Another 12 hours on the boat felt like forever if you kept thinking about “home” all the time. I had this conversation with a Californian friend named Russ, who is a volunteer Young Life leader in Boracay. He said, his journey from Boracay to Iloilo to Cebu vis-a-vis is longer than the usual time it takes for him to fly from Manila to Korea to California. I was amazed and it is sort of true. I mentioned to him that I miss home after a few weeks away and he said he felt the same way – but in his case, it has been a lot of months.


I guess, it’s true what others have said: “There’s always that long way home.” Luckily, mine is just half a day away. Can’t wait to get back.