i met sooj 5 years ago after being placed in the same economics class. i had just moved schools for my a-level studies and she happened to be an asian girl who i could get along with. during my 2 years at that school, i hadn’t planned to make any friends; my motto was just get on with it, it’s only 2 years, why bother making friends to say bye so soon?
it’s a weird one between sooj and i. we were never really friends during school but acknowledged each other and exchanged a few lines here and there. little did we know that we’d become such good friends and enjoy each other’s company more so after school.
we wouldn’t meet up that often despite living only 15 minutes away from each other. but when we do, it’s like we’ve always known each other and we would share what’s been going on in our lives (ahem, boy troubles), and everything in between.
i always believed that sooj had a model face – check her out on instagram @soojiloves. so whenever we would meet up, i’d bring my camera with me and we’d look for what we call aesthetic, instagram places for a fun relaxed photo shoot.
we happened to go into central london that day as sooj wanted to visit an art gallery there. we dwelled amongst its minimalism and then headed for pizza at franco manca before carrying a pizza box around london bridge for a few snaps.
it’s friendships like these which i really love. we don’t have to try hard to meet up and maintain contact all the time – but when we do, it’s like nothing has changed between us.