My husband and I have been married for 10 years before he finally met my parents and siblings (family) in person last year. Before our flight, my husband was very nervous, excited and worried. Excited to see the place where I was born and raised and also meet my folks, and nervous because it was his first time to travel by plane for almost 24 hours, and worried that my family will not like him, lol. But I assured him that there is nothing for him to be worried about; and he will have so much fun spending time with them. He didn't know then that my parents are more excited to see him and our son than me. Anyway, the long flight was hard for my son. He kept saying "are we there yet, Mommy?" Or "another stop- over again" in the disappointed voice. But that was replaced with so much fun and excitement when we finally landed and seen his cousin and uncles at the airport waiting for us. Husband spent 10 days there while Jacob and I were there for almost two weeks. Unfortunately, our days there were cut off because hubby and I got sick. But hey! we still had so much fun! I just wished we could have stayed there longer. Seeing my family again was a great treat for me and my family and vice versa. It was worth the money and time.
Going to the Philippines takes a lot of preparations, from saving money for the trip, and shopping for some presents to each member of the family. No occasion for that matter, just a Filipino tradition to give someone something they like and will make them feel special and happy. Aside from these two expenses, there's the pocket money we need to spend while there. Good thing we have saved enough for that trip otherwise we would need to find a company that would give as a paycheck advance of which we try to avoid as much as possible. Don't get me wrong on this one, obtaining a payday loan is not bad at all, it can actually help you a lot especially in times of emergency and such.