Returning to Where My Heart Is

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I haven’t been active here recently since I got a week off from work. I traveled back to Hong Kong last Sunday. I was ecstatic. It was only a two-hour flight from Manila, and my journey was fun. I was seated near the aisle, and there are two seats next to me. When booked my flight, I decided I should seat near the aisle as I might find myself wanting to go to the wash room every now and then, and I didn’t want to bother the people that would be sitting next to me. But when I got on the plane, I regretted choosing the aisle seat since I realized I wouldn’t be able to look out the window and see a full view of the clouds. But guess what? The two people who were supposed to be sitting next to me didn’t show up! And I was so happy I asked the flight attendant if I could move to the seat next to the window. It felt so good and relaxing not to be sitting next to anyone. However, much to my dismay, the old guy sitting in the opposite row also moved to where I was supposed to sit. I was very quiet in the first hour of our flight. I brought a copy of my favorite book “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See with me. It was my fourth time reading this book on the plane and it has always been so relaxing and exciting to do it.

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When I was done reading, I decided to take pictures of the sky and the clouds. The old man next to me also stopped typing on his laptop. I felt as though he wanted to talk to me, but he didn’t. He just stared at me for like thirty minutes. And my instinct wasn’t wrong. He talked to me and he was very nice. I found out he is Italian, and he spoke English well. He is a businessman, and he said he owns a furniture company. He was traveling to Hong Kong to meet his son who works there and also to meet his business partners. He was also inΒ Manila because he just built a new branch there. He was very cool. I learned a lot of inspiring things from him. We talked until we landed in Hong Kong.

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Just as soon as we landed, I immediately got off the plane, passed through the immigration and customs office and retrieved my luggage. I was so excited! But when I got out, my best friend who was supposed to be picking me up wasn’t there yet. I had to wait for her, but she arrived shortly. I was so happy! We hadn’t seen each other for a year! We hugged so tightly and it felt so so good! We just had tea and went home after. It was one of the best nights ever. ❀️

  • So many adventures traveling. Sounds fun. Can’t wait till summer !

  • It’s always good to travel to somewhere we love. It makes the journey so much more special.

    • Thank you so much, Millie! The whole trip back home was amazing. I got to see all of my best friends and spent more time with them. It was also great to see my parents and the rest of my family there. Now, I am back in Manila and I am finding it very difficult to adjust and restart my life again. πŸ™

      • Yes, that’s always the hard part after a holiday. Normality seems so very dull. πŸ™‚

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    Happy Travels!

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