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Monday, December 12, 2011

Fashionista Butuanon talks about holidays being on abroad

Decorations, gifts, food, Christmas lights, fireworks - these are the things that make out holiday season. But what completes the whole package are our family and friends.

Myra Salas (assistant nurse, Singapore)
For some Butuanon ladies who are currently working on other countries, Christmas is way a lot different from what they are used to. According to Myra Salas, from Singapore,
December 2010 was the first Christmas she spent away from her family. Thank God she immediately found new friends after moving in Singapore to work as an assistant nurse. They cooked food and exchanged gifts. During New Year's Eve, she and her friends went to the famous Marina Bay and celebrated the welcoming of 2011. It was fun but spending it with her family in their home is way far better. This is her second time to spend the holidays far from home yet Myra said that she's still feeling lonely being away from her family.

Many Butuanons had already migrated to different parts of the world. They had already adjusted to the new culture and had already gotten over feeling homesick during the holidays. Judith Montilla, a physical therapist from California USA,  said that the first few years were difficult but as time went on, she got used to her situation. She started to have her own family and now has two beautiful girls. Even though she's already happy living in America, she said that Christmas in the Philippines is way better than any place in the world because of the family bonding and traditions.

For Catherine Busa, ex Project Manager in China, coming back in Butuan Philippines, after many years of being away from her family during holidays, is emotionally euphoric. She used to spend her Christmas and new years on working on her hotel room. 

Other fashionista Butuanon currently living abroad also shared what they miss about Butuan City, Philippines.

Yvette Villegas (nurse, Denmark)

  Denim tube dress from United Colors of Benetton, Cardigan from H and M, slim leather belt and suede flats both from Zara, watch from Fossil (ceramic),and bag from Esprit

"Exploring the wonders in Butuan with my family and friends makes me miss the most".

Karen Bonggot (student, USA)

 Beret from Charlotte Russe. Blue Cardigan: Forever21. Sailor Dress: Forever21. Polka dot tights: Ebay. Black Oxfords: Forever21. 

"I miss the awesome food in Butuan, especially the barbecue!'

Sherylvie Dy (nurse, New Zealand)

hooded jacket- billabong; bag- ripcurl; pants- dotti; boots - pulp

"I miss butuan because foods are everywhere even late at night."

Mai Mai Hiponia (medical technologist, USA)

Blue dress is from MICHAEL Michael Kors.. shoes and accessories: Shoe Dazzle (Kim K's online membership shopping)

floral maxi dress: Fashion Loco Online Store (Butuan, Philippines); bag/purse: Juicy Couture; accessories: Forever 21

 "What I miss most about Butuan...FOOD, the abundance of affordable and fresh seafood and sumptuous delicacies like palagsing, puto cassava, puto maya, etc."


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