missing few many things in life….. By Shalimar Born in the Philippines, raised in Europe and globetrotter. Category General Post navigation Previous PostPrevious…when cooking takes over your lifeNext PostNextrosh hashanah lunch, cap d’antibes, france 18 Comments Sha, I’d like to join you to the wet market. I can be your hand carrier ng grocery bag. I adore the people who work at the market. Syempre yung tatawad ka habang kumakain ka ng ice cream. Merry Xmas Sha. Hello Sha! It really shows, you are really missing Europe. Natawa ako doon sa number 2… what chemical was injected on it… hehehe… Have a nice weekend dear! That’s not funny! Anyway, I hope that you’ll get accustomed to your new environment… Merry Xmas and Happy New Year! Cheers, Rosa french marche are really one of a kind.. i understand why you miss them…there something with them…the color the smell , the variety and the freshness of products..marche de noel is also worth seeing too in france..:-) I am very fond of the Greek yoghurt (top it with honey). I found one in a local supermarket here, already mix with honey at the bottom, but nothing near as the original in Greece, but doable. And your sentiments about coffee in the US, I can completely understand. Not just the size and in a plastic cup, but the quality itself. Its just different. A street vendor was roasting chestnuts in Ventimiglia Italy (not a city that I like) and I was tempted to buy but never did, as I was not hungry at that time. Try to enjoy Florida and soon Bahamas. Find their hidden jewels Mao sad na akong na miss intawon kanang Fish Market,wa man gud na deri sa Munich ba. Musta naman inday!? Muaaah muaah to ya happy weekend! CHEH real fish market you know …. well it available in greece italy and france even in norway where i lived for a short while…. am ok getting ready for the Bahama trip. DP… well i get to buy the greek yoghurt and i mix it with muesli and honey a treat really its a bit expensive but luckily it comes with the food budget for the crew… am not a big coffee drinker but i just miss the idea sitting in a caffe ordering either an espresso or a cappucino and not having to deal with all the sizes… chestnuts… in Switzerland very common same in Greece the smell of it just make yo feel the winter and xmas itself will soon find the hidden jewels between the palms, malls and alligators 😉 DHANGGIT… marche de noel all over europe its the hustle bustle of the market is what i miss most. Am here in PB where everything is sooo perfect and well manicured just missing home Rosa i even miss Switzerland sometimes…. but surely i will be ok here just where I am is too well posh almost too fake to my eyes…. and food wise am discovering new exciting things slowly K yes you dont need to be my hand carrier we will have fun smelling tasting shopping….hahha tatawad habang kain ng ice cream pwede na rin hoi hoi frau sofie want to come and sit with me at banhofstrasse in zurich? and eat yummy things at sprungli? frohe weichnacten Hi Sha! Eh ang Pinas di mo na namimiss? enjoy the holidays and merry Christmas:) It’s easy to take pot-shots at America, but come on. The world’s vistas, landscapes, customs, people and cuisine aren’t the same and anyone that has wanderlust should be able to appreciate the beauty in these differences, be they manicured lawns, silicone, long nails, and perennial sunshine. Buy yourself a bottle of tupelo honey and when you’re back to wherever you’re from, you’ll probably wax melancholic over Florida. HI Jessy…. it does take time to re settle again…. am actually in the mood of melancholy of some comfort food back in Europe now that Christmas is fast approaching…. Am slowly getting my ways in out of Palm Beach now discovering shops and food…. I also been loving my ways in Ft Laud. This is not the first time I actually “live” for a short while here… years back I was based in Aspen Colorado for a while but the household of my ex boss was very European. I have once attended seminar about 3rd culture kid about resettlement we all go thru a phase of adjustments. But I do admit food wise you can never ever compare what France or Italy or Greece has to offer. These countries serve food by the seasons. all the years I have bumped around, I have live by what the market has to offer me. If you go through my archives I also went a stage of melancholy when I was in Oslo but months later I started discovering exciting new things…. I also know when time comes I will begin to love it here… I will re root myself again I know it will happen… but also you never know I might end up here for a long long time I was chatting with a friend of mine who was in West Australia and had asked me where I want to settle for the future…. I answered him where ever I find a place I really love and it maybe here or there… Dont worry about my mini rants with food…. I do appreciate my luck being here in Florida for a while… Oh I will be away for 5 weeks we will be the Bahamas will be back mid January. I already told my crew mates I need to explore Miami and the Keys (been there 9 years ago) Hello Sha! And when are you coming here? 🙂 Or maybe in Lucerne? In one of those coffee shops along the lake? Have a nice week dear! Hej Sha! How dare you sail to the Bahamas while I’m suffering the chilly, dark winter of Gotham City? LOL! You’re not serious missing the norwegian winter, are you? ;P Merry christmas and enjoy The Bahamas! Oh dear Sha, I know exactly what you are saying. I only split my life between two places and that is hard enough, while you have to accomodate to many — it’s a real challenge no matter how nice a new place is. Consider this — at least you are in Florida and now the Bahamas where there is some locally produced/caught fresh food. In Alaska in winter i really miss the food in Greece the most since we are 100% dependent on shipped in food. Plus it is dark and cold – right now it is 2F (-17C) – tomorrow the sun will rise at 10:10am and set at 3:40 pm (5 1/2 hours of daylight). I talked to the cousins in Greece this morning, and they were having a lovely beautiful day and harvesting fresh vegetables from the garden. It made me homesick for Greece (although when I’m in Greece, I’m homesick for Alaska. Go figure.) Anyway, I hope your chef is back so that you have a little more free time, and I hope you get to enjoy a little bit of Christmas. Best of luck, and happy holidays, Laurie Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.