I haven’t been home (as in Tugue home) in a long while and seeing how much things have changed makes me all the more home sick. Bigla kong maiisip kumain ng cauliflower pops and the unbeatable gulaman sa Cafe Michelle/Hotel Roma then after, maglakad lakad sa Calle Commercio until I get to security bank na parkingan ng Caggay. I smile at the thought but then also remind myself na surely, a lot of things would have changed in 5 years.
Tequila, soju and a thousand-piece puzzle with karaoke on the side was just the most chill way to welcome you, 22.
May this year bring all of us the things, people and opportunities we have all been praying and longing for. ❤️
I keep on getting sick the last few months and to try to cope with everything, my mind just defaults to memories and people from back home. So this past few weeks, I did a lot of digging just to satisfy my yearning – old photos, videos, maybe a few messages/letters which were all stored in my external drive. Here’s one happy memory I found:
Opening Back-up >> photos >> 2012 >> tagaytay/manila folder
This was my first time in Tagaytay. Not too obvious in the photo but I was actually capturing an amazing view of being high up with all the twinkling little lights below. I was in Manila for training but also had this opporunity to explore. This was one of those rare days where I didn’t have to worry about curfew, 75 missed calls and 95 texts lol. I was just being carefree, enjoying the weather, good food at Leslie’s and just having a laugh with the people around me. I did return to this same spot once or twice after a few years but it’s just not the same as this moment.
Feeling: happy, excited and carefree