FRIENDS

BY VIC ODARVE

                Meet my new friends… DR SHEELENDRA MATHUR AND KUMKUM!

DR. MATHUR AND KUMKUM AND THEIR FRIENDS FROM THE PHILIPPINES
VIC ODARVE, CRIS RAMOS, GRACE TEJANO, AND JOY TAYO.

I knew them before. Just a little bit of friendship! Smiling and greeting at a distance once we met each other. Nothing more! Just an ordinary way a friendship could bring! Then the couple left the work here in Madonna University and returned to their homeland in India for good. That was it. It was about a year or two had passed. Time is running so fast like a wheel of fortune to where our destiny goes.

Unexpectedly we met again at Annual International Convention of Intellectuals and Experts held at Madonna University, Elele campus, River State November 14 – 18, 2012. We met, eat, and shared together for several days at the campus compound. Things turned round and round as if the world became smaller every day.

That’s how our friendship developed into a stronger bond that sharing joy and laughter were part of our moments together. So what are friends for! Philippines and India…..  world apart.

The picture above is one of the moments that bind our friendship. It is the thing to be cherished and remembered that once in our lifetime we were here in Nigeria. We made funs and laughter…. with some friends from India and Philippines. This is a souvenir of a lifetime in this part of the world where Father Edeh reigns supreme. In years to come you may look back this picture and reminisce the past how our friendship brings forth in the days of our youth.

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