We took the central line all the way to Epping, the final station, and started the walk through the forest. Sometimes, we followed paths that were barely there, encountered surprises like stepping on (hopefully) animal droppings, tripped over tree roots and unexpectedly climbed steep hills. During our walk, we also found ourselves wishing we had partners to go on the walk with. That thought aside, we also made plans for the remaining days of the year and had lengthy conversations.
If Faten decides to leave, I'll genuinely miss days like yesterday. At one point, we discussed friendships and I've come to realise that I've never really been part of a large friendship group. Mainly because I struggle to maintain such connections. That's why I have multiple smaller groups of friends who are aware of each other's existence but rarely interact. It has been a bit hard to find that here and now that I have my small group of Malaysian friends, most of them are about to leave. Sadge.