I'm supposed to fly back to Manila a few moments ago and I missed the plane. I'm extending in Beijing for a bit. When you think about it, Manila is only a few hours away and I don't have anything MAJOR that requires my presence in the next week or two and I owe myself a long, personal vacation after last year's hard work. My body is sore, my nuts are freezing and my knees are peeling from the cold but other than that, I'm really having a wonderful time here. It's such a great feeling to be able to let your hair down for a bit, relax and not care about anything. Like in all of my trips, I've met so many amazing people. Friendly folk who don't know who you are and don't give a rat's ass about it (or people who have no preconceived notions about you) but will still take care of you and take you under their wing as long as you're in sync and get along well. Am I making sense? In this day and age of the internet, I find it absolutely refreshing. I even met people who never heard of Perez Hilton (hah). There are times when I was thinking to myself, damn, I wonder how it would be if things were absolutely different the way they are now and I've chosen a different path… who knows.