[Travelling Light] Marmelisms ~ May 18, 2012

In 2 hours (3AM), I’ll be leaving for Cebu. When I reach Cebu, I will take a fast craft to take me to Ormoc. I’ll reach Ormoc at around 1:30PM. From there, I take a van for Tacloban City. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Hopefully before 6PM we (now, with my daughter) could take a ride from Tacloban to take us to Ormoc… Then on the same day at 11PM, we take a boat ride to take us to Cebu. We will probably reach Cebu by 5AM the next day… We will ride a bus from Cebu to take us to Lilo-an then another fast craft from Lilo-an to Sibulan. And finally, the last ride… Sibulan to Dumagute. Phew! I guess I’ll be travelling light then! 🙂

Don’t mind the red X. Made a mistake. 🙂

That’s my route for the next 31 or so hours.

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My something before reaching 30

Does life start when one turns 30 years old? I don’t know. I’m not yet 30 but it feels like my life started when I was 0 years old. But now that I’m nearing the big 3 0, I am feeling kinda old. A bit nervous. And with this feeling comes this great need to accomplish some things, both great and small, before reaching “IT”.

I told myself that before I turn thuuuuurrtttttyyyy (that’s 30 years old, thank you), I have to do or accomplish the following things:

*this is not sorted in any way*

1. Finish reading “The Arabian Nights” ~ this book is a masterpiece, for me anyway. I just have to finish it. Since I’m using DailyLit, it will probably take me a little less over a year to finish it.

2. Finish playing Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands ~ I know. I know. It’s kinda shallow. But the last game I ever finished was Final Fantasy Dirge of Cerberus. Or was it God of War II?

3. Explore APO Island ~ I moved to Dumaguete more than 10 years ago (1999) for my college education. Until now, I still have yet to visit/explore this island.

4. Get another Pug ~ I love dogs. I love pugs… I lost my Kitkat nearly 2 years ago… I still think of her often. I miss her…

5. Watch a horror flick without closing my eyes or covering my ears ~ I’m already thinking which horror flick… Suggestions?

6. Eat durian ~ The first time I tried, I cried. Silly. I know.

7. Learn how to put on make up ~ This is going to be a challenge. I need YouTube for this. And my sisters to buy me the stuff. ☺

8. Attend a tour by Carlos Celdran ~ If possible, attend it all…

9. Get a copy of Che Guevara’s Motorcyle Diaries ~ and yeah, read it too.

10. Visit the National Museum in Manila ~ I love museums!!! The best museum I’ve been to is The Getty Center in Los Angeles. And I can’t wait to go back!

11. Get another tattoo. ~ I have 3 (4 in reality, but the 4th is a cover-up of sorts hehe) already.

12. Join (and finish!) a 10k run. ~ But first I have to start running. waaaa!

13. Attend a yoga class. ~ I have been planning this for the longest time! Argh! Need to do this soon!

14. Make Bela a pumpkin costume. ~ I tried, it didn’t work. Must try again!

15. See Zoie (our dog) give birth. ~ But first, must get her pregnant!

16. Get hard-bound copies of The Hunger Games (trilogy). ~ Read it already though. At least 3 times!

17. Watch the Band of Brothers AGAIN.

18. Finish learning Deutsch. ~ It’s because of BOB that I enrolled for this when I was still in college. But dropped the subject since I didn’t want to miss out on some things… Like time with my friends. 🙂

19. Try the Zip Line in Southern Leyte. ~ I was already there. But I was (and still AM!) so scared of heights that I could not do it at all!

20. Grow my hair (at least shoulder length). ~ Not that my hair was always short… I just kinda miss my long hair…

21. “Try” to be soda free for a month.

those are the only things I could think of that I could really accomplish before reaching 30. The rest, needs more time. 🙂 Will be blogging about that next time. 🙂

My LAX experience

Here I am in another country… and I just missed my connecting flight. WHAT!?!?!?!  Oh YES! What an experience!
So, let me tell you my story. 🙂 Our (Macky, Jun, and I) flight from Manila to LAX was scheduled to arrive at 7:40PM (PST) and then our connecting flight to Tucson was scheduled to leave at 10:10PM (PST).
We arrived at the Immigration Section a few minutes after 8pm… But the line was sooooo long and the process was longer than usual. We had to wait for an hour or so just to finish up with immigration and then customs… and suprise! We had 20 minutes to walk from terminal 4 to terminal 7. It’s a ten minute walk! We had our carry ons with us (we left our luggage by the transfer churva)… And I have a (tiny) baby inside my tummy.
And so by the time we got to terminal 7, we had 10 minutes but we were 45 minutes late… huhu… Okay. So we (sort of) decided to get a hotel near the airport since the ground crew changed our flight sched to the first flight the next day.
We sound okay, right?
We had no clothes!!! Waaaaaahhhh!!! And we had to walk back and forth from terminal 4 to terminal 7!I truly will not forget this day. 🙂 I can’t seem to put all the things in my head to this blog as of the moment. Maybe I’ll continue this some other day. hehe.
In the end… I can only say these.. Thank you God for the safe travel, that nothing bad happened… Thank you God that I can walk… and Thank you for taking care of us (especially my baby)…