This was what I missed last week because I was this close to falling sick. Seeing as I’d just started a few weeks ago with my old/new company, I wasn’t prepared to call in sick so soon. Planned many weeks ago, we were meant to have a mini-reunion with my partner’s extended family close to the small town of Vlaardingen, but I ended up sending my regrets. Seeing the pictures my partner took, I wish I’d made it – it looked really inviting and under a rare, cloudless day at that.
These small-town folk sure know how to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. I’m still amazed how tiny villages here seem to have their fair share of affluence, in sharp contrast with how it is in the Philippines, and to a lesser extent in the States.
That’s socialism for you.