Thursday, June 25, 2009

on the regular, an ordinary day.

things have been getting better lately. i mean, of course, if i really do think about it (or if i gave myself time to think about it), id think about the negatives like:

*how i miss home (OH SO MUCH ! -_-)
*how i havent had much time as a musician
*comfort zones arent the same (obviously)

the list can go on and on...

but i know im not the only one thats decided to do something like this. so i know that, ultimately, im not alone in this sort of situation. and as time has been doing its work, im not alone. literally. yes, ive made friends, and im starting to really know my way around. when i wake up every morning, im not shocked or surprised to see what i see; to smell what's cooking on the street corners; to feel the humidity from the tropical weather. while in class, random thunderstorms begin. not one girl yells the expected scream. when a roach (GROSS!) or two comes into the classroom, there are no "OMG's" said aloud. its a regular thing. an everyday thing for them here.

today, my religion teacher told us to write our own psalm. and i really didnt know what to write. if you guys know me well enough, when it comes to writing, the first thing that comes to my mind is love. and thats what i wrote about. not that it really matters, just a random thought haha....

as i was saying, the regular things; the everyday things are obviously nothing new to the people surrounding me. and slowly, its becoming an everyday thing for "US" here. im glad im learning about my culture. im learning something i know i cant learn back home. what was once a culture shock is now a regular thing; and what i used to feel uncomfortable with is starting to become my right hand. but of course, it can never replace the feeling of being home. til i write again. <3

5 comments:

dionne said...

only in the Philippines Randolph. hehe. :D

Brenda Nguyen said...

You'll always have me telling you over aim to "go eat dinner" when it's 3am here and 6pm over there. ;) ..love you.

Julie said...

yay!! i'm so glad you're doing okay!! can't believe you're okay with the roaches though, omg, you're right. i'd scream! :D

if you call me, do you think you could call twice. like one right after the other. my phone is an asshole!!!! :[

triiish said...

no way? no one screamed after seeing the roaches? I would. HAHA. I live here in the Philippines too but I don't know a single friend not scared of roaches :)) or used to them for that matter. HAHA

Which school do you go btw? :) I stumbled on one of your vids in youtube and you have a great voice. goodluck on everything! Im glad your doing okay. :)

Michelle said...

What school do you attend? Girls screamed at my schools (high school and college) whenever we saw roaches. We rarely saw them though..