Wednesday, September 7, 2011

White Fluffy Clouds

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Every time I’m in transit, I usually request to be seated by the window whether on terrain or inside the plane. Even my cubicle in the office is right beside the window, facing the entrance It’s been a while since I got to revel in the beauty of the morning sky and the white fluffy clouds. I took these shots on my flight home from Bacolod. Frankly the only photos I have because of a very tight work schedule.
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It was my first time ever to witness such greenery which stretches to the limit of my vision. Not a single building in sight (save for residential ones) until we finally landed at the airport. I jokingly sent my parents an SMS saying my blood sugar   has dramatically increased just by looking at all the sugarcanes! Bacolod is just awesome, especially the food. If I had to stay for another week, I'd probably have gone 2-3 sizes up. My skin tone has changed to about 2 shades darker too which makes it very hard for me to put on make up because my foundation doesn't suit my skin now.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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:
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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?

16 comments:

Yna Amores said...

I felt the serenity that you were talking about in this post. It's nice to look at those big fluffy clouds :)

Ana Maria said...

Hello Yna :) yes indeed. Love its calming effect!

WonderWoman said...

"White fluffy clouds". Still need to get a copy of that...

http://wonderwomanrises.blogspot.com

Ana Maria said...

Hello @WonderWoman. I also need to get myself a copy :( sold out everywhere!

xoxo valerie xoxo said...

i also love the window seats, i could stare at the clouds and not care about anything else :) if only we could get to touch them!

Ana Maria said...

@Valerie- Ditto!! I was thinking about the same thing. Too beautiful fluffy clouds are!

Linux and Life said...

air plane is perhaps one of the great inventions by far, the feeling to be in the sky is just so good :D

Please forgive me for being a stranger, I saw you on Its the girl thing blog. I just have this bad habit to go visit every girl's blog I see haha.

I'm from Vietnam btw. It's nice to find know more people from other south east asian countries. Followed you to be friends :D.

Ana Maria said...

Thank you!

Vantage Point Vintage said...

Pretty pictures, and nice luggage!


Hearts,
Nicole http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Ana Maria said...

Thanks so much :) I have a penchant for luggages with unique prints!

Abi said...

I like this post. I miss Bacolod, post photos!:) how long did you stay there?

Ana Maria said...

Hello Abi :) why thank you! I literally posted them all here :3 I was quite busy working. Stayed there for 4 days at Planta Hotel then went to the golf tournament at Victorias Mill over the weekend :)

mini nuni said...

i love your bagage...all that hearts are so sweet.do you want to take a look at my blog?if you like it we can follow each other.xoxo mininuni
http://mininuni.blogspot.com/

Ana Maria said...

@mini muni - why thank you so much! Sure ;) will do!

Chyrel Gomez said...

The title is very apt indeed. To be honest, I haven't seen any copy of that book in my town. I dread to check or order the book online. I know it would cost a fortune.

Like you, I love to be seated right where I can see clouds of cotton while up in the air.

Ana Maria said...

Hi Cheryl :) I haven't seen one in the flesh either :3 hopefully I get to buy a copy when I go back in the US *fingers crossed*