Home Sweet Home
Posted on December 28, 2011
It has been exactly a week since I landed on my national soil. It’s slippery, wet, and smelled of pine: attributed to the Pacific Northwest. I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it- not specifically the rain- until I saw my neighborhood, my house, my stuff.
It has been a long eight months abroad, touring and sojourning in SE Asia. As much as I enjoyed it, enthralled in it, I’m glad to be home.
Therefore I must apologize for my delay in RP subs and lakorn commentaries in general. I will finish them, as I’ve made a commitment to you, it’s just a matter of getting internet and preferably not from a coffee shop =)
So what’s going on in your life in the past week (did I miss anything?) What’s your New Year’s plan? Chinese New Year? Resolutions?
Whatever it may be, I wish you the best and most happiest, safest holiday, my friends, near and far.
Welcome back Fia! It must be nice to live abroad for that long! If I have the time and resource, I would love to sojourn in SE Asia and other parts of the world! I’m back to my normal grind of not being somewhat obssessed with Thai lakorn! (ahem Game Rai Game Ruk) But what a good way to be distracted…can’t believe 2011 is over! Are you dreading 2012? Especially with the Mayan prediction that 2012 will be over? Me, no. I’m just living my life like there’s no tomorrow! 🙂
As for resolutions, here goes an article I found that I will try to live my life by!
1) Speak less, reflect more
2) Worry less, love more
3) Hold less, express more
4) Judge less, forgive more
5) Do less, be more
P.S. Also, to rid of my credit card debts! Ahhh….
Thanks Mao! I’m not dreading 2012, come what may =) It appears a lot of the bad things in the world has already happened in 2011, I think 2012 is the dawn of a new day, we all can start anew and fresh. I don’t usually have a personal resolution- adhering mostly to work resolutions- I’ve learned from the past that personal resolutions are so hard to achieve lol. I mostly create more immediate goals and keeping longer, future goals somewhere in the back of my mind. I love your things to live by though, thanks for sharing!
Traveling has it’s pros and cons. I was living abroad for 8 months as an expat and it has its share of challenges. I learned a lot though, and am grateful for the experience.
So you’re not watching any lakorns?
I briefly watched the new lakorn Saam Num Neua Thong (3 Golden Men) but my interest started to wane away after the first episode! I might go back to it to give it a chance or wait for you to recap it if you do! I think Game Rai Game Ruk is ruining a lot of other lakorns for me! 🙂 Right now, I’m just catching up on my leisure reading and currently reading “One Day” by David Nicholls! And yes, I have to agree with you that personal resolutions are really hard to achieve but it never hurts for me to think I can one day achieve it even if it does fail year after year…sad face! 😉
Welcome back! I am in the PNW too….and when I leave it I miss it like you did ain’t nothing like home sweet home. (from Alabama). Waiting patiently for the recaps/vid etc from you…thank you for working on this show I can’t find it anywhere else.
Hi Craxycat! Thanks for the warm welcome, I adore the PNW, lived here all of my life! I love wearing my gloves, scarves, fleece sweatshirts, tights, boots, and all of the other good stuff that goes along with the rainy, cold weather haha. Although I can use a little bit of sunshine and humidity right about now =) I appreciate your continued support of my blog, I have the internet gurus visiting me this Friday for installation, can’t wait to play catch up!
Welcome back =) and I know exactly how you feel since I just came home from my one week vacation =) (From Montreal to Toronto)
Thanks Harija! I would love to visit Toronto one of these days.. I hope you’ve overcome your jet lag =)
Enjoy your time back home! 🙂 Work is still sapping the life out of me unfortunately. I can’t wait for the new year/chinese new year holidays for me to catch a breather!
J, dearie! It is so strange to go a day without chatting with you. I hope Chinese New Year comes by sooner than later, that way, you can have a nice long break. I did notice that you’ve written your 2011 K/J drama list, tying up what’s left of this year. I only wish I can start having normal internet again (soon as the internet elves will install in my house.) Remember how I said that I’m going to be home for Christmas holiday? Well, it appears that I may be here for good again. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet. No more long sabbaticals in SE Asia (yes I didn’t work for 8 months).. no more Ch.3 on my fingertips (which I feel so far removed that way) and no more on similar timezones as you! Nothing is official yet.. but I just sense that my sojourn in SE Asia will just be that- a sojourn.
Indeed, I miss the days where we could do ‘live’ chatting on lakorns and whatnot. Now my life revolves around work and any post longer than a paragraph has to wait for the holidays. Sigh, at least I have a job to fret over? Hope your internet gets fixed soon because I know how tough it is to be disconnected in this day and age where going online is such a big part of our lives. Has your time been well spent on unpacking and smelling the flowers? heeh. 🙂
I’ve been catching up with family and friends a lot recently and completely neglected on the ‘unpacking’. Fortunately, most of the clothes I need for this cold weather is already available in my closet, as the summer clothes are still tucked nicely in my luggages =) I should have internet tomorrow afternoon, so excited. Also, I’m hosting a baking party with the kids (little cousins, nieces, etc) so I’m pretty excited about that (I know I’m lame.) But since I haven’t cooked since I left the states, I’m looking forward to it! At any rate, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy New Years!
Welcome back Fia. I too can’t believe 2011 has ended.
Thanks Lilly, how are you? I hope all is well on your end. Watching any lakorns or just re-watching RM over and over again? =)
Happy New Year!
Hi lovefia !
I am doing fine. I can’t wait to “see you with us” again !
Lol. So far no lakorns for me. But nowadays I have had an obsession for old asian (japanese) gems : some kenji mizoguchi, kenji misumi, Akira kurozawa, “Nikkatsu”, ect…movies. There are movies like “Arigato san”, “the thirteen ronins”, “Sanjuro”, “Rusty knife”, “crazed fruits”, “ore wa matteruse”, “plains wanderers”, “Tokyo drifter”, “Kwaidan”, “lone wolf and cub”, “Zatoichi” ect…
Enjoy your NY holidays!! 😀
welcome home p’fia! although i dont live in the states myself 🙂
but it’s always nice to get back home! how was s.e. asia while you were there?
i spent my christmas week in nice, france..i have to say, winter is a good time to visit! it’s not too hot and not too cold, the weather’s good, the people are friendly and always helpful, smiling and there’s not as many tourists in winter as there will be in summer 🙂
happy new year, p’fia ^^
Happy New Year Fia! 🙂
@Lilly @inwlakorns @Sasha @J, hope you guys are having a wonderful start to this new year!
Happy new year lovely. All the best to you this year (especially good lakorn hihihihihihihihihi !)
Happy belated New Year ! Have a blast in the year of 2O12; our last year on earth xD hahahh
Happy New Year to you Cheny! I’m sure we will survive 2012 =)
P’Fia! You live in Seattle?????