Sing, Dance and Eat Things
This is belated but as I've mentioned before, I love weddings. I love weddings so much, if you invite me to yours, I will 99.99% show up no matter where it is. And this year, I got invited to 7 weddings. So for wedding 3 out of 7, I went home for a little under a week to attend my cousin Acid's wedding. She looked very very cool in her ensemble and we had way too many drinks and danced like maniacs. It's always so fun attending weddings.
Family weddings are always a bit strange because a) I go all out crazy on the dance floor and have zero shame whatsoever because I know there will be no repercussions as I AM FAMILY but also b) find it weird to chat up the non-family members -- especially the HANDSOME MEN/GROOMSMEN variety because it's strange to flirt with family around?
I'm sure my parents won't care that their still single 31 year old daughter is getting her flirt on, but I suppose I care. It's weird. but still fun. As you can see above, too much fun. The wedding was so fun, I lost my voice for 3 days after the event. I'm so glad I didn't lose it before the wedding, which I hosted. I'm sorry to my sister-in-law Ashna, because I lost my voice before I hosted her wedding. I blame the Sangeet though.
Despite this being one of my longer trips back home, I was only in Manila for such a short time was because my dad had planned a big family trip to Baguio (all 10 of us). We used to do these family trips every single year but with everyone moving out, it's been a while since this has happened.
I was dreading it a bit and getting a bit anxious about it because even if I did grow up with a ton of people, I get anxious when there are lots of folks around -- lots of folks that I feel I have to please. It's hard to manage 10 different personalities and I know it's not my responsibility to make everyone happy, but I suppose I always feel this way.
Nonetheless, it was a good trip, with very minor hiccups and lots and lots of eating -- too much eating. Every photo up there is either pre-meal, during the meal or post-meal. What am I saying, there's never too much eating. I probably gained a whole new person by the time the trip was over.