Tuesday, October 26, 2010

going on about the philippines

the last time i was in the philippines:

~ obama was elected.

~ i bought a really big ring to celebrate.

~ i bought a 14-year-old chocolate and champagne.

~ i stayed at the manila pen.

~ there was no coup attempt. (tho' frankly, if i was going to stage one, it would be there.)

~ i spoke at a conference.

this time, i'm going to:

~ see old friends.

~ start new projects.

~ visit old haunts.

~ get a pedicure.

~ eat tapas and fried tofu and wagyu beef

~ drink in the energy it gives me to travel.

~ love every single minute of it.

~ take a zillion pictures.


Elizabeth said...

Have fun and take your camera!!!!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

have fun (ps. wish i could come with you ;-))))

Jacqui said...

oh, can't wait to see your photos! my parents are originally from the philippines, so it is a must-visit for me! have fun, safe travels, and eat lots of good food. :)

The Queens Table said...

How exciting to get away and see old friends too! Certainly looking forward to your photos from the visit. Also wanted you to know that I have been loving those farmhouse photos and the new header to your blog. Ohhhh sparkly things!

Miss Footloose said...

I've not been to the Philippines, and am looking forward to your photos.

Should be a real creative energy booster for you, so enjoy!

Erin Wallace said...

I've never been, either, and will be excited to see what happens on your trip.

xo Erin

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Have a great time!!!!!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Sorry--I wrote that once, but I wanted to tell you that again.

Meg said...

WOW! that's so exciting wish I could see you!:-D
Anyways, enjoy your trip!
God bless.

Meg said...

I could totally relate cause I am living and the Philippines so allow me to comment twice! :-)

I want to thank you for visiting the Philippines and bragging about it in your blog! Your making a good promotion for this country which lately been through a lot specially in tourism, I knew you've heard the news - bad news mostly. But all those things could happen anywhere, right?

And yesterday, I read that Leonardo de Caprio is supposed to visit but it was cancelled due to safety reasons and other things or maybe the celebrity treatment they want the Philippines cannot afford. Just making things worst because it was publicised that way. If they don't want to come just be it, don't come. I sound so bitter... heheheh

I wish you enjoy your trip and have fun!

God bless and be safe!

Char said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fun! hope you have a fantastic time.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've never been to the Philippines so I can't wait to see your pictures. Have a wonderful, relaxing and fun trip. Safe travels, jj

Marien said...

I'm really glad that you are interested with our country. Hope you enjoy your stay! :)