back in my mom's homeprovince where i haven't been for 15 years!

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nearing panay island!
inside the plane, ben and me were clowning around as usual and we were hungry! but cebu pacific is a low cost airline, they dont serve food free, but you can buy from the staffs but it was expensive! we dont wanna spend much money as we already did in the airport when the fight was delayed for 3 hours!

it was raining in manila, i was not surprised as they said a typhoons coming, so were flying out of it as far as we can! as the plane already ascended higher into the clouds, i felt a sigh of relief! manila and the surrounding areas were covered in heavy and thick clouds! as were flying out, sky was becoming clearer!

we got ourselves of usual boredom by fingering (hahaha) thing inside the plane and our seats, there arent any interesting things to look at except for the window! which was so amazing with the sun setting! then came the island of panay, which iloilo province is located, one of the many seven thousand islands in the philippines!

its been a long time since i was in iloilo! 15 years ago! i felt that i dont have any connection to this island, because firstly, i dont speak the dialect which is hiligaynon dialect, i was thought more cebuano, the dialect of the the eastern islands which is the dialect of my father.
ben picked his nose and we found green peas after! ahahahahaa ^_^
secondly, i dont like to go to iloilo because our house there is so faaaar away from the beaches! hahaha, more like hills and endless fields and that time we dont have any electricity there! arrrrghh and i was forced to sleep like 7 pm in the evening?! hahaha whattafuck?! so no way im going back there! hahahaha.

but i was actually surprised that i am inside the plane bounded for iloilo! my excitement cannot be contained as it was.. i dont know! weird mix of feelings, i dont know much about my cousins nor my relatives here, only my aunt whom i always visit in germany who was also at the same time as me in the philippines, and forced my butt to book a ticket to iloilo! hahahaha

as the plane neared it's destination, i havent had the slightest idea that panay island was mountainous! clouds cover the tall black bluish peaks! it was heaven for me and ben as both love the mountains!

then sunset came, it was beautiful with its pink, blue and orange light just in the horizon.
charming arent we?


the airport of iloilo has been moved to a bigger, more modern and new one in the town of santa barbara, it was not anymore in mandurriao district of the capital, iloilo city, a bit far.

i sent an sms to my aunt saying that weve already landed and just waiting for our bags. it took us millions of lightyears just to get our bags! arrrrghhhhh.

when we came out, oh no, the sir taxi people came to us! and asking us taxis! ahahaha but then my aunt was waving her arms!  and i came to her! and greeted each naturally the european way of kissing the cheeks twice but before that i lightd a cigarette! ahahha oh its so amazing to be in iloilo! the hiligaynon dialect is very beautiful! so sweet and so pleasant in the ears! i think its the most beautiful dialect in the philippines in my opinion!

i introduced ben to my aunt to ben, and my uaunt introduced my nephew which would be our driver and then showed us the big family car - no a truck! for us to use in roadtripping the island! a massive one thats really good  for rough roads!

so we put our bags inside the truck and my nephew drove us to iloilo city - the capital of iloilo province, where my aunts sister, already reserved a restaurant for us to eat! oh my!


lauro says:
it was strange going back! but i had a blast! ^_^ you havent read anything yet! ahahah
Posted on: May 30, 2009
vodkaphix says:
Sometimes it's nice to go back in time, like 15 years, everything normally has changed but not always for the best. One of My ex girlfriends found me after 14 years, aaaarrrrrrgggggghhh!(on FaceBook). Lol.
Posted on: May 29, 2009
ntgerald says:
San-o pa may entry ining Santa Barbara portion? Kadugay na ako nagabantay.
Posted on: May 16, 2009
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nearing panay island!
nearing panay island!
ben picked his nose and we found g…
ben picked his nose and we found …
charming arent we?
charming arent we?
he was so bored inside the plane!
he was so bored inside the plane!
the tall peaks of panay island!
the tall peaks of panay island!
beautiful!
beautiful!
its a cloud forest too!
its a cloud forest too!
the philippines is really an amazi…
the philippines is really an amaz…
sunset behind the mountains at ilo…
sunset behind the mountains at il…
at iloilo airport at santa barbara.
at iloilo airport at santa barbara.
beautiful sunset!
beautiful sunset!
welcome to iloilo!
welcome to iloilo!
hehehehe
hehehehe
hahaha its tender and its juicy! a…
hahaha its tender and its juicy! …
mang dolhpy! ^_^
mang dolhpy! ^_^
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