it's been months....

@chechuva (1276)
Philippines
February 3, 2009 6:02am CST
i got so busy with my new life here in Riyadh that it took me months to get back here in mylot... i have lots of drama here.. lots of regrets.... but then what will i do?? im already here. i can't turn back time and change everything.... Riyadh is every different from my beloved country, Philippines. From culture, language, clothing, food, way of living, family, smell of... and many more... im quite used to my new environment.. im just looking at the bright side of things now. looking forward to the future and waiting for the time i'll be out from this place.... hello friends!!! i really miss it here! so tell me, how's your new place where you are now? or how's your life in your old comfy place!!!! happy mylotting!
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11 responses
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Hi my friend. Nice to hear from you. It seems you are not enjoying your stay there but at least you are safe. I just hope you will be able to finish your contract and anyway and would be able to find new job in a better place. Meanwhile just do your best there and take care.
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
yes life here is not really fun... but of course what can i do, im already here but just thinking of positive things and happy thoughts that awaits me when i get back home....
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Feb 09
[i]Hi chechuva, Nice hearing from you again! I know it's not easy really to adjust but I know we can do it. We are very flexible and tough! LOL! When I first got here, I was so sad. I can't drive and makes me very dependent which I really don't like. Busses are too far from the house and places are too far from each other! It's not like our Country where I can just walk going to downtown etc! But, This is it! We have to adjust and continue to pray to God to guide and bless us! That is good about looking on the positive side, just enjoy with other "pinoy" friends and new friends![/i]
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
hello checapricorn.. life here is really different. lots of rules and its very suffocating... but yes prayer and trust in God is all i have now.... and hopefully here in mylot, with you guys, i have a channel to vent my dramas... lolz... and it is really nice to be back.....
@rsa101 (13771)
• Quezon City, Philippines
3 Feb 09
Of course there's no place like home. I guess you have really don't have a choice in there but stay there and just feel blessed that you are there with a work and a salary that you can send to your family here in the Philippines. I guess you already know that there are a lot of OFW that are being sent home because of the economic crisis that is haunting the whole world. consider yourself lucky you are not one of those that went out but suddenly sent back home because the company they worked for either downsized their employees or just closed.
@shav9292 (928)
• India
3 Feb 09
well...i am at home. i have never really stayed away from home,but i know that home is really something else,there is no place like home. i feel sorry for you,i think if you aren't comfortable and are so annoyed then you should seriously think about packing your bags and going back..depending upon the conditions of course. Life is short,so live it to the fullest. Take care!!
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
i rally wished to go back home but i have 2 years contract here.. and there's lot of discussions to make with my employer just to go back home... anyway thanks for the time....
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@shav9292 (928)
• India
3 Feb 09
oh..a contract!! isn't there a way for your family to shift to your current residence?
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
no way! this place is not good for family!!!! this place is like a big jail!!! everything is prohibited!!! i will not ask them to go and leave here... this place is good for males only... i don't know why this place is not yet civilized with this female rights...
@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I am sure that many people know where Riyadh is but I don't and I also wonder what you are doing there. It sounds like you might have a very interesting life?
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
yes i do have a interesting life here... by the way im working here in Riyadh... but for sure you won't trade yours to mine...
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
A wise woman once said, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I suppose you will find your bearings soon and get back to being happy. Cheers!!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
hello chechuva! what is your work there? i am glad that you can still spend time online. I heard you really have to work hard there for hours .. anyway, don't worry too much, as time flies really, really fast! Before you knew it, the time to go home is already there facing you. :) For the meantime, since you can be online, Philippines is like very near to you now. There's also a cellphone, wherein friends and family members are just a text away! But that may be costly! Being online is more inexpensive i think. You can chat with your friends, or your family members. I am here in the Philippines now and i am very comfortable being here. I mean no plans of working abroad, so far. :) Feel free to share with us your hopes, dreams, and life experiences there!
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
chechuva, Home sickness, missing out on friends, missing the food and life we use to have and enjoy are just some of the things we will experience when we need to be in other place for a period of time. Whether it is for leisure or work, it is all the same. As for me, I am presently working in China and would not be going back for at least a year from now. To me I have learned to accept it and acceptance is the very first step to adapting. This mentality actual helped me put away the familiarity and comforts of home and opens up my mind and attitude to accommodate all things around me. It also teaches and tells me how to make the best of it. China, is a very big country and very diversified. It isn't as backdated or backward at all and you can see that it is catching on fast. The very first shock I had when I first stepped in was cultural shock and that I think this is the very first thing everyone will experience when one comes to a new place. It is just not like the way we'd do things when we are back home and etc.. So, yes adapting would be the order of the day for me. I just hope that things will work out for the better for you in Riyadh. Take care and be positive minded.
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
4 Feb 09
Well i know how you must be feeling.I was born and brought up in a very open environment and in a big city.My parents had always been very liberal with me.I had achieved everything in life i had aspired for.I got high education,worked in a top company,wore clothes according to latest styles,ate what i enjoyed eating.Life was fully under my control and i was very-very happy but after i got married i had to move to another town.My in laws are very-very conservative.The neighborhood is not good.I am not getting good vibes here but somehow i will have to manage with the environment. I sometimes feel very disgusted but slowly and steadily i am making myself up.I am trying my level best to settle myself down here with positive approach.This is what life is all about i guess.Keeps on examining our patience. Happy mylotting.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
I am here in Manila temporarily. I was sent here from my beloved Zamboanga City to prepare for an interview. Well like Riyadh, food, people, culture are a little different compared to my hometown. It takes a lot of adjustments for me since i am only living with my aunt and cousins. We're not that close so it's pretty hard to establish rapport with them. I hope it will be over soon too because i miss home.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
4 Feb 09
hi chechuva... nice to hear from you again... so sorry to hear that you don't really like the place you are in now... hopefully you will be able to adapt to the new situations soon and the bright future will be with you... take care and have a nice day...