Seeking for time to rest was hard for me in the past semester. By far, it was the most arduous term. Thesis and all other major terminal courses would always knock on my door before I do night rituals and hit the sack. Completing my group’s thesis proposal was a strenuous habitual activity, while that electronics course made my life suffer.
Other than academics, there is also a couple of events that my team and I have been preparing for — Engineering Week’s Dulaang Eng’g in December and the annual Jobfair early next year. Sounds cool, right?
However, to an extent, I was keeping my self from becoming stoic. I was yearning for rest. Actually, it wasn’t rest at all. It was bum. So, the greatest solution to my wishful thinking was to spend time to unwind in another place far from Metro Manila. Thanks to my family, mom and dad gave me the chance to go to Bacolod and Iloilo cities.
There was not much difference in the environment if Bacolod and Iloilo were compared to Angeles. The common Filipino setting can be discerned easily — a cathedral, a wet market, a plaza, an SM mall (yes, I officially add it to the Pinoy setting), public schools, hospitals, and so on.
I spent more time in Bacolod. Unfortunately, I missed the Masskara Festival. I just had the chance to enjoy being a shutterbug. In Bacolod, I took some photos in San Sebastian Cathedral, whereas in Iloilo I shot the Jaro Cathedral, where the late Pope John Paul II visited.
Back at home, all the other members of the family were waiting for their pasalubong. I brought them boxes of Bacolod’s best, piaya.