It's been a month since I moved to the US and my whole life did a complete 360-degree turn. It's also the same reason why I haven't been blogging for a while. I am currently juggling new roles and I could say that I'm adjusting well to this new life.
Kitchen experiments: Chicken with Mushroom Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies / Baked Rosemary Chicken with Veggies
Because I am not a 'housewife' yet, homemaker seems to fit me better. I am living with my boyfriend, which gives me a lot of household chores: cleaning, laundry, cooking, ironing (!), etc. Oh boy, it is not easy to maintain a whole house by yourself, and harder for somebody who was never used to doing chores regularly. I feel frustrated at myself sometimes on why I didn't learn these things earlier. However, I'm learning and getting better at it (especially cooking). Thanks to the boyfie for being so patient with me.
|Inside my university|
I went back to school last January for my graduate degree in George Mason University. For the longest time, I have this fear of doing academics again as I was 'traumatized' by the constant pressure back in college. Fortunately, the school environment here in the US is completely different from the Philippines. I am grateful that my professors and classmates are quite welcoming and helpful, my class schedule is awesome, and my university is so beautiful.
Life Away From The Philippines
I miss my family and friends, it's challenging to be on a different timezone but I try my best to catch up whenever I can.
I miss Filipino food. Good thing there's a Filipino store and restaurant a few miles from our house where I bought my supply of Lucky Me Pancit Canton and huge tub of Kare-Kare, but what I miss most are not available here (taho, pan de sal, sorbetes).
I miss attending blogging events. My heart breaks a little whenever I receive an email invite, but there's a lot of things to blog about here.
I'm happy to be finally with my boyfie. We have been on a long distance relationship for almost two years, and it's never easy to be always staring at my phone, making sure I have internet connection, not get enough sleep because of the time difference, and to pack and unpack clothes every few months.
|my first snow! :)|
I'm happy to not be stuck in traffic every day. Sorry for being tacky, but I love that the roads here are so wide and everyone follows the traffic rules that commuting here is quite easy.
I'm happy to be in a colder weather. It's 45F (or 7C) as I'm writing this post and I'm loving it (except when it gets too windy).
I'm happy that there's so much more to learn, to see and to try.
I promise to blog more regularly from now on. I can't wait to share with you recipes of the dishes I'm cooking at home, places I have been and things I have tried here. :)