me and ben's first ride on a plane together!!!! and it was delayed! ahaahaha
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April 27th, 2009 – by: lauro
so we got a ride to point where we flag a cab, because hiring a cab from our homebase to the terminal of cebu pacific air will cost us bucks, so we rode a bus until the quarter of a point to the terminal! ben's backpack crowded the whole bus ^_^ i told him, buses in the philippines and southeast asia are so small for people over 175 cms with a huge backpack lunging around! hahaha.
so off we go and got out at that point and tried to hail a taxi.
then we found one, and he practically begged us to pay him 100 pesos (1.80 euros) to go there. ahahahaha so we got in. had a blah blah blah conversation with the driver, he got us safe and sound to the airport, and i paid him double for his gracious efforts.
anyway, this is what i hate about the airports in the philippines, there is already a security check in as you GO TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE AIRPORT. so no teary goodbyes. we checked in at the counter, it was fast, it was still 1 1/2 hours till our flight, so we might as well check the "new" airport of terminal 3.
as we got in, finally after some exasperating attempts to put my belt again, we checked the terminal 3, hmm nothing much just a few coffee shops here and there, we hadnt ate lunch, so we decided to go to a coffee place with a funky color called chaikofi.
i ordered a tea, yunnan, which i really really like! ben had frapuccino, i cant remember. theni had chicken sandwhich which was expensive and i can make a good one! but it was ok.
then it was nearing our departing time, we looked at the screen, but still there werent any announcement on our gate. then after 10 minutes - 20 minutes - 30 minutes passed our boarding time, they just announced that our flight was delayed! aaarrrrgjhhhhhhh i sent an sms to my aunt who was already waiting that were gonna be delayed for THREE HOURS! arrrrghhhh
so what to do in the little airport? which was getting expensive the more we stayed there?! so we decided to eat more, as we got hungry for pacing back and forth in the screen hahahaa.
fortunately, there was a small bookstore, and i sifted through the books, nothing interested me, most of them are magazing stuff blah blah blah,then i found one book! from gabriel garcia marquez, called memories of my melancholy whores! i bought it and went back to chaikofi, i ordered lasagna and another round of yunnan tea and ben ordered some sandwhich. we hang around there and read our books, it was amazing, as the seats are really comfortable! a real deisgner one! i dare say, it matches the deisgner chairs from germany's most expensive furniture department store - stilwerk.
we killed an hour in that coffeeshop! it was still 2 hours to go, we walked inside the terminal back and forth, but knowing us, we were fast walkers so in just 10 minutes we walked everything! ahahahaha.
finally they opened the gates to board! me and ben excitedly lined up! were like two little boys where the mother left her kids alone! ahahahaha. we took our seats and made fun of the signs inside the plane! its only 1 hour and 5 minut plane ride! but its gonna be our first plane ride together! considering we already travelled 5 countries! hurrah!
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