Since arriving in Jakarta, I haven’t really felt any pangs of homesickness for Vancouver or New York. But I have, interestingly enough, found myself on numerous occasions wishing I could teleport myself to Manila.
I miss Manila terribly.
So, you can only imagine how delighted I was this morning when 1) I met a Fil-Kiwi, the latest addition to The Jakarta Globe, and 2) Said Fil-Kiwi swore there’s a Chowking at Ambassador Mall! A fellow Filipina whom I can reminisce about how wonderful Manila is AND a place where I can get halo-halo? Yes please.
I haven’t had halo-halo in two years, and I hate to say this, but es campur has got nothing on this baby.
And the best discover of the day, aside from a new friend and a place where I can get my halo-halo fix?
Ambassador Mall is only a 15 minute walk from where I live.
I’m ridiculously happy today. And it’s a feeling I rather like.