Flick off Those Homesick Blues / 想家愁緒通通走

It was already late in the afternoon, and I was still rolling around my bed with a heavy body; I could have easily blamed the weather and the whole new atmosphere for my sickness but there was something more.

Homesickness. That thing that I labeled as a myth finally caught up with me and proved itself. No matter how much I had anticipated this new independence and change, it was affecting me physically.

It is an easier choice to stay indoors and sulk all day until the feeling wears off but push yourself to get out there and explore your surroundings. Remind yourself of why you were so excited about this new place in the beginning. If your schedule is too loose, fill it up and discover things that you truly appreciate. On the other hand, find ways to relax yourself if your days are too stressful; put down your book and go for a breather.

Meet new people; having friends that can support you whenever you feel down is what makes an environment a place to call home. We all need worthy individuals to whom we can pour out your time and effort.

There are few bits of ritual that I maintain whenever I crave for home; I would occasionally cook my dad’s chicken stew – it does its magic of taking me back to our family dinner table. However, it is still on its way to perfection.

There is no shame in wanting to reconnect with people that has been part of your previous daily routine. Be it a 30-seconds-call or a simple Facebook message, constantly keeping in touch with your loved ones will flick off those homesick blues.

Writer: Julianne DIONISIO (Jockey Club Humanity Hall)
Images: Rachel MAN (Lee Shau Kee Hall)

Some of us may be missing our family already. After all, they are our main source of support. You are not alone on that. We are happy to support you always. 新來的宿生可能已經開始想家了,畢竟在家千日好,家人永遠是你最好的支持。別怕,我們也在你的身邊支持著你!

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太陽已經高掛在午空中,而我仍在床上披著沉重的身驅輾轉反側。壞天氣和新環境首先躺槍,可是這種不舒服不單純由這些原因誘發。

思鄉病。傳說中的思鄉愁終於在我身上印證了其存在。即使我對此不同以前的獨立及轉變已有心理準備,思鄉情緒還是降臨在我身上。

人總想留在室內「摺」在一角,直至思鄉徵狀褪去,才出外探索周圍環境。提醒自己當初為什麼對這個新環境那麼興奮。如果時間空裕,填滿它、發掘真正有興趣的東西。反之,時間太緊張的找方法放鬆心情,放下教科書,做一會運動。

認識新朋友,跟給你家的感覺、任何情況都支持你的人做朋友。人總需要一個值得付出時間交心的朋友。

每當我想家,有幾種習慣我會做。有時候,我會煮我爸拿手的炖雞,雖然我手法還未到家,但這道菜總能帶我回到老家的餐桌上。

想跟以前每天都有交集的人重新聯繫,很正常,沒什麼好羞的啊。無論30秒的電話或是簡單幾個Facebook短訊,常常與親人聯繫,就能擊退所有思鄉和想家的愁緒。

文:Julianne DIONISIO(賽馬會敬賢堂)
譯:楊雅怡(賽馬會群智堂)
文:文苳晴(李兆基堂)

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