Wednesday, June 13, 2012
243. (Back from home)
Long time no see, everyone! I'm shocked that my last blog entry was almost two months ago. I've been so busy with work, then it just snowballed to the point that I had no more time because I went on vacation to the Philippines. Now that I'm back, I'll be able to make more blog entries (thanks to my new camera remote and tripod).
My vacation was life-changing and awesome. As cliche as it sounds, that's exactly how it was to me. Now, this might be weird because I hardly divulge in my own personal life in this blog, but I feel like I should.
I've always had a shallow opinion on my homeland, but now that has changed. I've learned to really love my culture and love where I'm from. I've also had a bad opinion or at least I've put little value on family. See, my family in Canada (with exception to my wonderful parents) are cold. I'm not close with them at all - since they are the root (or was) of my body insecurities and overall low self-esteem. However, ever since going to the Philippines I've learned to love the concept OF a family - and that people aren't so bad after all... it's just my family back in Canada are quite sour - my family back in the Philippines are exactly what a family should be: loving and kind. I was unexpectedly hit by a high dose of kindness, generosity, and warmth... I was in shock because I've been so jaded all this time. I love, love my family - and I can't wait to go back!
PS: After all this talk about opening myself up, I forgot to mention I'm engaged! I've been engaged since April 13th, 2012 (Friday the 13th, y'all!) I still haven't captured my ring on photographs yet, but I will one of these days.
Have a good one, everyone! The next entry will be pictures from my vacation. For my readers - thanks for not giving up on me and my blog. Everything (including announcing the winners of my giveaways, d'oh!) will be back to normal in the following week or so. I still need to get over my jetlag and resume back to my regular schedule.
Posted by Gazel M. at 12:05 PM