Life in our early 20s are filled with exhilarating and life changing moments. These are the times where we start to get indecisive, carefree and are constantly in the process of finishing our reports 3 hours before due. However, we were also ridiculously happy being with the significant people around us. So to the friends who relentlessly stayed with us during those final days in college, this one’s for you.
1. The One With All The Answers
This person is the Almanac of your course. The bread to your butter, the Ying to your Yang. He/ she is the primary reason why you become extra relax when it comes with class information or the coming dates for mid semester exams. From classes to the location of the nearest ATM machine, the Almanacs are the epitome of a breathing living Siri, and everyone knows they wouldn’t last a day without the living Almanac. So when your professors needs help with the projector (like they always do), we remain silent like the cowards we really are and leave it all up to… the Almanac.
2. The One Who Keeps Their Cool
“Was the due date for you desiccation this morning? We had an online quiz yesterday? Rilekslah bro ( Chill brother).” You could not comprehend the logic that plays in their heads nor the consensus to their final decision. However, these are the people that calms you before that final step into the examination hall, before your presentation, and when everyone stresses over a class event. Their voices carry the promise of a lullaby and a reminder that everything will and eventually be OK.
3. The Joker
What better way to greet your friends than the intimate groping of your body parts? Better yet, the friend who destroys a signature dance of your favourite band by applying the cringing Frog motion in it. From the stereotypical imitation of the Indian/Chinese/Malay accent to a Thailand’s Ladyboy accent, they never fail in impressing you with their witty humour. Sometimes, you would wonder if this friend of yours has ADHD but with so much fun you have with them, you are willing to entertain any mental disorders they might have.
4. The Flexible One
This is by far one of the most fortunate friends you can have. It doesn’t matter if its way past curfew, if you need company to the nearest mamak, this is your guy. Shisha buddy? Definitely. This is the friend that has the most insight on life, gives up his fate to the universe and would be there for you when you need them the most. Their loyalty is unmeasurable and looking back through your college pictures, this guy would be in most of them, giving you the classic middle finger.
5. The One That Has Their Life Together
So you had your fun sleeping in cars or strangers rooms whenever you miss curfew, but there needs to be a limit on how much fun you can have. Just to get your responsibilities in check, you go to your friend who seems allergic to the concept of failure. They would scrutinize you, make you start worrying about your direction and purpose in life, and would even go to the extent of taking away your belongings if you do not improve (your debit card, laptop, wallet, etc.) They are in control of their lives and actually has more than two back up plans if the universe decided to mess with their lives.
6. The One With Muscles
They reek of proteins bars and balanced calories, plus the scent of gym just oozes out form their pores. Their presence makes your tummy fat recoil in embarrassment and suddenly you regretted eating a plate of maggi goreng or nasi lemak that morning. These are the Health Freaks. They would make you consider jogging and dieting. However, as much as they try to motivate us by just existing, there is simply one rule we mortals cannot do: A strict no carbs diet. Whoa…say what? No roti telur, nasi kerabu, laksa, mee goreng mamak and burgers? Maybe I’ll pass for now, there’s always tomorrow.
By: Yasmin Yakub