I just came from Manila and the words “manic” and “marathon” come to mind when I think about my schedule there! It was a 10 day trip. Usually I lose the first and the last day, because the first day I arrive at 5:30 in the morning, I need to recover and sleep, while the last is for packing, last-minute errands and “bilins.” More on my Manila trip after the jump.
So the 8 days were absolutely packed. I get only about 3-5 hours of sleep per day! Just check out my planner! (I had to remove a 6 Post-its full of added tasks so you could see what was in there!)
Since it was a short trip I kept it simple. Yes that’s my version of simple! I didn’t include many of the more mundane (yet time-consuming) stuff!
- Quality time:
Spend time with with my family, especially my dad, step-mom and siblings coming Mindanao and catch up with relatives I haven’t seen in ages. Meet up with OC Mom in Manila and (eye)candy Meet up with my best friends Meet up with Livin La Vida Lanka’s mom & give gifts for Luna! Bank
- Insurance agent
Realtor Bachelorette Fittings for bridesmaid’s dress– I think I went to 4 or 5 of these Hair stylist Nail Salon Get my rings cleaned
- Finish Christmas shopping – not quite done with this
Spinkie products– at the Flame Tree open house! Meet with Bailey Wrap makers– Serendra
- Check out Sinude bags – at Rockwell bazaar. So sorry I didn’t get to do this!
Make Room– amazing home and travel organizers! Check if Muji is cheaper than in Jakarta– yes it’s definitely is! i.e. only Rp 13,000 or Php 65 pesos for a pen Parksquare Makati– for macro lens and new flash Kamiseta– bottoms that are perfect for my body type! Fino– didn’t buy anything this time because I spent money on camera accessories
- I’ve to confess that there were detours along the way
Have camera fixed at Canon service center Have passports re-validated at the DFA
I agree with my friend Orange, when we go back home to the Philippines “there’s never enough time for everything no matter how long you stay!” SO true. I think any Pinoy living abroad will agree.