Being away from our families and friends by working abroad isn’t easy; it’s tougher than you can imagine.  Inspite of our constant communication with them via Skype, phone calls, SMS and emails, we still long for their presence.

Honestly, there are times when I shed tears particularly when I’m alone in my room, or even just after Skype with my wife+our kid simply because I miss them so.  But then again, everything gets OK when I remind myself of the purpose of being here in Penang. I also keep in mind that I am still lucky to be with Filipino colleagues who became my friends. Believe it or not, they have been keeping my sanity intact, LOL! 😀  Seriously, they keep me company; they’ve become my  family here in Penang. 🙂

Enough with the drama.

A couple of days ago, we feasted over dinner some pizza and pasta from Pizza Hut, Prangin Mall, Georgetown.

And chocolate molten cake for our sweet ending…

The dinner was by one of my good friends and housemate, docAlvin as his post-birthday treat.

Salamat, Alvin, nabusog kami sobra! 🙂

the hungry pack : (R-L) docRonnie, docAlvin, docJhoram, docJacinta, docAnna & me.

Then today, I’d like to greet another good friend and colleague, docAnna a very happy birthday!

*applause, applause*

We’ll wait for your fettucine alfredo for lunch, OK? sarap ng libreng breakfast ng fettucini alfredo!


jejejeje 😀



14 thoughts on “OF FRIENDS AND PIZZA

  1. When I was in the same boat as you back in Jeddah, my Pinoy colleagues were also the extended “family” that I turn to for those moments of homesickness (in fact, we turn to each other for company). I hear you Doc, nothing really, despite Skype and all, can replace a loved one’s actual presence.

  2. Yes, it is indeed very tough being away from the people you love. Like you said, you’re keeping your eye on the prize. And you’re lucky, too, because you can see the light at the end of the tunnel (not the lights of an oncoming train!). You know when you’re going home.

    Enjoy the weekend – whatever the weather!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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