Here’s another book I got for free care of @OMFLit in its blogger event I attended. It’s addressed mostly to students and the younger generation. It’s written in Filipino-English and with words relatable to the children of today.
Add Mo ‘Ko As Friend is a handy guide to being a good friend, online and offline.
Since almost every student is now on social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, this book offers reminders on the usage of these sites. For example, “don’t give too much information about yourself.”
How about some advice on how to be a good friend in real life? Yes, this book touches on friendship don’t’s, being a friend to unlikely people (who are they?), and being God’s friend (He really wants to befriend us, you know?).
It’s a light read and I would recommend this to parents with teens who are into Facebook. They would also know about introverts and extroverts.
Speaking of friendships, I was having dinner with my 5-year-old Elle at a restaurant one evening. While waiting for our food to arrive, I glanced at a table near us and noticed a girl crying to her friends. They, in turn, were comforting her. I suddenly missed my high school friends and a short poem formed in my head, which I wrote on a tissue paper.
Missing our meals at McDo
How we reviewed for exam week
How we debated over lessons
With voices strong and weak
For volleyball intrams we practised
Almost every afternoon
We seemed with much dedication
Playing ’til out came the moon
Missing times we’d talk
About anything at all
We’d laugh and snort
At things big and small
Even though I don’t see my friends as often as I would like, I am glad I have one true Friend whom I could turn to anytime, and that’s Jesus!