Friday, October 23, 2009

My Interview with Kristie... The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

QUESTION NO. 7. What are some of the good, the bad, the ugly…and the funny things you have experienced living overseas? Please share any funny or fun stories you have about the place you are living.

Living in Maine for almost two years now, I have a lot of experiences both exciting and unexpected... both beautiful and ugly... both unforgetable and traumatic.

I am always amazed at how closed we are to nature. It amused me when I would meet a deer crossing the dirt road when I go for a morning run...


or wild turkeys in queue...


or some playful squirrels and chipmunks seeking for acorns at the backyard...

or a hungry bird having lunch.


I was so thrilled the first time my Hubby took me for a snowmobile ride to get pizza in the middle of a blizzard.


I can't forget the first time I caught my first fish when Hubby and I went ice-fishing in a frozen pond.

And I am constantly awed by the changing landscape of the countryside.


But living in Maine is not all about the good things. Maine is not a total paradise on earth. Winter in Maine is beautiful yet threcherous.




I hate driving in winter roads especially after a snow storm or worse... an ice storm.


10 comments:

My Public Secrets said...

Hello Ruthi,

Thank you for the comment ;-) I'm just dropping by to check your Blog too ;-) I like browsing your photos. it was so cute specially the one in the snow were you are ice fishing ;-)bydway, where are you from? very nice to meet you and God Bless ;-)

Ruthi said...

@MPS... thanks for visiting. I am from Liliw, Laguna Philippines.

BK said...

Beautifully captured of the good and bad. I believe the good has made going the bad easier. :)

Ruthi said...

@BK... thanks for the visit. I appreciate it.

PinayWAHM said...

Hi Ruthi...

Visiting you back. Grabe...going for a pizza sa gitna ng blizzard. Sounds exciting.....but I won't survive in that kind of weather. Pag nag 32F na dito feeling ko magiging yelo na ko....hahaha....

Juliana

Ruthi said...

@PinayWAHM... hahaha... akala mo lang siguro un. I was like that too when I was new here. But eventually, I learned to adapt to the weather and enjoy winter now especially winter activities.

kulasa said...

i'm having second thoughts about working on moving there...not second thoughts actually, i've been thinking about it for what seems like ages now...always wondering if i will be happy there...

Ruthi said...

@Kulasa... you will forever wonder if you will not try or experience it. Going back will always an option anyway. So if ever you do decide to move here... keep your options open.

Salitype said...

your so lucky to be so close to nature.

well, the bad experiences just doubled my resolved to turned those into good perspective.

i, too, have left the comfort of my home,pateros-philippines, to seek greener pasture elsewhere.not an easy thing to do but somehow if there's a will, there's always a way!

Ruthi said...

@Salitype... I understand. making sacrifices is inevitable.