Back Stateside

That was the shortest week ever… but we’re happy to get that week off. We are now back stateside. There is a delay on our way to Tampa. We went through rough air on our way from Japan to the US. The airline automatically moved our connecting flight to a later flight. From a 1 and half hour layover in Detroit, we will be here for 5 hours. Missing everyone from back home!! We will see each other again soon. Hopefully the wait won’t be as long as the last time. For the ones that we didn’t get to see, we’re very sorry. We had very limited time. I didn’t announce my arrival since I wanted to make time for our very large family. Thank you to our family and relatives who took the time and travelled from faraway places, some by plane and some by bus. We truly appreciate you coming to see us and making it a small reunion. For other relatives who weren’t able to make it, we will do this again soon. But by then I know how we should plan it. Chris and I had a great time and wished that we could stay longer. But we had to. Now that we are back, we are already making plans of coming back. So, just don’t be surprise if you see us, or just me, back in Durian City soon, for a visit. We love you all and miss you all already. It was not an easy ride to the airport. As we got further and further away from the house, it made me very emotional. The flight from Davao to Manila was incredibly difficult. But we don’t want to be sad. We should be happy that we were able to spend time together. The beauty of technology is, we can see each other on a regular basis. So, we shouldn’t be sad. I see now that posting on facebook and my blog will help with that. I will try to post as much as I can from now on. 🙂 I will update again later.

ASL 05.11.2018 (Detroit Airport, Michigan)

Hello Philippines! Hello Davao!

Hello Philippines!!!
We have just arrived in the country a few days ago.  I can’t believe how a few days had gone by so fast!  In just a few days we are leaving and travelling back to the US.
We have been out and about spending time with family and friends.  I wish I had more energy and don’t need sleep.  But the real goal for this trip was to really see my mom and brothers, while spending time with family who can make it to Davao.  It took us several flights just to get to Davao.  By the time we got in we were just so drained.   I think we slept for hours and didn’t wake up until night time.  The time zone difference was a struggle since there was about a 12 hour difference.   Our body thinks it should be night time while it’s bright and early in the morning.  Then by night time, I find myself looking for food because my body thinks it’s breakfast time.  We had to force ourselves to sleep the night before because we knew we had to be up the next day to spend more time with family and then with friends.

There was non-stop eating and non-stop chitchats with the family.  I met some new nieces and nephews that I’ve never met.  I saw my aunts and uncle.  I also hung out with my cousins.  Not everyone could make the trip to come see us.  But we’re so grateful to those who could make it.  They really made the time and the trip to come see us.  Some flew by plane and some rode the bus.  We are truly touched.

There were also so many photos!!  It will be quite a struggle to upload them all since there are just too many.  But I will try to upload them bit by bit.  For now, it’s time to have fun here in the Philippines!



Davao City, Philippines