Do you miss your hometown ?

@greenline (14865)
Canada
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 ?
6 responses
@louievill (15837)
• Philippines
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"
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Hello. That is very interesting. Yes, I have been to Manila once, a beautiful city. I can imagine the city growing with so many new buildings coming up. Oh, the "dumbfounded waitress" must be very surprised ! Ha ha !
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@bagarad (7664)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Oct 11
louie, how did it feel walking in and seeing your old home changed so much that it wasn't even a home anymore?
@louievill (15837)
• Philippines
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 States
1 Oct 11
I'm 16 and still live in the same house I grew up in. I hope to move away from michigan when I get older. I don't like living in a place that is cold 9 months a year.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Wonderful that you are still living in the same house you grew up. Well, when you move away, I am sure there will be many beautiful memories that will linger on as you grow older.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
1 Oct 11
i do actually. i have fond memories of the town i grew up in. we drive through it once in awhile and even drive past our old house.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Hello Cher. How are you ? Oh, how do you feel when you drive past your old house ? Many old memories come back , right ? You are very lucky that you get to see the town often ! Have a nice day !
@CarlHalling (3629)
• 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.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
Your first hometown sounds like a very beautiful place, many places to remember. Sure, I can imagine how much you will miss the places. Good to visit the place once in a while whenever you can !
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
I do not really know where my hometown is. I do know though where i grew up and that is what i mostly remember now.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
7 Oct 11
I guess the town where you grew up becomes your hometown, may be the second hometown. Do you visit there some times ?
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
21 Oct 11
i think i do... =( there are a lot of good memories there.. i think i have been missing it since i get a lot of my dreams with our previous home as a setting.