29.10.08

nothing is better than being back home

From left: Floribeth (HS friend), Te Sandra (Mentor in college), and moi having dinner at Tiana's cafe and bar.

In a time of turbulence, there is no place like home.

It's been long since I last posted. Man where does the time go? It's been a busy few weeks mainly involving a significant lack of internet access due to 1. Working and studying “on and in” school.

Last night when I arrive to our house in Marbel, my two nephews welcomed me warmly and secretly searched my baggage for pasalubong. It was good to be missed. After expected welcoming, I went directly to see my old room and I longingly sat down (flopped down, more accurately) to my favorite chair that I used when studying before. I felt comfy than ever while sitting on it. And within minutes had my dog named white, barking on me, bad, he did not recognize me easily until I called his name.

While having dinner at home, Nanay inquired about my activities in Manila. She even thought that I am playing casino and hop bars at night. I told her that I don't have enough money to do so but I kid her that I am learning the premier guide to online casino gambling and that I am paying black jack and that the site I found is helping me maximize the return on my gambling money. I even encouraged her to try and play online gambling but it was never her interest, and that I am just kidding her.

Anyways, rather than bore you with a full description of the last few weeks here are a few observations:

1. Studying MS is every bit as difficult, tiring, chaotic and fun as I thought.
2. The new Coldplay album is better than I thought it would be.
3. But isn't as good as it should be.
4. For the first time in living memory I have more pairs of shoes than I know what to do with.
5. I’m enjoying the music of Pink and of The Script.
6. It's the semestral break and I'm actually enjoying doing preparation work and opening of another school term next month.
7. In 5 days it is 2nd Mindanao Bloggers Summit.
8. My bedroom is in exactly the same state as it was before.
9. Being at home is the best thing in my life.
10. Some things don't change.

Will be back in Manila on November 3.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Relax and enjoy your time!

Aethen said...

Yeah, I will, whoever you are. Thanks for the visit. :D

Spiderman said...

just enjoy your vacation! be recharged for next sem's battle. Take care always...

Hecky said...

noy ara kana gali da sa balay mo?

take a break kapatid, see you soon sa MBS2

happy weekend!! :)

triZzZ said...

nice to know you're back home now.Makakapagrecharge ka na for next sem. ang bilis talaga ng panahon! Seize every moment!

really? may new album na ang coldplay? How come I didn't know about it? Thanks for the info.

(:

the donG said...

ayos! buhay ulit. good luck sa bakasyon at sa bloggers summit.

Aethen said...

@spidey - thanks, spidey. will be maximizing this break to relax. :D

Aethen said...

@hecky - Manong hecky, oo nakabalik na ako tong monday pa. ginsundo gani ako ni manong avel. :D See you sa summit. Astig leadership mo ah. :D

Aethen said...

@TrizZz - Yeah, may bagong album sila featuring their no. 1 hit, Viva la Vida. Cool. :D OO nga ang bilis ng panahon. :D Ingat ka parati TrizzZ. God bless sa studies.

Aethen said...

@the Dong - kuya dong, ang sarap tlga dito sa probinsya - away from the toxic life in Manila. I'll be coming back there on Nov3. :D

RONeiluke, RN said...

my room was also the same as before...nothings changed except for cobwebs on my ceiling and cockroaches lurking under my bed... i need to clean my room!!!

hays..ang sarap ng feeling noh? para kang balikbayan! hehehe! sabi ga ni dorothy ng wizard of oz, "there's no place like home ..."

Aethen said...

my room is still the same - the poster posted on the wall are still there, the cards i have had collected are still in good condition, the pictures framed are untouched. It is the same room before I left home, Mom does keep it neat and clean always.

Yep, i agree, no place like home. :D

Congrats, Ron, for winning 3rd place in the Emo writing contest, you deserve more.

jericho said...

welcome home. sabi nila home is where the heart is. peste.. i lost my heart .. chos!

Aethen said...

Hahaha. Go back home and find your heart there. Lols

keywordhub said...

yep..there's no better place than home...with your family...hehe

Anonymous said...

parekoy The Man who cant be Moved ang paborito ko sa The Script.

kyra sofya said...

hi mark! Agi lang.

aethen said...

@parekoy - pareho tayo, parekoy. I keep on playing it on my playlist. :D

aethen said...

@keywordhub - thanks for feeling the same. :D

Aethen said...

@kyra sofya - hi! Pakilala naman :D

triZzZ said...

Viva La Vida is so nice just like their last album. thanks for sharing it, kuya.

GB din!

(:

Aethen said...

Yeah, I keep on playing it on my playlist also. Try So what by Pink also. :D

toxic disco boy said...

oi, nov 3 din ang balik ko. :D anu flight mo?

iceah said...

thanx for the friendship and talks dear c:

Aethen said...

@toxic disco boy - Nov 3 din, 2:20pm and was delayed to 3:30pm, cebu pac kasi. heheh.

Aethen said...

@iceah - i have had a great time during the summit guys. take care always, iceah. :D

Lance said...

Mark, I'm happy you've taken time to go home. Sa Christmas pa ko mapuli ya. In time for our reunion!

Aethen said...

Lance, basin mapuli man ako sa Christmas. :D