Sunday, June 28, 2009

How well do you know me?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just for the heck of it, I created my own “how well do you know Angeli Picazo” quiz on Facebook. It wasn’t that difficult because the application already suggested several questions that I merely chose from and provided options and correct answers to. One of my closest friends, a friend since we were in the second grade, answered the quiz. She got eight out of the thirteen questions.

Does it mean that despite more than two decades of friendship, she doesn’t really know me that well? Of course not. Of all my friends, she’s the one I keep in touch with almost everyday - though we live in different countries. She’s one of the few who knew me as--and to this day calls me—Jill, my name from our worry-free childhood and not as the weary and worrisome Anj as I am now known.

Does it matter if she doesn’t remember how old I was when I first went out on a date or from what branch of service the guy I went out with was from? She knows how I felt then—the roller coaster of emotions I went through, not just during that first love affair but throughout all of the relationships I have had. Does it matter if she doesn’t know that I am into opera and country music? That’s something I don’t admit even to myself. With each other, we can reveal our deepest secrets, our darkest selves without the fear of being judged, shunned or disliked.

Sometimes we assume that we know somebody very well, and it astounds out to realize that we really don’t. The beauty of a great and lasting friendship is that through the years we get to discover things about each other—whether good or bad— and we remain friends in spite of it.

7 comments:

Kayni said...

One of the things I found out with my childhood friends is, they still get surprised when they see me doing something they thought I wasn't capable of doing...lol. I think the only person that knows you best is yourself.

unstranger said...

i think your friend did really well getting eight correct. I believe I would not get so many correct if quizzed by any of my friends in a similar Facebook thingy!

witsandnuts said...

This quiz is very interesting. Let's see if I'll make one, too. I almost failed the quiz drafted by my closest cousin. And I thought I knew her very well! Haha.

Anonymous said...

i scored 96.2 percent. that is 12.5 out of 13. half a point was deducted for using 1HB instead of 2HB pencil in answering the quiz. :)

jacqueline said...

it was fun answering the quiz... :)

pero di ba member ka naman talga ng INC and mensa aside from pilak? :) nakakaloko yung quiz na yun. hehehe...

Amelia said...

funny it may sound that we thought all the while we know the person because we have been long friends with them but due to some reasons there are still things we didn't. that's a sign some preference that we have before is not anymore our preference now or we have evolve already to a something better ;)

Anonymous said...

i've known you since grade school to present.my big surprise when i saw you last june 13. you really changed physically.you looked beautiful and body beautiful too.

 
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