The hustle and grind of daily work and school tends to drive us to crave a place that provides a sense of familiarity—be it in terms of the sounds we hear in person or places we visit. While going to old playgrounds and neighbourhoods is always an option, we now also have the convenience of revisiting the places that we’ve lived in vicariously through television.
“My favourite part of FRIENDS is the hangout spots like the cafe or their houses,” recounts Gayathrii, a 31-year-old educator.
“Most of my close friends, even the ones I made in secondary school before smartphones, are text-based friendships. Seeing these places reminds me of how I miss hanging out. I don’t really have friends whose houses I can go to and comfortably hang out at these days. Maybe one but we haven’t done so in years.”
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