SE Asian Rock, part 2: Up Dharma Down
Actually following up on an idea, here is a second video in my SE Asian Rock series. This is Up Dharma Down, performing Oo from their 2006 album Fragmented. This song was huge when I first got to the Philippines in 2007. Oo has been the soundtrack for many of my daydreams over the years.
Watching the video and hearing the song again made me realize (or admit) how much the Philippines had taken over my reality. I think that it actually became home, which I didn’t realize until I left. Right now, I’m definitely missing the place much more than I thought that I would. Maylin and the kids will be here in a couple of months, so we’ll see if it is family exclusively or the place that i’m missing.
Lack of job opportunities is one reason that I’ll have to deal with missing the islands. Another reason is that I’m not sure if i’m technically allowed back into the country at this point. For now, I’ll live out my life in exile, dreaming of wonderful weather and beautiful islands.