I have a love-hate relationship with airplanes. Since it was a business trip, Tatay wasn't there to calm me during turbulence. My doctor used to make me and my sisters take medicines to sedate us during flights. My flight home was probably the smoothest ride I’ve ever experienced. From the top, you can experience the drastic shift in weather; As if you're in the middle of a tug o' war between cloudy and sunny. There I was, aboard PR 134 BCD-MNL.. I was beyond exhausted from my trip, yet I couldn’t risk welcoming sleep into my system. The clouds seem to have that panoramic stress-relieving effect on me. I stared at the window with utter awe. Ahh the simple things. Wait, something’s not quite right. Until I realized Brandon’s voice wasn’t romancing my auditory nerves. My earphones were plugged into my ears but my iPod’s off. Must be the clouds. The view was absolutely breathtaking, as if we were flying through giant cotton candies in shades of untainted white. For a good 10-minute, I was staring right through the window as if I was hypnotized.
My former classmate, Ate L.A. was working on board as a flight attendant. She was also on board during my flight home from Cebu and it was really great to see her again. She approached me on my seat halfway through the flight and handed me a box of hot meal which PAL only serves during International Flights. So many thanks to Ate L.A. for literally giving me a taste of business class at the price of coach! I’ve always admired PAL’s in-flight catering services. Even when flying to a domestic destination, they serve snacks on the plane. As much as I wanted to devour on my newly served meal, I wanted to preserve its pristine state for my siblings to see so I ignored the demands of my angry stomach. Thanks to my mom too who saved me from hunger and treated me to lunch at Italianni's after landing in Manila.
Speaking of mom, my mom has been very particular of my needs since I started working. I've adopted her pet peeves and learned how to go around them. Okay, let's cut to the chase! My mom got me a bigger Le Pliage Long-handle tote in Bilberry (which is a very similar shade to my smaller one) and it's perfect for work! I've always loved the versatility of the Le Pliage line despite its ubiquity. It's very simple yet it looks classy and it's the quintessential everyday bag for girls-on-the-go. Finally, a bag that can accommodate my everyday cargo and my packed lunch! Well of course mom wouldn't let my lunch touch my other things inside my bag so she got me this pretty Houndstooth lunchbox:
She knows how much I love houndstooth so this lunch bag is a must-have. Since I've been frequenting airports because of work, she got me this very cute duffel trolley too which I can't wait to use:
My old heart print duffel (see Cebu entry) can now retire :) I love unique luggages because you can easily spot them on the carousel.
..when the mind flows like beer. I composed the first 70% of this entry at the office a few minutes before lunch break. See the discrepancy in my writing? My workplace induces the production of creative brainwaves. Hopefully I can squeeze in some editing when I get back to work tomorrow.
And yes, I got my title from Brandon Boyd's first book, fitting, isn't it?