Tag: family

Remember what matters

Remember what matters

In the time and money black hole that is December, sometimes we forget that urgent does not equal important. We get so caught up in the things we have to do that we forget the people we’re doing them for. You’ve probably seen this video […]

Firsts

Firsts

* The old passports got dusted off yesterday because the UK visa application form asked for a list of countries I’d visited in the last 10 years. I’d promised myself I wouldn’t count the number of countries I’d been to — I just don’t want to feel, […]

Today, I Hate Traveling

Today, I Hate Traveling

There is one time when I really, really hate traveling: the day before departure. I hate leaving my family. I look at my son and I can’t imagine going just one day without seeing him, can’t imagine not being able to hug him whenever I […]

“Remembrance”

“Remembrance”

In the Philippines, this weekend, we celebrate the dead. Not for Halloween — that’s a fairly newly come affair in these islands. Rather, November 1 (All Saints’ Day) and November 2 (All Souls’ Day) are when Filipinos flock to the cemeteries to offer flowers and candles to […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

I stumbled upon the Frioul islands on my first visit to Europe in 2011. I was traveling with my sister, and we had boarded the ferry from Marseille to Frioul with heavy hearts: we’d learned earlier in the day that our grandfather had been admitted to the Intensive Care […]