We don’t have plans to go out of town this Holy Week. Just like the past years, we would be staying home and avoiding the crowd of vacationers. We hate crowds. We hate the beach during summer. There are just too many people and the heat is unbearable. Nothing can make me come out of our air-conditioned room this time of the year. Although I know my electric bill would come as an unpleasant shock at the end of the summer season but that’s just life. I’m just looking forward to cooler days and some rain but not too much rain please. I also hate when that happens. So while the rest of you are preparing for the Holy Week and road trips and bringing beach balls, swimwear, sunblock, seat belt cutter for good measure and whatever else there is, my family and I would take advantage of this time to lay around and do nothing. Absolutely do nothing but watch TV, sleep, eat and do it all over again.
Time flies really fast. It wasn’t too long ago when I first brought my kid to school. It was an emotional moment for me. At that time I had never been away from my daughter longer than an hour and I was leaving her at the hands of people I barely knew. But it had to be done. Fast forward to 2013, she’s now moving up to Grade 3. She’s growing up fast. Too fast. Hope there’s a pause button in life. Hope I can pause this moment to relive it every chance I get.
I love you, kiddo. Please don’t grow up too fast.
Yep, it’s the campaign season here once again. Every politician in the country is trying to convince voters to vote for them. Every tactic possible is being used to sway the voters into believing in their cause. But should we? I don’t know. The Philippine political arena has lost its credibility ever since Ferdinand Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. We need new blood and not the usual suspects that we see each day. Don’t you agree? If we need changes in the country, we better start changing the players. Otherwise, it would be the same ball game. And please stop with the campaign t-shirts, umbrella and common campaign paraphernalia. Passe! One suggestion. You need to start giving out promotional hand sanitizer. You’re going to shake a lot of hands and we don’t need the same germs being passed on from you to your constituents, right? Just saying….
Happy women’s day fellow gals. It’s our day. But to tell you honestly, a day is not enough for me and even for any of us. So what does one exactly do during International Women’s Day? Come to think of it, and this actually makes me feel good, men don’t have their own special day. Why? I guess, it’s always their day. Even in the olden times, you don’t really read or hear about oppressed men. Women, on the other hand, were treated differently all throughout history. Not allowed to vote. Not allowed to go to school. Not allowed to hold a decent, high-paying job. Not allowed to hold any public office. Not even allowed to wear pants. I mean, men can wear skirt and panties for all I care. I won’t hold it against them. The reason? Our gender. Just because we’re women. And I guess, it still does happen to women in other parts of the world. So with this new freedom, let us all embrace this day and the cause that so many women before us have fought so hard to achieve.
Happy Women’s Day!
Shopping in Hong Kong is the best. When there’s a sale, you can expect really low prices and bargains unlike here in Manila where they distort the meaning of sale and discounts. Plus there are more choices and brands that are not available here like H&M and Commes des Garcon. While there, I got a text from a friend who I haven’t heard from in a long time. I think she knew that I was in HK from my Facebook posts during our trip. Anyway, she asked me to buy a pa system. I thought, “Where will I get that here?” But I said I would keep an eye out for one. She’s a singer so it’s a no-brainer that she needs one of those but to buy one in HK is kinda weird as there are more than a hundred music stores in Manila. It felt weird but I did try to find one with the specifications she wanted. Too bad there wasn’t enough time to scour the city as we had one day left when she called and I had my personal errands to do and items from my shopping list to check off.
I guess she’ll understand.