From year to year you meet different kinds of people, I mean character, belief, nationality, or even coming from the region where you came from or you speak the same language. Last December (2013) hubby and I was invited by one of our brother and sister in christ to visit Wiener Neustadt.
Wiener Neustadt is with 41.701 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013) is the second largest city of Lower Austria and is about 50 km south of the capital city of Vienna in the industrial area.
We visited and join the first christmas party of the Philippine Catholic Community at Wiener Neustadt.
We arrived around 2pm and stayed after we performed our dance number for that afternon. Late lunch was served after the holy mass followed by their program. What a wonder experienced to learn new friends from the region. One reads here so every now and then, that homesick usually occurs if you where abroad or far from home. Sure, you make new experiences and unforgettable experience. What would interest me, however, is how it is with the “normal” life, interpersonal relationships and homesickness. For us filipinos who are residing here abroad and living with our family is not really a problem. Maybe for those who are here just for work and their families are in the Philippines.
I am interested in time as it went to the people who were for a long time abroad also. Have you quickly made friends and settled you? The acquaintances have joined to form proper friendships, if so, after what period of time? How quickly did you generally settled?