When I was kid, I had that bestfriend whom I like to be with all the time. Our birthdays are only two days apart so our mothers would buy as matching clothes like we’re twins. We were neighbors and I would often go to their house to play or to watch MTV with her. We had the same taste in music, we loved the Backstreet Boys, The Moffatts and of course, the Spice Girls!
We used to pretend we’re the Spice Girls. I was Baby Spice while she’s Ginger Spice. But since there were only two of us, we would ask her younger siblings and cousin to be the other members. Two of them were boys! Haha. Because we’re older and they were still gullible, we were able to persuade them. You know, there were rumors before (here in the Philippines, anyway) that Emma Bunton and Mel B. were the only real girls in the group while the others were really guys. That’s what we told the them so they can be Sporty and Posh Spice. Her sister had cute curly hair so we made her Scary Spice. 🙂 Okay, so now we know that all of them are real girls (especially Victoria being married to David Beckham)!
I remember that everytime “Stop” will be played on MTV, we would get all excited and do the dance steps. If we’re not together, I would phone her just to tell her that Spice Girls is on. We believed that Spice World was the best movie ever! Haha. Those were the days….
After a few years, we were not able to hang-out as much because probably, we were studying at different schools. I still considered her my bestfriend though because she would still tell me her secrets and her crushes and I used to do the same.
As we grew up, we were slowly growing apart. I didn’t like listening to the loud music coming from her house. She had her vices and I would sometimes see her drunk. She got pregnant in her teens. We became so different. Sometimes, I wonder if things would have been different if I tried staying with her as friend. Or maybe it’s normal to grow apart with your childhood bestfriend…
I found her on Facebook a few months ago and we’re planning to see each other again one time. I wonder how she really is right now. Things might not be as it was before but remembering those times we pretended to be Spice Girls will always put a smile on my face.
How about you? Are you still friends with your childhood bestfriend?
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