Growing Up Filipino
Thoughts of an OFW in New Zealand
When will summer come?
Does it actually come?
Do I really need to carry my jacket even on summer?
I love snow but …
I hope it melts fast.
When it does I hope it doesn’t get any colder. And bit my hands to below freezing point.
I miss the fruits back home.
Shopping for fruits in New Zealand is a boring chore. The choices are few.
They have different types of apples. They all look the same to me. And all are sour.
I miss green mangoes so I eat apples or pears soaked in vinegar.
I miss my friends back home.
Will I ever make real friends with Filipinos? Without being
When will I learn to perfectly understand Kiwi accent.
And why do I understand American and British English perfectly?
There is no traffic here and they drive on the wrong way. No, left.
It is so quiet. So clean. And, orderly. I wish it’s like this in the Philippines.
Why did I leave a good life back home? And
How long will my body and spirit last?
How much have I saved yet?
I’m so looking forward going home.
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