8 DAYS: Desmond's recent interview on Hear U Out has cast your friendship back into the spotlight. Would you say the situation now is more open-ended or is your friendship really over?
REBECCA LIM: I’ve mentioned this before, but to me, friendships are very sacred and I actually have very few true good friends left in my life that I can really count on, that I can call at 4am in the middle of the night if I really need something. I treasure all these close friendships, and also because there's been trust built over the years… Trust and respect, I think these are the two factors that I really need in a friendship, and if its not there, or if it has already been broken, then I see no point in continuing the friendship.
Would you say that you're at a point where you're not looking to make new friendships?
Rebecca: I'm super grateful for all the friends that I have right now, and most of them have really been around for me since my school days. I've two friends since primary school that I'm just super close to right now, and in my industry, actually, [I've] very few friends. So, to be honest, [maybe] 'cos in the past few years I haven't had time to really go out and make new friends, but what I believe is that there are people who come into your life at certain points and people who leave as well.
Not everybody is meant to stay in your life till the end, you know, and everyone is there in certain points in your life to teach you different lessons or to show you something that you haven't seen before. And some really just come and go, and don't leave any impressions or footprints in your life as well. So, people come and go, and as of now, even though I don't have many friends, I have my family and I have a career that I thoroughly enjoy, so I'm very grateful for my life right now.
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