From A Distance

I don’t know, for some reasons I ask myself why? It’s been so long since I last dreamt of you. I wonder. Why have you visited me again in my dreams? Is there something I need to know? Is there something you want to say? Well, you could just let me know. But I bet you won’t. I guess I will never find out whatever that is.

I just hope you are okay. From a distance, I am wishing you well.

To the Next Man That Will Have My Heart

This morning my best friend from high school shared with me an entry she wrote for her blog. While browsing through other entries, I stumbled upon one that’s dedicated to her future boyfriend. After reading it, I was inspired to do the same. So here goes my letter to the man of my dreams, my future boyfriend, and the one I’m hoping to spend a lifetime with:

 

Dear Future Lover,

I promise that I will give you my full trust, honesty, and loyalty. I will not hide anything from you or lie to you. Instead, I will be very open. You will have my complete respect and in return, I hope to have yours too. I wish that you’ll always be wary of my presence and you’ll never make me feel that you are ashamed of me. 

I will try my best to make you feel my love. I wouldn’t say yes to be your girlfriend if I am unsure of you so never doubt my feelings. I may not like public display of affection but I will like it if you will randomly hold my hand, give me a hug or look me in the eyes with a loving smile. 

Please don’t make me promises you can’t keep. I’d rather you surprise me with what you have in mind than let me believe that you will all make them come true and yet the simplest of all – of not hurting me you couldn’t keep. I hope that you’ll just stay realistic.

I am nowhere near perfect for a girlfriend. Like any individual, I have a lot of flaws. Some you might find endearing and some even annoying.  When I’m too happy, I like to dance and act crazy. I laugh out loud and I have the tendency to be very noisy but I get too quiet also when I’m thinking. And I do that a lot. I like wondering about the future thus I may ask you every now and then of your dreams for I wanna include you in mine.

I am into details. I notice the littlest of things and mistakes. It’s not to make you feel bad but because I know you are someone that can do so much more. I may point them out but only for you to outdo yourself.

In terms of your life goals, I promise I will be your cheerleader and number one fan.  I will be there every step of the way. I will be proud of your achievements no matter how big or small. You can always lean on me. I want us to be true friends who can openly share our woes to each other. I will listen to you and I will try to cheer you up if you’re feeling down. I will give you massages if your shoulder aches and I will make sure that every day I greet you in the most loving way I know. And even if you’re a pet lover, I will love you just the same. I will adjust. I am often scared of dogs but if you have one, I will try my best to be friends with it.

For a woman, I don’t think I am very hard to please. I like simple dates. I don’t mind eating anywhere you like.So long as it’s with you, my stomach will feel full. If there are times I insist on where I want to eat, that’s because I like you to eat there with me. I want to share that moment with you.  I don’t really care if you don’t buy me flowers or chocolates. I am not into those anyway. What I like are personally made gifts. If you write me letters, that will be the best. No need for fancy stuff. I can buy that for myself.

I like going for a drive and stargazing. I don’t really like movie dates. I find it boring and time-consuming. I can watch the movie alone. I will just love to spend time and talk with you wherever whenever possible. There are days though when you might find me too sensitive. When this happens, just learn to bear with it because that won’t last long. And if by chance I get mad at you, allow me to keep my peace. I would not want to say anything that could hurt you. I just want some time to dissipate my anger.

I am also a travel enthusiast. I like going to places I haven’t seen and explored. How about uou hop on a plane with me and let’s see if you’ll fit to be my travel buddy. Don’t get me wrong, though I love travelling, an adventure involving heights is too much for me. But then if you’ll help me overcome my fear, I’ll go on the top of the world with you just be patient with me. If you wanna go to the beach to swim, even though I am not a fan because I am afraid of deep waters, I will for you.

I will try to be the best girlfriend for you and I will dote on you but please just don’t give up on me so easily when I am at my lows and very much unlovable. I will be very understanding of your temper and moods so please do the same for me. I hope you’ll still choose me when the circumstances are very much inconvenient and the world seems like it’s tearing us apart.

But then again if the inevitable comes, and we find ourselves losing each other, let’s try to fix us. At least try for me. Give us a chance. We both deserve that much. But if all else fails, have the decency to break up with me in person not just through a text message. And if that’s not possible, be man enough and have the balls to call me.

You see my heart had been badly broken once and I am hoping that you’ll spare me from that kind of tragedy again. I sincerely wish that you are going to be my last boyfriend and will be the man I will spend the rest of my life with. I promise you that I will love you wholeheartedly like I have never been hurt before. I don’t want the moon and the stars. All I want is your genuine love and affection devoid of any deceit and lies.

Thailand Memories

Three years have passed and I can’t clearly remember anymore all the details to this trip. But even as it’s in the past now, I would still like to share with you all that I can remember and the pictures that I have kept safely in my Drive D.

I was still a culinary student then. Towards the end of our school year, an opportunity to attend a wine seminar came up. At that time I was very eager to see a lot of places and countries and I thought that this was a chance for me to go to Thailand. It’s my first overseas travel not accompanied by family members and I was truly excited. My parents happily agreed for me to go as it was after all a once in a lifetime experience.

The expenses for the school trip costs quite a little bit. Some of my closest friends decided not to come anymore but I was happy that two of them still decided to join. And the three of us promised ourselves that we will have fun and enjoy the whole trip.

                                                     My classmates and I while waiting for our flight

As soon as we arrived, we’ve noticed Bangkok’s similarity to Manila. Traffic isn’t that much different. Cars are everywhere. Although at that time there were some political unrest in their country and was deemed dangerous and was oversensationalized by media (that almost got our trip cancelled), we were thankful that we’ve never witnessed anything like that.

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Bangkok at night

We stayed for a little while in Bangkok and left most of our things in the hotel we were billeted. We were in Thailand after all for the Wine Harvest Festival in Khao Yai. We’re told to relax the first night in the capital since we were to travel the next day to our main destination. All the shopping and sight seeing that we intend to do in Bangkok had to wait for when we go back to the city.

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During the Night Harvest Festival

                                                  Wine Grapes Picking at Village Farm Winery

Every year Khao Yai celebrates Wine Harvest Festival. The year we were there, we’ve visited all the wineries in the area. We visited PB Valley, Village Farm Winery, and Chateau Des Brumes. And for every winery, there is some wine tasting.

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After the trip to Khao Yai ended, we returned to Bangkok and went to the touristy stuff most foreigners do. We savored and explored the city, bought some souvenirs for ourselves as well as for our friends and family. But this trip, of course, wouldn’t be complete without trying the street food and local dishes they serve. As culinarians, we should be well exposed to different tastes and our palettes should have sampled cuisines all over the world.

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The ten days I’ve spent in Thailand went by too fast. I guess it’s always like that when you’re having so much fun, you never notice how quickly time goes by. It’s been three years now since I’ve been there, I’m wondering when I’ll be able to visit again.

Till then Thailand! 🙂