Friday, May 30, 2008

1st Philippines Trip for Lil Guwapo

The trip that i've been waiting for has finally arrived. On Sunday night at 10pm, 11 May 2008, we checked in at the LCCT airport to fly to Manila. Our flight is scheduled at 12:50am, on Cebu Pacific air. The flight was smooth but the aircraft was pretty small. Lil Guwapo was very naughty while we took off. He doesn't want to sit down. After 30 minutes in the air, all of us fell asleep. In the aircraft, there's another passenger with a small baby and the baby kept crying the whole journey. So just imagine our sleeping was disturbed by the crying. Sigh...

In the airplane on the way to Manila, 12 May 2008, 12:50am.

At 5am we landed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila. My in-laws, Tatay Lucrecio and Nanay Juliana were waiting excitedly for us. Ate Ruth and Kuya Edwin were with them too. After 'bless' (cium tangan) and 'beso-beso' (cheek kissing), we went straight to Ate Virgie's house in San Pablo for breakfast. After eating some fried rice and fried tilapia, we headed back home to Tayabas. It took us about 3 and a half hours to reach Tayabas from the airport. The 1st day in Tayabas, we just slept the whole afternoon. As usual when we're in Philippines, Nanay always served us rice for breakfast, lunch, tea-time or dinner. They have a huge land full of rice field and coconut. So rice has never been a problem to the family.

Kyle in Tayabas, 2008. On the jeepney, one of the favourite transport in the Philippines.

Our following days in Tayabas has been packed with tight schedule. I've told Pogi earlier that during this trip, i want to have full activities in Tayabas. Some of the activities are a must for me like doing my mani pedicure. This time the price has increased to Peso 80. That's about RM7 only. It used to be only Peso 50 only. But i don't mind cos in KL i still have to pay 80 but in ringgit.

The house where Nanay Juliana and Tatay Lucrecio Sumilang stayed since 1964. Soon it'll be our house. Probably by 2009. (Does that mean we're moving to Philippines????)

We had dinner at Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan with Ate Abeth's family. The place is very nice, surrounded by a nice lake while the dining tables under huts which is floating on the lake! Woohoo... cool place. Special about the place is that you have to eat using your hands. There's no fork and spoon.

Dinner at Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan. Famous for the tilapia fish. Must eat with hands. No fork and spoon.

We did a lot of shopping in SM Lucena City and Metro Plaza. Lucky for us it's summer sale. Everything was so cheap. Shoes, handbags, blouses, jeans, caps. Not forgetting Lil Guwapo's basketball jerseys. They're just so cute. Bought 'pasalubong' for the whole family too!

Lil Guwapo with Lolo and Lola, on our last day in Manila.
22 May 2008

Before we left, we bought a lot of corned beef, Eden cheese, ChizWhiz spread and beef loaf. In the end, our baggage was so heavy.

We really enjoyed staying in Tayabas. Even thought Lil Guwapo wasn't nice to everybody except Tatay Lucreng, but in the end, at the airport, he's nice to Nanay Juliana. He kissed and hugged and at the end, he pulled Nanay's hair. LOL.

Checking in at the Manila airport was smooth, but our flight was delayed 1 and half hours. We reached KL 2am sharp.

Hmmm... next week we planned to go Penang.... tired!!!

And also i've to do my strict diet. I've gained so so much pounds, from all the rice that Nanay feed us!!!! I can't say NO to Nanay. She even said (in a drama kind of way!), "I feel SAD if you don't eat RICE!".... :(

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