also marks a very special persons birthday.
I have many close friends and many people who I consider to be my best friends but there is one amazing girl who I love and consider to be my sister. We have been friends since primary school. My first friend and someone who has been friends with me since then. We went to primary school together, secondary school together, 6th form together and we live in the same area. When we went our separate ways in university, we still stayed in contact and although we didn’t see each other as often as we used to, whenever we met, it was like we saw each other the day before. We have known each other for 21+ years and I love that we are still so close!
We have both been through a lot together and separately but we always support each other and I know that I can go to her for any reason and she will be there. I can’t imagine my life without here and she is one of the people who I miss the most while I am here in South Korea.
Tanzy, you are my best friend, my sister and my wife =P. I am sorry that I suck at staying in contact and that I didn’t say goodbye to you properly before moving here. It would have been too painful and I probably would have changed my mind about coming if I had to say bye to you. I always say how much I love you and I talk about you often with my students when they ask who my best friend is.
You have been through a lot but you still stay strong and smile. When I see you upset my heart breaks and I want to do anything to make you happy (who should I kill first?!).
I will return to London, even if only for a holiday but when I do I am going to run to you in slow motion and give you a bear hug. I miss you and think about you everyday,
Finally, happy birthday! I love you with all my heart! Come visit me in Koreaaaaa
I can’t believe we are 24… In Korea we are 25. So old.