Friendship for me has always been about bond and mutual relationship. I can keep a friend for years except our interest stop aligning. This is one of the major reasons friendship becomes a tale of the past. I’ve kept friends for more than 20 years and up till date we are still as close as family. I don’t even see them as friends anymore but as family.
My girlfriends from my 100 level days at the University have become sisters now. I value friendships a lot and I respect whoever I call my friend. I don’t assume everyone I sit with or go out with is my friend. But if you’ve earned that position, we ride for life. Friendship to me is really sacred because I see my friends as family.
I come from the school of thought that people come into your life for a reason, either good or bad. It is totally up to you to understand which and decide who to keep and who to let go.
I wrote a professional examination recently for a period of 1 year and over the months, I get to meet different people. Few of these ladies grew from seat mates to friends and to sisters. To celebrate the completion of our program, we agreed to have a ladies’ sit out and bond over food.
As the chief organizer that I was, I suggested Kung Fu Chinese Restaurant in Abuja. I felt we needed an environment where we get to eat our unusual dishes. And somewhere we can just be ourselves without getting continuous disapproving glances.
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Our Date At Kung Fu Chinese Restaurant
The restaurant is located inside Alibro Atrium Plaza, plot 32 Ekukinam Street, Utako, Abuja.The plaza is on the same street with FIRS at Utako.
There’s something about this restaurant that gives you the out of Nigerian vibe. From their Chinese arts and designs, to the food and the location. It is set at the corridor of a mall with a cover to protect its customer from sun and rain. And the floral is one of my favorite catch about the restaurant.
My friends and I must have been one of the most handful customers they’ve ever received but I was surprised they were super patient with us. At first, we were indecisive on where to sit because of our number. We kept trying every of the seats which means we were moving round and round. Then later, we told them we needed them to move tables for us. One of them was willing to go that far for us, but eventually, we choose a round table.
We were there for almost an hour before we placed our order as we had to wait for others to join us before doing that. While we were waiting, we turned the restaurant to a photo booth and not once did anyone cast us a disapproving glance.
Oh, talked about the number of times we knocked out the seats *cover eyes* We are just a dramatic lot.
The foods are super affordable. I don’t know what your definition of affordable is but I’ve been to a lot of restaurants in Abuja but this one is one of the most affordable I have been to. Click here to see what their menu looks like.
We were a total of 8 adults and 2 kids in number and we spent N26,290.60 and everyone on the table ate to their satisfaction. We couldn’t even finish the food after all our initial gluttonous thoughts.
These include drinks, we had 5 cups of fruit punch and each of these cost N800 each. We had Seafood fried rice, Singapore noodles, shrimp sauce, shredded chicken, semovita, egusi soup and beef.
Absolutely, they sell Nigerian dishes as well. And it’s even as tasty as the Chinese dishes.
Let’s Talk About The Importance of Friendship
1. Positive Influence
A lot of friends help you become a better person. Many times, environment and social upbringing messes us up that we do not know how to socialize. However, some friends influences you into becoming a better version of you. If you make friends with people who value family and are generous, it is only a matter of time before you learn and develop some habits too.
If you are someone like me who enjoys a solitary life, it may be fun at first but there comes a time you’d crave for another human presence. Friendship is built for companionship. To have someone to scream at, call at odd hours, share success and failures with and laugh over our most embarrassing moments. Friends are ever present to push you out of your comfort zone to find fun in different activities around you.
3. Self Confidence
On those days when you think you are a wreck who cannot amount to anything, your friends would be there to remind you about how an amazing superhuman you are. In addition, they are always there to remind you of all your old feats to push you beyond your limits.
Related: When Friends Turn Monster
What is life without a reliable support system? So often, we are faced with a crossroad and we need someone to share this with so we can make a decision. Friendship come in so handy during a time like this. No man is an island. As much as you feel you can do so much on your own, you’d do far better with a reliable extra hand.
And there’s the stage where everyone experience the midlife crisis, who comes through for you aside family if not friends.
5. Partner in Crime
Have you ever had to break rules in school, at work place or in church? Trust me, these moment are always priceless. Friends would make you do the silliest things you’d always look back and laugh about.
No matter how grown you become, friends would forever make you do the most childish things that would leave you happy with adrenaline rush whenever you remember.
6. Reality Check
True friends know you so well they would remind you when you are about how broke you are when you want to take that shopping splurge. They have the ability to predict and help us make the best decisions. So often, we get carried away in the euphoria of moments but our friends are there to check us so we don’t make a terrible mistake.
A true friend would go extra mile to make sure you are happy. Irrespective of what it would cost them, not because you’d owe them but because they’ve taken it upon themselves to ensure you both stay happy.
A lot of people would argue that they do not need friends and they have made it this far without one. While others have had terrible experiences of bad friends. No matter how much careful we are in choosing friends, we’d have been faced with that one terrible one but that should not make us feel everyone else is bad. Some have build friendship for years, they’ve become family. Rather, let’s keep an open mind in building relationship with our friends while been careful as well until we trust such person to call them sisters or brothers.
What’s your definition of friendship and do you consider everyone you go out with your friend? How far would you go for someone you consider a friend? What’s the most ridiculous memory you’ve made with your friends?
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