Thursday, August 8, 2013

2nd Year in Canada

Two years ago when I arrived to this strange country, all I feel is excitement and happiness. For me it’s a new place, a new beginning.

Even how tired I am from a long travel, I was exuberated when my sister toured me into Rocky Mountains of Alberta for two days. I just arrived and I was exploring Canada by then. It was summer but I was wearing thick jacket at that time. I know I look ridiculous with my outfit. But I don`t care at all.

When leaves turned to yellow and withered, I was just so amazed with the beauty of the nature. It just getting colder and colder a sign that winter was coming.

I was looking forward for the first snow fall. I just can`t wait! When it snowed I immediately went outside and took photos. For me it is magical as the snowflakes fall.

For two years in a foreign country, I experienced lots of ups and downs. And as I stay longer I am sadden making me feels doubt if coming here is worth everything.

I know I just miss my family.

I remember when I left Davao two years ago; I saw my family’s teary eyes and their sad smiles. But I chose to ignore it. I don’t want to leave them with a heavy heart. Because the last time I left when I went to Manila for work, I cried so hard which made my father worried so much for me. So to keep them feel ease I showed to them a happy and excited me... but deep inside I was hurting so badly. It was a mix feeling of excitement and sadness actually.

Being away from my comfort zone, I grow and I learned more. It even brought me closer to my passion in arts and crafting. But one best thing, I learned to deal with different people. I met acquaintances whom I can share my views and feelings. They are my family here in Canada (aside from my sister) who shows there simple way of care and kindness. I thank them for being with me, for cheering me up when I feel so lonely, and for teaching me to stay strong despites adversities.

2nd year in Canada

A bouquet of flowers from a friend, Dorothy. She simply brighten my 2nd year anniversary of staying here in Canada

Today, I celebrate my 2nd year anniversary for I survived. I know there will be more exciting challenges coming and I widely open my arms to accept it and face it.

6 comments:

  1. happy 2nd year in Canada. do you feel homesick at all? as for me I've lived in the US for over 7 years and still feeling homesick esp. during summer and Christmas and whenever there are special occasions, syempre mas sadya e celebrate sa atoa ug pasko ug uban pang okasyon kay daghan taw.

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    1. TInuod dyud na. And there's no place like home.

      Thanks by the way

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  2. congrats yan! we will turn one next month! yay! and like you, i sometimes feel that it was a mistake to be here... i feel like i am not happy anymore in this place, but at least for you, you have friends to cheer you up, in my case, i have no one to express my feelings and that makes me even sadder. oh well, life goes on.

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    1. Salamat Pinx. Cgi lang maka adjust ra lagi ta.

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  3. Hi, just dropping by to say that I'm not seeing my location (davao City) on your feedjit profile. But rest assured that I visited all of your three links. :) Cheers!

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