Monday, June 14, 2010

moving home

'And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
Giving me enough time in my life to grow up
Time, be my friend
Let me start again'


last weekend jp and i moved our home from teachers village to timog avenue.



looking back, i moved house more than 10 times in the last 5 years. i lived in a house, a hotel, a flat, my mom's place (!) and now a condo.

i don't know exactly why this is so. i guess my lifestyle and my life choices have made me into what you can call a new age nomad. i suppose had i relinquished my aversion for owning property (as it ends up owning you), i would have saved up to buy my own place. and this would have not been so. this resistance coupled with my lackluster performance in money-saving is a perfect formula for NOT owning anything permanent.

so i move house often.

i find each move is arduous, taxing and emotional. i guess because when i live in a place, albeit temporarily, i try to put a personal stamp to it. this can be as simple as putting up my own curtains or (as in the last place) re-upholstering the dining chairs. so outside of the actual drudgery of packing, unpacking, cleaning up and carrying stuff, i feel i loose something of myself to each move.

the plus side, i suppose i discover a new side of myself in each move. like being a good uncle when i moved back to my mom's place or finding joy in the sound of birds singing when waking up in the morning in the last place we've been in.

more than that, i suppose the fact that i move with jp (for the most part) makes it bearable.

so, let it be known - i moved again. but many things remain constant.

'And I've learned
That we must look inside our hearts
To find a world full of love
Like yours
Like mine
Like home...'

11 comments:

Dhon said...

Good Luck!! :)

kawadjan said...

"had i relinquished my aversion for owning property..." So shoes are not classified as "property"? Dahling, believe me, they're the best investment around.

(Nice to see you're blogging again. You were missed!)

id said...

like i said years before - as long as you know where home is, that's a good thing.

kiel estrella said...

@ dhon - thanks!

@ kawadjan - darling, it's reminiscent of carrie bradshaw's dilemma when she had money problems, i am, literally, the old lady who lived in her shoe(s). unfortunately, only fairy tales afford us such fantasies.

@ id - do i?

id said...

good question. and one that perhaps you should find the answer to :-)

The Zen Bitch said...

luv the new look of your blog!

The Zen Bitch said...

luv the new look of your blog

kiel estrella said...

@ id - will do and will keep you posted.

@ zb - thanks. the design reminded me of paul smith late nineties.

boxes for moving are a must have said...

I have constantly moved house all my life so completely understand where you are coming from.

love the design of your blog and wish you all the best of luck in the future!

pot session said...

i think im headed towards the things owning me phase but i live w/parent, room w/my brother so oks lang.

as for u, sabe nga ng bpi (or some other bank), its never too late to own a home.

kiel estrella said...

@ boxes - thanks. i wish you luck in your moves too

@ pot - lecheng bpi yan

Regular Readers