Friday, October 12, 2012

RUN!


Leaving, it's not always bad. Right?

Though at times there's a bit of either sour or bitter taste that comes along with it, especially if you're leaving behind something, someone or someplace you love, or maybe goodbye is unwelcome, still that decision of leaving can be for the better.

The other night I went out for a practice run with the rest of the Bugoys near the Gardens by the Bay area in preparation for the Adidas and Nike marathons, and then nearing towards the end of the trail, my friend, the ex-blogger Mr. Whattaworld himself, started opening up:

MW: We are leaving Singapore in December.

ME: Whut?! No kidding?!

MW: Yup. We're going back to the Philippines. Babes (his wife) wants to take a rest for a while, so we talked about it and made a decision last August.

ME: Seriously?! She's not pregnant, is she?

MW: Hahaha no! Not yet!


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So when is leaving good?

One, if leaving means going back home, then that is considered good. Right?

Two, if there is dissatisfaction with your current situation and you want some change, then leaving can be a good option to consider.

Three, if there is a certain longingness in your heart, and you want to pursue something, which will entail leaving, to satisfy that.


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I was dumbfounded when he told me the news. In my mind I was like, "What will happen to the Bugoys now?"

I thought about it some more, took a deep breath, and told him and the rest of the guys:

ME: I have a confession to make...

I am leaving Singapore this year too.


27 comments:

  1. Agree. Leaving is not always a bad thing, especially if the longing for home calls you.

    Nakakagulat ka, pero I know you're happy with this decision. :D

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  2. NO, you are not leaving yet! :-(

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  3. awwww... ako siguro next year pa :(
    there's no place like home.

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  4. I'm sold-out to number 3! Longingness in your heart to pursue your purpose! - Jeff

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  5. napansin ko, parang madaming nagsisiuwian from sg ngayon. dahil ba yan sa immigration concerns ng mga locals?

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  6. diba iskeri ang mga ganitong desisyon?

    I don't know, leaving or being left behind is a tough tough experience.

    agree ako sa 3 things about leaving as good thing.

    Nakakashock naman ang panyayare sir gasul, pero i know na napag-isipan mo na yan.

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  7. honestly, kung ano ang makakabuti at gusto ng puso mo at ni God, yun ang dapat sundin. yun lang.

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  8. Heya gasoline dude! i hope to meet you in Sg before you go back to Ph. I'm a CS member too and am going to go backpacking in Sg & My from Oct 25-Nov 9. I've posted in Sg group but no reply yet :(

    Welcome home in advance.

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    1. I'm not. I wish i am. :) I'm just a lurker hopping from one blog to another.

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    2. I am not. I hope I am. I'm just a lurker, reading and hopping from one blog to another.

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  9. Heya Gasoline dude, i hope we can meet before you bid SG goodbye. I'm also a fellow CSr and i'll be doing backpacking SG & My from Oct 25-Nov 9. I've already posted in Sg group but no reply yet.

    Hope to bump with you around. cheers! Btw, not all goodbyes are sad....it might be another blessing in disguise :)





























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  10. So welcome to the club bro! Pray pray & pray, kahit saan naman I-bless tayo ni Lord so no worries!

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  11. whatever the reason is, if you're happy then that's it! welcome home! :)

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  12. Welcome back home ser. Magbabalik bayan kana. 1st time here. Nagpagas lang. :)

    http://www.archieviner.com/

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  13. there always comes a time when we all got to leave something behind..., whatever your heart desires..., follow it :)

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  14. I remember ending our round-the-world trip... Okay, that's not exactly what you call leaving, but hope you get the point. LOL. It felt like quitting the supposedly year-long odyssey, but yeah, I just felt ready to come home. To put it in a cheesy way, I found what I've been looking for and I wanted to come home to... Eat my mom's pinakbet :)

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  15. whatever decision you have for sure its for your own happiness! life is good!

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  16. kung ano nasa puso mo kuya gasul yun ang sundin mo. tsaka kahit naman magkahiwahiwalay na kayo ng mga friends mo eh friends pa rin naman kayo =D

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  17. there comes a time na talagang mamimiss mo talagang umuwi.. lalo na pagmalayo ka na... i was there 12 days sa sg and kahit na subrang saya dyan eh may times din namang ginusto ko ding umuwi agad...

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  18. cheer up...goodbyes can also mean see you later you know...:)


    xx!

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  19. whatever your decision is, i know you've thought about it many times. good luck on your undertakings. wish to see you home soon :)

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  20. Well, I'm going home, back to the place where I belong And where your love has always been enough for me I'm not running from, no, I think you got me all wrong I don't regret this life I chose for me But these places and these faces are getting old So I'm going home, well I'm going home

    feel ko lang kumanta. hehe. good luck!

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