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And on the First Day...Part 2
Someone asked what I meant with the blog title "Postcards from the Itch" in my last blog entry. I sometimes and rarely do I explain myself and I will make this as an exception.
It was a play with words. Postcards being the memento we send out when we are in one place and wanted to share the moment with our loveones. This has long been replaced by MMS and on line sites and social media what-have-yous like Twitpic and Flickr.
And "Itch" of course was caused by the lack of traveling (not really for me) but WITH my wife. So we just scratched it.
And lastly, it was one of my favorite movies while I was unemployed after graduation in 1990, "Postcards from the Edge" starring Merryl Streep and Shirley McLaine.
There, it is. That will be one of the last times (if not the last time!) I will explain myself.
You mean you also want to know what "Huckleberry Friend" is and why I call Mitzi that? I will answer this next year. I've run out of my quota for 2009 after answering the question on "Postcards from the Itch" hahaha
Two of my favorite lines from "Postcards from the Edge" - "Instant gratification takes too long" and "I don't want life to imitate art, I want life to BE art" There...
Day 2 afternoon was not a blur. Remember I said this trip was all for living in the moment. We lingered another couple of hours in Pier 39, ate Dungeness Crabs, strolled around the park HHWW (do i need to explain that too?) and bought street art from a street painter. Add to this the almost one hour of being fascinated at how they turn the cable cars at the end of the terminal. Well after 5th cable car, it wasn't fascinating na, haha.
That night we checked out from our hotel to move to another one, just around the block. The new one was practically ran by Filipinos. From the concierge, to the desk to the chamberpersons. Lahat - smiling faces! Ang galing...not really knowing that a few steps from where we ride our cable car was the Philippine embassy and the office of Philippine Air Lines. Sarap to see the flag flying in a different country. Feeling ko Olympics and I stood there marvelling and with the Lupang Hinirang playing in the background.
Until I heard the blaring sound of the car crossing Powell. I was in the middle of the street and he opened his windows, "What's wrong man?"
I just smiled. I didn't have to explain myself.
Slideshow of Day 2 - Afternoon and Slideshow of Day 2 - Evening.