Leaving Philippines: 10 Things I Am Going To Miss


“Dirty” Cheese Ice Cream and Corn with Powdered Cheese — SARAP!

Having lived in the Philippines for the last 14 years of my life, I’m certainly going to miss a few things — from the food, to the people, to the culture, to simple everyday things. Here they are.

10. My friends and family. I promise to always stay in touch. I hope you do too. #dontbeastranger #comevisitmeinBali

9. Dom – my car. You were lightning fast, always smelled good and got me to where I needed to go at all times. You will not be forgotten.


Named after Dominic Toretto from the Fast and Furious series

8. My doggies — Snowball and Dylan, 13 years old (74 in dog years). Wait until I come back, ok? In the meantime, behave yourselves and no peeing on the kitchen floor!


These two ❤

7. Cable TV with over 200 channels, most of which are in English. #sorryimnotsorry #keepingitreal

6. Filipino street food! Squid balls, chicken balls, fish balls, kikiam — you will always have a special place in my heart.


Filipino Street Food

5. 99.50 Play FM. I’m sorry to all my deejay friends but c’mon! this station hardly ever played commercials and didn’t go on and on and on with all the yapping. #djplaymysong


The station of the new generation — playing you the hits all day. 99.50, Play FM

4. English everywhere! Philippines has always been known to be ‘Asia without the language barrier’. Now it’s time to work on my Bahasa.

3. Cheese errthang! “Dirty” cheese ice cream (don’t knock it ’til you try it!), powdered cheese on corn kernels, Piattos, Nova, Lumpia Shanghai cheese rolls (Php1 each)… the list goes on an on.


Php1.00 only!

2. “Bayanihan” culture. It’s something I’ve always been so proud of about us Filipinos. #walangiwanan (no one gets left behind)


Bayanihan – innate in every Filipino

1. Last but most certainly not the least, Jollibee! C3 to be exact — Filipino style spaghetti with crispy, yummy Chickenjoy.


Sa Jollibee, bida ang saya!

About morenabeachbum

i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum
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