Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Destination: California

Hello, people. Caren speaking. I know it's been a long time since we last blogged. So let me tell you what happened for the last few weeks.

Last May 4, I and my brother Vigie, together with my mom, flew to the United States. We will be staying here for like a month and head back home to the Philippines. See, in that picture there is the view from our window. We are guessing that we are in the international dateline. We can see how night shifts to day. From dark to light. It's kind of like going back into time. May 4 was just about to end. But after we passed the dateline, it just barely started! But before that, let me show you the things we did during the trip.

The first picture is me wearing my JSV bracelet at NAIA international airport.We were in a line to check our baggages in. We were boarding at 12:40 and finally leave the country at 1:20pm and head to our first stopover was in Seoul, Korea. The second picture is Metro Manila from above! And finally, the last picture is  the view in Incheon when we arrived the airport. (Note: Click the photo to enlarge)

We arrived at around 5 in the afternoon and our next flight was at 8:45 in the evening. We were so bored so we started going around the airport since we can't go outside. We tried out some stuff like wearing Korean dresses or the Hanbok. According to Wikipedia, Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", hanbok today often refers specifically to hanbok of Joseon Dynasty and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations. Modern hanbok does not exactly follow the actual style as worn in Joseon dynasty since it went through some major changes during the 20th century for practical reasons. The lady also told us that female put their right hand over the left hand while the male put theirs the other way.

At exactly 8:45pm, (7:45pm in the Philippines) We finally boarded to our plane. Next stop? California, baby. So on the way, we shot that international dateline photo and watched unlimited movies and all the things you do in a plane. I also took a picture of Los Angeles from above as you can see in the picture on the right side. 

We finally arrived at Los Angeles, California at 3:55pm. We were so glad to have a safe trip. What's next? A month-full of adventures! So better watch out! California, here we go!

1 comment:

  1. WOOOOW!!!! I SO WANT A PICTURE ON HANBOKS AS WELL! You guys look really cute wearing them! Great Great Post Caren Dear! More More More! I'll be posting soon as well!!! Woohoo I love that the JSV Bracelets have been to Cali and at Seoul! UHHHMMMMAZING!!!! :D