Prologue : This post took place back in January this year.
Right after 9to6mom's visit and just as the wintry weather was getting worst, we were more than glad to escape to the sunshine.
And what better tropical place to go to than to my beloved home country - The Philippine islands!
With the 12 hours flight and with nothing to do apart from watching what is available on the in- flight entertainment (and eating & sleeping), Little Girl and Mummy thought it best to experience the latest on technology - Facebooking while aboard SQ317 London-Singapore flight all thanks to internet access while on air (but at $10 per 10MB and at a turtle's pace it was relatively $10/minute which of course I didn't carry on)
|What boredom can do on a long haul flight!|
to the food we grow up with
|Traditional Filipino breakfast - steamed rice, some veggies, tocino and danggit with vinegar dip.|
|Or how about some suman and biko for breakfast instead?|
|Philippine lechon commonly gracing a Filipino occasion and here for my Little Girl's 3rd birthday|
to catching up with good friends we left behind
experiencing the year round sunshiny weather (that I took for granted most oftentime while still living there)
be with former work colleagues
and of course to be with family again!
|with siblings, parents and cousins bonding over Ahfat's classic food|
|The Emilia's, re united!|
Little Girl and Grandmother met again!
|with my paternal grandparents.|
My grandfather who is 96 years old (and with no offence to the rest of my family) is the one I look forward to seeing most every homecoming! ( with his age obviously).
|And the rest of some of the family members taking time to be with us on my Little Girl's 3rd birthday|
And last but not the least to meet again these special children.
Dearest Husband and I (and the rest of our family and some friends) feel so privileged to have met these wonderful children and somehow share some of our blessings.
They are indigenous children of the mountains of Davao. They are either abandoned, orphaned, neglected or displaced due to poverty and rescued and given a chance in life by Pag Amoma Foundation
And although we wanted to stay a bit longer yet we also have commitments left behind in the UK.
This is the first part of this Far East trip. The second part (and my little girl's birthday) would be on the next post.
I am trying my hardest to find time in my very busy schedule nowadays to sit down in front of the computer and share what I am up to.
For the time being, my priorities are my major DIY dining room make over, little girl's school run and my ICT course (yes I just went back to school!).
Good night everyone.