Editor's Note: I wanted to start the first story on a lighter note, perhaps something that many can relate to - like having a best friend that's always there for you. It's uncanny how a stranger's story could be so similar to yours sometimes!
I've known Sarah (in scarves) since I was 12. I’m 23 now so it’s been a while. I actually didn’t like her when I first met her because she was so loud. But when we started talking, somehow or rather we just clicked.
Over the years our friendship grew stronger regardless of distance. Whenever I feel down, she is the first person I would call even though she’s all the way in the UK while I’m either in Malaysia or Melbourne. She would answer all of my calls without fail. She mailed me 10 birthday gifts last year because she said it’s been 10 years since we’ve been friends. So 10 years equals to 10 gifts!
She sure gives without expecting anything in return because sometimes I don’t even remember what I got her for her birthday. There is nothing quite like a selfless best friend and I am lucky to have one to call my own.