I made it to Manila! Took me a few days to get over the jet lag but I'm okay now. Home for the next 3 or so months is Makati City, a hub for ex-pats, commerce & business, and ridiculous malls. I was here last time I visited & stayed in the Philippines and I can't tell you enough how comforting it is to come "home" to a familiar place. Also, having wifi, ESPN to keep up with NBA games, and a Seattle's Best Coffee down the street isn't terrible either. To counter the uncomfortably long flight, I treated myself to a bamboo stick massage where they essentially rolled my muscles with bamboo as if it was a rolling pin. Somewhat painful but damn I feel good.
Not having to oversee my online store and worry about replenishing inventory has opened up a great deal of free time so I've been able to paint again. Here's what I came up with. Enjoy!