The Yuletide season is back and in our case, it's Christmas time again that marked another first for our small family. When we talk about Christmas, we usually think of “white” since it’s winter on the other side of the world. But here in New Zealand, there’s no such thing as a "White Christmas" since it’s summer here.
To be honest, migrating never crossed my mind before. My goal was to work my ass off, pardon my French, until I would be able to gain capital for a restaurant; I really wanted to be a restaurateur. This was my long term goal not until I became a mother. It’s true, priorities changed when you already have a child.
When I gave birth to Zane, we were to continue with working in Singapore and leave our son in the Philippines with my parents. Zane would come visit us in Singapore either with my mother or mother-in-law every 2-3months. It was until Zane turned 2 when I came to a realization that we were tired of this routine and being away from our son often would just add to the stress and missing important milestones in his life was heartbreaking.