15 August 2005


I feel a bit weird today, today being my final full day here in Manila. I got a light headache, and I feel a bit under the weather. Perhaps, it is because of the excitement, nervousness, and anticipation of my travel tomorrow evening.

I cleared my bedroom today. Nothing remains except the few things that will be left behind. Even my bedroom decor are all stuffed in a box at this moment. All the clothes that I will leave will either be given away to less priviledged people or be turned to rags.

It feels so surreal, that I am leaving. I always get that feeling "I can't believe it is happening." I got those first in Taipei, when I touched down at Chiang Kai Shek International Airport. I can't believe I was actually there to present a paper. Now, I can't believe it is happening, that I will leave Manila, leave my family, leave my friends, and start a life of my own.

I don't have anymore tasks to complete here. I will just iron the few clothes that are left outside my luggage and then stuff them inside.


  1. I hope you feel better and enjoy your last few... I hope you have a safe trip.

  2. Good luck on your journey. And you just sound nervous, to me.