Holiday Homecoming 2015

This was my fourth homecoming to the Philippines since I started working in Singapore in 2012.

At this point, both countries feel like home. I’ve learned to gauge the pros and cons of both countries. If only we lived in a universe where we could have the efficiency and safety of Singapore, combined with the hospitable warmth and unpredictable spirit of the Philippines.

One can dream, right?!

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Presenting my 2015 holiday homecoming in 36 square photos

Now, a checklist of my holiday homecoming:

– PR508 to Manila – Christmas on Philippine Airlines!

– Christmas Dinner at Shakey’s.

– Heard mass at Tanza Bayan.

– Bought my parents a brand new stove and oven from SM Appliances Center, SM City Rosario. Hehe OFW duties.

– Annual Holiday Overnight stay with former my former ABS-CBN colleagues. This year was Sofitel (thanks Toni!): Theme? Miss Universe.

– Dinner and Desserts with a college friend, Kate.

– High school friends staycation in Tanza.

– Being sick.

– Immigration for Annual Report 2016.

– Closed my old BDO account at ABS-CBN. Visited more former colleagues.

– Trip to Bulacan (Barasoain Church, Bulakan town for Neil, Ningnangan BBQ)

– Paul’s Birthday at King Bee.

– PR509 to Singapore.
Holiday Duration: 12 days including transit

Total Paid Leaves Used: 6 (4 from 2015, 2 from 2016)

Holiday: 25 December 2015 (Fri) to 5 January 2016 (Tue)