It has been almost two years since I last visited Bicol. That is also equal to how long since I had a decent vacation. The main culprit is when I'm here in Manila, I'm having fun working, specially now that the products we developed for m-commerce a few years back (circa 2003) are slowly gaining adoption *globally*. Tracking down Beattie's blog, make me say "hmmnnn, thats exactly what we have been trying to advocate and developed a few years back!", and that has been getting more and more often as days go by. Makes me smile that whenever I meet those Telco representatives again, I can proudly say "We told you so!". Moving on...
The vacation would also be a nice opportunity to focus a bit to catch up on reading. I'm packing POJO's in Action and Head First Design Patterns (Some of those GOF materials are still foggy to me) to refresh my current perspective in application development and software design. Hopefully after this I can better face challenges with bookah on my hand and a better understanding of design patterns in my head and of course treodah to coordinate and manage them all.
Will likely have the chance to finally watch Season 2 of Battlestar Galactica and likewise advance Pacman's career on Fight Night Round3.
Another on my todo list is to meet with BiOS members on the region. The momentum is there, and hopefully be able to contribute back and help as much as I can.
Looking forward to visiting good old friends. Mindful that probably a lot has changed, but still possible that friendship has still retained some common grounds.
The fresh air would certainly be a welcome threat for my asthma, which has been frequent of late due to Manila extremely hot weather.
At the heart of it all would be spending quality time with the family. Rojan is really looking forward to go swimming at the beach. Janro would probably be happily contented that I get to spend more time with him. My lovey looking forward walking hand-in-hand at a moonlit beach. That means more hugs and kisses from these three! enough to recharge and come back refreshed and enlightened.
- moblogging underneath the andalusian sun