Am off to Sagada for a week.
This is my umpteenth time to go up with the kids and some things never change. It takes forever for me to pack. Of course, I over do it with the cold weather wear since I can’t usually sport my North Face fleece in Hades hot Manila. And, I still feel genuinely excited to be one with such a breathtaking place. Sagada holds a really special place in my heart. I’ve been there blissful and content, I’ve also been there broken and tired. And both times, it just gave me exactly what I needed. 🙂 Thank you, G. I see your hand in this beautiful place.
I take a lot of pictures when I’m there but I am sure it’ll be a different experience shooting with my D90, my filters and my new lens. It’s also going to be cool to have @maimailim and the lapster there. There’s nothing like having your really good friends who are also Sagada virgins with you to let you remember how it was like seeing such a spectacular place for the first time. I won’t forget looking out one of the windows in a St. Mary’s School classroom wondering what it would be like to teach poetry and film and voice with such an awe inspiring view on a daily basis. I am thinking it must be worth the huge pay cut. They even have a Greek amphitheater. Win.
Anyway, I hope it’s as cold as they say it is this year because it was epic fail on the weather front last year. I also hope I can carry all my bags by myself. Sigh. Nope, it’s really not in my DNA to pack light. One of my fatal flaws.
grateful slice: beautiful places and being lucky enough to visit every year