When you live in a foreign country, how long will it take to feel like a local?
My answer would be when a passer-by asks you for directions ^_^
I've been living for a bit over three years now in Munich and recently been asked for directions ( as if I myself know my way around pretty well!?). And one time at a DM store, standing in front of a greeting cards ' stand, a woman asked me how to say 'Happy Birthday' in German as she was looking for a BD card. It can be a bit overwhelming having to pick a card when you don't know the language (well, sometimes you can guess from the pictures and stuff). Hmm...don't i look foreign anymore..? It must be a good sign..hah! That incident recalled the first time I wandered around the same shop asking a woman how to say 'hair conditioner' in German (it's not even a wee bit close to English!).
Last Sunday, Sao and her family stopped by to borrow some books and magazines. So I invited them for late afternoon tea and blueberry muffins. Sao and the little Adnan will be going to Thailand for three weeks, lucky them!
On Monday I met P'Neung and Nueng in town as I had my day off before Siria's return the next day. Guess what, we had a coffee at Starbucks again this time (it was like a month ago I last saw them!)
On Thursday Siria, Salice and I were home alone as her mother left for a one-day business trip. We listened to jazz music in the afternoon and that put both the baby and the dog for a little nap ^_^
Isn't she super cute or what!
Speaking of Sao leaving for Thailand, my other friend, Nina, also left for the States for three weeks. We managed to meet at a McDonald before her departure.
Later that week, I finally met with Florence( a Swiss IT gal whom I was supposed to meet a few months ago but due to the mixed-up meeting point we missed each other! )
We had a good laugh. She seemed nice and a good chatter.
Summer is approaching. It's time to check out outdoor swimming pools and see if there's a convenient place I can go after work. I am trying to ditch my laziness...huhh..
Christmas Down Under
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