Because my post of the 5 Pros and Cons of Living in Manila is getting the most hits this week. And it’s funny when I read it now, damn, I was in a bad mood after flying into NAIA 1 and dealing with those crowds!
And yes, the thought of having to go there again in May with all our luggage, a dog, a cat, a newborn and separate screening lines for male/female meaning definitely not enough hands for either of us to get through security properly does make me cringe. I’m already dreading it, we have had many many many talks about it, and it’s still over 4 months away.
But if you’re bidding and want to know more about Manila, don’t forget to check out my post of What Makes Me Happy in Manila. Not only I was in a much better mood, but let’s face it, there are a lot of good (great!) things about this place, even if sometimes traffic, jeepneys, pollution, and horrible arrivals/departures at NAIA makes us forget (and yes, I too am guilty of often forgetting how a wonderful experience living here has been).
I can’t wait to go to DC, see my friends again, go back to running my favorite trails, be able to take my dog on walks without kids running away screaming as if I’m walking a hyena. But I also know our time in Asia will always hold a special place in my heart. And though I hope we won’t get posted in Manila again (because we get to experience life in so few places, I rather not repeat!), I do hope we will live in Asia again, as I love this part of the world.
And if any of you bidders have any questions on Manila, really feel free to send me a note and I’ll get back to you – my contact info is right on the sidebar! I have had many people emailing me through the blog, and have never not replied within a couple of days (if not a couple of hours!).