me and ben's first ride on a plane together!!!! and it was delayed! ahaahaha

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we dont look happy for our first flight together.
ben and me travelled a long distance now! but it was strange as we never had been to a plane together! but today is the day that all our dreams would become a reality ^_^ hahaha. so everything was set, backpacks, things to bring, DOUBLE CHECKED AGAIN THE DATE OF OUR CONFIRMATION LETTER if its really the 27th! ahahaha.

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.
the skyline of the business district seen from the terminal 3.
before i even began to come to my senses, people just came to us and offered taxis. we got one and the driver asked where and we said to terminal 3, and he said he doenst want to go there. whattafuck?! i was open mouthed, i mean whats the point of driving 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.
the expressway to terminal 3
as ben would be leaving manila for bangkok at the same terminal. at the 2nd security check in, they required people TO REMOVE ALL THE THINGS INCLUDING SLIPPERS, mind you, slippers and put them in the xray! ahahahahah ahahaha i dont know which is stupid, them for having slippers xrayed or me, who actually removed my slippers and put them in the tray! ahahaha.

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.
at chaikofi.
no complains. we really sat there for a while because it was really comfortable, the chairs are amazing! its nice to lean back! then i had again the urge to smoke, i asked where the smoking area was and it was on the farthest corner, i was like, i went to the escalator, down then still like 150 meters to the smoking area! it was really isolated! ahahahaha.  when i came back, ben asked me if im still alive and i said never much alive after i smoked. hahaha.

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.
chaikofi! funky colors!
but before that were already looking for a spot to read. then i forgot, i had my book at my backpack which i checked in.

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.
the other boring cafe.
we watched the screen again if what time our boarding gate would be announced, finally after 1 1/2 hours, it said the gate. we went there and sat, read and there was fortunately a smoking area near, so i went there, smoked went back to ben, read and smked. i had never been so bored in my entire life! i had a plane delay from vienna to düsseldorf 2 years ago, but it was only 20-30 minutes. 3 hours seemed so long! it takes forever!

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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we dont look happy for our first f…
we dont look happy for our first …
the skyline of the business distri…
the skyline of the business distr…
the expressway to terminal 3
the expressway to terminal 3
at chaikofi.
at chaikofi.
chaikofi! funky colors!
chaikofi! funky colors!
the other boring cafe.
the other boring cafe.
no one was smoking! only me! unbel…
no one was smoking! only me! unbe…
back at chaikofi ^_^
back at chaikofi ^_^
bored.
bored.
bought a book by gabriel garcia ma…
bought a book by gabriel garcia m…
hahaha i love it!
hahaha i love it!
funky!
funky!
i was really scared of bens expre…
i was really scared of ben's expr…
yes we know.
yes we know.
about to depart!
about to depart!
hmmmmmmm
hmmmmmmm
bens hairy and pale white europea…
ben's hairy and pale white europe…