We’ve been looking forward to the day that we will have the opportunity to go back to Thailand again. It has been two long years that we’re not able to go visit the Land of Smiles, due to a very loaded schedules and demands for our time. But this summer, an opportunity comes for us to again experience the culture and to be with the Thai people again.
Our trip allowed us to pass through “Singapura -the Lion City,” as well as take a side trip to one of the tallest building in the world – the Petronas Twin Towers. Malaysian hospitality, their colorful cultures and the tasty mosaic of foods allowed us to have a taste of truly Asia. Even the experience of riding on local transportation and of getting lost is just one of those unique and wonderful experiences.
When we went through Thai Immigration, flood of sweet memories came back. We found ourselves one with the people again. Having that gut feeling of belonging was a euphoria in itself – having understand the language of the people around you makes you feel like one of them, sharing the same air that you breathe. The taste of Thai food, which was a first again for a very long time, tickles your palate in a way that makes you appreciate every morsel of it.
A kaleidoscope of emotions bathed my being, seeing the familiar things, places and even meeting again people who became closer as the years went by. Such was a wonderful feeling, and somehow, i honestly whispered, “it’s good to be back..”
We flew to Cagayan de Oro last Saturday via airplane in order to attend a friend’s wedding and see some close friends as well. The wedding was held in a hotel inside the golf course. In the second floor of the hotel had a swimming pool where the wedding ceremony was prepared and conducted. The groom was so tired I guess because of his coming and going to different places for the preparations and everything. The weather was so great, the rain could not be found and people are busy doing many things preparing for Christmas.
Early this morning we get ready and I went to school and meet my students for an hour before going to Kabankalan City with my sister. She’s having an annulment and she asked us to be with her. It was tiring but it ended to have another hearing on the 1st of October. My sister was disgusted but she wanted to finish it before leaving and going back to work abroad. It was not fulfilling but we hope to have it done next time.
Today I spent most of my time with my friend who will be getting married in December. We went around looking for the size of the rings they needed. We also dine out together in Chowking with halo-halo with ice cream. We talked a little and had fun together. We went around the city and look for the person who can mend our pants. It’s good that we were able to find someone whom I knew before and asked them on how and what to do about wedding rings. She gave us some tips and we’re able to decide right.
Sigh!!! I don’t have my internet connection for 2weeks. I couldn’t do anything until I decided to be connected to another company with the same online connection. Anyway, it’s a sad experience. My online activities were hampered and stopped.
When I checked at first they said it was blocked because I did not pay. It’s good that I saw my receipt, I showed it to them and told them about their bad connection that was not working for many months and I just kept paying for it. It came to a point that I didn’t like it anymore though. I decided to let it stop and disconnected. Hope they won’t ask for more payments. When the person asked me “Am I not interested?” I said “NO” I’m just tired of paying every month without any good services. Sigh!!!!
I like the way my dean shared these thoughts and I would like to share it here. It says…
Your best stories will come from your struggles…
The seeds of your successes are in your failures…
Your praises will be born from your pains…
I have never seen a storm last forever,
I really agree, after the storm the sun is shining bright and gives way for people to keep moving and striving for the better and grabbing opportunities since it won’t last forever.