French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
Their menu was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
I felt the tingling in my leg when I realized what pizza actually meant here.
The palpitations started when I asked for a beer. Couldn’t believe that I was actually expected to drink this:
The waiter was nowhere to be seen. I breathing became shallow when I realized he was literally “on call”.
Have I been living under a rock those last 10 years ? Is it me getting old is this corner of the planet really.. special ?
Socializing in Cebu has proved harder than expected. I thought it would be as easy as in Bangkok, but I had forgotten a tiny detail :I am not working, hence no network. I don’t belong to any Church, and my full time Mum Schedule is actually pretty tight. Driving the kids back and forth to school, to the dance, cooking, shopping and stressing on what I could do better are enough activities to fill my days !
Cafés, food, music are some of those little things that recently made me feel completely out of my depth. I miss my basic points of reference.
When did the honeymoon end ? I really loved our first months here, discovering our neighborhood, exploring the markets, tasting Filipinos food, trying to learn the language.Now all I feel is irritation: because it takes 2 months to get a parcel from Europe, because the dry cleaners never respect any schedule, because the traffic is hectic, because I can’t find a cream without whitening agent. I miss Paris, my friends, a real Thai massage and notably wearing my Hugg! I want to get out.of.there !!!
Arghhh! felt so good to eventually spill it out! Thanks for bearing with me 🙂
So What now? Time to roll up my sleeves and move on: I just enrolled to great online classes starting next week, volunteered to be the VP of the Parents Teachers Association of the Attila’s school, finally invested in a two-month yoga pass and last but not least book us a week in Seoul for Maelle’s birthday!
Just like the rainy season here, this little blues too shall pass…
Breath in…Breath out..and repeat the mantra:
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