I am a gregarious kind of person. I enjoy
the company of friends. I can divide my friends into
fair-weather friends, buddies and true friends.
friends' are those who come to you when they are in trouble. For example, Shah
is always saying, 'Oh Jay, could I borrow ten dollars, please. I'll return it
tomorrow.' `That shirt is really cool. I have a date tonight. Could I..: Another
such friend is Ah Tan. `If you are a true friend, you would let me copy your
assignment. I had no time to do it. Just the first page. What about the
outline?' Of course if you are in trouble, they are the first to disappear.
Some of my friends share the same likes and dislikes as I do. For this
reason, I like being with my buddies, Az and Boon. We go for shows together. We
watch almost everything related to Star Wars and inter-space travel. We like
watching football and are fans of Liverpool. During the English Premier League
season, we would discuss and dissect the players and the games for hours each
day. Boon, Az and I are bookworms and enjoy reading adventure stories,
especially those by Clive Cussler. We also love to hang out at Seng's Kopitiam.
Their fried chicken is truly crispy and fragrant. Once, we ate twenty pieces
each. That was a record.
I am very lucky to have a special friend who is loyal to me, and always
stands by me. My special friend lets me simply be myself. I can be grouchy and
grumpy and he understands. I can ignore him and he does not sulk or retaliate.
My true friend is Duke. Duke is a five-year-old mongrel, who is intelligent,
warm and loving. He waits for me at the gate to welcome me home. When I feel
depressed, he will play with me to cheer me up. If I am not in the mood, he will
just nuzzle up against me to comfort me.
Yes, I do enjoy being with my friends. However, I do agree that a man's best
friend is still his dog.