Sunday, October 16, 2005

Being at home

I'm the youngest guy in my family so everyone always keeps their eyes on me wherever I am and I might just be a bit spoilt. Yes, I feel like that sometimes.

My dad passed away four years ago, my eldest sister 3 years ago, so I've experienced a lot of sadness and happiness in my life, which have had a deep impact.Living away from home is not easy for me. Of course I have good friends and they are on my side most of my time but I need more than that. I need the care of family like other people have. That's why I always feel great going back home for my holidays, talking to everyone in the family, going out with my good friends whom I've known for years. I love all of them, they make me laugh all the time when we are out or on the phone.

Living in Hanoi is still not easy for me as I still can't get into the Hanoian life style. The food here is a problem sometimes, too. Another reason is that my Vietnamese accent makes people think I come from overseas and they rip me off lots. I've tried really hard to be part of Hanoi but have not been able to in someways. I have a nice job, my bosses love me and my staff seem to be happy even though I can be moody.

Do not be surprised if you see me on the street in strange, moody clothes. That's me, Tu.


Preya said...

Tu, I'm sorry to hear about your losses. I can relate to your feelings of living in a place where you don't quite fit in; it's tough.

layered said...

I too am sorry to hear of the loss of your family members over time. I know I still think of my mother after five years gone.

But you have a remarkable capacity to reflect on both your losses and happiness at the same time. Then your write beautifully about your reflections. And your posting usually reflect your happiness and taste for good things. That is why I enjoy reading your blog.

Van Cong Tu said...

Hi Overlain and Preya
Thanks for your comments and your sympathy. One just has to get on with life, doesn't one, but we can still spend time thinking about those who have gone.

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