catching up

Hello friends! I'm back from my unplanned blogging hiatus. Lots and lots of things happened while I'm gone that I don't even know where to begin. Well, let me start with a good news: I'M GOING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS! This was one of the reasons why I've been so busy lately, I had to keep all my paperwork in order and buy all my Christmas presents before I will leave for the Philippines. I'm almost done, thank God, though I suspect that I'll be broke as a joke after New Year's. Oh well.

Two weeks ago, my niece from Chicago came to visit us and we took her sightseeing around the city at night. I've never done this before because its often foggy dring the night and you really can't see anything much anyway. Fortunately for her, the weather was gorgeous, so we went driving along Highway One during the day and sightseeing around San Francisco at night. We walked across the GG bridge just after sunset and I must say, it was magical. Definitely something one should do on a clear evening. Here's a picture of us at the bridge, and yes, she is way taller than me!