Flew back for good from Dubai a week ago.
Though the weather in Manila now seems a lot like how it was there, here is now so much better as I AM HOME.
My boxes are untouched as like when I was packing, I don’t know where to start!
Some things I noticed:
Most of the friends I’ve left here have gone some place else too, except for a few close ones who have held their own as we were physically distant. It kind of feels like socially, I’m starting again from scratch, which is something I never would think of doing before working and staying overseas long term.
Work is another matter. I’ve been postponing making a decision until I got here. Yes, I used an offer from my employer’s local office as my ticket home. Knowing the role and what to expect, it wasn’t as enticing as moving yet again to a third country and keeping a busy/boring job (you know what I mean). I tried it for two years man, it’s just not me.
So now, my decision – crossroads. Shitty scary but exhilirating. Then there’s acting as Chief Foreman to my 3BR Flat. Construction is on-going, I wasn’t too motivated last year as I were overseas.
My family is one proof that people don’t change. I was missed, but the moment I got back it feels like I never left. Which is nice. The only irreplaceable gap is the void that Papa has left behind.
Of course you ask, do I miss my Dubai life? I’d be lying if I say I didn’t – missing my friends and the luxuries more than anything. However, I am happier here. Obviously I’m one of your kooky friends.
- One Day Trip To Dubai (withsummerlove.wordpress.com)
- Kim & Kris Take Dubai?! (diariesofastylemagnet.wordpress.com)