Boracay Bliss

Finally found time to put my feet up and do something not work related. Work has been driving me insane this week so it's a nice break to download and watch three movies, new playlists, and to just write something.

While waiting for my laundry in the washer, I thought of editing pictures taken during my recent vacation with the family. The brothers and I planned on treating our mom with an all-expense paid (*cough* *cough* says my wallet) trip to where else but Boracay. I know she has been dying to see Boracay, blue waters and powdery white sand in its finest glory, so the destination was just a perfect gift for her birthday. And since it was ages ago since we had a vacation with my aunt, we asked her to tag along too.

After dividing the tickets and accommodation into three, and the airline diverting our flight to Kalibo instead of Caticlan, we reached Boracay Island and the next four days was indeed pure bliss, in paradise.

It was a nice sight to see my mom smiling from ear to ear. If she thanks God everyday for having us as her children, we thank God too for having her and for guiding us all the way to be the person that we are now.

It's Yihui's Wedding!

I might just be the most cynical person when it comes to love and relationships but it is a totally different story when I see my friends walk down the aisle and hear them say "I do."

My classmate and good friend in graduate school, Yihui, invited me to her beach wedding in Singapore. She was my partner in counting-down-the-days to semester break because that would mean going home for a vacation. I have been asking her of their plans when we were still studying MA and I can feel the excitement in her voice when she talks about the future. The wedding was very "Yihui," simple, beautiful and intimate.  

I stayed with Achie Jenny, my cousin, for three nights and bonded with my niece-god daughter Alyanna. She's my only god daughter who calls me "ninang." During the days I spent with her, I was hoping deep inside that she will be one fine woman some day (Gosh she talks a lot, quite more than I do!) I was only 14 when achie had Alyanna. We practically grew up together, saw her from infancy to toddlerhood, and now that she's already a "young adult" (well thats what she said!). And as I have told her, ninang will strangle whoever breaks her heart, chos! It was a relatively short trip to Singapore but the 4-day stay was lovely thanks to friends and family!