Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The end of an era.

I remember telling this to a friend of mine the other day, my friend laughed at me and said, "awwwwwww, come on, just because I am moving to another country does not mean things will change, oh, waffarian, the things you say!". I knew it was the end of an era for us,but he did not know. Yesterday, my friend and I hade a good-bye dinner for him, he is moving to London where he got a fabulous job. It used to be just two of them and then I arrived, and we were three. We are all so different from each other and yet, so the same. We are all foriegners, we've all gone through the same "rootless" syndrome, we've gone through bad times, good times and great times! Yeah, we've seen each other become adults in such a short time. It all happened so fast, one minute we were drunk senseless talking about men and sex and the next we were talking about babies and families. Yeah......time went by and we were so busy, we did not even notice. So yesterday,we ate and drank and I got the keys to his apartment which he is renting out. He's all packed and ready for a whole new life in London. I thought of all the good times we had shared in this beautiful city, all the restaurants we discovered, our popular coffee spots, the chinese and thai restaurants, the thanks-giving dinners, the days of drunken nonsense, it was there......but somehow not there. I was happy for him but i also remembered my parents photo albums, pictures of friends......

"mummy, who is this?"
"Oh thats June, we used to be really close friends at the university, i remember once, we were so drunk, we dyed my hair red.....I wonder where she is now......last I heard, she moved to Kenya....."

Yeah, that's how I felt yesterday, I looked around me and I wondered if I will be saying that in a couple of years when our lives would undoubtedly take different directions........I already miss him.

19 comments:

Ubong Da said...
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Ubong Da said...

Doooh O!. U feeling lonely right. No worry your prince charming is coming to sweep u off your feet.

confusednaijagirl said...

aww that was really a heartfelt post, different from the usual waffy girl posts.
As tupac said " Thats just the way it is, Things will never remain the same" or some thing like that sha. its part of life and growth.

AbujaBabe said...

Girl You always touch me!!! .. That was sooo Hmmm ( EXHALES) I felt you...The way you put that girl..especialy the Parents Photo Album.. My dear na so life dey... Be glad for the memories..
Ciao Babes...xxx

Waffarian said...

@Ubong,so you think say na man fit solve this problem?hahahahaha
@confusednaijababe, I know, I know.
@abujababe, yeah...but i am glad though!

Naija Vixen said...

Eya sorry oh!it's inevitable...but so long as its happy memories you hav...thats d important thing.

LondonBuki said...

I hope you guys can keep in touch... se you are in Europe too?

I know it won't be the same though... pele.

:-)

Idemili said...

Awwwww! Anyway, I think most of your fear stems from the unknown, of what your relationship will evolve into. Soon, you guys will settle into a pattern and it won't be so bad, ok? Thank you for visiting my blog.
You know, I remember the name of that movie! I've seen it, it's called...err..err..God. Now I've forgotten. weren't they all kinds of nasty men after them as well? Their train was the see-saw mechanism operated one?

Waffarian said...

Idemili, you are right, abeg try remember, the thing has been disturbing me for years!

Omodudu said...

There is a Nigerian proverb that goes (literal traslation), 20 children can not play together for 20 years"
I had a crew in college, now I do not know where anyone of them are now. Life is funny. We used to talk about making millions of dollars together and staying together as a crew. Hehehe guess we were just kids.

uknaija said...

I thought you were in London!

Waffarian said...

London ke? hahahah No way, my brother, Waffy girl likes her anonymity!London is too hectic for me.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Ahhhh... thats life for you isn't it

Chameleon said...

aww sweetie, you'll be fine. more fantastic friends will come your way? meanwhile, do u hang with the non-nigerians too?

Waffarian said...

Chameleon, dat ya question sweet me well well, my friends are non-nigerians!hahahahah!for my side of Europe, no plenty naija people dey here!all my naija friends( i don adopt una for blogville)dey different countries!

4wardnfiaca said...

ol gurl sofry sofry o. i feel for u about ya friend

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

awwww...i am glad that at least you have memories.. Precious ones at that.

Diary of a Mad Soul Sista said...

Waffy, i feel you on this one o. sometimes friends are like shooting stars. They shoot through your life with such glimmer of hope (if you're lucky)... and then they're gone. He may not be there with you, but the memories will be. Cherish what you had... thats all you can do sometimes.
By the way, the movie with the orphans (the one you mentioned on your profile)- were the orphans siblings? did hey travel on a train (on top of it), and then a horse or camel or something of the sort? Did they meet a drunk man or something like that? i remember one of my favourite movies back home - sounds like the one you described but i dont remember the title neither. let me know if you ever remember the title.

laspapi said...

lol @ Prophet Ubong...