today I had the opporunity to hangout with a friend that's living the US for awhile. It seems he's just feedup with the place and wishes to be in a place that people aren't as materialistic and concerned with less important things in life. My personal opinion is that he's running away from his problems.. seattle really isn't a great place to live if you'd don't make at least 80,000 a year. It was sad to say goodbye.. seeing so many of my friends leaving leads me to think about leaving also.. the land of milk and honey really hasn't turned out to be so great afterall. Before we departed Matt told me that he really enjoyed our friends and wishes the best for me.. I returned the gesture and really hope that I can find friends that are out of the box like Matt.