Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Summer Has Finally Reached England!

Hello Hello Hello! Welcome back in blogging world Roxxy, it's been a while since you shared something.Your post hasn't been as consistent as it was but there you go, welcome back! *wink* 

Summer has finally reached England.Hooray! This glorious weather has been with us for more than a week now. You could see a lot of people getting busy enjoying the sun wearing their fabulous summer dresses. Gardens in most of the houses look more colourful and weeds free (like ours..*wink*). I'm sure most of you guys has planned you holiday already, I envy you cos it seems like we wont have ours until later this year as we are still catching up with the expenses in the house. Well anyway I'm sure we could still find a low cost getaway or just maybe enjoy our weekends (if I'm lucky to be off from work) visiting interesting places round Kent (I'm sure there's plenty!). 

How about you guys, what's your summer plans? Are you going on a holiday somewhere?

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Bagot, Bored, Homesick

Ako ay nababagot, nabobored at na hohomesick na naman. Ang hirap din talaga mag-adjust at mag-cope pag nasa ibang bansa ka.Kahit lahat pa ng bagay na pinapangarap mo lang noon andito na at abot kamay mo, di pa rin kompleto ang buhay. Noon akala mo heto yong mga bagay na magpapaligaya sayo pero hindi rin pala. Mamimiss mo rin ang mga simpleng bagay na ginagawa mo noon nong asa Pinas ka pa.
Marami ang naniniwala na masuwerte daw ang mga Pilipinong nasa ibang bansa. Madali daw ang buhay, maraming pera at mas masaya. FYI po, mas masuwerte po kayong mga nasa Pilipinas.
Bakit? Dahil unang una kapiling niyo ang lahat ng mahal niyo sa buhay. May karamay kayo sa bawat problema at lungkot na dulot ng buhay. Hindi man kayo sumusuweldo ng dollars o pounds, at wala man sa inyo ang mga karangyaan sa mundo, nasa sa inyo naman ang pinapangarap ng bawat Pilipino. Ang kaligayahan na kapiling ang buong pamilya.
Base po yan sa pinagdaanan ko. Lumaki ako at mga kapatid ko na hindi nasubaybayan ng Papa ko dahil isa siyang OFW sa Saudi. Matagal din siyang nagtrabaho don mga dalawampong taon. Umuuwi siya isang buwan kada dalawa o apat na taon, depende sa kontrata niya. Kaya lumaki ako na halos di ko siya makilala at may takot sa kanya. Naging isang estranghero sa akin ang aking ama. Nong bata pa ako ayokong umuuwi siya, sabi ko di na baleng wala siya, ok na ako kay Mama.
Pero sa pagdaan ng panahon at habang lumalaki ako at nagkaisip nawala rin ang takot ko sa kanya. Napalitan ito ng paghanga at malaking malaking pagmamahal. Unti unti kong nakilala ang aking ama at isa siyang dakila para sa akin.Tiniis niya ang lungkot na mawalay sa amin para lang mabigyan kami ng magandang buhay. Dahil don idol ko siya at siya rin ang numero uno kong tagahanga. Buong buo ang tiwala niya sa kakayahan ko at matalino daw ako. Kaya simula noon ang bawat tagumpay ko sa pag-aaral para sa kanya. Nangarap ako ng matayog, kaya kong abutin ang buwan para sa Papa ko.
Kaya nong namatay siya gumuho lahat ng pangarap na yon, naging walang silbi lahat ng pangarap ko kasi wala na siya. Doon ko nakita kong gaano kalupit ang buhay, nawala ang tiwala ko sa "future" na sinasabi nila. Pano pa ako magkakaroon ng magandang kinabukasan kung kinuha niya ang kaisa-isang tao na magbibigay sa akin nito. Matinding lungkot at takot yon ang naramdaman ko. 
Matinding lungkot dahil nawala ang pinaka importanteng tao sa buhay ko. Nawala siya sa mga panahong naramadaman at naisip ko na pinaka masaya pala ang pasko pag andiyan siya. Sayang, isang beses lang kami nagkasama sa buong pasko sa buhay ko. Ang sarap pala ng yakap ni Papa pagkatapos kang murahin at pagalitan ni Mama. Don ko naramdaman na ang "YAKAP NI PAPA" kayang pawiin at palakasin ang loob ko na labanan kahit na pinakamasakit pang mura ng kung sino. Yakap na nagsasabing "Walang sino mang Puncho Pilato ang puwedeng mang-api sa bunso ko." Yakap na sana nakuha ko arawa araw kung di lang siya dapat lumayo para sa magandang bukas na na gusto at pangarap niyang ibigay sa amin.
Kaya ngayong may asawa na ako at nasa ibang bansa rin, mas lalo kong naintindihan, hinangaan at minahal si Papa.Lalo nga lang akong nasasaktan sa tuwing Nababagot, Nabobored, at nahohomesick ako, kasi naiisip ko na doble o triple pa ang nararamdaman noon ng Papa ko kasi walang siyang kahit na sino sa tabi niya. Ako masuwerte pa rin dahil kasama ko ang asawa ko, mga biyenan ko at may mga kaibigan sa banyagang bansang ito.
Pero lalo ring tumatatag ang loob ko dahil alam ko kailangan kong maging matapang para ipagpatuloy ang pangarap na binuo ni Papa sa pamilyang inalayan niya ng buhay. Kaya sa mga ta-ong nagsasabing hindi naging mabuti ang buhay namin kung hindi dahil sa mga asawa namin "PAKYU!!!!!!". Para malaman niyo hindi man kami mayaman hindi rin kami naghirap ng masyado dahil patuloy na nangarap ang Papa namin para sa amin.Dugo at pawis ang inalay niya para lang hindi kami apihin ng mga mapanghusgang taong katulad niyo! Pinaghihirapan ko kung ano man ang buhay meron ang pamilya ko ngayon.

Kaya after all I realised being with our Papa all our lives would be best than a good life. Perhaps it wasn't the good option before nong mga bata pa kami but growing up I can't even remember the good life, just the pain being away from our Papa most of our lives kaya he chose to spend most of his years working abroad just because he preferred to give us a good life. I am not blaming Papa at all or Mama, perhaps that's the bitter sweet life nating mga Pilipino. Kaya FYI po ok lang mag abroad but don't live all your life or don't let your parents/parent live all their lives working abroad dahil sa GOOD LIFE na yan!! Pag naka ipon na ng tama go home habang malakas kapa and so you have the rest of your life with your loved ones. What is a good life or money after all. Pag lumaki po yong mga anak niyo at nagkaisip tama man ako o hindi if you asked them now they would prefer to be with you all these years kesa sa lintik na good life na yan!

Tsaka family photo po don't forget, yan ang simpleng pangarap ko lang na kahit kailan hindi hindi na mangyayari unless mag photoshop!

Ang Nababagot, Nabobored at Nahohomesick

Sunday, 13 May 2012

My Dream Holiday

A long weekend away or perhaps a week holiday is what I long desire. Take a long break from work not having to think that I have to go back the next day after staying in the house all day because of the bad weather! I want to go somewhere far, away from a busy city life and traffic. Somewhere where I could see beautiful landscapes while in a long drive. Stay in a century old hotel or in a self catering thatch cottage in a countryside surrounded by unique, old buildings, houses and shops. I wanna have a walk in the hills on a sunny day, visit state houses and castles and explore their enchanting gardens.
Spend an evening in a pub or romantic restaurant having a nice dinner with my husband. Then a pint or two of cider while having a good chat and laugh afterwards.
I want to go somewhere where nobody knows me and everybody is a stranger to me. So I could freely dance in the middle of the street in case I feel like doing it. Or I could shout or laugh out loud in happiness and nobody would mind me. Or sing while walking, kiss and hug my husband any time, anywhere without someone saying " C'mon get a room!" (nyahaha).

Or otherwise I dream of a romantic, extravagant get away..A Europe Cruise or Europe Trip..via train..Wow! It would be a dream come true to finally visit the romantic city of Paris. Have a photo with the Eiffel Tower..weeeh..haha. Walk down in the fashionable high streets of Paris..whew!
And the next stop? Roma, Italia! my dream country to visit since I was young. Perhaps a religious influence, being a catholic and studied in a Catholic school I really wanted to visit Vatican, set foot and have a moment of reflection at St. Peters Basilica one of the most holy and sacred place for us Catholics and of course the privilege or should I say if you're lucky to see the Pope, but I doubt it..lol..
3rd country to visit..Greece! I think by this time historical influence..gods and goddesses, remember?hehe..Zeus, Athena, Hercules?lol..And oh the remarkable Akrotiri in the island of Santorini and the magnificent Acropolis.
Next stop? Switzerland! Not that I know a lot about Switzerland or anything has influenced me but I really think this is one of the best country to visit. Oh actually there's one influence I suppose why I want to visit Switzerland, they're one of the best chocolate maker, for me Swiss chocolat is the best! That's why I love Lindor!hehe..*wink*

Enough of this day dreaming..But anyway I'll make sure this won't stay a day dream. Someday either by plane or train or car, my Europe Tour will be for real!

   “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”  by Anais Nin

Happy Week Ahead!

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Daisypath - Personal pictureDaisypath Anniversary tickers Every night before I sleep, I never fail to thank God for the day I had. Whether it was a good or a bad day. And I know God was so pleased and happy about it, because HE decided to make my days perfect for the rest of my life....HE put my husband on it.