Summer’s almost over and I have yet to step foot on a beach. No pool for me either. Everyone’s just so preoccupied with their own thing that the idea of taking a vacation seems to be the last thing on their minds. My parents are more focused on running our new restaurant (which is less than five months old). My sister has a steady job and will be pursuing a masters degree soon. My younger siblings are distracted by their swimming lessons.
That just leaves me floating around the house. Writing, playing Suikoden and being the occasional grandmama bait is fine but the Sagittarian in me is aching to go out and just do something!
Fortunately, I had my chance to step out of the house a few days ago when BoyfriendJay’s family “adopted” me for the day. We went to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rose, Laguna. I’ve been with them numerous times before and so there’s no real awkwardness involved during the trip. However, traveling with somebody else’s family is still different from hanging out with your own.
Wheel of Fate at Enchanted Kingdom. Can you see us?
I had to, first of all, mind my manners. No matter how many times my boyfriend assured me how much a part of their family I already am, I’ve learned that still being polite and thoughtful is a great plus. Not to say that I wasn’t myself during the entire trip. In fact, they must already realize how much a scaredy-cat I am when it comes to amusement rides that entail lots of screaming.
The trip was a chance for me to know the family better and vice-versa. Conversation played an important part as well as small remarks here and there. The way I answered and the way they reacted gave me insights on how comfortable we were around each other.
Of course, it also helped that I brought my own camera. ~:> Not only did I take pictures for myself, I also took pictures of them. Afterwards, there was an exchange of photos. It may not seem important but this helps bring people closer together. In my opinion, small things go a long way.