🎶I’ll Be Home For Christmas…🎶

Hello Tomodachi’s,

How are you doing this fine Friday afternoon? As promised on my Instagram page (íf you follow me on Instagram, that is) I have made a blog post of my next travelling adventures as can be seen in the video below. Continue reading

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A gathering where I’m surrounded by new faces

Hello Tomodachi’s,

Good evening to you all. I hope you all are doing well this fine Thursday evening. I was unable to publish a blog post on Wednesday for which I sincerely apologise.

On today’s blog post, I would like to briefly speak about my experience during a dinner gathering hosted by the family I am currently staying with and Au Pairing for. On a few occasions, I have mentioned on my blog about how I work as an an pair for a nice and friendly Indian family and how I look after their two kids, ages 2 and 8.

Anyway, the dinner gathering included their close friends and their families who all originally come from Kerela, India, and now reside in the Netherlands (at least most of them do). They do not have the opportunity of meeting up regularly as to how this dinner gathering came to be.

The gathering on Saturday was the first time I have ever seen so many people from Kerela all gathered in one place. To be absolutely honestly, before I started Au Pairing I had not even known of such a state in India. So, as you could imagine I was a little overwhelmed that evening being surrounded by these many people from Kerela and seeing all their new faces. Not to mention, they all spoke the same language, Malayalam, and I was the only one whose mothertongue was English.

After getting over my initial nervousness everything else went well. All in all, the evening was nice, the food was really well made (with 3 of the dishes being traditional Kerela dishes) and throughout the evening everyone was very nice and I was able to have some nice conversations with a few people. Plus someone sang two Malayalam songs which I thought he performed pretty well on the spot.

Anyway, the point of this post was to tell you all that people should try going out into the world and meet other people, talk to them, get to know them and their experiences and their reality. Even if you may feel a little overwhelmed in the beginning and may be out of your comfort zone by doing something new, still go out, do it and mingle. You will be surprised how much new things you can learn from others in doing so. Life is a journey and it was meant to be explored.

WhatisAngieuptoMondays: Went to my first first Trick or Treat night!

Konnichiwa tomodachi’s (Hello, friends)! First of all Happy Halloween to you all!

And I would like you all to meet Angelika! If you follow me on any of my social media accounts you would know who she is. 😉

Are you perhaps wondering what I am up to this blessed Monday evening? Well, I am doing the same thing many other people are doing on this day and that is celebrating Halloween! I have already been out with the kids for a Halloween gathering that was  organised by parents.  Continue reading

We shall meet under the sun!

We shall meet under the sunKonnichiha (‘ha’ is pronounced as ‘wa’ in Japanese) my lovely followers and readers! Today is my Writing Related and Summer Vacation Fridays ( though I am no longer on summer vacation anymore) and it is my third day since returning to the Netherlands. I would like to share a poem with you all to mark my leaving Saba. This poem is called We Shall Meet Under the Sun. It is basically making a promise to see my beautiful island and my family and friends residing on Saba again next time, whenever that next time will be. Though it probably will be sooner rather than later.

A good friend of mine who I allowed to read my poem, about almost 2 years ago, said it sounded to her like I was writing a suicide note, lol. 😀 Do not worry. It is not anything like that. I’m still alive, right?! Lol. This is just a poem about a person and friend, who is leaving their loved one(s) behind but yet at the same time promising to someday meet again under the sun, wherever that sun may be shinning. Continue reading

It’s been one month since I have returned home

mango treeHello, ohayo, buenos dias, bon dia, bonjour, goedemorgen! How is everyone? Are you all doing well? I am fine as always 😛

I just got back home a couple hours ago from Jouvert Morning which usually starts at four in the morning, but I left home a little later and it stopped at around 7.30 am. I mentioned on Wednesday that this whole week has been Carnival week and it is almost coming to a close where Saturday and Sunday is the final parades where people dress up in costumes and dance around the capital, The Bottom.

Anyway, I wanted to make a blog post yesterday but due to the internet not working properly I was unable to post a anything, so I’ll be doing that today. Today is the 1st of August and it has been a month and a few days since I returned home on vacation. Continue reading