still the same

After a whole day of waiting & traveling, we reached the cold, gray & wet Paris at 9.30pm. Last week was a week of meeting old friends. One from a 2 year Qatari adventure & the other two from way back Sesame Street, Voltes V & Sweet Dreams books.

Kala & I trying to make a pout. I have to admit, we absolutely need more practice.

Great friendships can be as old as the Notre Dame. But geez, that's old.

When friends go way back to more than 20 years, you can't help telling each other that you all haven't changed. For a moment there, about 10 years ago to be exact, I almost believed that people do change in time, in a different environment. But being with old friends, the ones you grew up with, old habits just come out begging for freedom. The teasing, the old & new stories & that familiar comfort are the rewards of a great friendship. No matter how old you are, or where you are, you can never really so much change that essence that is you. One week with old friends brought our home with them to Paris.

Although all of us needed a whole weekend of recuperation from four nights of drinking & sleeping at 3am then waking up at 9, the best map when you're a little lost is to reconnect with old friends.

Thanks, mes amies, I needed that piece of home.


From Manila to Paris, then to Marseille & to the Côte d'Azur, now in Singapore, clinging to a map of three worlds, where everything becomes all relative.


  1. Thanks too for enduring a total of 10 hours of TGV to see us! Yeps, we really need to work on our pouts ;)

  2. aba, friends in Parism having a good time...

    c'est moi, lola francesca, in new avatar photo, nang di na ma dupe ng iba .

    siya, bring us back to cote d'azur the air of Paris...

  3. People often change but the memories and friendship remain !

    Next time, I will be in that photo so I need to practice pouting my lip right now :D ! PAMATAY !!!

  4. It was all worth it, Kala! Thanks for not ditching me the second time. LOL!

    I don't want to bring the Paris air in our region, Francesca! Nadala ko na nga at umulan for 2 whole days.

    Pamatay ba talaga, Haze?! Let's practice your pout already so when we have our photo op, we'll have celebrity pouts!

  5. I thought the caption with your two old friends was great:)

    Ang lamig sa tingin ko!