Homesick :(

homesick2I woke up this morning feeling so bad about the world. I think I’m homesick.

I just arrived yesterday morning after a 9-hour flight from Manila to Abu Dhabi, and a one-and-a-half hour road trip to Al Ain. After the long travel, it just felt good reaching home at last. Mark, a neighbor invited me for breakfast so we could catch up on things and after that I crashed on the bed and woke up in the afternoon feeling hungry again. I cooked dinner and invited my buddies Miller and Remyr to eat with me. We had a long chat, and they left before midnight.

I started doing the chores around the house – laundry, dusting, vacuum. I unpacked my luggage and started arranging my cabinets. I checked my emails quickly and a few minutes later, I was found dozing again.

Only when I woke up this morning that I realized – hey, I’m alone again! I was not awakened by my baby crying for milk, or by my wife getting ready to leave for work. Nobody asked me if I want to eat breakfast now. I did not hear any kitchen noise. The TV was not on yet. The sweet dream is over. I guess, I am back to reality. I am home alone again.

The worst part is that I’ll start working again tomorrow:(  

I think I need to go to a mall to divert my attention 🙂


10 Responses to “Homesick :(”

  1. March 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

    ei, cheer up man! that’s part of working abroad! but knowing you, tomorrow, you’ll be fine!! good luck to your job!


  2. 2 diego
    March 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Still consider yourself lucky because you have a good-paying job, unlike other nurses who can’t even find a job! I hope that helps…


  3. March 10, 2009 at 2:44 am

    There’s really no place like home, so it’s just okay to feel homesick. Here are some tips to fight homesickness: Get enough sleep. Things may look a little down if you’re hitting that point of exhaustion. Talk to people around you. Do the things you enjoy. Watch a movie. Shop.

    I hope these help in making you feel a little better.


  4. March 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Hi there!!!
    am feeling the same thing whenever i go for vacation and coming back to uae, and doing the very very same thing of going to different malls just to unload the heavy feelings somehow.
    But hey, we are here for the LOVE of our family and for our kids bright future!!!
    I’m sure you are better now. 🙂


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  6. June 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    now your not alone for many years already nels..everyday is inspring day na with you..
    And Inigo is grawing up like na na talaga..physically..


  7. June 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Shengkay is right! you’re with your family right now kaya I’m sure your always excited to go home kasi alam mong nandyan sila naghihintay sayo 🙂


  8. June 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    You’ve really made it through a lot, kaya nga God permitted that you’re always together with your family na din 🙂


  9. 9 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    buti na lang di ka na nag iisa ngayon hehe..


  10. June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    uu nga ano? nakaka homesick talaga specially pag ganyan. Thanked God in tact ang family always kasi kapag ganito I also feel the same way you do 😦


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