Yes. I am still here, unfortunately I was not able to pay attention to my blog from the day my sister Jolly Vi and her family got back from the US for a summer vacation here in the Philippines. I kinda feel bad not blogging but every time I get to have a free time, I just sleep it of. Lately, I have been out of the house, swimming here, traveling there. It’s fun, no regrets after all since I am spent real quality time with ny niece Air Crinkle and sister Jolly.
Anyway, I have a few thoughts in mind that I want to share for the past weeks of not blogging:
1) Laughter can be found in a paper bag.
Before going to work, I usually visit the supermarket near our area. Now, there are trying to cut the use of plastic, needless to say, I went to work with a paper bag. I had a hard time waiting for a cab to arrive. It seems that during that time, I was not so lucky, all cabs that passed me by were all taken. So I decided to take the usual FX (air-conditioned transport vehicle with a maximum capacity of 10 people). I sat in the middle part, first thing I noticed, the Colgate I bought caused a small hole in the brown paper bag. All the time, I kept on praying that my paper bag will not break full force.”We’re almost , stay with me please” I kept on repeating to myself like it was a powerful mantra. I guess the poor paper bag didn’t listen, because when I was about to get out of the FX, my groceries fell one by one, Loacker here, candies there, toiletries all over the area. I felt so ashamed, the two ladies beside me helped me pick up my stuff. I was walking with the torn paper bag, holding my all my stuff to my chest and hoping they will not fall. It made me realize that no matter how stupid we are sometimes, we can still laugh it out. I guess that’s the best part, being happy in not so happy moments.
2.) Kids can lessen stress most of the time.
From the day my cute little niece Air Crinkle arrived, I always want to go home immediately. As early as 6 A.M. everyone is awake and playing with her already. She looks so lovely and her smile takes away all forms of problems. When you hear children’s laughter, everything sounds so perfect! My parents, brothers, sisters and relatives loves to be around her. I hope she will stay with us, but soon they have to leave again, that’s the sad part.
3.) Grade school friends can be oh so cool!
I cannot be so sure when was the last year I saw Niel Marcelino. I cannot decipher his face as a kid. He attended Air’s 1st Birthday last Tuesday and it was really nice seeing him. We had coffee with Ghel (one of my best buds) and talked about life and it’s perks. I guess when it comes to being friends with a person, it does not really matter if you get the chance to see them all the time. You can feel if a person is sincere about what they are saying and I believe Niel is one them, cool and light as a feather. No restrictions in stories for he will understand. By the way, Niel and I worked on a visual poetry when I was in Dubai, the project turned out to be pretty good, it even got published within Asia. 🙂 Cheers to us!