Vacay!I need a vacation. I need a break. And I'm sure majority of those reading this will nod their heads in weary agreement.
I already have a summer reading list tucked away somewhere, something from Ayn Rand to Kitty Go. I've been mentally planning the houses I'll be building in Sims everytime I see advertisements for real estate. I have a slew of scrapbooking to do. I have a whole attic full of clothes, books, shoes, toys and other whathaveyous to catalog and post on Ebay. And my birthday is coming up soon, so that's always good.
For the first time ever, I won't be spending the summer months out of the city. Since time immemorial, the first day right after the last day of school/exams always signified being transported to Cebu, Bacolod, Zamboanga or Biliran. Summer then meant hanging out with cousins doing nothing on lazy summer days; staying out all day along the beach irreverent of the nasty effects brought about by the sun; feasting on ripe mangoes, suman and tsokolate for breakfast; reading Mills and Boon on the sly if only to see why the older cousins were all agog over such novels; trying to get out of empanada making seeing that it was the most time consuming and nitty-gritty activity in the universe and so on and so forth.
Summer has always been about picking up where we left off the previous summer and then making up for the time lost courtesy of that evil invention called school. One cousin would even start throwing fits once the National Bookstore commercials start airing by mid-July. Because that always meant that it was almost time to go back to school. And school meant all sorts of bestial deprivations, like sleeping early and doing homework :p
Anyway, as already mentioned, I won't be spending my summer vacation in my childhood haunts. It's more of a personal choice really. For one thing, I am one of the few left with a summer vacation. Everyone else is busy at work doing all sorts of adult things while I, the perennial student, am the only one with the luxury of two months to waste. It's just not the same anymore and it gets really uncomfortable on my part to know that they'd rearrange their schedules just so that we could spend time together. I felt queasy knowing that I was imposing on their already busy lives.
And I also applied for the Summer Internship Program at the Office of Legal Aid at Malcolm. If I do get accepted, that's the entire summer break and beyond, gone right there. This will be my first summer vacation that won't really be a vacation. Let's just hope my innate brattiness won't make an appearance in the next two months.
But at least I can still play Sims :)