♪♫ .. last friday night .. yeah we danced on tabletops .. and we took too many shots .. think we kissed but I forgot .. last friday night .. yeah we maxed our credit card .. and got kicked out of the bar .. so we hit the boulevard .. ♫♪
Late this morning I saw a post at my aunt's wall with a link titled "A Haven for Book Lovers" with my name telling me to go there .. :) .. It's The 32nd Manila International Book Fair .. and it started since September 14 and will last tomorrow September 18, 2011 .. They opened at 10 in the morning and closes at 8 in the evening .. Good thing I only worked until 12 noon for Saturday, so right after work I went straight to SMX Convention Center at Mall of Asia, Pasay City .. I took the LRT and alight to Taft Station then transferred to a jeepney for SM MOA .. When I get there I went to the registration area to buy a ticket and it cost 20 Pesos but for students and senior citizens the ticket costs 15 Pesos ..
.. books .. books .. books .. it thrilled me when I get in .. the place was filled with booths of different exhibitors ..
Among the trips that I've done this one is the most unplanned one .. as long as I've got a place to stay then I'm good .. And I want to do a lesser budget trip .. Got some places on my list like the Leyte Landing and the San Juanico Bridge .. Good thing is I found one contact from CS Tacloban .. :) .. so off I go .. When I arrived at the airport I went straight to the tourism information desk and ask for some list of any contact numbers in case of any emergency .. and a map as well .. Then I asked how can I reach downtown by just taking the jeepney and she said that once I go out there's a lot of jeepney .. By the gate area not wanting to ride a wrong jeepney I asked the guard where and which jeepney should I take that'll pass along Imelda Road .. the conversation goes like:
Me: Kuya saan po yung mga jeep na dadaan ng Imelda?
Guard: Yung mga jeep doon.
Me: Salamat po.
(when I was already 2-3 steps away)
Guard: Dun ka sumakay sa may "even" number ha.
(Then I saw the numbers above the jeepneys just to make sure I went back to the guard and ask since the number was in 3 digits)
Me: Kuya dun po ako sa jeep na ang huling number ay 8 sasakay?
Guard: Hindi. Doon ka sa even number na jeep
Me: Doon nga po sa 8
Guard: Sa even number nga yung sa 7 ang hulihan
Me: Cge po salamat! *i smiled*
(but in reality i really got confuse .. what are the even numbers and what are the odd numbers)
I asked the jeepney driver which one should I take that'll pass along Imelda .. just to make sure .. when I arrived in the hotel I immediately texted a colleague asking what are even and odd numbers .. can't get over it .. :D
LEARNED: I still know math .. lol .. even numbers are 2,4,6,8,10 and odd numbers are 1,3,5,7,9 .. :D
One of a must spot to visit in Tacloban City is the Santo Nino Shrine - Romualdez Museum. It is one of the 29 rest houses of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. It was built for the first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, who was a daughter of Tacloban. The house was furnished with antiques from around the world like Austrian mirror, chandeliers from Czech Republic, tiles from Italy, jars from China, floor carpets from Argentina and other decorative arts from France, Italy and Germany. And there are also collections of original paintings of Fernando Amorsolo.
This time I have to start early since its my last day .. :( .. And I got an invite for lunch from Fernando one of the moderators of CS Tacloban .. So I still got some time to check out some place .. I started around 9:00 a.m. .. I rode a tricycle and asked the driver to take me to Leyte Park Resort .. It is one of the hotels in Tacloban that is known as it also carries the name Leyte .. and within its area are the places to hang out to chill and have some drinks .. :)
For my second solo trip .. I am bound for Tacloban City .. I purchased my ticket during some seat sale of Cebu Pacific Airlines .. I was about to leave the house when I suddenly think of cancelling my trip .. one reason is my BB phone is having a problem so i won't have connection 24/7 :( .. It was already 9:30 a.m. and still i haven't fully decided yet until when I checked for any other events for the weekend but got nothing that interest me so off I go for my trip .. I arrived at Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport of Tacloban City at around 1:10 p.m. .. And I am already set that this is going to be a less expense and fun filled trip .. :)
The AirPhilippine Express is having an express PISO (P1.00) Basic Fare Sale. The tickets for the said sale are to all domestic flights and must be bought from September 9 & 10, 2011 only for the travel period of June 1 - July 31 2012. So to those who are travelling to the said dates you can grab this opportunity to have a less expense travel to places.
And to those who haven't done some travels better start your adventure and who knows we might bump each other along the way.