Na-realize ko na lang when I was queuing sa cab and TheHusband messaged me asking for my ETA. Such a stupid and expensive mistake. I called TheHusband. Medyo naiyak ako. It was so frustrating and embarrassing. Together we looked for available flights, whether a red eye to Cebu that night or to Dumaguete the following morning. Ang mamahal ng Dumaguete flights tapos fully booked na yung both Monday trips ng CebuPac. The PAL options are equally bleak. Thankfully, TheHusband found a relatively cheap red eye flight to Cebu. My plan was to get the first bus going to Liloan, the southern part of Cebu closest to Dumaguete. Na-delay ang flight. Ang tagal. Actually, it doesn't have any bearing naman on my bus trip going to Dumags kasi the bus leaves around 2 am pa. But inspiration struck. I went and asked the ground steward kung pwedeng i-rebook na lang ako sa Dumaguete. Long story short, na-rebook ako without having to shell out additional fees and what-nots. Yun nga lang, sa airport na naman ako natulog. Kebs. Sanay na. My only regret eh hindi ako masyadong nakapag-mall. It was a bit of a downer to an otherwise happy day of meeting with Dbrightspot, Diane, and Tsokoholik.
1. Check itinerary carefully. Can't stress this enough.
2. Be nice to ground stewards. Or to everybody for that matter.
3. Dress smartly when traveling. Feeling ko eh hindi nila ako papansinin kung mukha akong taong-grasa.
4. Walang mawawala kung magtatanong. Either yes or no lang naman ang sagot. :)
5. CebuPacific's fare increases as the date of departure approaches; PAL's stays the same. And PAL's website shows available seats that aren't available anymore sa booking offices.
I was thousands of feet up in the air when I wrote this, and I was marveling at the beauty of view. The plains, mountains, and bodies of water are all equally majestic. I cannot say the same when I'm on land, however. On my first night back in Manila, I caught myself thinking, I wanna go back to Dumaguete. I wanna go back to Dumaguete. I wanna go back to Dumaguete. Hahahahaha! I am thoroughly Dumaguetefied na. #Provinciated Grabe naman kasi ang sitwasyon sa Manila. Parang nakakasakal. To think just a few years back eh I was part of that buzz, that constant hum of city living. Saan ka naman makakahanap ng lugar where you'd be hit on (Babe, may asim pa asawa mo) and literally hit (on the nose!!!) on the same day? BUT...cue in Hotdog's Manila. :)