I've mentioned in my post Kaibigan sa America that I would rather be with Filipinos than be with OTHER RACES during free times, weekends, holidays and socials. If given no choice but to socialize with them, I feel safer if there are other Filipinos in the room with me.
Coming here, I've become anti-social in a way! LOL!
Well, first and foremost, what will I say? How will I socialize? Speak up and tell stories? translate galore!!! Be friendly, act friendly and be a friend?
I do not know where all these are coming from, but COMFORT ZONES. Not sure why, though. It's the unknown that is making me back out, thus the post To camp or not to camp?
Well, TODAY, thanks to my every supportive husband, I've attended the end-of-the-year-party with my colleagues at work ON MY OWN!
I've invited Filipino friends to come with me, even Filipinos who work in the same building with me, to no avail, they don't want to come too!
Armed with "I-can-do-this- attitude", I went. I ate, I mingled. I ate, I mingled some more. I found my comfort zone. I ate again! and then, I saw one Filipino (our first meeting too!). I survived. LOL!
It wasn't bad after all. It was good meeting new friends... like that small talk with the wife of my boss, that was fun! ... like making a co-worker's little boy cry, LOL!... like conversing with people I closely work with- this time, non-work-related talk! and just enjoying listening to people!
I learned it wasn't bad after all. I just needed to show up, enjoy and have fun! Filipinos or NO Filipinos!
... because a Filipino will show up, nonetheless. LOL!
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