More than Half a Year of Absence: So Far… So Good!

That Side of Baguio, As Viewed from BenCab Museum

It’s hard to believe I haven’t put anything for more than half a year! Allow me to summarize.

Excuses… Excuses…

So, just to give myself the satisfaction of “justifying” my absence, let me tell you that I had been very very busy. I started working again last December (2013) and THAT is eating up most of my time. It’s been more than a year post surgery and yes, I’ve started to go out and about again! 🙂 For some reason, my weekends are usually full. Then there’s the so-called “wedding and baptism season.” Have I really reached that age when everyone’s doing just that?

Talk about going back to the “real world” and wondering when to wander again.

First Half.

Fast forward, I am grateful to have been able to make a few trips here and there. 2014 started a bit slow for me. But thank goodness I was able to book several trips via the infamous piso-fare sale for a good part of this year. And apparently, there’s always this so-called perfect timing for a last-minute out of town escape! Hence, the quick getaways (by quick–I mean QUICK!) for the past few months.

If the weekend was my only chance–I’d grab it!

Shanghai, China

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Last April, I went to Shanghai with my sister and oh! That was something. Can’t help but bring the “siblings attitude” in this trip 😛 It was fun and tiring at the same time.

Shanghai is quite a busy city. We had to visit the “must see” sites with our 3-day trip and trust me, it was tiring. Had it not been for the visa process, then we probably would not tire ourselves out. It was fun though!

(Above image: Yu Yuan Garden; Below: Nanjing and Shanghai Museum)

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Baguio City

Then there was my nth trip to one of my favorite “next door” destinations: Baguio City. Even if my stay there was less than 2 full days, it was still sooo worth the trip! Here I go again with “I’m tired but I’m happy.”

(Both images taken at BenCab Museum. Update: Want to know more about BenCab Museum? Check out my post here.)

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Manaoag, Pangasinan

Having the so-called “itchy feet/lakwatchera mode”, I grabbed the opportunity to visit Manaoag with my extended family. The drive was longer than our stay. I was more than happy to join though. May prayer is worth traveling for. 😀

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Bangkok, Thailand

And as of last football season, Bangkok lifted the curfew just the day before I arrived! Up until a week before my flight, I wasn’t sure if I was going. I guess the news is sensationalized everywhere. It was a laid back and refreshing getaway.

(Images in order: Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Cha Tu Chak Weekend Market, Boateng of Germany)

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“Partying (NOT!)” / Hanging out somewhere in Bangkok while having glimpse of the football match of Germany and Jerome Boateng

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With work literally eating up my day time, night time, weekends, and even my dreams (sometimes), I am grateful that this beautiful world out there is still waiting for me patiently.

Hopefully, I could keep up with my blog. Something to keep me sane and in touch with my wonderful wander-full world.

I’ll try to write about my latest trip (again) and do the “going back to where it all began” thing again. Hopefully. 😀

Yours Truly,

😉

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8 thoughts on “More than Half a Year of Absence: So Far… So Good!

  1. Love the colours! <3 Have a beautiful day.
    xoxo,
    the bbb blogger

  2. Welcome back. Happy to see you back around and blogging again.

  3. wow! its been a while. long time no hear, kate.
    i thought you have given up on wp blogging.
    good to know thats not the case.
    welcome back.
    look forward to reading your forthcoming posts.
    have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate this. 😀 Work has eaten a lot of “me” and I will try my very best not to let that happen again! And noooo… I will not give up on blogging. 🙂 I hope you had a good weekend as well!

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