Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ang paglisan

Habang papalapit ang araw ng aming paglisan ay tila baga lalong papabigat ng papabigat ang dinadala ko sa aking dibdib. Pinipigil kong maging emosyonal. Pinipigil kong ipakita ang tunay kong nararamdaman. Pinipilit kong ngumiti, kahit may kurot sa dibdib.

Ayaw kong iwanan ang aking pamilya. Ang aking nanay, ang aking kapatid. Ayaw kong mawalay sa kanila. Nais kong palagi akong nasa kanilang tabi kapag sila ay may pangangailangan. Ayaw kong makita silang umiiyak at nalulungkot sa aking pag-alis. Para akong hinihila ng depresyon. Dibdib ay parang sasabog.

Sa kabilang banda, batid naman naming lahat na ang panahong ito ay darating. Gayunpaman, hindi ito madaling tanggapin.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

kung anik anik

Hello everyone, I'm still alive and kicking! I'm sorry if I haven't been doing my blog rounds lately, wala na akong computer sa bahay. Medyo nakiki-ambush lang ng internet kay mamita. Anyway, our household goods finally got packed on the 8th of June, and was picked up the 11th. Man, it was a lot of work (for the movers of course). We used up a total of 8 crates. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that none of our stuff gets damaged.

Anyway, kahapon ay nagtungo kaming mag-asawa sa Friedberg to get a Power of Attorney for my in-laws. My car arrived in the States, and my in-laws needed POA to receive it. As we were pulling in the parking area across the legal office, may isang mahaderong German mover ang walang magawa sa buhay. He struck a golfball with a stick na sinamang palad na lumipad at dumapo sa rear fender ng aming sasakyan! I literally jumped out of the truck and started cussing him out. He turned pale and immediately called somebody who can translate for him. To make the long story short, we called the MPs, wrote his information down and we'll file a claim against him and the company. My gulay, ilang araw na lang ay isi-ship na namin ang sasakyan tapos ngayon eh nagkaroon pa ng dent the size of a golf ball! Kapag mamalasin ka nga naman, OO.

June 9th was hubby's birthday. To celebrate, we watched Aerosmith's open air concert in Butzbach (Hessentag). It was awesome!!!! Grabe ang feeling, hindi ko ma-explain. Kahit matanda na si Steve Tyler ay grabe pa rin humataw. Super galing pa rin sya, and he's a really great performer. It was an experience of a lifetime.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Our appointment for household goods pick up was the 4th & 5th of June. I was stressed out Sunday night (3rd) because I realized we weren't as ready as we thought we were. I got a little side-tracked watching season 2 of Grey's anatomy. Hubby & I are trying to finish the whole season before the packers pack our TVs.

I woke up at 5am Monday morning and busied myself with last minute stuff. 6 1/2 years of accumulated junk strategically hidden in different drawers sure amounted to a ton of trash that broke my back. Yeah, try carrying sack after sack after sack of trash from our third floor apartment down to the trash bin. Plus there's still curtains, clothes, beddings that needed to be washed so packers can pack them that day. Also had to make sure passports and other important documents are away from packers' reach. Things were really crazy........

Until we got the phone call that saved my butt. The truck broke down and had to be repaired. Lady luck must be on our side because the moving company had to reschedule us three times in a row (set for Friday the 8th for now). Clothes are scattered in the living room, boxes everywhere, pots & pans on the dining table, clutter galore! But I don't mind. I'm happy to still have a little bit of floor space to walk on. And to have a little bit more time to finish Grey. And a few more nights to sleep soundly on our own bed.