Sunday, 4 April 2010

Ocean calling.

There have been so many people this school year that have affected me in some way. Some of them were people I have known and loved for a while, some of them were people I had never met before, some of them have no idea that they made such an impact. But to all of you, whether you know who you are or not, I want to thank you.


I think that this has been the most eventful year in all of my years in the Phils. Never before have I grown so much, learned so much, loved so deeply and felt so high. I can honestly say that every memory stands out like a vivid photograph in technicolour, bringing forth every emotion and thought that once passed through me at that specific point in time.

Here's to the girls who I spent days practicing dances with, the girls I enjoyed spending time with, the girls I laughed and talked with. I love each and every one of you so much, for making me feel beautiful when I could not feel it myself, for being the group of girls I adore.

Here's to the table I spend my lunches at, the friends I have loved through the years. The wacky, silly, uncensored people I cannot get enough of and hold so close to my heart. To our annual swimming trip and our silly lunchtime escapades. This year had more absentees than last, but things never change when we get back together. Thank you for the laughter, thank you for being the group of people I love to embarrass myself with.

Here's to the friends I loved last year and still hold onto to this day. Nobody can replace you, or our stupidity and immature laughter. You remind me of what it's like to be childish, to be young. You keep the innocence in me alive. To our bonding moments, to one of the most perfect days I've ever had in my life, to fun. Thank you for loving me for who I am and for being who you are.

Here's to the class who moves as one. To the drastic change from angels to what we are now. The laughter, the jokes, the insanity. I will keep this class forever in my heart. We grew so close through every event we had, from not being able to mumble a word to each other, we now share the sickest jokes and actually intend on spending a night all locked up together (oh, dear). I'm brimming with anticipation and excitement, I could not be more ready for the wild time about to arrive.

Here's to the family who keeps me grounded, to the hurtful things I say but do not mean. I express my love with silent obedience, sometimes in a good night kiss, or an unexpected hug. I find it difficult to tell you what you want to hear, to tell you what I want to say, but I hope you remember that I do love you, and I am thankful. To the sisters who live so far away, who I miss with a physical pain and wish were closer to me. You understand be more than I ever knew, you talk to me with open hearts and open ears. You are the best friends I had all along but always overlooked.

Here's to the boy who leaves me speechless. You always know how to cheer me up, make me laugh and make me miss you more than I already do. Never before have I felt so strongly for a person, where a physical ache fills me when you are gone. Thank you for believing in me, for being proud of me and for making me see things in a different light. I can say it a million times, I love you.

Here's to the friends who live across oceans. World's apart, but you live in me. You know who you are and I love you to death, I would not be who I am if it were not for you. The advice, the insight, the conversations. All of it has kept me sane, has kept me alive.

Here is to the teachers that gave it their all, who dedicate each day to helping us grow into who we want to be. I know I've probably disappointed you many times. Each time I failed to do my homework, each time I cheated on a test, each time I chose talking to my friends over listening to your lectures. To the teachers who do not even teach any of my subjects, but helped me anyway. Thank you for your time, thank you for your endless effort.

Here's to the faces I pass in the hallways, your sad eyes or your secret smiles. To those I hug and say hello to, to those I have never spoken to before. Your simple words get me thinking, get me excited for what I haven't faced yet, to the endless possibilities behind the different faces.

Here is to the future, to expectancy, to everything yet to come.


Salsa HAHA said...

This made go aww numerous times. It's insane. Haha.

Cheers to our beautiful friendship.
I love you, Joanna Marie Santos Kennedy.

I miss you, you ass. :)
I can't wait to see you soon!

Lienne said...

I love you and miss you so much, you have no idea!
but thank YOU for being there for me, cheering me up when I'm down, basically just everything.

Come home soon. No.

Now actually, NOW

Kevin Atteridg said...

Keep on keeping on. As much as other people out there mean so much to you, you mean the world to them as well! Have a wonderful day, and as I said, keep on keeping on!

raphaeldumonte said...

You know, every time you write something of that sort I have these feelings that are awesome. :)

We're always here for love and stupidity. :]

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