Are they staying for good?

@sunrisefan (17131)
Philippines
April 26, 2016 6:44pm CST
Early evening last night when I was watering the plants and the lawn, a heavily-tinted white Hyundai van arrived with a Mitsubishi double-cab following. I saw that the double-cab's back portion was full of huge travel luggage. Our former co-worker and neighbor must have finally arrived with his wife. I'm not sure if their children have come along with them. They were in the U.S. for about, more or less, 20 years already and by this time their children should be past 30. With the big number of luggage they were bringing, are they staying for good? This has come to be my suspicion because my co-worker's nephew and niece and her husband were busy the past two weeks with repair work of the house. In fact, I saw that they have replaced the roofing sheets which, by this time, are already 37 years old. We've (8 co-workers) built our houses here in 1979. Whether they're staying for good or not, I will soon find out as they are settled and rested from their long trip and may be dropping by the neighbors' homes in the following days.
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@toniganzon (48525)
• Philippines
26 Apr 16
You are one sneaky neighbour hahaha! You always seem to notice everybody around you. The huge luggages could contain pasalubong. Every time my mother-in-law would come home she would have these two huge luggages even though she's here for only a month. Almost everything in the luggage are for us.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
I am not sneaky, Ms. Toni. It's just that our house is at a strategic point in the village. It's in the curve and I will surely notice everyone passing especially when I'm outside the house watering the plants and garden. Even when I'm inside the house, my small nook/"office" has a window which allows me to see everyone passing. Hmmmm I could possibly quality as the village guard LOL!
@toniganzon (48525)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@sunrisefan You strategically placed it there so you could see them everywhere! Sneaky!
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@toniganzon You're in the real estate, so let's just say I'm a good realtor too hahaha!
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Well, maybe they are. Or probably here for a long vacation.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Probably.
@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Someone is curious. Haha
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Could not help being curious because we've worked together in the same office before, aside from being neighbors.
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@sol_cee (14333)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
27 Apr 16
Is it the kind of neighborhood where you borrow matchsticks when you have none?
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
No :) That's in the barrio :)
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@sol_cee (14333)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
27 Apr 16
@sunrisefan Is that so? No friendly invitations then?
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@sol_cee Probably people can come in and out of your house without any formal invitation LOL! Joke only :)
@jaboUK (53454)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
I hope they prove to be good neighbours if they do stay.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
They've been good neighbors because we worked in the same office. Just learned now from the daughter of another neighbor that they're only here for a 2-week vacation.
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@jaboUK (53454)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
@sunrisefan All that luggage for just two weeks!
@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@jaboUK Probably it's the whole family who came over. The rest of the baggage could be presents for family and relatives. It's a common Filipino trait to bring "pasalubong" (presents) for family and relatives.
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@Shavkat (56927)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
I am not sure. Perhaps they wanted to stay for summer vacation. Why don't try to mingle with them again. You know, catch up the old times.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
They're staying only for 2 weeks as the daughter of our neighbor told me.
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@cacay1 (32552)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr 16
@surisefa , at least you know now, they'll have a vacation.
@Teep11 (6945)
• United States
28 Apr 16
I'm sure they're quite exhausted after traveling with heavy luggage. They would need to rest before they can get any done. I'm sure they will be pleased when the house is ready so they can enjoy their home.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I think they did not have time for rest and want to make use of every minute they're here because I was told by a neighbor that they're here for only 2 weeks. In fact, on the early morning after arrival, I already saw our former co-worker riding on a motorbike pass by our house. Since they arrived we did not have the chance to meet them yet.
@cacay1 (32552)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Apr 16
They might only have a long vacation.
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@sunrisefan (17131)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Found out they're staying only for 2 weeks :)
@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Why not ask them? At least your doubts will be answered.
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