Don’t get any wrong ideas from the title. Haha, I’m just dropping by for a while to say hello to any friends and readers out there. I’m currently out of Manila, living in the province with my relatives. As today is Sunday, I can say that being here a week and a half hasn’t felt this long in a long time. I’ve been helping out at our family business here so work there pretty much takes up my time from Monday-Saturday, morning till around 7/8 in the evening. I did not expect work to be this time-consuming, but apparently it is. My free time in the evenings and on Sundays hasn’t left me with a lot of time to go out and go around, not that I need to since the city is pretty small and I’ve been coming here since I was a baby…so I’ve been to a lot of tourist-like attractions in the area.
Today was the Pacquiao-Marquez match, and a lot of my relatives came over to my grandparents place (where I’m living right now) to watch our pay-per-view match on television. Besides the few of us who aren’t that interested in the match, the rest of the family was gathered around the television room with eyes glued to the telly. I guess that’s one of the things that I missed as a child, as all my cousins here would gather together on Sundays for family time and such with my grandparents and uncles and aunts. Us in Manila on the other hand, well…we treat Sunday like any other day and generally spend it doing our own things. Even if Dumaguete is a whole lot different from Manila, as there is only 2 ‘malls’ here, there is no Starbucks, McDonald’s has only one branch and both that and KFC haven’t even been here for 5 years….well you get the picture, being with my family and relatives is a good change of pace. It’s not Manila, but hey….how often do I get to spend time here anyways.
Other than that, I’ve learned a lot since coming here and working at our family store. It’s been a real experience. I don’t have any interesting pictures so far, but I’ll try to share some pictures in the near future.
Take care, and till next time!