During my early years in college, I already anticipated instances of acquainting people whom I will surely loath, and indeed it happened when I met her, CHERRY.
A day with her was some sort of like a decade of living in hell. Seeing her face just gets into my nerves and makes me wanna kick off her a**. I can never tell why I reacted so mad unto her. Some things really are unexplainable, maybe because of her unbearable attitudes which I’m not too accustomed with or the intense competition between us in terms of our performances on class. I never wanted to get dominated by someone, and that goes for her as well. That is why since then, I considered her solely as my rival.
What’s worse? The more I pull myself from her, the more she comes nearer. She even treats me as her true friend. Disgust was all I ever felt at that time yet I continued my act on what has become a game to me and thought of just getting along with the ‘friend thingy.’
Though I despised her a lot, still I was able to control myself and just acted as if I liked her too, even if it is against my will, enough for her not to notice the unreasonable hatred I have for her.
For a couple of days, weeks, months and years we’ve shared under one university, my negative impressions on her suddenly altered, especially when she surprisingly introduced me to her mother and said, “Ma! This is my BESTFRIEND!” I was totally moved and overwhelmed at that moment.
She has been a good comforter, an ever bubbly batch mate, my day enlightener, my love encourager, my goal motivator, a generously pampering friend and most especially a loving sister to me. I adored her genuinity, her openness towards me and her being outspoken. Some people just misinterprets her personality that is why most of the time she always gets in trouble. But once you get to know her, you will surely understand.
Nowadays, it is very rare to meet people of her type. That’s why I stand proud and grateful since God bestowed me a gift more precious than any riches on earth and that is, Mary Cherry Sanchez, my honey, my pie, my bestfriend, my forever sister.
As she once posted on my facebook wall: