Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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It's been more than three years now since I started working here in Singapore. I started without any friends, I was on my own. During my first few weeks in my first employer, I was able to find true, good and genuine friends. I instantly had a nice relationship with them. My SG friends list started to increase. I truly believe that being surrounded with good friends, the life is so much easier. I mostly turn into them for some advise and seek their opinions and comments on anything. Everytime I am having some difficulties, I run to them. In Proverbs 17:17 (A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need), it was pointed out that true friends will always be there for you. Everytime I knock on the door of their hearts, an open hand always embraces me, ready to help me and lift me up (not literally haha).

In return, I also ensure that I can help my friends in the best way that I can. Whether if it is spiritual advise, monetary or a shoulder to cry on. I am truly blessed that I have these friends. But we should always be careful to choose who should we be friends with, we must choose wisely as it mentioned in Proverbs 18:24, "There are friends who destroy each other, but a real friends sticks closer than a brother". I am definitely sure that I have the most genuine friends in the world. Living alone in a foreign country is not easy, you are miles away from your family and it is really a good thing to have a treasure besides you. In my three years here, I've been through a lot, I encountered numerous problems but with the help of my friends I was able to survive.

Though sometimes there will be misunderstanding or "tampuhan" moments, in my opinion, these trials strengthens the friendship. This was emphasized in Proverbs 27:17 (As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend) that we should be opened to our trusted friends' judgement or opinion, this is just to mold us in the ways that we believe will be beneficial for us. It was clearly stated in Proverbs 27:5-6, "Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses." Some arguments maybe useful to enlighten us of the correct path and decision that we should take. That's a REAL friend, who is always honest and love you for whoever you are and can accept your past without further questions.

To my friends here in Singapore whom I know for more than 3 years now, thank you so much! I appreciate your friendship, I appreciate the help and I will treasure it forever. (Why do I sounds like I'm leaving SG?).