Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Interview with Kristie... Point of origin

QUESTION NO. 1. Where are you from originally, where are you now and what brought you there?

I was born and raised in the Philippines... an archipelago in Southeast Asia which is composed of 7,107 islands... a beautiful tropical country of beautiful people rich in culture and tradition. I am now here in the northeastern most part of the United States. Maine, [the land of beautiful lighthouses] is now the place I call home. I migrated here May of 2007.

Fate, love, and sacrifice brought me to this far-far-away kingdom to marry the "love of my life" whom I met in the most unconventional way, in the most uncommon place, in the most unexpected moment.

Our love story is simple and ordinary with a twist of romantic charm brought about by modern technology.

As a 42 year old single-never-been-married woman, I thought I already missed the last train to marry-land and so I was so ready for what my fate will take me. And Cougar Town sounds a very interesting place to be. But then God has other plans for me.

My Interview with Kristie... The Introduction

Months ago, I received an email from a co-blogger asking me if I would like to share my experience and life as an expat in a foreign country. Most of you have already known that I am an Alien in this vacationland Maine. And being a foreigner from another country, I am considered as an expat. I thought the idea was great so I emailed her back. She sent me a questionnaire to fill up and I did just that. Months passed since I last sent her my email and still I have not received any information if she already published it or not.

Anyway, as I was digging up old files [and photos] from my folders, I came across with this interview questionnaire and thought… since I was the one who wrote it, I might as well publish it in my own blog. And since my PR also went down to zero for inactive blogging, this is a good idea to start all over again.

So, I have decided that I will published the entire questionnaire [one question at a time] to be able to share with you my life as a Carpenter’s Wife here in this foreign land in the northeastern most part of the United States. And I will also post photos that I have taken since I came here.

I will call my series of post… My Interview with Kristie. I hope you will find this new chapter of my life - interesting.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Falling for Fall

It's Fall. I love Fall. It's my favorite season of all.

Living here in Maine for almost 3 years now has transformed me. Just like the seasons, I think I am constantly changing. This could be a good thing for those who persive me as a Diva because I am no longer as such. I am now totally domesticated. And when I say domesticated I mean just that... I take domestic chores seriously. Those chores that I refused to do when I was still in the Philippines are now part and parcel of my daily existence here. Saturdays are my special day for romancing the laundry... pursuing my groceries... and bonding with my vacumm cleaner.

Living here in Maine for almost 3 years has given me a chance to appreciate nature. The changing seasons give me a chance to adapt to my new world. And the unpredictable weather helps me become predictable.

It's Fall. I love Fall because of its color. I love Fall because it highlights the color of my skin. Though my skin tone may not have changed or lightened a bit but it definitely stands out among the white locals.

It's Fall. I love Fall because of the beautiful sceneries. The vibrant monochromatic red hues of the landscapes provides a magical scenario that keeps on changing. And I just love how the same place changes everytime I pass by.

It's Fall and strawberry picking and chilly summer nights are over. Now, I will be looking forward to apple and pumpkin picking.

It's Fall in Maine. It's Fall and it's chilly out. I need to bring out my Fall outfits and start to bundle up. My scraves and gloves will always come handy. My coats and boots have to be kept tidy. And most importantly... I need to moisturize.

I just so love Fall.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Turning hardcore

Hubby loves the outdoor. He loves the outdoor so much that his weekends are usually spent outside our homes. It’s not that I am complaining, I do love outing too. It’s just that weekends are the only time I have for doing chores. And if we have to spend most of our weekends outdoors… my chores will surely suffer a tremendous blow.

I learned to love the outdoors one way or another. When I first came here, we spent all our weekends out-of-town camping. Oh well, I mean “hotel camping”. Yes, we brought all our camping stuff but we always ended up in a hotel because of 3 major reasons. ONE: the bathroom. I need a descent bathroom because for some reason… my “royal b**t” has a mind of its own. It won’t do what it supposed to do once I see a porta-potty… or worse… the woods. TWO: the bugs. I hate the bugs. For some reason, they like me. They eat me alive and chew me without remorse. And THREE: the clean-up: I hate cleaning up and packing things back up. All those left-over food, dirty laundry, and whatnots are driving me crazy. That is why for quite awhile we always ended up in the hotel so that Hubby didn’t have to deal with my whining.

But this summer, we finally went camping… FOR REAL!

And with regards to my 3 major concerns… they were addressed accordingly. One: the campground has a descent bathroom… complete with running hot water. Two: I had a stock of bug dope. Three: I learned a system how to make packing up more organize and less stressful.

Now, I am looking forward to another weekend before the ground freezes off.

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