While most Filipino bloggers are already preparing for the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards this coming Sunday, i am now busy doing last minute errands for my longest travel trip to date. I’m going to UK!
Carlo and Mama via Skype
It sounds fantastic, right? But hey, it was not an easy one. Completing my requirements for the visa application really made me emotionally stressed last month. I am used to doing things on my own, but this one is quite a hella ride. The anxiety even caused some irregularities to my menstrual cycle LOL. I am not really sure on how the other countries do process and decide whether to approve or deny a certain applicant, but you need to wait a few days in UK. Thankfully, I had the right immigration solicitors to help.
More than two years ago, I launched the Missing Carlo blog. Those who really knew me way back surely knows that most of my blog entries in my Livejournal and i.ph blog is all about my brother Carlo. He left the country in February 2008 and went to England with Ate Virgie.
From England with Love : Carlo and Mama during our Skype session earlier
He’s with my mom now and to be honest, it took me quite a while to move on. I am used to leaving home with his smiling face while giving his ‘pabilin’ and going back home with him checking my bags and scouting for pasalubongs. He gave me the most sincere hugs and kisses ever and he was my human teddy bear.He is now studying in a special school and I am so happy because in a span of two years, my brother really improved a lot.
I rarely chat with them thru Skype and I am guilty about it. My mom bugs me everytime to have a webcam session with them but I reject her at times because I’d rather do other things (bad me!).
Today is September 1, 2009. This simply means that today is the start of the BER months! Our calendars will surely be filled with lots of activities for the upcoming Halloween and the Holidays. For me, the 1st of September is truly special because my loving mama turns 47 today!
With Carlo and Mama before my graduation last November 2007
I had the chance to call my mom earlier. She is now based in England together with my brother Carlo. My mom answered the phone gleefully as she originally thought that I’ll miss greeting her on her special day. I haven’t talked to her for a long time (five days to be exact teehee) and she panicked already.