Remember the first day of the first year of the first time in your life you started your journey to getting old? Remember the first guy/gal who caught your eye,.... that same guy/gal who you still remember as your first college crush? Remember those first friends you shared your fears with, ........ who soon became acquaintances? Remember those neighbors and classmates, who ended up becoming your closest friends?
Remember holding back the tears on those days when you just wanted to be home again, to feel SAFE again? Remember those drunken nights when the times you shared with your friends will forever hold a place in your memory and your heart? Remember those bonding nights, when you never felt closer to a certain person, and how that closeness creates ties that never die?
Remember how you never realized the importance of family, until you didn't see them everyday? Remember telling friends the deepest secrets of your life, and knowing they'd remain secrets? Remember the craziness of the dorm, getting sudden bursts of energy and looking for people, even total strangers, to harass? Remember that dream guy/gal, you thought about so much, who when she/he finally opened his/her mouth, changed your opinion of him/her forever? Remember how that guy/girl you once lived for soon became a joke and an excuse for you and your friends to laugh at yourself?
Remember to never lose touch with those friends you've made here, because you have all changed and grown enormously together, and that is something very sacred to be shared.
Remember you are only here for a short while, time flies before you realize it, so make it last, make it memorable, make it the best time of your life, the best memories that you can carry with you for the rest of your days.
Remember to love the ones you love, life isn't forever. Remember to love your friends, whether they come, go, love you or hurt you.
--- Submitted by Anne Algabre-Lopez --- Laguna, Philippines