Here is another entry from my first travel journal in 1995.
May 12, 1995
Well, here goes another entry into my “journal”. Yesterday was kind of boring. My nephew, Paolo, came over to my uncle’s house yesterday morning! After breakfast we played for a while. At around 1PM, we went to the mall in Makati: Quad and Shoemart.
Nako! Maraming tao doon! Mayroon mga magandang dalaga rin! Pumenta tayo sa bookstore at mga clothing stores. Bumili akong mga libro may “Pilipino culture”. Bumita ako tagalog libro.
OK, enough Tagalog. I figured I should practice it a little since I am in the Philippines. I tried getting in touch with my other cousins from the States that were also visiting, Eileen and Janice. They were out until 10PM last night. (This was before email, texting, voicemail!) What’s crazy though is that I went to bed at 9PM!
(I’m noticing that whenever I travel overseas, I got to bed early and wake up early!)
I’m noticing that this entry was a “filler.” Not much to talk about… they do get better (I hope…) here is another entry
May 14, 1995
On Friday, I finally got to meet up with my cousins Eileen and Janice. I went over to their Uncle’s house for dinner, We ended up watching a video of their 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration. It seems like the Filipino here are a lot like the ones in the States: lots of food, laughing, and loud screams of joy. It was kind of funny looking at everyone’s reaction at seeing themselves on TV. After that, we ended up going to a night club in Makati: CATS. Actually, it was like “Asian Persuasion Thursdays at Nectos” in Ann Arbor, only it wasn’t.
The next day I had to get up early to go to San Pablo. On the way there, we stopped at the Galvez resort: “Balik Bayan”. (I think my Aunt owns another one in San Pablo, “Makiling Breeze”.) When I finally got back to San Pablo, I wanted to do some site seeing. Actually, this entry sucks cause I don’t feel like writing anything now.
HAHAHA! I had to force myself to write stuff down back then. The early stages of something that would eventually lead to a blog. At 19 years old, my main interests were in going out and meeting pretty girls.