MANY THE MILES

I know it is difficult for you, as it is for me, to be separated for so long. The longer I am away from you, the greater is my yearning to be with you again. This has got to be harder than anything that I have ever done, being this close to you but yet so far away.

I had to write to you today and, in a way, try to sooth this feeling that took over me so strongly. To miss someone is something you can’t explain; and being in a painful consequence of love, it may even be harder to describe than love itself.

I needed to tell you how much I am missing you today and how good it would make me feel to have your skin close to mine, to hold hands, to feel your breath and to look into your eyes. I miss the simple things, yet simple as they may be, they can only come true when you are near.

Until that moment arrives, I send to you across the miles, my tender love and my warm embrace.

Always.

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TYPES OF HOUSEMATES I CAME ACROSS.

There are no perfect housemates. For nine years of living here in Dubai, going here and there from different flats and been with different kinds of people, my life has never been that easy.  It certainly tests the level of my patience and defies my endurance to survive.

Having a housemate not related to you was fun and quite annoying, tiring but challenging and the same time it gives you experience, friendship, and learning. Based on my experience, here are the types of housemates I came across.

THE NOISY ONE.  A kind of housemate who doesn’t care if someone is sleeping or having a rest as long as they can do whatever they want like they wouldn’t stop talking or playing music aloud. They love to disturb anyone.

THE DIRTY FREAK.  Oh, a lot of them!  Someone who left the dishes and pots on the sink, and never clean the house even though there is a house cleaning schedule. Always ignoring the piles of garbage and never initiates to clean their surroundings. They are someone who acts like they have a maid.

THE PLANNER.  The mind of the whole household.  This will make your stay fun and exciting. They usually organize your getaway, parties or any other activities inside and outside your household.

THE THEFT.  Someone who has a thick face. They will take your food in the fridge, your shampoo, toothpaste, water and much worse, your money. Never leave your important things unsecured.

THE CHEF. I love to have a chef housemate. They will not only prepare food for themselves, but they love to share it with their housemates.

THE GHOST.  They are the ones you feel never existed in the house. They never complain, they just do their works. They stay at the house, eat, sleep and just leave anytime they want to without saying goodbye to everyone. You’re never sure of the whereabouts of this housemate.

THE GOSSIPER. This is the person I definitely do not want to be a housemate. They will try to know everybody else business. They are truly a pain in the ass.

THE BULLY. Someone who has nothing better to do than to torment their housemates in any chance they can.  Tips, at the moment they’ll try to mess around, never give them the liberty to do it -again.

THE BUYER. This is common to some expat. Since the sale is always on the go here in Dubai, people tend to buy dozens of things but will send them to their home country after 6 months or more. This will consume the space of the shared room and it becomes untidy.

THE PARTY ANIMAL. This is very common in all the flats I have stayed. You’ll often hear this person complaining about their hangover all the time, but still, they never missed out every single day to party.

THE NOCTURNAL. This is me your housemate. Usually, on weekends, I stay all day in my bed. At night I became active. That’s the time I clean my bed, do the laundry, doing this and some sort of things that normal people can do in the daytime.

Coming from different backgrounds and upbringing, we are always bound to meet all kinds of personality when we live together under one roof, for very reasons we must need to prepare ourselves. Don’t worry, you might get used to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CLASSIC.

The Classic was just beautiful. 

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Timeless and Universal.

The beautiful scenery of the Korean countryside along with the nostalgic and poignant mood brought the film into very classical and portrays kinds of emotional appeals.

A beautiful journey from the past;  about first love memorable moments, friendship, sacrifices, and fate.

The modern tale which brings the story together.

The fair share of laughter and tears.  

The character chemistry and acting execution are terrific.

The plot is simple, but it connects itself to your memory.

A movie that should be watched, it will bawl your eyes out at the end.

Verdict: 9/10

THE CONCEPT OF LETTING GO

“The concept of letting go is a part of one’s growth process.

It means to leave the things the way they are and move forward.

In life, you need to let go of many things, at different points of time. You need to realize that life never stops and comes to a halt. It is extremely difficult to do so, but one has to do it repeatedly at different levels, since life calls upon us to do so.

You cannot think about the future or the new happenings in life, if you continue clinging to the old. Ron Taffel had once remarked, “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.”

When relationships or friendship turns sour or any one amongst one’s near and dear ones passes away, we face extreme difficult in letting go such things. Fond memories that leave an indelible impression on our minds are difficult to let go.

Let it go when you’re hurting too much, give up when love isn’t enough, and move on when things aren’t like before. Surely there is something better awaiting to happen.”

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RIP HY

Dear Mrs. HY,

I know you don’t like me to be part of your husband’s life. I didn’t get it because it was 20 years ago when we had this young-love relationship. I have tried to be friends with him, but you simply prevented it. And now, it becomes impossible.

I just heard the very bad news, I am sorry for your lost.

I am so sad to hear that he got shot & killed in front of you and the kids, it was the most devastating news I have ever heard. I pray that the authority will find the one who did this to him and to your family soon. I pleaded for you & your children’s safety.

Condolence Mrs. HY.  You may have saved me from a huge heartbreak, but truly I am saddened, no one is worthy of this cruelty.

Rest in Peace to you Hamilton. May your soul be at peace with Heavenly Father.

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SMS wrong sent

What was the last thing that gave you a real, authentic, tearful, hearty belly laugh? Why was it so funny?

It was the last time when my father sent his message mistakenly to my mother saying “honey, Goodnight, please lock all your doors.”

He was beside her at that time and there’s no way the message was for her.  My mom was just so cool that we just kept laughing about it.

 

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In response to the Daily Prompt: Roaring Laughter

Break up Pie

Daily Post: Humble Pie

Tell us about a time you found out after the fact that you’d been mistaken and you had to eat a serving of humble pie.

When I broke up with my boyfriend, knowing that he will never accept it, just as he always do. Then, he simply agreed to it & never come back again.

It was a funny mistake, but I ate a lot of pie!

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Dear Home

Literate for a Day:  Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?

 Dear Home,

I miss you so bad!

I understand now just how silly I was for taking you granted before. I hated to come home early because I thought you bore me that I couldn’t enjoy your silence. Now, I was gone from you for almost seven years & just stayed only 28 days each year with you that makes me sad & regretful for our past relationship.

 I wish I could see you every day.

I miss your living room where I can relax comfortably while watching television, or listening to music, or chatting with my family.

I miss your kitchen when there’s no one around to cook, but me.

I miss the dining table to whom I shared with my family during mealtime.

I miss my bedroom where I slept alone restfully.

I miss our second floor that feels me, I’m near in heaven.

I miss everything about you my home.

Forgive me, I took you for granted. You are the best place in the universe!

Indeed, there’s no place like home.

I know, I know..I’m getting old!

How does it feel to be old? I know it’s not something I can fully understand until it happens to me. I had memories of my grandparents where I felt every frustration when they can’t hear at all, dressed in seemingly slow motion, the repeated stories, the sickness & other emotions where I can’t hardly understand.

And now my Parents are getting on in that stage, as much as possible, I want to understand them and put myself in their shoes. As maybe they are frail, but they are tenacious. Just recently, I feel like my Father is mocking me; of what kind of mother I am to my son & how liberal I am spending on my money & not saving anything in the future. He may seem right on the other side of the story, but for the most, he doesn’t know what I am going through. I may look happy outside, but I am deadly struggling inside.

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I am not sure if he intentionally tries to annoy me or it was just a Parental-love mocking advice, but whatever it is. I am hurt. He wasn’t like that before, he was cool, very supportive & positive. I am justifying now that maybe that is what it’s like to be old, where changes starts to take its toll on their body & mind & perhaps he is experiencing the “later life crisis” which I believe a tougher road for them.  And since I am their daughter, as I love them, I will bear it all.

Godspeed to my dear Parents. I miss you both.

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GOOD HARD!

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I took a step and didn’t want to take any more, but I did.

To be honest, in my 7 years here in Dubai, I have gone 4 times of moving from one place to another.  And I just had my fifth time yesterday. Oh well, It wasn’t easy, physically & financially, it’s all draining.

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They said, new house is a new beginning. Is it?  I would try to figure it out-again.