I Love My Friends.. Bazinga!!! I Don't

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!
(The Big Bang Theory Theme Song)

It is all about The Big Bang Theory Series and my friendship.         

            It has started when a con-artist moved  to an apartment, in Pasadena City, LA, along with two social awkward scientists. From the first time, they realized that their life, I mean, their entire life, will change. The thing is, something that changed, is not always into better shape, it could be worst, just like wise man says, dream may come true, so does the nightmare. Well, this is a life, we have no idea what is going to happen next, but it is funny to carry on our journey, and find out where the faith is taking us.

            The first show was aired in September 24, 2007 and now, after more than 6 years, the show is still on the air. They are DR. Sheldon Lee Cooper, DR. Leonard Hofstader, DR. Rajesh Koothrappali, Astronaut Howard Wolowitz, “free loader” Penny, DR. Bernadette Wolowitz (formerly Rostenkowski), Amy Farrah Fowler as main characters and Stuart Bloom as recurring characters, who in the show after 7 seasons and bring us joy.

            Like what I've said earlier, it started when a girl moved to an apartment, yes, it was Penny and the social awkward scientists are Sheldon and Leonard who share a room and joy and misery and stupid roommate agreements for years. For your information, when you combine the Sheldon and Leonard brains, it could be smarter than Einstein and funnier than Mr. Bean in other side, well, it takes two tangos indeed. I know there are ton of gaps when you compere someone like Penny to those social awkward scientist. Penny is beautiful, kind but she can be mean sometimes and less tacky-tacky, and Leonard is geeky, good looking from far but far from good looking when you stand right in front of his face, and Sheldon either. Well, when you see Sheldon you may miss-recognize him with 3CPO from Star Wars movie, they are look-alike.

            Howard and Bernadette were married because of a pack that Howard and Leonard set years ago. It was a deal that someone got a girlfriend, he has to introduce his friend to hot single chick of his girlfriend's friend. That is funny, Leonard started relationship long before Howard settled the thing down with Bernadette, which is friend of Penny in The Cheese Cake Factory, the place that Penny does for living. None could see the silver line when the guy like Howard got Bernadette. I mean, Howard is a good guy, smart (even he just finish the master degree, not the doctoral yet), but Howard still Howard no matter what, he still live with his mom, cuddling his mom, got the breakfast serve by his mom, and last time I check, his mom does his laundry every time. After marriage, they become Mr. Howard and DR. Bernadette, what a pressure that he gets with more successful wife lays in his arm.

            Do you ever know someone who couldn't speak to women before? Well, I do. Now, please welcome my Indian friend Rajesh Koothrappali a.k.a Raj (now I sound racist). Raj can't speak to women (but he can speak with female animal, I suppose), without alcohol in his blood system. There is a scene when Raj can't stop talking about his super hero character and his sidekick, and the only way to make him stop is by asking a girl stand beside him. Actually, he is really nice person, he trows party all the time, buy expensive stuffs (mostly toys and action figures, a bit useless indeed). Yes, he has deep pocket, real deep. In season 6 finale, he was dumped by a girl name Lucy. Lucy is one of his kind. She is social awkward girl who can't stand for a long time in a crowded place, and luckily (or unfortunately, depend of your point of view) she met Raj. They went steady in library and communicate over the text message only, according to Raj can't say a word in front of women and Lucy is desperate in a crowded place. After couple times they went together, Lucy ended the relationship by an email. Raj was so gloomy and cried in Penny's shoulder. He cried and non stop talking how sad he was without any alcohol product in his hand. Yes, he was speaking to Penny without alcohol, but he didn't see it. Maybe, after got dumped, he become more manly. Speak to the devil, when some people think that it is getting better when he can speak to women, Howard said different thing, he was way better when he couldn't do it. He is annoying now, hitting on a female professor, talk like a love-line guru and the most unbelievable thing is he almost ruins Howard's marriage because he become a better husband than Howard.

            Are you 27 years old boy with two doctoral degree, geeky behavior and still single? Or, are you 27 neurotics female scientist who have been forced to get married or at least has a boy friend every single year? If the answer is “Yes”, you might be the right person to become Sheldon and Amy's stuntman. You know that Sheldon will never touch unhygienic creature in this planet earth, including human, and you will know that it makes him refuse any kind of human contact as well as being in relationship. Do you ever play Scavenger Hunt Game and stuck in the first row, pick a team member? Meet Amy, the one who stuck in first row. Few years ago, Howard and Raj set an online dating profile of Sheldon without his permission. They believe that none will pick Sheldon as a dating partner, but they still wanted to help him. After several time, the profile go buzz by a real girl named Amy Farrah Fowler. Long story short Sheldon and Amy are getting together but the thing is, Sheldon doesn't consider Amy as his girlfriend, and he says “She's a girl and she's my friend, but there's no touching or unsanitary exchange of saliva”. After some episodes, willy-nilly Sheldon and Amy become ShAmy, and they can't deny it anymore, even they have their first kiss. None believe that Sheldon has girlfriend, only their gang who does. Mr and Mrs. Smith, Dan Humphrey and Serena Vander Woodsen, Jack and Rose or even  Romeo and Juliet can't match with their (freaky) relationship. Amy is the only one who can make Sheldon feel sorry and does what she says, and Sheldon is the only one who can make Amy feels lonely without his presence.

            The moral point if this show is about friendship. Take a deep look at Leonard and Sheldon relation for example. When you watch the show, you will notice that Mr. 3CPO is the first person you wan to kick in the ass when you meet. I give you something, there is a common knowledge that you can't sit in Sheldon spot (the left corner of living room's sofa) even you have stick with him for more than five years and share the same bathroom. How ridiculous he is. Another example is Howard and Raj. I couldn't stop laughing when Howard asked Raj came by his home just to checked out his boobies, which is, in his opinion, getting bigger. And as a best friend, Raj came and help his buddy to figured it out. You know what, even Raj had to touch and squeeze Howard boobs to make sure it is getting bigger (the worst thing was Bernadette saw that thing with her own eyes).

            In this life, we have tons of friends but maybe we just have couple group of best friends. Is there any difference between friend and best friend? Let's see, friend just looks like money, they may come and go, we find some but we lost some, that is the way it is. But best friend is a nimble in your face. It brings you shame, pain, and reason to mock you, but you have to deal with it for the rest of your life. However, that little (or maybe a giant spot) mark will give you glory, make you famous and noticeable, and look funny, just like tiny mustache in Charlie Chaplin's face (I said Charlie Chaplin, not Hitler) . That is best friend, sometimes they stand by you, make you strong, be your guardian angel, but must of the time, they bring you pain in the ass, make your life miserable by making you the hot target of bullying.

Do you know how to differentiate friend and best friend? Let's do some drill.

            When a group of friends hangout, in the time to order some meals, they only spend tons of time to decide, and guess what, the will pick the cheapest or the most expensive one. And when one of them doesn't have enough money, he will pick nothing but beverage only. When the others ask “why do you pick that one only?”, he will say “I'm full” or “I'm on diet program” instead of saying “I broke my wallet”. When best friends are warming up the bench, they need a few minute to pick. They will pick the simplest menu on the list. It is not about the meal, but the quality time when they are together, that is the thing. Later on, when the orders come, they (friend only) will play “who pick which one” game. Each of them will face their own menu. Eating time is started, they will ask their friend to give a try on their order, but still, you will shy if you pick each of them, just one for another. That is totally different with best friends, the will let the waiters put all of the orders in the middle. No need to play “who pick which one” game, because they just eat it randomly”, and start digging like a potluck party, none of them monopolized the meal, feel free to pick. Oh almost forgot, the way friend and best friend eat is different too, you know what I mean, aren't you? After spending time, grab a bite, chinny channy chit chat, it is time to take the bill. Here we go the most obvious part. Friend will try to be bossy by saying “let me take the bill, call it my treat”, but best friends do the opposite way. It is a common behavior when they say “happy birthday!! thanks for the meals” to another. Funny, isn't it? I know you've done it too, because, so do I, hehehehe.. And for the end of this scene, friends only will say “that was nice, let's have it another day”, still, no guarantee the will hang out again. Meanwhile, best friends say “damn you guys, you rob me, now I have to live my life as a beggar. No more party!!” and they will get another party next weekend.
            The way you call your friend will decide what kind of relationship that you have. When you call your friend by their real name, it means your friendship is just so so. When you use “dude” or “bro”, well, I guess you've been friend for more than a years. And when you call your friend “dick head”, “freaky jerk”, or their stupid, offensive and inappropriate name such as  “dick head”, “freaky jerk”, or their father's name, it means they are your soul mate, and be ready for the next episode of “why I become their best friend”. One more thing, even though they call you by that name, you won't feel insulted, that's the way we share the intimate friendship. It is similar when they mock you. Do you know that best friends use their left brain to mock each other? Yes, they do. Let's talk about science of a while, left brain has ability to deliver creativity of mocking, if that so, you won't hurt their feeling, instead of make your relationship grows stronger. I have a little thing to share, I was in condition couple years ago when my fiance left me. At that time, my friend said “I'm sorry to hear that, wish you could be strong”, but my best buddy said “so, who the next girl to bang?”. Yeah I know, my friend sounds supportive, and my best friend sounds like a jerk as they use to be. But when you take a deep look, you will spot the different, what my friend said is good, but it just a common expression and has no meaning. While my best friend with his total crap sounds better, he said it because he wouldn't let my drown in my pain.

            Now I believe we are in the same page of friendship. We know how to classify our friend and how to treat them. I wanna say, having best friend is a beautiful thing, we should be happy when we live this life along with them, have them in our back, and you will glad when you hangout with them, discussing unimportant thing that cross your mind.

Best friends are people you know.

You don't need to talk every single day.

You don't even need to talk to each other every weeks.

But when you do, it's like you never stopped talking.

            Oh ya, one more thing, friend will ask you before borrowing your stuff, and give it back just like what they said, but best friend will consider your shit as well as theirs, and you can find tons of your stuff in his room with no guilt at all. I just remember my camera lays down in my best buddy's garage.

Thanks for reading my shit, and I'm sorry for using impolite words, that is how I write my stuff.

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