’twas rocky up there! – my maiden voyage by air

The blogger’s boarding pass
It was a sunny morning in Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 when Airphilexpress flight 930 started to taxi down the runway. The sun’s rays were almost blinding. Its a wonderful weather. Who’d think that after seeing the great Mayon volcano with it’s perfect cone that it’s gonna be a wet landing at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport…
Flashback before the landing…
Airphilexpress flight 930:
The seats look old. I mean the seat covers were worn out. Sabihin nyo na na “choosy” ako! I mean for people who are traveling by air with limited view of everything I think I deserve a better sight than an old blue floral seat cover and a nearly dilapidated armrest.
More than the seat cover, I noticed that there is quite a few allowance when it comes to the leg room.  To be honest, I have more leg room in a city bus than what I have in this flight.  Being the so-called virgin in air traveler, I was seated by the window.  When nature called I had to wait ’til we’re settled at the airport before taking a leak. Why? There was barely a space to walk/pass, let alone step over the other passengers to go to the loo whilst on air!
Airphil Express Flight 930
After passing the aerial territory of the Bicol region, the window view did not serve any good entertainment.  Clouds were everywhere.  All I can see are clouds and they’re getting really thick.  After a couple of minutes, the smooth flight turned bumpy.  My travel buddies started getting the uneasy feeling.  For my virginal voyage by air, I had no reaction.  Maybe because of the fact that I am expecting it and it gave me the assurance that it was normal and there’s nothing to worry about.  But seriously, those who has traveled by air previously thought that that was a very bumpy ride.
We landed on Mactan-Cebu International Airport at around 9 in the morning. It was wet.  It was raining.  It was cold and windy!

My new outlook

With Nikkie and Sergio along with Ippie and Shuffie, I will explore the world.  

Yep! Nikkie is my 2-year old DSLR while Sergio is my very trusted TNF backpack.  Shuffie is my iPod shuffle and iPpie is my new baby, my iPad. Together we will conquer the world one destination at a time.  
Because I was not born with a silver spoon, I was deprived of the liberty to roam the world.  I grew up dreaming of going to places and tasting the flavors of the world. They were pictures that can never be a reality. They were reminders of how my life was miserable and low. 
2011 is my sister’s last semester in school.  I will have more time and finances to spend to somehow make the dream a reality.