|Posted on April 7, 2018 at 12:20 AM|
When not teaching, one of the things I love doing most is travelling, be it domestic or international. Travelling is something I remember I enjoyed doing with my mom. Back then, however, my travels were limited to the times my mom/ parents would head to Manila to buy goods to be sold in our ready-to-wear stores in Bicol.
I can still clearly picture myself, perhaps I was five or six years old then, when, late at night, I would still be up and awake, busily admiring the places we were passing by. My mom, by then, would have dozed off already.
Now that I'm an adult myself, I've always made it a point to travel either with my family or alone (during conferences) when time and funds permit.
Travelling, I believe, is one of the most important investments my husband I are investing in for our kids' future. Not that by travelling we would be able to acquire a piece of property. In fact, quite the contrary. Travelling, of course, means expenses. However, it is one type of family expenses that my husband and I feel are worth it, not only to make memories of ourselves together, but also--and more importantly--to provide everybody in the family a priceless experience.
Travelling allows us to see the world for ourselves. It allows us to learn about things which one can never do within the confines of a classroom. Being able to see places ourselves, mingle with the locals of a certain place, enjoy a country's culinary tradition, among other things, all enrich our lives a hundredfold.
As such, my husband I will continue to trade buying a piece of property for travelling anytime, anywhere...