I am not so good in keeping traditions, thank God dear husband is big on it, be it, putting up the Christmas tree or the annual family vacation.
I’m not so into the Christmas tree and decors, come to think of it, I’m not so into anything house beautification or cooking or any household stuff! Again, thank God, I married someone, who is mindful of these things. The annual family vacation however is something I look forward to every year.
Not only the children get to know dear husband’s sleepy coastal hometown and families and relatives, I get to enjoy the simple life, de-stress and just soak and get lost on the beauty of simple things, the green scenery, the sea and the fresh air.
While packing on the night of Dec. 16 and on the morning of Dec. 17, I was not aware of the tragedy that hit the Northern Mindanao provinces. Typhoon Sendong (international name Washi) made its presence known by flooding a lot of the Mindanao provinces which coincidentally is where we are headed. It was on the morning of Dec. 18, when we arrived at Maigo, that we knew of the calamity. It is a sobering experience to be near where the calamity struck. I will post something about this later on. For the meantime, I hope you’ll find some peace on the pictures I’ve shared. Glad to be back.