Packing for summer

Given the somber tone of my previous post, let’s talk about something lighter this time.  And yes, even more trivial compared to what is going on in the world.

Let’s just call it what it is:  a clothing dilemma.

My upcoming trip to NJ is 10 years from the date I first visited the place.  Heck, the US of A!  It’s another intercontinental flight for me.  While I enjoyed the tail end of winter in Paris, I am now preparing myself for the East Coast Summer.

There’s only one problem:  I am not a summer girl.  Hahaha.  I am more of fall/winter person.  Maybe spring.  I love layers, long clothing, basically bundling up a comforter while the rain pelts outside.  So for this summer trip, I am quite lost as to what to pack.

Naturally, I went to Pinterest, and it didn’t take long to find a really good outfit post.

Packing for Summer

I don’t know if you’ve heard about traveling as a Filipino. If you’re going to a place with relatives and friends of friends of friends of friends (it’s not even an exaggeration), you have to leave room for padala.  And these are not ordinary goods/items; they don’t give just a bundle.  It’s a lot of Filipino stuff that will occupy majority of your luggage, which is why most Filipinos travel with a luggage and a box in tow.  The box just contains padala.

I haven’t been here for 10 years.  I have so much padala and I want to keep it that way.  The goal is to fill check in luggage allowance with gifts and giveaways, and pack everything I will need for three weeks in my carry on.  With this list and outfit combinations, I think that’s possible.  Right?  I do however have to give due consideration for my undergarms and hygiene kits but that will hardly take up space.

Two cardigans and a maxi dress, I knew I was sold.  I wonder if Le Beau has plans to go to a formal place, so I better throw in a black dress in the mix.  And maybe good heels.  You’ll never know where you’re headed.

I am excited to see him.  And it’s not just because I get to be with him.  I haven’t seen my nephews and nieces in their natural environment, and it would be fun to babysit the new baby.  So yeah.  It’s a huge bundle of excited emotion for all the different reasons.

I can’t wait to fly.


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