Friends From Around the World

 

I just have to say that it’s been an amazing adventure writing this blog.

Friends From Around the World

Not only have I been able to share my own (hopefully, funny) stories and try to match my twisted wit with some .gifs, it’s also all about having ability to reach out to people, not only from the United States, but all over the world. It’s pretty awesome when you think about it.

Friends From Around the World

I’ve met some wonderful people and it’s interesting to realize the commonalities we all share, which ultimately seals our fate in the bonds of friendship.

Friends From Around the World

The only thing that sucks is that you can’t just call them up to say, “Hey! How’s it going?” or ask them if they’d like to meet up for lunch or coffee…

Friends From Around the World

…because they live so far away:

Friends From Around the World

Anyway, the other day, I received an awesome birthday package from Shirley Maya Tan, all the way from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Friends From Around the World

M-A-L-A-Y-S-I-A, people!

Friends From Around the World

I opened it up and found seven books and five DVD’s about Buddhism (achieving enlightenment, taking charge of my life, finding happiness, etc). She knew that I loved learning about other cultures, people, and religions:

Friends From Around the World

Shirley first contacted me after reading my post about depression several months ago and we’ve been friends ever since.

Friends From Around the World

Then, there’s Paula from Argentina, who writes at Vintage Kitchen. We communicated back and forth about blog related stuff, and found out we both lived in California at the same time when we were younger.

Friends From Around the World

It made me wonder if we had ever crossed paths so long ago and now met up again, because we both mentioned how it felt as if we had known each other for a long time. It was like we just picked back up where we left off and never missed a beat.

Friends From Around the World

Which is odd, because…

Friends From Around the World

So, you see? When you reach out and touch other people’s lives, you never know what you’ll find.

Friends From Around the World

and I’ve found some really terrific friends from around the world!

Friends From Around the World

GK Adams

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  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega

    I feel the same way you do. I have met so many wonderful people since I stared blogging 4 months ago from all over. It’s awesome. The world seems smaller to me now. Thank you for sharing!

    • GKAdams

      It IS awesome! I’m ready to meet more people!

  • Emelie Samuelson

    Yay!!! There are so many reasons to say that Internet can kind of suck… until you read stuff like this and you realize how freaking awesome it can be. :)

    • GKAdams

      I agree with you!

  • AnotherCleanSlate

    This is great! I want some global friends too :)

    • GKAdams

      You’ll get ‘em and they’ll be awesome! Maybe not as awesome as mine, but still pretty darn awesome. Just kidding.

  • http://www.foodieinwv.com/ Foodie in WV

    I agree completely. I have met some great friends online!

    • GKAdams

      It’s fun! You never know who you’re going to meet!

  • William Kendall

    Big hugs to you!

    • GKAdams

      Aww…thank you, my Canadian friend.

  • http://chinadoll-bakingdairy.blogspot.com/ Jeannie Tay

    Love your blog and love your guest post at Vintage Kitchen….

    • GKAdams

      Thank you very much. So glad you stopped by here and I hope you keep coming back.

  • http://www.shirleymaya.com/ Shirley Maya Tan

    You are awesome, Gina! It’s a real pleasure and honour to be your friend. Keep those GIFs coming. Hugs and love :)

    • GKAdams

      The feelings are mutual!

  • Phil Holtberg

    Love your blog and these funny gif posts you put up. Glad to have met you and found your blog!

    • GKAdams

      Ditto, bud!

  • Deb

    Hope you count me in that group!

    • GKAdams

      Of course I do, Silly!

  • ttoombs08

    lol I love these animated posts. :) You meet all the cool people. I meet ppl that live under bridges and learned to use the internet.

    • GKAdams

      Yeah, but do they really know how to use the internet or do they just tell you they do? :-)

  • Cyndi

    What a cute post. :) What an AWESOME gift you got – all the way from Malaysia. Wow! I need me some friends like that cuz like…my people skills are a wee bit rusty. HAHAHA.