Dear Ms. Piggy (Love, or hate, thy Neighbor)


That’s the problem with neighbors. Either you’ll love them or you’ll hate them. Either way, they’re there for life so be careful how you treat them because they can make your home feel like heaven, or a living hell.

One of life’s mysteries is how people, adult at that, can be so insensitive & clueless. I guess as kids, they were never taught by their parents not to go to any home unannounced, or about overstaying their welcome. Which is why we should do our best now to educate them so they don’t get stabbed by their neighbors in the future & thrown in the sewage! :P

I’m blessed to be in a village where neighbors don’t bother each other. And also don’t bother to KNOW each other. In my 20 years, I only know the people from the house across because our kids are friends, and the one beside because they came to my FIL’s funeral.

I guess it can be both a blessing & a curse. Iba parin syempre ang bayanihan especially in times of need, but if I had a neighbor the same as yours, I’d probably sell my house & move as far away as possible asap! Lol-JK.

I too value my privacy. There are just times when you want to be alone & anti-social. It’s during those times that company certainly doesn’t help. Maybe consider locking your door? If she asks you then say you don’t feel well & are resting. Tell her you’ve been feeling sluggish lately so you have taken to napping in the afternoons or mid-mornings. Just be nice & sincere about it since as you said, you don”t want to burn bridges.

One surefire thing that I can give you as an advice is put her to work. Ipa-day off si Inday. See how fast she’ll get out of your life. I know it sounds cruel, but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures right? ;)

Set aside chores for when she comes over & ask her to help you. Complain about being sick or too tired, then leave her to do the rest. One week of this treatment and for sure, you’ll get her out of your hair. I mean, who likes housework?

If she still doesn’t leave you alone, then just look at it as a blessing. At least someone else is cleaning your toilet. :P


Dear readers, if there is anything you would like to add, feel free to do so on the comment section below. :)

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Naku! Balak ko pa naman tumira diyan sa inyo ng 2 months, hahaha….

    August 9, 2014 at 10:35 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Basta ikaw most welcome!! :-*

      August 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply ericjaz foodies

    Wonderful advice as always! Sensible, loving, and helpful!!!

    August 9, 2014 at 11:09 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Jaz!!! <3

      August 9, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply KassTastrophic

    Wala akong ma-add na nice. Because I value my privacy very much, first offense nya pa lang, tatalakan ko na sya. Hahaha!

    August 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahaha omg kasi hindi kita pwede i-guest blogger sa Dear Ms. Piggy series ko my gulay!! Giyera patani ahahahahahha! :-*

      August 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm
      • Reply kassTastrophic

        Pwede naman, Mommy Jane.
        Huwag lang sa tungkol sa neighbors. Hahahaha!

        August 11, 2014 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Emily Go

    Im not neighborly AT ALL. When I drive up to the garage tapos natyempohan ng neighbor, I pretend na im texting someone or may kausap ako sa phone. Sometimes I wait inside the car and chaka na ako lalabas kung wala ng tao hehehehe

    August 10, 2014 at 1:01 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Sometimes kasi it’s hard to be overly friendly with neighbors kasi for life na yan kung pareho kayong hindi umuupa haha. Ok sana if pleasant ang neighbor. Eh paano na kung bruha pala hahaha! :P

      August 10, 2014 at 7:52 am
      • Reply Emily Go

        Korak! I dont plan on selling my house anytime soon. Plus I cant take the invites to parties and then ayokong ma obligang pumunta hahahhaah

        August 10, 2014 at 8:24 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          hahaha!!! ;P

          August 10, 2014 at 8:45 am
  • Reply med

    Don’t open the door when she knocks! LOL

    August 10, 2014 at 11:50 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahaha eh paano na meding pag feeling close at hindi na marunong kumatok??? ;))

      August 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply edelweiza

    So far, okay naman mga nagiging neighbors ko. But I like your advice ha, if ako yun, aalis din ako ora mismo dahil tamad ako sa gawaing bahay. Hahaha.

    Between Edwin and me, he’s the one more approachable and friendly. Kahit bagong kilala lang, mabait na agad, hindi man lang magkaroon ng doubts and hesitations. Haha. Ako kasi normal lang, pag nakilala ko na ng mabuti tapos okay naman yung tao, saka pa lang ako nagiging madaldal at tutubuan ng concern and love para sa tao na yun. :)

    August 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ako naman super friendly lalo na alam kong not forever ang relationship hehe. Ok ako sa panandalian, no prob kasi bukas hindi ko na makikita so being nice for a day doesn’t hurt. Mas cautious ako to be friendly kapag pang-matagalan kasi hello, forever nasa buhay mo yan kelangan ng major isip-isip moment if type mo ba talaga bago maki-close diba. :P

      August 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

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