I Miss Pinas-1,000x

I was about to finish an article yesterday, I wanted to publish it but on the second thought I wanted to write another post, something fun and can lighten up my day, something that can make me happy and my readers happy.

Actually, I miss a lot of things about the Philippines, don't you? It's been a while that we are away, isn't it? I miss things like...

Eating champorado (hot chocolate rice porridge) poured with alaska or carnation evaporated milk and tuyo cooked by my mom and/or sister-in-law while it is raining cats and dogs outside. There is no school and work due to high storm signal,  Goto and sopas are some of my favorites too

Dancing and running in the rain with relatives and friends- a childhood experience I will never forget, I love stomping my feet on puddles over and over again while hearing our crisp laughter reverberate in thin air

Hear the sound of potpot in the morning for the pandesal (bun) and bowling (another kind of bun) matching with my favorite dairy cream, the smell of fresh bread for breakfast and taho in the mid morning sipping it while its hot and sweet, rice cakes and binatog for merienda and how about balot at night while the moon shine full oh wow...

An interesting and relaxing afternoon siesta and tea time while chatting with aunts and cousins at the veranda overlooking the main street hearing kids play soccer ball, bicycling and rollerblading...

In the province, you get fruits for free like mango, caimito, santol, guava, tamarind, avocado, suha, buko and a lot more tropical fruits availble unlike here where you have to pay for everything

The roosters cry that signals the beginning of new dawn and the noise of the busy street already packed with cars

In the place where I grew up, I used to hunt for butterflies, dragonflies and damselfly, me and my siblings with our cousins used to swim in the fresh clean water of the river beside our hut, it was clean until the erruption of Mt. Pinatubo and now its filthy.

To top it all, I miss my mom 1,000 times. I long to be with her, to be under her care and my kids and my family as well. I wish she is here with us or the other way around.

I said I want to make my readers happy instead I think I made you feel homesick like me, that's ok it's nice to remember and talk about the things we used to do back home, it keeps me sane, dont you?

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. I feel for very homesick Pinoys in Dubai. My bestfriend is there too, and gets homesick a lot as well. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Ingats lagi.

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