it was good to be home

and so the three weeks of sheer escapism came and went. i've been really bad with blogger lately. i know it's a sin if you've got thousands of things to blog about but you don't find the time to sit down and put all those fun and memorable times into written words. but nobody can blame me. it's been more than a year since i left the philippines and to have only three weeks to spare to be home again, that is pure torture.

anyways, i'm blogging now. so enough of the explanations. here's where i tell you how my three week vacation is not enough. it was not enough for me to fully enjoy everything that i've missed in the philippines. i was always in a hurry to accomplish my to do list. it felt like i would always run out of time. every day for the whole three weeks, there would always be old friends to meet, relatives to see, "padalas" to distribute, new eating places to try out, beaches to go to, hot weather to deal with (although i'm not sure if i missed that), foods that i truly missed to feast on, malls to wander in, pinoy dvds and other pasalubongs to hunt for and finally siblings, nephews and cousins to once again bond with. it was satisfyingly exhausting and i'm willing to go through it all again if given the chance.

however as with any other things, this too must come to an end, and it ended with me hastily packing my luggage at 3 in the morning right after my cousins, aunt and uncles went home after a videoke gathering at the house. it ended with me leaving behind my mom, sister and my nephew at the Davao City International Airport. it ended with my tatay and kuya sending me off to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. it ended with me fighting back tears while Joyce and I were wheeling our luggages inside the pre-departure area. it ended with a promise to myself that no matter how great these united states is luring me to their green pastures, i shall always come back to where i am truly home, heat wave and all.


balikbayan_box said...

makamingaw noh? sumtyms mangutana ko ngano man ko magbakasyon tapos hilak na sad pag balik nako diri

kay ngano dili na lang gani sa davao mopuyo waaaaaaaaaaa

basta inggit ako hu hu hu

Shawty said...

hmm its sort of the other way around for me. i cry before i get to go back to davao..

been doing this for like quite sometime but still im not so used to goodbyes.

i guess i should still keep my hopes up that one day we'll all be back home, in davao.

nerie said...

ing-ana jud nang life ayeza, we need to sacrifice certain things in order to get some other stuff. ihilak na lang gud nato...

shawty let's keep that hope burning! btw, i browsed thru ur blog and saw the jack's ridge/venue pics....aaay gimingaw kog samot!