Finally home

While I have been back in the Philippines since July 6, I haven’t really been “home.” My sister who lives in Australia arrived on the same day that I did, and I stayed with them in their rented flat until yesterday, when they left to go back to Melbourne. Since I came back from my trip, I have been to our house exactly twice, and I didn’t even stay longer than three hours on each occasion. I just went back to pick up some clothes and things before heading back to Makati.

Have a break..
Where the last two weeks was spent


I guess I wanted to put off coming home as much as I can. Though I’ve been back to work since July 1st, I have been working from different locations, not my usual spot in my parent’s house. I suppose I was trying to delude myself into thinking that I’m still technically on holiday.

Though I somewhat dreaded having to turn off my holiday mode, it felt good to be home for real. Things just feel much natural, and it’s certainly easier working in a kitchen where I know where everything is stored. And to eat fresh pili with rice sans utensils is just heaven.

I’m going to bed at 6am, when my work shift ends. When I wake up at 2pm, I’ll check my mail first before having brunch, then heading out to the bank to make a payment, to the post office to pick up some toys I ordered online, and to the supermarket to do some shopping. At 9pm, I start work again. It sounds perfectly boring, but I’m quite happy to settle into this routine. Besides, my routine includes planning for that next trip šŸ˜‰

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. TravelBugMe says:

    Tough life hey? :-))

    PS I want your job!

  2. carlo says:

    welcome back! yeah it’s always great to come home and crash after a trip.

  3. Marie says:

    But your job seems exciting šŸ˜€

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