Life stories from the blogger
Hello, wormies! I bet you were wondering where I disappeared to? Well, I was actually ehemm on vacation in my hometown, Dumaguete City, in the Philippines.
Why wasn’t I blogging? Well, I planned on blogging while I was on vacation but my plan did not pan out as well as I expected it to. I mean, I just realized that I NEVER updated my internet plan since I was in college, which was roughly 10 years ago. WHAT?!! Yep, I just didn’t think about it and so, the internet was crawwwwwling.
On another note, I celebrated my 30-something birthday there after not celebrating it at there for a number of years. In true bookish fashion, I had a Harry Potter themed dessert table that I set-up myself! Of course, I did not bake the cake. LOL
I also attended my cousins’ wedding. Apparently, I had a role in the entourage. *wink
My cousin is the groom.
And my cousins who are like my sisters <3
I also managed to get Pierre to wear a suit.
We didn’t do a lot of touristy things when I went home, though. I also got sick the last week I was there so that is my excuse! And yeah, I still haven’t downloaded the few photos I took there. Sigh*
I met a few of my friends, though! It was fun catching up with them. Plus, some of them already have kids! 🙂
One of the things I noticed is that my hometown has changed A LOT since I last visited three years ago. I feel like it’s NOT a sleepy University Town anymore and even in the dead of summer, it was PACKED! It used to be really quiet during summer (summer in the Philippines starts in April) and I always loved it. It’s a different story now.
So, while I loved that there is progress in the city, I still wish that it was the same city I remembered growing up in.
Do you ever do touristy things when you visit your hometown? Do you love (or hate) the changes made in your hometown?
Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle says
Omg that cake is spectacular! And I love weddings 🙂 I moved a lot as a kid but my parents have lived in one of my favorite towns (Laguna Beach) for awhile now, since I was in college, and I absolutely love visiting. We used to go to the beach there when I was younger but it’s fun getting to stay in town now. It doesn’t change a whole lot which I’m grateful for, and I definitely like doing touristy stuff sometimes 🙂 Just being near the ocean makes me happy! I’m trying to get better at doing touristy stuff where I live too, because I figure someday I’ll move and wish I had done stuff. I’ve actually been thinking lately that I want to take my husband to the town I grew up in on the New Jersey shore, and do all of the things/eat at all of the places I loved as a kid but I’m sure it’s SO different now. I haven’t been back in almost 20 years!
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WOW! That’s a looooong time! That is an awesome idea, though! It would be great to bring your husband to all your old haunts… haha my husband and I live in the same hometown, so we probably did more or less the same things haha but I DO know that there are many things that we haven’t done and seen yet!
Cyn @ Book Munchies says
Glad you got to go home for a vacay! And happy belated birthday! The cake looks awesome! Yay for getting to catch up with friends and family, too!
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Thank you, Cyn! <3