I just got back from my Philippine vacation. It's been nearly 5 years since i last went home and it was oh so refreshing
Made me the happiest person alive to be able to visit home. I took a bunch of pictures. Mostly snapshots though. Hopefully i got a couple of nice shots worth posting here. You'll see some of them in the next couple of days.
Home seemed a lot more polluted and dirty than when i first left. Billboards everywhere and buildings seemed to just sprout randomly across the busy metro. Traffic was bad and the air was grimy. But home is home and it was oh so sweet to be back. Night life was the best and the entire metro Manila seemed to turn into a small Las Vegas. No matter what time you go out and what day, you'll come across some sort of happening. Aside from usual complaints you usually hear people say about the environment, gas prices, traffic and climate, the Philippines Rock!
We went to Boracay before coming home. I haven't been to too many beaches in my life but by golly, Boracay was the best! The sand was so fine and white that it almost felt like powder. The water was ridiculously crystal clear and the sight was breathtaking. First time i went snorkeling and it was such an experience.
Sigh... I'm glad i'm back but i'm also wishing i wasn't yet. At least my vacation gave me a renewed strength to work harder so i can go back once again and spend time with my family and friends. Here's to being back and looking forward to go back... Cheers!