I groggily woke up this morning just in time to watch Barack Obama's Inauguration on television. My throat is sore and my joints ache. The hectic schedule the past two weeks, the long flight home, fatigue and finally the sudden change of temperature last night took a toll on my body. Tomorrow, I'm back to work. I surely wish I had a few more days to rest. All I can do is to keep drinking liquids and to stay warm in bed. Once I'm feeling better, I will share some stories and new photographs from Manila.