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What I Did Over My Winter Vacation Is...

Clarissa Baston on Tuesday, 05 January 2010. Posted in Academic Calendar, Study Abroad

Happy New Year everyone!  I know I haven't blogged in while, but it's for a good reason...I promise.  During winter break I have been without internet because I have been in the Philippines!  My boyfriend and I were given a great opportunity to visit my big and loud family. 

First I will start with the flight.  It is a 22 hour flight and I have an extreme fear of flying.  (Why haven't they found a faster way to travel??? It's 2010 for pete's sake!!!)  But thankfully I had my boyfriend and my Honey (my grandma's sister) with me to calm my nerves and hold my hands during take-off :P.  Our first leg of the trip was a 14 hour flight to Korea.  Even though it was long, the flight was fairly pleasant.  The food was good...for airline food and each passenger got their own little TV.  You would watch whatever movie you wanted, TV shows, listen to music and even play video games!  I watched a bunch of chick flicks because no one ever wants to watch 'em with me.  The entertainment definitely helped me get my mind off the fact that I was 30,000 feet above land/water.

Once we got to Korea, we went through another round of security and they happend to stop my grandaunt!  We thought that they stopped her because she had food in her bag, but instead they went through her purse and found a tiny brass thingy in the bottom of her coin purse.  It ended up being a bullet...yeah as in a gun has bullets.  I had the biggest panic attack of my life.  I thought that they were going to arrest her or worse!  We waited for police to arrive, take pictures of the bullet and question my grandaunt.  She said that the bullet was given to her by one of her nieces as protection....against witches.  I know, I know it sounds a little farfetched, but that's some Filipino superstition for ya!  So then all we had to do was surrender the bullet to the police and they let us go on our merry way!  Crisis averted!

When we finally got to the mother country, we have our whole stay there planned out for us!  We stayed in my grandmother's house, but unfortunately she wasn't there because she had to help my uncle out in San Diego.  My other uncle, who I havent seen in eight years, was there to greet us though!  He is a civil engineer and he currently works for the Dubai government.  (RIT Fun Fact: We have a campus in Dubai!)  I did get a chance to see other relatives that I haven't seen since I was really little so there was a lot of cheek pinching and things of that nature. 

pi_pics_122.jpgAs for the rest of the trip, we went to a lot of places...and I mean a LOT.  First we visted some family on there farm, where they made an awesome meal for us.  I tried goat for the first time and it was really good.  We also had a roasted mystery bird dish...we couldn't identify the bird...it tasted a little gamey lol.  It almost looks like a pterodactyl :P






Then we took a boat to the island of Corregidor, which is where American and Filipino soldiers had their last stand against the Japanese during WWII.  Even though the whole trip was a little touristy for my taste, it was still pretty awesome.  We saw some big guns and learned a lot of interesting facts about the war in the Pacific. 
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pi_pics_381.jpgThe next day, we visted my aunt's side of the family in Batangas, which is a little south of Manila.  There we visted Taal lake.  A lake that used to be a crater and is surrounded by volcanoes.  The way there was a little rainy, but we saw some awesome stuff.  We even got to take a tiny boat across the lake.  The water got really choppy and there was a dark cloud above us.  The boat was rocking back and forth like crazy!  I though we were going to drown.  But we just ended up soaking wet.  It was an adventure.






For Christmas, we for on a bus and drove for 12 hours north to my grandaunt's house.  The drive wasn't the most comfortable, but we got there.  Before we started the xmas festivites, my grandaunt was awesome and threw a surprise bday party for my boyfriend and instead of a cake he got a whole roasted pig!  It was also a chance for me to catch up with a bunch of my cousins and other family members.
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Christmas Eve was my favorite day of the whole trip.  We got to go to the beach!!!  I had to pinch myself because I couldn't believe that it was December and I was sweating my face off!  It was amazing.  There was a clear blue sky, I was in good company, and wasn't knee deep in snow.  I think it was the best Christmas ever!

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It was an amazing break and I made many memories.  Now I am back in Rochester, but not exactly back in the groove yet.  I haven't even been in the cold weather for very long and I'm already sick!  All I can do it just look back on my vacation and channel the essence of the warm weather into my room. lol :P

Comments (21)

  • casandra

    casandra

    05 July 2014 at 23:23 |
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  • Harry

    Harry

    25 October 2014 at 11:01 |
    I have been greatly encouraged by the testimonies from those that Dr Love Spell caster Solution have helped to get their ex back between 48hrs .

    I have the same problem Two months ago,I fell in love with a Lady at work and we were in deep love for one year and half but the moment she discovered that i lied to her about my real age she decided to break up with me and After couple of weeks we break up she got New job with another company in a different City about 105 km away from me ,We communicate with each other once in a while but all what she want from me is just a friend .
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  • suzee

    suzee

    11 November 2014 at 13:39 |
    world cannot express what this great spell caster called Dr.Abolo did for me.i and my lover had a problem in our relationship and that resulted to separation between the both of us. i tried all i could to restore back our relationship but the more i try the more my ex go far from me. i almost give up but the thought of getting back my ex still remains in my hart and then i saw a post posted by someone saying that Dr.Abolo is the solution to your relationship problem,then i said to my self this is what i have been looking for, and then i contacted the great Dr, and he gave me his word that my ex will come back to me within 48hours after he has casted the spell which i never believed until the day that my lost lover called me crying and pleading for him to come back home.so friends out there Dr.Abolo whose email and cell phone are abolospell@hotmail.com, +2347052534659 is not someone you should joke with.any were you see his email and you have one problem or the other in your relationship pls do not pass him by to another because i believe he is the only one who can help you. tanx
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  • Georgiana Bianca

    Georgiana Bianca

    18 November 2014 at 02:35 |
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    Thanks dr inegbedion
  • CHARLES

    CHARLES

    19 November 2014 at 00:17 |
    I have come in my own little way to say thank you to Dr.Zabaza for a highly taking out time to solve my relationship problem. Though his services was not free but i was totally satisfied by the job he did because through his help my lover who has abandoned me for over 45 days finally see reasons to come back to me. After gotten this wonderful result i decided to appreciation Dr.Zabaza by writing down his contact details: zabaza.logan@yahoo.com Or call mobile on +2348182620374 By contacting Dr.Zabaza you will not only be getting your lover instead she will be back to you with so much love and care


    CHARLES

    FROM ARIZONA PHOENIX (USA)
  • coral

    coral

    20 November 2014 at 08:41 |
    My Names is coral, I'm from United States.. Am giving this testimony because someone out there might have similar problem i was befor,,, My Husband doesn’t think polygamy is wrong. He has been seeing another girl for about four months now. I told him that he needs to stop, but he says he is in love with her. They’ve talked about being together “forever” and eventually she moved in with us. My husband still loves me. He regrets getting into this in the first place, but his not willing to break up with her.,I contacted the spell caster a friend of mine told me about, and then we both emailed each other, and the told me my problems are solved that in the next 24hrs the lady is going to pack out her self and leave my husband for ever, and to my greatest seeing she really did, now i and my husband are living in a happy way as it were befor,,once again thanks to dr.oduma for helping me and to my friend,, here is his email address: dr.odumaspellhome@gamil.com, kindly contact him for your help now okay!!.
  • CALI

    CALI

    20 November 2014 at 22:49 |
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  • marian

    marian

    20 November 2014 at 22:55 |
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  • jasmil

    jasmil

    21 November 2014 at 11:18 |
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  • Tara Anthony

    Tara Anthony

    23 November 2014 at 05:29 |
    MY TESTIMONY ON HOW I GOT MY EX BACK
    My name is Tara Anthony, i want to testifier of the good work done for
    me by a dr call idemudian.
    i marry a man called Anthony, live happily and i gave birth to three
    kids without any trouble he love me and i love him too.but what really
    happen we go to church on Sunday morning and after the service we came
    home and my husband went
    out without telling me were he his going he has never done that
    before it become strange to me i have to
    ask questions. my husband behavior change automatically misbehaving at
    home not even caring for our kids came
    home late in midnight not attending to me as his i was confused
    filling lonely so i discuss it with my friend
    who said that a lot of things has been happening, when we go out to
    find out by dridemudian he said that it was
    another woman that cast a spell on my husband that make him to forget
    that i am his wife. the dr did every
    thing to make sure that i got my husband back indeed one faithful day
    which on Thursday noon my husband call me and said
    his sorry for every thing he has done and he came home begging i have
    to forgive him because he is my husband.
    So we start living as happy family like was never before, the dr is
    a very powerful spell caster.
    He BRING BACK EX.......
    RAISE THE DEAD.......
    GIVES CHILDREN.....
    HILL THE SICK......
    GIVES MEN POWER......
    The dr is capable to do all kind of work you may need him in your
    life contact him with email address
    dridemudian@gmail.com
  • Tara Anthony

    Tara Anthony

    23 November 2014 at 05:44 |
    MY TESTIMONY ON HOW I GOT MY EX BACK
    My name is Tara Anthony, i want to testifier of the good work done for
    me by a dr call idemudian.
    i marry a man called Anthony, live happily and i gave birth to three
    kids without any trouble he love me and i love him too.but what really
    happen we go to church on Sunday morning and after the service we came
    home and my husband went
    out without telling me were he his going he has never done that
    before it become strange to me i have to
    ask questions. my husband behavior change automatically misbehaving at
    home not even caring for our kids came
    home late in midnight not attending to me as his i was confused
    filling lonely so i discuss it with my friend
    who said that a lot of things has been happening, when we go out to
    find out by dridemudian he said that it was
    another woman that cast a spell on my husband that make him to forget
    that i am his wife. the dr did every
    thing to make sure that i got my husband back indeed one faithful day
    which on Thursday noon my husband call me and said
    his sorry for every thing he has done and he came home begging i have
    to forgive him because he is my husband.
    So we start living as happy family like was never before, the dr is
    a very powerful spell caster.
    He BRING BACK EX.......
    RAISE THE DEAD.......
    GIVES CHILDREN.....
    HILL THE SICK......
    GIVES MEN POWER......
    The dr is capable to do all kind of work you may need him in your
    life contact him with email address
    dridemudian@gmail.com
  • PAULSON

    PAULSON

    24 November 2014 at 00:18 |
    After spending hours searching the internet about how to get my lover back i was glad that i contacted Dr.Zabaza. Without wasting much time i would like to write out the details of Dr.Zabaza whose details has done a lot of people a huge favor, They via email: zabaza.logan@yahoo.com Or call +2348182620374
  • Williams Melott

    Williams Melott

    24 November 2014 at 04:49 |
    My name is Williams Melott, I live in United States. I am happily married with two kids and a beautiful wife but something terrible happened to my family along the line, I lost my job and my wife packed out of my house because I was unable to take care of her and my kids at that particular time. I manage all through for four years until I cannot cope with the situation again, so I searched on the internet for any help about getting back my
    family and job,but I came across so many testimonies, so I decided to Try Dr.lgberase. of (doctorlgberase@gmail.com] who attended to me and instructed me on things to do which I did with faith and within 12 hours, my office called and gave me back my work on after three days, my wife came back with my kids and apologized for her actions.am forever grateful to doctorlgberase@gmail.com
    number +2348107363362
  • bruno john

    bruno john

    24 November 2014 at 06:17 |
    I am telling the public my testimony, i hear how people are talking about
    The powerful spell caster called dr molleye in regard of how he bring
    back ex lover, winning lottery, getting pregnant and getting married to
    their dream true lover and i also contact him to help me cast a spell in
    regard of my ex lover whom i love so much that left me 2 yrs ago, but today
    my ex is back to me and we are happily married with 3 kids and i am so much
    happy for the help i found in you Dr molleye i and my family are very
    much happy and we are living large now, i am grateful and appreciate your
    good work of spell casting, thank you and may you leave long to help people
    in problems His email is drmolleyespelltempl@gmail.com
  • bruno john

    bruno john

    24 November 2014 at 10:36 |
    My name is john awanna, and I base in USA...My life is back!!! After 2 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr molleye, which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,cure cancer,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called riley,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr molleye e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr molleye, is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try High anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. Here's his contact: Drmolleyespelltemple@gmail.com
  • Tucker Stacey

    Tucker Stacey

    24 November 2014 at 10:56 |
    My name is tucker stacey.This is a very joyful day of my life because of the help Dr.Trust has rendered to me by helping me get my ex husband back with his magic and love spell. i was married for 6 years and it was so terrible because my husband was really cheating on me and was seeking for a divorce but when i came across Dr.Trust email on the internet on how he help so many people to get thier ex back and help fixing relationship.and make people to be happy in their relationship. i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case and here i am now celebrating because my Husband has change totally for good. He always want to be by me and can not do anything without my present. i am really enjoying my marriage, what a great celebration. i will keep on testifying on the internet because Dr.Trust is truly a real spell caster. DO YOU NEED HELP THEN CONTACT DOCTOR TRUST NOW VIA EMAIL: Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com or call +2348156885231 or ultimatespellcast@gmail.com. He is the only answer to your problem and make you feel happy in your relationship.
  • Bida Stacey

    Bida Stacey

    25 November 2014 at 02:03 |
    Am Bida Stacey by name My ex-boyfriend dumped me 6 months ago after I accused him of seeing someone else and insulting him. I want him back in my life but he refuse to have any contact with me.I was so confuse and don't know what to do,
    a friend of mine introduce me to the Dr Harrison by giving me his email, i never believed until
    I contact him and explain my problem to him and he cast a spell for me and assure me of 3 days that my ex will return
    to me and to my greatest surprise the third day my ex came knocking on my door and beg for forgiveness. for more information contact me on bidastacey@gmail.com I am so happy that my love is back again and not only that,we got MARRIED.all thanks to Dr Harrison. (seeing is believing) just put him to test and see his mighty power. If you have a similar problem please contact him on SACREDSPELLTEMPLE@HOTMAIL.COM
  • Rose

    Rose

    25 November 2014 at 02:43 |
    Am making this testimony to the world because of what this great man called drzizi did for me i never believed in spell casters unti i came in contact with this great man my boyfriend left me 1month ago because of another girl i was so down and felt that the world should end until i contacted drzizi who told me that i should not worry that he will come back to me and he told me all i need to do which i did and after two days my boyfriend called and told me that he was sorry for leaving me that he wanted to come back and i was so happy so am telling the world in case you are having problem with your relationship you can contact him with the following details:drzizitemple@gmail.com or call him on +2348164509114
    Rose
    Germany
  • cara

    cara

    26 November 2014 at 20:23 |
    Hello I am cara,I am out here to spreed this good news to the entire world on how I got my ex lover back.I was going crazy when my love left me for another girl last month, But when i meet a friend that introduce me to DR Duck the great messenger to the oracle that he serve,I narrated my problem to DR Duck about how my ex love left me and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it has been done,In the next 2 days,My love called me on the phone and was saying sorry for living me before now and also in the next one week after my love called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in my desired company were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact DR Duck at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct on: greatoracletemplesolution@live.com and get your problems solve like me..... ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: greatoracletemplesolution@live.com
  • Taylor Borg

    Taylor Borg

    27 November 2014 at 03:14 |
    My name is Taylor Borg,All thanks goes to Dr.Trust for saving my marriage from toning apart.i feel so grateful and only have good words about a powerful spell caster named Dr.Trust who helped me bring back my wife. We had been apart for 4 months, at first I was thinking if I was doing the right thing by contacting a spell caster, but I so much love my wife and won't give her up for anything in this world. I decided to contact Dr.Trust through his mail address I found on several testifiers messages online,and I told him about my situation, he laughed and told me my wife will be back to me in the next 48 hours. I felt it wasn't going to happen at first until my wife called me and was so eager to have me back more than anything on earth.. Now we are together and she cant do without me,and both of us are happy. I feel so happy sharing this testimony because there was no negative act attached to his work. His work was smooth and fast. Thanks to Dr.Trust for bringing back happiness to my life. I swear with my life that Dr.Trust is a man to trust and take your problems to. You can contact him on his e-mail if you really truly want your love back. dr.(ULTIMATESPELLCAST@GMAIL.COM OR ULTIMATESPELLCAST@YAHOO.COM TEL: +2348156885231)
  • kate davies

    kate davies

    28 November 2014 at 00:47 |
    I am Mrs Kate Davies from NeI promise to share this testimony all over the world once my husband return back home and today with all due respect i want to thank DR ADUDU for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my husband I required help until i found DR ADUDU of draduduspelltemple@gmail.com a great spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured w york, me that I will get my husband back in just 24 hours time after the spell has been cast, in 24 hours later, my phone rang, and so surprisingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past a years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR ADUDU released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I’m writing this testimony right now I’m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my Husband is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break udraduduspelltemple@gmail.comp. So that’s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe. All thanks goes to DR ADUDU for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. draduduspelltemple@gmail.com

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