travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz

Just FRIENDS (things) | Favorite FRIENDS quotes about life

November 6, 2023

FRIENDS is that one TV show that I watch when I want to “feel lighter” after watching a heavy series/movie, and when I am feeling down, or just when I don’t have anything to watch.

It was my sister who introduced me to Friends, and I remember we would even rent VHS tapes from the nearby Video City to watch the series. Just like BTS RM, I think I have developed my English communication skills because of FRIENDS. What do I know back then? I was really young.

🛒 Friends Socks

Looking back, I honestly cannot imagine waiting the whole season, or even a whole week just to watch the next episode. Today, I rarely turn on the TV (I realized I don’t even turn on the TV when I am staying in a hotel). Those were the days, and I cherish those memories with my sister.

It was sad and shocking to hear about Mathew Perry’s passing. Chandler Bing is gone.

A lot of friends posted how FRIENDS and Chandler Bing saved them when they were younger. For reasons that are very personal to them. Thank you Mr. Bing for the laughter, and thank you Mr. Perry for sharing you advocacy.

Here are some photos of FRIENDS merchandise (and random FRIENDS sightings) that you might have already seen on my Instagram @ruthilicious. Not the type to collect a lot of merchandise from my favorite franchise (including Harry Potter), but I do like getting a thing or two that shows “I will be there for you” (for my friends, too).

I bought these FRIENDS official merchandise and collaborations a long time ago, but I found some good pieces on Amazon. Just check out the link next to the shopping cart.

🛒 FRIENDS shirt

🛒 Joey Doesn’t Share Food Mug

We chanced upon this FRIENDS x GIORDANO Collaboration in Indonesia during our trip for august d day concert. I hope this collection will soon be available in the Philippines.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from FRIENDS.

“I Wish I Could, But I Don’t Want To.” – Phoebe Buffay (she’s my favorite, and I love that she always gives the gift of clarity. Haha)

“I don’t even have a pla” – Phoebe Buffay

“It’s like all my life, everyone always told me, ‘You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe! You’re a shoe!’ Well, what if I don’t want to be a shoe? What if I want to be a purse, you know, or a hat!” – Rachel Green (yes, always do you!)

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks! You’re gonna love it.” – Monica Geller

“It’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy, and it is a big deal!” – Rachel Green (yes, it is a big deal and great things don’t always happen to everyone)

Could I be more nostalgic?

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