Monday, December 17, 2007

A Surprise Visit...


Tuesday morning when I woke up early… I realized that I’m not in my bed… I’m not even familiar with the place I’m staying with. All I know, it’s my friends’ apartment in San Antonio, Makati. As what is expected, busy people are there… But that time, I woke up alone, no one's there inside the room except for myself. I can only hear the people outside. My friends left for work… I am all alone… I’m so bored in that place… I am out of the way. And so I decided to text my sister and surprise her for my coming in their place in Laguna. She never knew that I’m having vacation in Manila, intended to give her a surprise when I get there without her knowledge. But I can’t afford to go there without any instructions from them. I planned to contact her husband secretly but unfortunately they share the same mobile that time, and so I can’t be able to accomplish my plan that way. Attempted to ask her what will be my Christmas gift for her… and she prefer a simple gift from me, and send it through mail or package. Through this I could have the exact address where I can travel and locate it all by myself. And so I did.

Rushed and packed some of my stuff to be used for my one week visit. Departed and traveled the place for I think about 2hours away from Ayala, Makati. For about 6years of not seeing each other, I was like feeling so excited and eager to see my sister as she lives very very far away from us. About 2hours is too long for a very excited person to wait.

At Canlubang Bus stop I dropped by. And asked the people there about the address I got from my sister and there I saw her with new looks, she became smaller and smaller in body as I never expected. I thought she’ll get bigger and fatter than before. I was just shocked and speechless… I feel so happy and glad as I see her with her smile. She brought me in their home and cooked my long time ever favorite spaghetti pasta italiano. Went to market to buy some stuff… Took the dinner and rest.

She cried a lot as she asked me about the people in Davao, she really missed all the people behind her, our beloved family. She asked about dad and mom and bros… and sis… everything… relatives… eager to know what’s new with our relatives. Talked ‘til dawn and never gave any chance to waste time in asking about friends and the rest of the people back in Davao. I brought her photos of our families and friends burned in a disc. We watched it while eating, laughing out loud as we recall our memories, bad and good. We Talked about life. Talked about everything.

I stayed there for one week and stroll the places I’ve been longing before... Enchanted Kingdom, Tagaytay… Batangas… Cavite and the places near there. Taking pictures, strolling, meeting friends and food trip. I have enjoyed my vacation with my sister and her new family.

And when my one week visit is over… and I need to get back in Makati for a certain event… I need to prepare for the workshop to which was one of the reasons why I have long vacation in Manila. I will be like bored again in a four corner apartment. Thinking of where will I be after some time. Thinking what to do again while friends are not yet available… as I have a long vacation… it’s my time to unwind… a time to rest… a time for myself...

2 comments:

Simon said...

Hi, Ithink I'm the first one to comment on your blog. You Life seems pretty interesting. Kepp it up!

feRn said...

thanks simon... i really appreciate 8! take care...:)