Thoroughly enjoyed the last two days. I have always had mixed feelings towards Christmas parties. They signify the end of the year, a reminder of how people around me have grown up and grown older, a reminder of how everything is simply in flux. Despite the convenience that Facebook provides when it comes to keeping in touch, it is a whole different perspective when you come into physical contact with these people on a regular basis. (I am TERRIBLE at keeping in touch through the Internet or text.) Coming from a high school and elementary barkada that has been together for 10 years, and still maintained close connections–yes, even the annual set of birthday celebrations–well… I fear that without a common “meeting place” (i.e. school, G.E. subjects, my friends’ apartment) people will simply grow apart, the online interaction will cease, and individual people become just another online status. Personally, I don’t want to be reminded that separation is only a few months away.