A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WANDERLUST

It’s the journey more than the destination

I started writing this couple of hours before the calendar changes to 2021 in Uganda while getting ready to welcome the new year on my balcony with my wine, anticipating the sporadic fireworks displays even though I know it is not allowed. Unfortunately, barely 30 minutes before ushering in the new year, the skies cracked …

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Do you have a name for someone who likes sunrise, sunset, the moon, and cloud formation all the time? I gush every morning when I wake up and see the sun rising from the horizon. I like staying in my bed and watch the sun permeats my curtain and brighten the room, edging me to …

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Back in the Philippines, we grew up doing kris kringle during the holiday season. For a long time, I haven’t done it. Overseas, it is unlikely we have like-minded people doing secret Santa (some don’t even celebrate Christmas or have a religious affiliation). Besides, we don’t get to spend Christmas together to make a run …

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When I started my chocolate tasting series, I said I would taste all 13 chocolates sent to me. Unfortunately, only after five types of chocolates, I decided not to continue because of my own bias to bittersweet and dark chocolate, and already I wouldn’t say I like the ruby type chocolate. Most that were left …

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Belated Christmas greetings from #thesummit. You guess right, I’m still here in Kampala and haven’t decided on what I want to do until early next year. But I did decide on not taking the full seven weeks in one go. Thank God for having a good line manager. He agreed to break it until March. …

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