We just came back from Manila from a speaking engagement. We had a very good experience with the church and the kids as well as another singing group who wished to visit Thailand. Somehow, everything was done except that when we went back home early this morning, the airfare won’t allow us to go unless we will pay for re booking, sigh! What an experience.
It’s discouraging but we need to pay again. Not only us, I have heard from others that they also paid a re booking fee. Anyway, the trip was tiring because we woke up early morning but was left by the plane. I’m trying to relax because I still have my class at noontime.
These are the things we did before in Thailand. We used to teach children of all ages and we enjoyed even though it’s free. It’s a fulfilling activity for us and hubby because we helped the community and bless them in our own way. Teaching is always our skill and we wanted to share it to those who are in need. I even had time to cook Filipino and Thai food alike just to make friends with them. What a blessed experience.
Many times we visited the community and worked with people and help them to make something in order for them to earn and they enjoyed working with us. I just hope to visit that place again and see the people we worked and helped before.
We had our trip last month in 3 different countries. From Iloilo, Philippines we headed to Singapore which was our first stop over. From the airport, we just traveled to another gate going to KL, Malaysia. It was raining so hard when we reached our friend’s house yet we’re able to see him with some friends and the family as well. We stayed for 2 days and visited the known Twin Towers in the evening and the morning the next day. We don’t have enough to spend there since the food was quite expensive so just ate somewhere and enjoyed our stay. The next evening we went to Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand. It’s another story I guess.
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.
Our music ministry in our church is growing. Many youth would like to be trained and be a part of the singing group. Great sounds is one of the things that we need inside since our sounds and other equipment are already old and not working well. Somehow, we need some changes in the next year coming. The year 2012 is coming to an end and the new year is lo and behold. We need to consider the changes since music is already part of our lives in the church.