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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Return

The apartment floor and my furniture were covered with thin films of dust as I arrived – a testament to the fact that I’ve been gone for quite a while. A month and 10 days to be exact.

That for sure was one long furlough (it was not pure vacation though), but for me who thinks that the Philippines is home and where I ought to be, that stretch of time is painfully short. Not just due to the normal sentimental reasons, but more because I left with still a lot of concerns hanging.

But of course, I have to wake up to the hard fact that I have to work to earn my keep, and must thus pursue with passion the professional goals that were laid on my shoulders. I too have a lot of things to work on here and it will also be to my personal satisfaction if I were to accomplish my mission.

So, even if I left the Philippines with a heavy heart, I shall now move forward, and grasp this reality with the positive thought that there will be time for me to actualize my plans. Time will fly fast, and much sooner than I think, I shall be back to the place I call home.

I am back.

19 comments:

totomai said...

welcome back. san una nating gala? hehe

Musicero said...

You're back in... Japan. Am I right? I can feel the pain though, but don't get me wrong just because I really haven't left the country/home. Vacation with your family is just too better than a normal day when every one of you are working and have no time for each other. My relatives are back to their usual things, and so am I. I kinda miss that time again, even though it just passed.

BlogusVox said...

Aloha! este Sayonara! este Welcome back pala!! : )

r-yo said...

toto: pahinga muna ako. malungkot pa ko e. :-)

r-yo said...

Musicero: Many of us who work abroad find it hard to leave after a vacation (altho hindi naman sila lahat kasing emo ko he he). Wala pa rin kasing tatalo sa feeling na nasa sarili kang teritoryo.

r-yo said...

Blogusvox: Salamat. Makakapag-blog na rin uli ako he he.

ian said...

pareng r-yo! tsk. ang hirap ng in demand, di ako maka-book sa iyo ng affointment hehe eh kung ako na lang kaya ang magpunta ng Hapon para makakubra ng kape sa yo? hehe

ano pa nga bang magagawa ko kundi- hanggang sa muli. sana e magtugma na iskedyul natin =0

ingat diyan ha. at least kamo nagstart na ang countdown sa muli mong pag-uwi =]

Mariale said...

WB!

Musicero said...

@r-yo: I can sympathize with that as my father is also an OFW. :)

r-yo said...

ian: Mas celebrity ka kasi sa akin kaya fully booked sked mo. sige punta ka na lang dito Japan. ako bahala sa kape. :-)

r-yo said...

mariale: ano yun? World Bank? he he. Salamat po.

r-yo said...

Musicero: oh, that's why.

ScIoN said...

For how long?

You're still lucky since you don't have to change jobs just to go home. hehe.

Samahan mo kami dito! hahaha :D

Anonymous said...

Ha??!!!hayyy sayang naman you did not see my painting as youve requested.. di bale, kaya lang baka next year, malanta na yun rice farm, mamatay na yun carabao, matuyo na yun swamp, hindi na mag sunrise... i miss you

Sidney said...

Welcome back ! home sweet home !

Lawstude said...

kailan kaya tayo mag photoshoot panyero?

the donG said...

"So, even if I left the Philippines with a heavy heart, I shall now move forward, and grasp this reality with the positive thought".>>> a positive outlook and courage will definitely help. it's nice to start your work this year with this.

manilenya said...

Hmn..back to being an OFW :)

RAD said...

WELCOME BACK! Let the fun begin para maalis ang homesickness... heavy heart ka jan!