honesty is such a lonely word.

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we sailed back to pundaquit at 1 pm! the sun was searing hot! i was very afraid that i would have hyperthemia or sunstroke! because ive experienced it 2x in my lifetime, 2x i had been hospitalized and it wasnt a pretty sight!

i was a little worried as we neared the shore, because i cant breathe properly, im sweating inside and have this headache plus i am really hungry.

when we landed into the shore, we paid rico, the boatman the amount we agreed before, i want to give hm a tip but he was late! we paid 1300 pesos (15 euros) because we paid 500  pesos as downpayment in the start of the trip. i asked rico for his details and all because i wanted to recommend him to any of my friends who wanted to go to anawangin! as he is a very honest boatman who would never cheat anyone! i mean its a perfect opportunity for him to cheat us because we dont know of the place! but he didnt! he always look straight in the eye but shyly when he talks! it is a very rare thing, because he should had taken advantage! but he didnt. bless him.

after paying rico, i went immediately to the shades, it was abit confusing to get out of the beach as we have to pass and ENTER  houses and properties of people! ahahahaha but me and ben finally made our way out!

then it got a bit confusing again, because i expected tricycles waiting or a station where they bring campers back to the town of san antonio. i dont want to walk anymore because it was so hot! we really looked liked lost little wet chicks!

after walking and walking we couldnt find the tricycle station, lots of people were looking at us and i felt embarassed! ahahah. suddenly a woman shouted at us! and said if were looking for the tricycle! she is an "aeta" the local tribe who thrives in this province. ben told her that we were looking for tricycles and she pointed us to the station with a perfect command and diction of english that put shame on myself! amazing!

we thanked her and we went to the direction she told us, and got one tricycle for us, ben said he wanted to sit on the back and i let him so! so i was inside with our backpacks, while ben sat at the front.

in no time we were back in san antonio! we paid 60 pesos (not even one euro) for the both of us! the tricycle driver didnt took advantage of us! it was really amazing as all the people we encountered were all so honest! despite the fact that we were tourists and ben is european!

thank you pundaquit! your honesty to us is one in a million!


lauro says:
pasensya na kung yan lagi sinasabi ko! kasi naloko na ako minsan... at ayoko ng maulit yun. dahil muntik na akong makipagsuntukan, dahil mainit masydo ang sitwasyon at nakipag palitan ako ng putang ina sa mga alimuyong. matagal na yun, pero nasa isipan ko pa din.

pupuwede naman akong mag kotse papuntang pundaquit, pero hindi ba dapat matikman naman ng mga dayuhan ang kultura nating mga pilipino? ang pag commute ay isa sa ating mga kultura! sa pag cocommute pa lang merun ng aksyon, komedya at drama!

natutuwa ako sa mga taga pundaquit. dahil nung nag research ako sa internet, tama ang presyo na binigay nila sa amin! nung una nagkaron pa rin ako ng pagdududa. pero makikita mo naman sa mga mata kung nagsasabi ng totoo o hindi.

napakasarap ng pakiramdam kapag ang transaksyon ay totoo at walang halong paghlilinlang. ito ay napakasarap balik balikan.
Posted on: Jul 02, 2009
ntgerald says:
It is not all dishonesty and fleecing you get from the natives, you know, hahaha...
Posted on: Jul 02, 2009
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