One Brilliant Piece of Advice From a Friend I No Longer Keep In Touch With

She has left big footprints in my life

Chau Trieu
2 min readFeb 14, 2022
Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash

Not everyone you meet in life is meant to stay forever. Some people cross paths, leave each other memories, and go their separate ways.

Such a person, who used to be an irreplaceable existence to me, came into my life and left behind one of the greatest lessons anyone could ever give me.

We sat together for one semester during our junior year in high school. We used to talk about everything, from our first impressions of each other to the finale of MasterChef US season 5. At one point, I thought we would be in each other’s life for a long time until we went to college and no longer had anything in common to talk about.

But that’s another story.

The piece of advice she gave me was after one funny incident in the Math class.

The situation was, both I and my friend had the same question for the teacher but we were worried that it’d be a silly one. I told her that I’d ask him after class but she had another idea.

She stood up and asked the question in front of the class. Apparently, it was stupid as we had suspected because the class went silent for three seconds and busted out laughing, including the…

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Chau Trieu

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