Back In the Mother Country

Posted: 29th December 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Back home, Back in Germany.

Its so funny how we all find so many more places we call ‘Home’ and yet can get so sentimental

when someone talks about a constant home!?

I grew up in the Philippines and in my first five years travelled a whole lot, and as they say the first five years of a child (even while being in the Moms belly) are a great effect on the childs inner soul.


That is how it is, i am 20 now and after having my heights and lows on being a cross culture kid i discovered that at one point i hated the Philippine culture, i called my self superior over the ‘ureinwohner’ but after a while i began to love the philippines. I came there since i was 1 years old. So actually it really is home.


Anyways the idea and the question on my mind is that after discovering how much i liked my home there, now in Germany i (which is grand here as well) i wonder why the sadness often or rather the tears, the ditachment and the everyday of accepting of difference is there.


Will we be healed one day? What shall we do, give our selves time to grief? Is that the idea?

I wish you all the best and hope you have a great Christmas, how ever it might be 🙂


  1. Anonymous says:

    Tough question, isn’t it?  I understand what you are saying.  Upon hearing the word “home,” I have multiple images in my mind.  One is Midwestern America, cold air on barren field nothing but snow and some horse/cows; another is Seoul, Korea.  And sometimes I do think about Tokyo too.  Technically my “home” will be Seoul, Korea because I am Korean citizen and my parents have been living in Seoul – but to me that’s not my only home, nor 100% home.  I miss being in America, but I know I’ll start complaining once I go back about how there is nothing and it always snows XD