Weather is one of the things that I took time to research about when I planned our Hong Kong vacation because we have to think about the set of clothes we have to bring that would fit our backpacks. Since last week, I already got two questions about how’s the weather in Hong Kong during mid-March, which reminds me with of this post that I’ve been planning to write related to HK weather at that time of our visit.
I was about to go to sleep when I remembered the date - 12/31/2014 - the last day of 2014. Suddenly, I started reckoning things that happened during this year, I jotted it down to arrange it in order. On my note appears this - Senyorita Lakwachera's 2014.
2 International Destinations
1. Hong Kong
Holiday fuss is what occupies most of my thoughts right now; the things I need to fix for Christmas and New-year, the company events, the gift giving and the heavy traffic while having no time to waste. Despite all that, this month is still my favorite season of the year as it is equally exhausting and fun - specially the part where I shop for my dear ones.
Shopping gifts is easy this year as I opted to be more practical and chose to take advantage of some off-the-racks sales for my family. One of my favorite brands is Uniqlo, I like the quality of their fabric and the wearable designs which are sold in an affordable price. No wonder why it was hailed as Japan's number 1 retail clothing apparel brand.
For those who are living in Santa Cruz, Manila, good news for you all. Uniqlo’s 20th branch is now open at the Upper Ground Floor of SM San Lazaro last December 5, only after it opened its first store in the country last 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia.
Lucid dream: This photo was taken five in the morning while we were having our leisure walk at San Juan beach in front of Tori’s Back Packers Inn. The calm sea, the colors of the seaweeds that cover the shoreline, the glassy water, the pinkish clouds, Tomas' dog that came playing with us like we’ve known each other since then, it all seems like a lucid dream.
Siquijor - the healing paradise. The island known for its residents witches and shamans, of talismans and potions, and of nights lit by fireflies. To my surprise it was never like any of those when I experienced it. Everything was just calm, happy and vibrant. The warmth smile of the locals are very inviting, the white sand beach and its turquoise water, the nice road and the peaceful environment – it all almost made me felt as if I was bewitched. There were no creepy looking people, I have not noticed anyone tapping someone else’s shoulder and passing their course like what usually happens in the port on my Siquijornon Aunt’s stories, not a thing sinister in the dark night, no ghostly happening but only a strange instance of a hot sauce that exploded all by itself, the sauce shattered all over the place and much into my face making me look like a vampire while the bottle flies for about two meters away from the bar. All that happened while we are having a good chat with some foreign backpackers, we are sharing thoughts of why we are visiting the island and sharing our own piece of disbeliefs to some of its exaggerated supernatural lore.