Dealing with Pseudo-Home

I’m part of a TCK stock.

It all started 28 years ago when my mom came back to the Philippines from Cyprus after being there with my dad for 3 months. She announced that she’s taking me with her to Cyprus in 20 days. I was in the 2nd quarter of my 4th grade at the time. In Cyprus, the school year starts in September while the Philippines starts its school year in June. That meant I had to abruptly cut my studies to move to a strange country for the first time in my life, and then restart 4th grade in September.

Everything went quickly, from getting my passport to the day my mom and I left for Cyprus. I was neither scared nor excited because my 10-year-old mind still can’t fathom what I was about to experience… A start of a wonderful journey that will help shape me as a person and made me who I am today.