May. 23rd, 2010

emiri: (if only our hearts could reach)
I don't want everyone else to go home.

Edit: This is the reason why living in an era of a "global community" really sucks. Sure you can make friends all over the world. You can make best friends all over the world, even. Living in a dorm with people from all over the world, you forge really close friendships with those people. Because you're sleeping together, eating together, going to class together, shopping together... it's impossible not to be close.

Over the internet you can talk to someone on the other side of the globe every day, know their worries and their joys, help them through their tough times and celebrate their victories.

But you can never be by their side. And that hurts. Sure we'll keep in touch. A few of them might even turn into close internet buddies.

But I'll never see them again, and every time I think of that I just start crying again. Term's over, graduation ceremony's done with, all that's left is everyone starting to leave, one by one. It just reminds me of the fact that eventually I'll have to return to Australia too. Why was I born in a country so far away?

Stupid plane tickets. Stupid exchange. Stupid internet.