Do you miss your hometown ?
October 1, 2011 3:18pm CST
People have to move to new places for different reasons. I was born and brought up in a small town, far from big cities. My relatives have been living there for years. I had to leave my hometown some years ago while searching for better employment opportunites. I do have a job that I like very much, but I must say I miss my hometown very much, and keep dreaming of moving back there. How about you ? Do you miss your hometown ? What made you move away ?
2 Oct 11
The place I am living in now has been my home town ever since I was 13, we use to leave in the heart of Manila from birth to age 12 and we had to leave after Martial rule was declared in our country. Well Manila now is so different from the old Manila I knew, it's so commercialized now, I happen to pass by our old house a few years ago and I was surprised to find out it's now a recruitment agency for people who want to work abroad , my younger brother even went as far as going in, there was a small canteen and he ate inside and told the dumbfounded waitress " this use to be our house"
3 Oct 11
@greenline @bagarad, in a way it felt nostalgic, growing up there from birth to 12 has many fond childhood memories, but it was like so many people coming in and out wanting to go abroad was not that popular when we were living there. It felt a little bit sad cause you don't have that much freedom to move around anymore cause obviously it's not yours , i could see visions of my sister and little brother as well as my parents, and boyhood friends flash before my very eyes. It has a second floor and you just can't go up there anymore if you have no business. I even took a nostalgic walk around the neighborhood, most people I know has also moved but we still have contacts in facebook LOL
• United Kingdom
1 Oct 11
In a way, yes, but then I have two home towns. I was born in inner London, UK, and raised a small distance from this, in West London, in a nice area. This is my home town, and I miss it, because it was where I experienced so many of my earliest emotions; and in such a great place. The music, the friends, the little houses, the trees, the small shops, the narrow streets, make me feel nostalgic. My second home town was further into the suburbs. I have left this town many times, but I always come back. I love my new home town; but my old home town is far far away...I love them both. But only miss the first.