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The year that was

My blog has now been limited to being a summary of the year that passed. When I was younger, I will blog almost everyday. I am not sure if this is because I have more varied experiences when I was younger or if I have stopped growing since I am contented now with my life.

This year has thought me a lot of things. Especially, the last part of it. This is the year that I was closer to feeling mortal.

The highlight of my year was finding out that a friend has died. This friend is only a year older than I am and he was very much involved with the part of my life when I was searching for who I was and for my life's partner.

But as the years passed and priorities changed, I was not able to interact with him. We lost touch but that is life. We meet people along the journey who we need at that moment of our lives. He was a fixture on that time frame and I was lucky to have him as one of my kindred spirits.

Hearing of his death made me realized that this life is really sh…
Baby boom

The first time we settled here in Melbourne we got to know a lot of fellow Pinoys who are living on a different environment. We joined them in making Australia our second home. In each gathering, we try to get to know them better and reconnect.

We didn't know how it happened. But after 2 years, suddenly each couple had their own babies. Don't get me wrong, babies are cute but it was just surprising to note that parties suddenly turn into an event similar to family reunions back home.

Instead of blood relatives, you get to see friends and their kids grown before your eyes. It's not the gray hair that makes me feel old.  It's the babies and kids that are now walking and developing into little adults.

I can't complain. For some reason, it is good for now, to look and enjoy kids from afar. It's fun to carry them for a few minutes compared to living with a baby 24/7. It must be hard. I really commend couples with kids and having to work for a living at th…