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Celebrating retirement with a Philippine Trip

When I decided to retire I made my mind up that I was going to start it with a trip to the Philippines... Well, after I celebrated Christmas with my children and Granddarlings, that is.

Tracey took me to the San Francisco Airport. Then it hit me that I am not too crazy about flying. But, there is no other way to do this... So I endured the 13+ hours above the skies on Cathay Pacific. That was SFO to HongKong and another 2.5 or so hours from HongKong to my home island, Cebu!

Those of you who are not on FaceBook were spared by belly-aching about the long flight. I am a wimp!


When I finally got to Cebu via HongKong, I was met at the airport by my GodChild who is a Godsend for me, for sure. She was with her Hubby, her bro, Ritchie, and niece, Reese. What a great welcome.

Showered and sort of fresh, we went out for lunch then off to my Mom's.


Mom is known to everyone related and sort of related to us as Mama Inday. Ma Inday is two days short of 92 years old. She did not remember me. Heck, I don't remember a lot and I am not near 92... well almost but not quite. So I was ready for that.

Here is the group who went with me to see Ma Inday. My Godchild is the one in yellow. Her Mom and my "sister from another Mother" is Manang Glor who is celebrating a birthday herself today. Nang Glor is on the far right and next to Bem, my Godchild.


Of course, Mama Inday did not want us to leave before we ate, so we ate... before we went back to Bem's house to eat dinner! It seems like that is basically what I have been doing so far... eating!

Comments (2)


What a fabulous way to celebrate your well-deserved retirement! Enjoy.

Barb Cabot:

Your mother is so cute. I'm so happy you were able to celebrate her birthday with she and the family. What a great way to start retirement.

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