My beloving friend.
This is a story of my friend who I met in the Army. His name is Kim Donghyun. He had coffee like colored skin. His nickname I made is "Mowgli" in the Jungle Book story. I always made fun of him saying "I really want to eat chocolate! Can I have some from your skin?" and every time I made a joke like that he just laugh saying "It must be bitter because I am took dark!”
Because he and I assigned in a same room in an army training center, we had many chances to have a conversation with each other. The army forces us to sleep at 11 o'clock but we did not follow the regulation because we had so many things to talk about. From the conversation, I noticed that he and I had many things in common. And that is why we had a great friendship.
First of all, he is hard worker. Many guys in the army try to avoid military training. But, he always tried his best. To be more specific, we had to run 2 miles every morning without shirts on in the winter time. Many trainees go to see doctor or pretend to have a bad cold. Instead of it, he was always at the front of the row. Also, he successfully finished his given task even if it takes a lot of efforts and times. That is, he spared no efforts on doing assigned tasks. It is not much to call him as "perfectionist".
Secondly, he knows how to treat others well. For example, I knew he had a high level of self-confidence just like me. From my past experiences, I found that it is pretty easy to have a conflict unless one is willing to lose. In our relationship, I was always try to be a winner, and my friend always willing to be a loser saying "If you kept insisting you are right, I will stand on your side". The important thing is that I was wrong. That is why I do care about him more than others. Even if his self-confident personality does not want to lose, he just chose to lose only because of our relationship. He was cool.
Finally, he likes to travel just like me. And I think it was the core of our relationship. We both like to travel. After we finished our basic training, we were assigned in a different area. He served the military service in Daegu, located in southern part of The Korean peninsula, and I served in Dongducheon, located in Northern part of Korea. So, in the normal situation, we could not see each other’s often, but in fact, I and he went to travel more than six times. We planned leaves in accordance with each others. Our relationship have ripen while we traveling together.
If I have to choose one thing that I got from my military service, I will choose my friend Kim Donghyun without any hesitation. He is that much important for me. I have learned many lifelong lessons from him: how to live life happily, how to spend money wisely, how to take care of others well, what to seek in life and so on. With the help of him, I finally finished my army life well. But above all, the most important thing is that he really does like me. He always says this to me. "I hope our relationship will last forever and hope we go family travel together after we married", "You are the best friend I got", and "Hyeong! I miss you". That is the reason why I cannot help but to "mentally" love him.