That being said, I'll make a list of what I want to do in my 11-day vacay! I shall totally rid my mind of work and love myself and my family silly this Christmas season.
1. Do Bikram yoga.
Exercise is not a one-time-get-all-benefits thing. It has to be done in consecutive days no matter how hard it is to drag my lazy butt off my comfy bed. Bikram yoga is not like running or the workouts in Nike Training Club. It's a slow, sometimes boring, workout where you'll really learn how your body works. The 26 positions that were repeated twice before moving on from one to the next is characteristic of normal yoga. Your body will turn into a pretzel. There are times (especially when I'm hangover or I've overeaten the night before) when it's hard but on most days, it's just challenging and it's a great way to sweat all the toxins out of your body. I know it's not advisable but I distract myself from the difficulty of a pose by watching other people suffer with me! :)
2. Watch all the movies in the Manila Film Festival (except horror films because I'm in a vacay and I need to sleep peacefully).
It's unfortunate that all foreign films will not be shown for the next three weeks to make way for the film festival for Filipino-made movies. I am a fan of well-made local films but the ones with too much endorsement plugs turn me off. But if it's entertaining and I'll be laughing a little, I might as well take the plunge and watch!
When I love something, I give all out for them. John Green, a literary genius, captured my heart with his words, interesting characters and fun but wise situations. His books are not hard to read. You don't have to have a heart for a certain genre to appreciate his talent. I have a soft spot for chick lits and I am loving his easy take into writing stories. I bought 4 of his books and I'm still planning to buy the rest of his collection. I am addicted, I tell you!
I already missed a couple of family get togethers because of work and time constraints. So I want to make it up to the wonderful people in my life by giving them the time they deserve. It's ALWAYS fun spending time with them because we're all noisy and we have lots of kwento (English translation: stories) to tell. Catching up is a usual thing. We help each other on life problems as much as possible. They pretty much made me the family psychologist just because I have a degree in Psych. I love and value the trust they give though. It feels good, keeps me grounded.