Touchdown Philippines!


Such an exhilarating feeling when you’re inside an aircraft hovering over trees and plains, in the land and country you were born with. And when you’ve been away from home for almost three years, the sight from above is nothing short of beautiful. That is the feeling I got the day I get to say “Hello Philippines!!!”

My departure flight from Doha came about in the evening on the 24th of June and my expected arrival in the Philippines was to be in the morning of June 25. I didn’t do much during the flight but read an e-book copy of Clockwork Prince in my iPad to pass time. I didn’t get much sleep either, the thrill of finally seeing home pumping through my veins, and all I ever did during the flight was eat, read, and take a few pictures.

View from my window
View from my window

I guess we were somewhere above or near Vietnam if my reading of the navigation map from the airplane was correct when I decided to open my window shade and was greeted by the delightful sight of morning clouds. And as the sun, however blinding, appeared from behind those clouds? Well, the image was just breathtaking.

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I can’t remember the exact time when we finally got to land. It seemed unimportant after I saw the faces of my mommy and brother waiting for me outside as they greeted me “Welcome Home!”. I just felt so light after that. I never realized how so thankful I was to be home again. 

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Thrilled!


… about what?!

About this!

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Finally getting to take my vacation in the Philippines after more or less 3 years of living here in Qatar. I’m so excited to meet my beautiful family and my wonderful friends whom I miss so much! I should probably create a long bucket list of activities beforehand. I want to meet as many of my friends and family as possible, do as many activities which I can’t do here and eat as many food that I cannot find here as I can before I get back here in Doha.

I’m just hoping it won’t be too rainy and I won’t encounter any ugly storms during my stay. *praying fervently*

Can’t wait! 😀

 

Vacation Mission!


Today starts my 11-day vacation. I’m both excited and anxious of what lies ahead. Every year from work, all employees of our company is entitled for a 21-day vacation. I, on the other hand, decided to make it 11 days since I’m not planning to go take my vacation in the Philippines this year, and so instead will add my other 10 days vacation for next year. Get it?

Anyways, I am happy for this vacation because I do think I needed the break and needed to be away from my work even for just a short while, but thinking about it, I still don’t have any idea what to do during this prearranged vacation. Obviously I’d have days where I would be lazying away, having longer, relaxing baths and getting my much need sleep, but then what?

So I decided to do something different during this time (finger-crossed) and do things that I wanted to do that I didn’t get the time of doing… then I would blog it!

So  my first mission is to give myself a good pampering!

To start off, my hair was given a bit of a make-over — a much needed haircut which I had last Thursday. Though it was quite expensive than the usual, I was happy and satisfied with what the hairdresser did. . 🙂

A view of my hair from my right side
A view of my hair from my right side

Take note that my previous hair has no style whatsoever. It just extends right down my back. It’s boring and heavy. Now with my new haircut, my hair feels light and lively. 🙂

I was given bangs too! :)
I was given bangs too! 🙂

Now this morning my feet was next to get a treat! I had a home service foot spa! A first for me. 🙂

Don't you just love it when someone scrubs, moisturizes and massages your legs? I know I do. :)
Don’t you just love it when someone scrubs, moisturizes and massages your legs? I know I do. 🙂

Had my nails done in red because it’s pretty with my feet. :p

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Now I’m off to the mall to show them off. 🙂

My feet in H&M shoes
My feet in H&M sandals

So hair, check! Foot, check! Wonder what’s next? Hmmm…