Yes, we all woke up this morning and it is the year 2011! We’ve finished the first decade of the millenium and survived. You go, human race, you didn’t manage to blow yourself up just yet. Let’s keep it up!
2010 was a hard year for many people, and personally, this last month for me was pretty rough. I went home to the Philippines because my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer on October. Unfortunately, a week after I arrived and a week before Christmas, he passed away. The holiday season was full of tears and heartbreak for my family. My grandparents raised me as a child and it felt like losing one of my more prominent father figure in my life. Rest in peace, Tatay, I will miss you everyday.
Filipinos deal with sad situations in a very simple way. First of all, we have a wicked sense of humor and do not find anything wrong with laughing despite during a devastating situation. Second of all, we eat a lot of food. My two week trip back to Manila didn’t have much room for sightseeing this time, but I can share some of the food we ate.