Tagaytay; Davao City; Boracay Island, Philippines
One of the perks of working as a teacher is the summer vacation we get to have at the end of each school year, which is about two months of uninterrupted laziness, waking-up-late morning days, staying-up-late evenings, traveling, eating, movie marathons and all imaginable things worth doing.
To be honest though, on my fourth no-work-day back in June 2014, my body was already used to being in work mode that I got a bit anxious and bored. I was already itching to get back to work so I can do my normal routine – but that did not last very long. Who was I kidding?
I wanted to go somewhere close, preferably travel time not to exceed 3-4 hours. I packed my bag and left Shanghai to visit my homeland, the Philippines.
|Amazing view from People’s Park in the Sky, Tagaytay
|Met up with my classmates (since primary school until high school)
over coffee and loads of calorie-filled sweets
|Shared a seafood fiesta dinner with one of our adorkable former Pisay student
(dishes currently being prepared when this picture was taken)
|Reconnected with former work colleagues
|Re-lived childhood memories at the beach
|Spent a weekend at the beach with the family
|Embraced the cool ocean breeze
|Celebrated my 4th year as Shanghai expats over brunch at Azur, Renaissance Hotel with Ronald
|Apparently, I was a diligent writer back in 2011 and as my life got crazier and busier, I wrote less. Well, I will try to write more this time, I think I can still fill 2014 up.