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"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home." ~Carol Nelson | by mediman30
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"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home." ~Carol Nelson

"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home." ~Carol Nelson

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Today is a memorable day for me. Eight years ago, I was sat inside one of Emirates' jumbo plane Boeing 747 when the pilot announced, "Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to begin our final descent into London, currently the weather is..." Yes, I made that long journey from Manila to London to start a new life in England. 8 Years have passed but I can still vividly remember the day when I first set foot at Gatwick International Airport. I was only 25 at that time and never have travelled outside the country so the 18 hours long flight from Manila to London was a completely new experience for me - mixed feelings of excitement, great pride and anxiety for all the uncertainties that may come my way. I knew that it was a big decision and a risk to take to leave my family and friends to work abroad but there was no doubt that the opportunity that was given me doesn't come very often. I felt it was something I couldn't say 'no' or I could decline the chances and ask myself for the rest of my life, "What if....?" At that time when I had to make this life-changing decision in my life, I was very positive that God had the grandest plan for me and everything will be fine.

 

Thanks for being part of the wonderful memories!

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Taken on November 26, 2011