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Virtual Friendship x Real Life

It’s international Friendship Season of the year!
Go out for shopping with your girl, have a sleepover party and cry over romantic drama together the whole night. But what about, when you and your BFFs are miles apart? She can be studying abroad, working on volunteer teaching on the east of the country, or just being too busy to get out from Jakarta’s routine. And you, a college girl with a list of new season of Netflix series.

This becomes a classic question on modern tradition of friendship, how can we maintain a virtual relationship?

1. Set a regular online conference.

It could be the day of new Zodiac forecast. It could be a preview meeting of a new episode of your favorite series. Find a topic for a reason to face to face on camera!

2. Keep tagging an Instagram post to one another.

Cause I know Suzy is all about cute cat video and lame jokes from trending meme, I keep sending her an Instagram post about it, and she sure likes it. Your feeling will stay connected as you are attaching your daily scroll on Instagram with each other.

3. Don’t push a schedule.

She can be dealing with annoying boss or just a bad weather attack, so we better be more understanding to a flexible schedule. The day of be will be, so chill, you’re not going anywhere.

4. Set D-Day.

D-Day could be a day when you plan on a vacation together. D-Day can be the holiday season when you’re all come home. D-Day can be a surprise birthday party from one of you. Set one time to exactly meet in real life, charge your friendship battery with lots of good memories to talk to when you go back to each routine life.

It’s a short list, but the key is “to maintain”. No boundaries are longer set today; we can be anywhere anytime with anyone we know. Keep a healthy friendship that support each other, friends!

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Selamat hari teman sedunia!

Pergilah berbelanja dengan sahabtmu, menginap dan menonton drama romantic semalam suntuk. Tapi bagaimana kalu kalian terpisah jarak dan waktu? Sahabatmu mungkin saja sekarang sedang belajar di luar negri, yang lain sedang menjadi sukarelawan pengajar di Indonesia timur, dan yang satu lagi sedang sibuk dengan rutinitas ibukota. Sementara kamu, anak kampus dengan sederet antrian serial Netflix terbaru.

Ini telah menjadi pertanyaan klasi di era modern seperti sekarang, bagaimana sih caranya memelihara pertemanan online?

1. Jadwalkan pertemuan online.

Temukan satu topik untuk diperbincangkan saat kalian bertemu muka secara online.

2. Saling membagikan gambar lucu melalui Instgram.

Meskipun kalian hanya terhubung melalui jejaring sosial, perasaan kalian akan selalu terhubung karena kalian saling memikirkan satu sama lain.

3. Jangan memaksakan jadwal.

Saat janji temu menjadi “wacana”, jangan paksakan! Jadilah teman yang lebih mengerti dan fleksibel.

4. Buat satu hari penting bersama.

Bisa saat salah satu dari kalian berulang tahun, atau saat hari raya dan kalian semua pulang ke kampong halaman. Pastikan kalian mempunyai satu jadwal temu dan buatlah memori memori menyenangkan bersama.

Daftar yang singkat bukan? Namun kuncinya hanya satu, “saling percaya”. Zaman sekarang kita bisa berada dimanapun, kapanpun, dengan siapapun kita mau, jadi pastika pertemanan kalian tetap sehat dengan saling mendukung ya!

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