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searching for “home”

searching for home

so i’ve been in the philippines for a little over a week now and it has occurred to me that before i can start to really dig into this place i need to find a “home”. what is home? just a place where i can feel comfortable living for one to three months. i want to unpack my bag and put it away for a while. i want to stay in one place and feel what it might be like to be here for a bit. this is different from any other “vacation” since i’m not in vacation mode. i want to arrive at a place and say, “yeah… this could be me for a while”.

currently i’ve checked out Cebu City and Dumaguete neither of which really resonated with me. despite all the blogs and forums i’ve read from other expats saying they like living in either of these two places, neither has given me that “homey” feeling. I have no disillusionment that i’m in a foreign country and that home will and should feel a lot different from what i’m used to but i can say that i’m happy to be moving on tomorrow.

tomorrow i head to the souther island of mindanao and in particular davao city. will this be home? don’t know but eager to find out.

 

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da ben der?

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so i just got a “cab” from in front of my hotel and asked him to take me to a well know shopping center. he of course had no idea what i was talking about so i asked him to take me to the ferry which i think is next to where i want to go.

he asked me, “da ben der?” which i think is bad english for something but am afraid if i ask him any questions he will just drive away. so i nod and get in.

should be fun to see where i end up!