Amidst the storm
I mentioned in my previous blog that I will be meeting with a friend from another province. Despite the heavy rainfall we are experiencing which I warned them about, they still pursued to come as a family. She has her reasons which made me understand even more the "need" to do the trip else they will not have that chance to visit the city as a family.
We kept updating each other where they are and where they will be going next. This is in anticipation to when I will plan to meet with them. We then decided to meet late in the afternoon for dinner/supper.
Because of the weather, they couldn't go to as much place as they want to. They were even wet from the rain in one of the spots they visited. I queried if they were the only ones that but to my surprise, she mentioned that there were still a lot of tourists. It seems the windy rainy foggy weather did not deter anyone.
The photo above was taken in one of the restaurants at the mall. That is where I waited for her reply. We decided to meet at the mall because there was nowhere else to go anyway. There is not much indoor activities that one can enjoy in the city. Cafes and restaurants are highly recommended though.
I waited and waited patiently for them. I left the restaurant with the thought of going home already. My worry is that there will not be that much taxi if I will stay late in the city. My phone's battery is at 30+ percent anyway. Good thing I dropped by one of the shops there to buy something and that's where I received a reply from her that they are already in the mall.
When I was done at the store, it took longer than necessary before we finally saw each. I accompanied them to where they wanted to shop before finally settling for dinner - back to the same restaurant that I had my coffee earlier. The food court was full and there were no seats so I decided to bring them there. Thankfully, we were the only customers that time.
After eating, we stayed there a bit. Her husband went to sleep in their car while the kids went to buy some stuff in the mall.
The topic that me and my friend touched on arrived at relationships. It was not intended to be but she brought out about one of our batchmates where she posted personal matters online.
Understand that she and I don't like discussing stuff like this or don't like reading stuff about people's personal stuff that they post online. It's not my cup of tea. If you want the world to know your every move in life, then so be it but I'd rather leave you to it.
The only reason the subject was brought out was because it was mentioned to her by one of our friends during their meet up one time. This common friend of ours have told me stuff also about my friend's (the one I met last night) relationship situation. I'd rather want to hear it from her about it rather than relying from other sources so I asked her that.
We all know that every relationship is not perfect. Just because we have come into misunderstanding that we easily give up each other. Never assume that what you think is the real reason of the misunderstanding. Also, it is important to humble yourself and admit your faults which my friend did. She admitted that she assumed and did not communicate properly with her husband. Yes we do have our own stuff to take care of especially family outside of our own relationships but that should be discussed and talked about as well. If we communicate properly our feelings, the situations that we are in, listen to each other's concerns and be more understanding and patient, then we can make it work.
Yes you can find someone you can confide your problems and feelings but that should not be enough to wreck a family. Relationships are constantly making it work but both parties should make the effort to make it work.
My friend and I had the same level of understanding and how we approach our problems. I'm glad that they were able to sort things out between her and her husband.
This stormy weather seems to be symbolic for them as a couple. At least that is how I want to think about it. No matter what storms we go through in our lives, in our relationships, we have to keep the family intact by working things out.
I'm glad that things worked out between them. Take care po, lakas pala ulan diyan.