Day 18 – Your beliefs.
I’ve already shared one of my beliefs, one tackling religion; so for this particular post, let me share a few more:
Family can be your best travelmates. The very first time I set foot out of the country was back in 2000 and it was with my dad, mom and li’l bro. My older twin siblings didn’t get to go because they had just started working. It is that first trip that made me
want lust to traipse around the world. I was clueless but with my dad and mom, the trip was fun! My dad was the walking-atlas/guidebook. With his over a gazillion (close to a hundred, I think) travels around the world, he always had a trivia or a historical fact to share to us. My mom, however, had her share of travels; but I love that she becomes this “motivational shopper” and urges me (and my siblings) to buy clothes, shoes, bags and nick-knacks that she knows cannot be bought back home in the Philippines. There are still a lot more places I’d want to go to with my whole family (including in-laws) and I hope we’ll have the time and cash (eeep!) to do so. I can’t wait to walk on the Great Wall of China beside my dad who I know would go on and on about China’s history. My li’l bro would have his heavy arm around me, trying to irritate me while he tries to hear out my dad’s lecture. My mom would be beside my older sister, my bro-in-law and my niece to give her own version of China’s history and insert a few suggestions for my niece to practice walking on the Great Wall. My older brother, on the other hand, would have his arm around his wife and chuckle at our dad’s efforts to walk and talk but is secretly worried for our dad’s health. When a group picture is to be taken, I’m sure each of us would smile a huge smile. 🙂
Osaka Castle with the 'rents and li'l bro.
Everyone! Gonna watch The Golden Mickeys.
Good friends can pick up where they left off. Most of my dearest friends are in other, different countries; while some are still in the Philippines but are understandably busy or have other plans. However, despite distance or unavailability, I am reassured by the fact that when I do get together with those close friends, I have no worry that we might act as though strangers. My only worry, and one that I’m quite fond of, is when we do act like hyenas laughing crazily amidst our chatter about our own lives. 🙂 Of course, if we needed to have a shot of crazy from each other, there’s always technology to keep us connected.
Circa 2006: One of the rarest moments we're all online.