Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back to the city

I'm back in Manila after spending a week under the sun. I'm back in front of my computer, back driving in the city, back to meeting people and talking about theories, concepts and plots.

It's simpler in the province. There, I wake up early in the morning, listen to the birds, look out the window into the wide expanse of fields and mountains, start the day with a breakfast of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafoods, give a talk to kids who dream of becoming nurses and caregivers abroad, take a swim in the sea, eat, drink, sleep.

Out there there's life. Here in the city, one has to find one.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Going on vacation

It has been a while since I went on a real vacation. It was a pleasure to have it last week, at least for three days.

I went swimming, walking, driving to the mountains, eating and chatting with dear old friends and former classmates.

As I've written in my other blog, the sea in my hometown is still salty, the trees green and the sunshine still stings - and I love it there.

And what's more important, there was no need for me to spend that much to enjoy life. Lying down on the sand while gazing at the wide expanse of sky is free.

I'm looking forward to that next vacation!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

At the JVO Journalism Awards

Ma'am Melinda, ano po ang ulam? Gutom na 'ko e...