I can still recall how ecstatic I was when the plane touched down at the Hong Kong International Airport or more fondly called as Chep Lap Kok Airport.
Although I was excited inside, I didn't expect anything extraordinary to happen to us since we already arrived quite late--around 10 at night.
I was proven wrong.
I got a kick seeing this piece of walis tambo (broom) alongside all the pieces of luggage!
I was carrying Tutapel at the time and I told him to go down for a bit while I struggled to get my camera.
And then it hit me.
It's not something to make fun of.
What if it belonged to a pinay who left her family to work in Hong Kong as a domestic helper?
It's not unlikely that it would have been the case.
With a heavy heart, I carried Tutapel back to my arms and hugged him.
I'm blessed to have been given the chance to be with my son and hubby to explore the city as a tourist.
But for thousands of pinays, that's not the case.
And I should never ever forget that.