Date: January 23, 2014
Basically, our day 1 in the beautiful island of Boracay was just all about travelling and resting. But what made it special was the fact that it was my first time to go inside an airport, board a plane and land in Boracay. 🙂 *still getting kilig here*
(Waiting for our flight at Terminal 4! Photo: Mike Asuncion)
The experience was beyond amazing. I’m acrophobic, but not the “scream-and-faint-and-all” type. I can handle my fear, so when our plane took off, I was ecstatic. Too bad I didn’t get the window seat, but fortunately, my officemate agreed to switch places with me. After the plane had settled, I moved to her place near the window and was so amazed by the view.
The cloudy view wasn’t the only highlight of my ride. While sightseeing and all, a little kid sitting in front of me caught my attention. To this day, I still don’t know his name… and most of the things he told me while we were playing. Hahaha.
Yes, he’s Chinese; that’s why I didn’t understand what he was gushing about (well, most of it because I did understand “ni hao ma,” “xie xie” and “zai jian”). We had a lot of fun playing and talking (despite the language barrier lol), so much fun that I didn’t notice we were landing in Boracay already.
Oh, right… the “Aylayutoo” thing. Before we completely parted ways, I asked his parents for his name. I think the mother told me, but I really didn’t understand a single word. Then I jokingly said “I love you” to the kid. To my surprise, he replied with “I luh you too!” So there; since then I always refer to him as “Aylayutoo.” Again, xie xie for the awesome plane ride!
Okay… so after we got off the plane, we drove to JettyPort (bloody 2 hours!) to ride a pump boat. Now, if you’re following our footsteps, kindly prepare for three different payments. Hahaha.
And by the way, it was so cold when we got there. Tip: always bring a sweater and/or a scarf wherever you go— even at the beach.
After another ride, we finally made it to the house we’re staying in. We’re lucky enough to be welcomed and accommodated by my officemate’s relatives. 🙂 The path to the house was a complete challenge for us— rocky with steep stairs and no lighting at night. But the house was super comfortable! It was everything city people dreams of— warm, cozy, and with a very nice province feel.
So that was day 1. Watch out for day 2 (and 3 and 4!) 😛
Happy blogging (and travelling)!