I’ve started to set things in order in the office, preparing for the things I will leave behind. Here at home, I have begun to put together the things we will be taking to Manila, planning the suitcases and luggage we will bring. (No balikbayan boxes for me this time… too big to fill with just 70 lbs.)
I am pretty much set with my pasalubongs.. I’m just pulling together additional items for Angelo’s loot bag. (Half of which have gone to sea via door-to-door delivery.) Plus, I’m picking up the more special ones for the people closest to me. My Mother’s Day present is already taken cared of — I’m getting there with my Dad. It’s such a big deal to me to be among family again even if my Mom was here until mid-June of last year.
I actually feel like a kid on December 1 counting down to Christmas night… maybe this time I’ll get to take those random shots of Jeepneys whizzing by or stuck in traffic..