There is no place like home...do you miss your hometown?

@jaiho2009 (36773)
Philippines
November 23, 2009 9:33am CST
Hello friends and dear mylotters, Do you live in another place now...and not in your birthplace or hometown? If you were living in another town or another place,do you miss your hometown and wished one day to live in there for the rest of your life? Waiting for your comment and responses and have a good day always
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21 responses
@aerous (13482)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
you right, jaiho2009. There is no place like home. I miss my hometown and I like to go there in vacation but I have promise to myself that I never go home until 2015. I spend my life away from home for almost 20 years when I left my hometown.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hello aerous, Uhmnn...so you made a promise huh I never thought you made a promised like that. Uhmnn...well,no comment dear. I hope you are happy with your decision
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
sorry,wrong picture attachment dear
@aerous (13482)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Yes, I made a promise that I don't like to be broken.
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• Italy
23 Nov 09
My miss my hometown hugely...everything there was different than it is here. The people were much more open, friendly, you could make friends with nothing, while here they're all closed and bigot. There were many more services, for everything you had many more options. And not to forget, the beach for close!!!
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hello paleonrainy, That is one big difference from hometown and city. People in our hometown were closer to us like relatives,unlike here in the city where we can't trust everybody. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting dear
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
23 Nov 09
Hi, I haven't lived in my hometown since I was born. I had been to different places and even in different countries, until finally I came here at mumbai at the age of 12 or 13. Hmmm.. do I miss it? well you need to know if you want your heart to go ponder, I guess I don't. You have a great day ahead too.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hello dear brother, Uhmnn,so you were a voyager huh. That's good for you dear,you have travelled places at the very young age and seen many places already. I too,i left my birthplace when i was 14 and haven't got a chance to visit it again for 25 years now. I lived my life for different places too,my mother's hometown and my father's hometown. And now i am living at the country's capital city,away from my loved ones. I do miss my family always,thu we had a constant communication but it is not like when we were together and having fun in person. Thanks for your response and have a good day always dear
• India
23 Nov 09
Just wanted to ask you dear sis, have you got any idea where is Melabon, is it really very near to Manila? pardon me if I spelled it incorrectly.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
i think you are referring MALABON...yes dear,it is actually a part of Manila city (ahemmm) may i also ask why dear brother?
@MJ_Dakota (128)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Absolutely not! : )My hometown has changed and not for the better. I miss my friends, but thanks to the internet I can keep in touch with them more easily and have even found long lost friends.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
yah,this internet brought a lot of convenience on us,connecting with people we love even if they are in far places away from us. No chance of missing anyone. But,it is not like being in our hometown and remembering the olden times with friends in real person. I often visited my hometown every vacation and have fun with family. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting always
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• United States
23 Nov 09
Well, fortunately for me, the people I miss the most are still within driving distance and in fact we are planning a friends reunion for after the holidays. I'm very excited about that!
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
that's great,that is why you never had a chance missing your friends out there. I also wish to have a reunion with good old friends.
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@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello jaiho! yes! i really miss my hometown and i always wish and dream that one day i will be back there and spend the rest of my life in that place where my life starts and bloom! although the place i am living now is a good place, there's still something that i feel missing...maybe those place in my hometown that reminds me of those beautiful memories in my past... and right now, although my hometown is very much different from what it used to be, still there's something special about that place that makes me want to always come back...aside from the fact that all my relatives, and most of my friends are there... i agree...there's no place like home...
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello dear amiga, It is really hard to explain the missing part of our life when we live far away from our hometown. We make new friends and see beautiful places too and even more lovely places than our hometown,but,still we had this longing inside us that drives us to keep coming back to where we have spent our early day and childhood days. I never been to my birthplace for almost 25 years now...and still i keep wishing to see and visit the place someday. Thanks for your response dear and have a happy Wednesday
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
25 years? so long time ago! but i know, when you go back here...all those memories from you past here will comeback in a flash! huh! yeah, its hard to explain what's that missing...maybe because our hearts belong to our original place of birth...huh!
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@Fireheart (683)
• India
23 Nov 09
yea even i had the same feeling,but at time i do feel homesick and now i cant even leave my house for a while,i really am missing my hometown and those wonderfull memories in my past, but here the place i live really am fed up with all these busy works,leaving my home had changed me alot from here,i really feel am a different person now,well i also miss my mom and dad,at time when i need them most i go there,still the memories there really haunts me of my past that i had enjoyed.
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• United States
23 Nov 09
I left my hometown when I was 19, I'm 43 now and am not sorry. I do have many fond memories, but they are of the people and the things we did. Where I live now is probably the most anti-social place I have ever lived and I wouldn't mind leaving this area, but I would not leave to go "home".
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hello friend, The stressed from works really drive us crazy,but this is city life,we can never run away from it. Or else...we can never met up with the life style and living city life is much more expensive. Having vacation in our hometown is one of the best get away from stressful city life. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting always
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@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 09
Yeah, I'm living in a city far from my home town. Just you have mentioned about miss. Frankly speaking, sometimes I missed my home so much ,which I just want to go back immediately. I think most of us who are not in our birth place will miss our hometown.Happy mylot. I hope you can have a lot of time to stay at home ,where you missed so much.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello friend, Of course,most people miss a part of their lives when living far from their hometown or birthplace. The place and people we loved most dearly that were left in that place...the memories,childhood and friends also. I always remember and missed lot of things back in my hometown,and it keeps me coming back to the place where i used to lived for so long. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@sender621 (14970)
• United States
24 Nov 09
We moved around a lot when I was a kid. I learned not to become too attached to any particular city or town that I lived in. If I would have to pick a favorite place that I lived in, it would have to be Anchorage, Alaska where I graduated from high school. Sometimes I miss being there.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello friend, Ok,that's good for you,you can adopt very easy with places you have lived with. But few people are like you my friend. I known lot of people that keep missing every part of their lives when they live far from their hometown. Anyway,i guess you enjoyed a lot of travelling that makes you comfortable living places to another. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@madteaparty (2765)
• Japan
24 Nov 09
That's my case. I miss my friends, but not my hometown. My friends are really nice people, but the rest of the population is rude, noisy, selfish, and also is dangerous to walk alone by night. I don't miss any of those things. It would be perfect to have a combination of my country friends and my actual country.
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@bettydeng5 (1695)
• China
24 Nov 09
I'm working in another province, which is very far away from my howetown. I miss my parents very much, and I only go back to hometown to see my families one time for one year, it's a long time that I don't go home. I really miss my hometown and my families. I hope I will earn much money and go back to home to live with my families.Have a nice day!
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello friend, This is one sad thing why we need to leave our family and our dear hometown,it is to earn money for our loved ones,but sad that we need to work away from home. Hope your dreams come true my friend and have a good day always
@madie8008 (209)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 09
I miss my hometown. That is why I always go back to my hometown when I have a holiday. In my hometown, there are my parents, grandparents and my other relatives who live here for so long. ThereforeI think although other place have many interesting places, it can't be compared to my hometown because this is where everything about me started. I was birthed here, I play like kids here and my primary school too is here. Now
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello friend, Yah,our hometown give us the missing half of our lives. We maybe gone to many beautiful places,but we still miss the life we had back in our hometown. the people and relatives that we love and were close to us....the moments of our childhood,everything about us were all left in our hometown,that makes us coming back for good memories that we had. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Hi Jaiho, Yes, I miss my hometown specially during special occasions like Christmas and New Year. I love taking long vacations there, away from the busy and noisy city where I presently live. Once a year, usually during the Christmas season, my mother (who lives in another country) and sisters go back to our hometown to celebrate the holiday together, it becomes our unplanned family reunion.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello friend, Same with me,most of the time i spend my vacation back to my hometown to be reunited with my siblings and relatives.Also during summer vacation,i and my kids spend a long vacation in there escaping the hot and humid weather here in the city. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@smile823 (45)
• China
24 Nov 09
Hi ,jaiho Welcome to mylot. I am not at hometown,of course,i miss my home,like my mother,mother"s food taste great.Give my mother full-body massage,and nails make me very happy.I wish all the parents healthy and longevity. Good luck to you!
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
Hello smile, Yes,that's one good reason to miss our hometown...the foods,our native dishes esp our mom's cooking. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Yes, I miss my hometown where the beaches are just around. I'm currently staying here in manila. Although here is a city and have many beautiful places, I still miss the place where I was born . What I don't like here is the polluted air and noise. Unlike in my hometown (which is a city also), the air is still fresh because they are maintaining the natural environment.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello friend, Same feeling with me dear,i hate the noise and traffic here in Manila...and that is one thing that i am missing with my hometown...the peaceful quiet place (Baguio City)thu,it is also congested now with new residents...still the place is much better than here in Manila. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@bounce58 (17552)
• Canada
24 Nov 09
Yes, I miss my hometown. But I am lucky enough to have somebody post online pictures of my hometown. There is this guy who married a local, and set up an online business in my hometown. He just goes around different places and takes pictures. Sometimes, he'll just go to a coffee shop and take pictures of what he's eating, or what he sees in the window. He then posts these pictures on his website. I visit the website regularly. Sometimes I post comments.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello friend, That's good for you,one friend gives you update with pictures. This is one good thing about internet...we can never miss too much our loved ones and our place too. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
24 Nov 09
Absolutely.I miss my hometown so much.When i was a little gril i was dream about maybe someday i could get out of that place.I wanted go the city and find my dream.Now i am twenty and yes i am live the city for seven years.I have to say i really miss my hometwon my childhood and my dear grandma and grandfater.I do..
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello ruby, I knew about it dear friend,thu we enjoy the city life,we still missed a lot about our hometown and the people we left behind. I also missed everything about my hometown...my family and friends and the place itself. thanks for your response and have a good day always
@loricz (15)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
There's no place like home - I believe in this cliche. I am now living in place different from my hometown because of work. I came from a small city with very low employment rates and not so good compensation that is why I decided to work in a more urban city. But still, there are a lot of times that I miss my hometownm especially during weekends because there I usually just stay at home with my family and doing nothing. I miss the aura of the place but yet I cannot imagine myself living there because I think there is no room for improvement for there. So I just see to it that every holidays I go home and spend some time with my family and my hometown.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hello friend, I do understand about it,rural areas mostly had slow development and made some people to move to urban places for better jobs and better life opportunities. But our hometown will never be forgotten...maybe some few people didn't got the chance of returning back to their hometown,but still most people keep coming back to where they have grown and where their roots are. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@Hatley (115085)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Nov 09
jaiho2009 no indeed i have not been back there in forty years'and I am told its only half the size it was then,just six hundred some people. also its in South Dakota where its cold at least sixty percentof the time. I am here in Southern Ca and its not cold sixty percent of the time. I do miss the city of Tustin however where we lived for some thirty years, as I am now in Garden Grove in this retirement center which is not my home really just a place to stay. one day perhaps hopefully I can once again live there.we shall see. But I do not want to go back to my home town at all. I would to see my old friends but that is all not to live there again.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hello friend, Oh well,not everyone really wants to settle back home(hometown). My mom also doesn't like to settle to her hometown,she choose to invest more at my father's hometown where all my siblings were living at present. I am alone living here in another city with my kids and i visited my siblings once or twice in a year. I really wish to settle to my father's hometown and joined my siblings there but my kids doesn't like the life in there,thu it is a city,it is not like here at the country's capital city where we are living. Thanks for your response and have a good day always
@Iram786 (498)
23 Nov 09
i still live in my hometown but i just recently moved house, about 3 or 4 years ago and now i live quite far away from where i used to live and i miss everything about my past home. i especially miss my neighbours, they were just so sweet [: i like living where i live now but if i could i would definitely go back.
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
hello Iram, That is one thing we missed from our old hometown,the friendly people and neighborhood. Unlike in the city where people doesn't trust each one,esp when you were new in the community. And even if you were neighbors for a long time,some of them still don't trust each other and not too close compared back in our hometown where people were living like all relatives. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting always dear
@lkbooi (16107)
• Malaysia
25 Nov 09
Hi jaiho, I had missed my hometown for almost two years. That was the time when I worked in a small and remote town. It was 300 km away from the place I lived. It was not a well developed area with all the basic facilities and convenience it should provided. The journey between my hometown and that town is quite devious and remote. Therefore I was brave to travel during daytime. If I could I would go back to my hometown once or twice in a week Though it was quite difficult for me to get accustomed for the first couple of weeks, I still persist to continue my two years contract. Firstly I didn't want to pay the compensate for breaking the two year contract. Secondly I wanted to challenge myself to prove that I could adapt myself nicely and was used to the new environment no matter how difficult the situation was Yeah, it didn’t occur to me that I could get used to it very fast and began to love that place, the people there and my new job as well. It’s true that I love my hometown for sure. I was always in a great pleasure while working in the office for the day to go back to my hometown. But it can’t be denied that it is such an unforgettable and lovely remembrance for when working in that small town. If I were to have the chance I will revisit that town again for sure. Yeah, pay a visit to my good friends there, as well as to the restaurants and food stalls that selling delicious local foods. Have a nice day and happy posting
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
Hello friend, There were instances that we need to leave our hometown,and we had no choice but to get used with our new environment,new people,new surroundings. Just to realize that,we feel used to it,(new place)and get along well with the native folks ,that sometimes we feel new attachment too. I remember when i left my birthplace,i did cried,i really cried becoz i knew it would be impossible for me to go back to that place.We never had any relatives in there,my parents just live in that place becoz my dad was assigned to work in there,and when he needs to be reassigned again,we also had to move from another place. But,i get used to my new environment before i realized,i liked and loved the place too. Thanks for your response and happy mylotting always
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@lkbooi (16107)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 10
Thanks jaiho for awarding the BR I reread both yours and my content above after receiving mylot notification email. And this recalls me again the sweet past in that peaceful small town. I haven't been to there for many years. Yeah, we would worry when we know we are going to settle down in a brand new and unfamiliar environment initially. It's weird that we then fall in love with it after we get accustomed with the lifestyle there. Wish you all the best and have a nice day
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
i been re-reading my unresolved topics and giving best responses mark to deserving respondents. you also reminded me of my birth place...and i missed the place so much. you are most welcome dear and you deserve the br mark. have a good weekend
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