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mga bibitbitin ko pabalik ng Amerika kapag naka-uwi ako sa Pilipinas

they say if you’ve been living in a foreign country for more than 5 years, then its unlikely that you’ll want to go home; unless you are forced to.  my four-year mark is on june 14 of this year which, if popular opinion is correct, would mean that in a year’s time i wouldn’t dream of coming back to the Philippines anymore. the saying has some truth to it i guess; we have been used to living here. but we have never dreamed of staying here for good – only for the next few years of our young adult life, at the peak of our earning potentials – after which we dream of coming home to give back to the country that we love and very dearly miss.

however, i have promised myself that i would take my summer vacation in Manila in 2 year’s time – by 2012 – after i finish school and before i start working. i can already see myself breaking this promise, but i am still hoping i can keep it. either way, the point of this post (and this unnecessary intro) is to list the things i would probably hoard if given the chance to come home, even if it’s for a brief moment. most of these are not available in the Filipino stores here, or are ridiculously over-priced.

(1) karton-karton ng Tortillos na red na wala ditoo!! my ultimate happy food that i haven’t had for 4 (soon 5!) years!!

(2) plastic cover para sa mga libro. pangit yung plastic book covers eh. by the bulk ang bili ng regular plastic in rolls – only libraries purchase them.

(3) Purefoods sisig in cans. Nissin’s sili-mansi yung jumbo packs – wala sa Filipino stores dito eh, bakit kaya…

(4) Spanish sardines, Ligo sardines (yung red), Rose Bowl sardines.

(5) Champ ng Jollibee (lahat ng kaya kong dalhin! i live in the east coast, 6 hours away from NYC – walang Jollibee samin!)

(6) tagalog books for kids and  my husband’s filipiniana books which he googles about every few weeks. tagolog cd’s of children’s song and dvd copies of Batibot. dvd copies of selected filipino films, mostly Bernal’s and some critically-acclaimed ones.

(7) parol na umiilaw or belen from Paete.

(8) a Baldemor painting, if we can afford it.

(9) Pilipinas shirts, polo-shirts, and jackets. sobtang mahal dito, naiinis ako – feeling ko uto-uto ako kapag bumili ako.

(10) kapatid ko (kung pwede lang ba eh…haay)

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