Last Night.

Bago ko matulog, kailangan ko lang ilabas to. 

Una, napakagaling ng dalawang artistang to. Piolo Pascual at Toni Gonzaga. Hindi kailangan ng matitinding supporting roles para maipakita and karakter na gusto nilang ipakita. Mata pa lang nila, ramdam mo ang bigat ng pinagdadaanan nila. Pinilit hinulma ang karakter nila para bigyan ng buhay ang buhay nilang akala mo’y patapon na. 

Pangalawa, ang ganda ng Maynila. Cinematography ang nagpabuhay. Ang bawat paggiling ng camera ay siyang nagpabuhay ng bawat eksena. Madilim ang gustong ipakita pero daig pa ang liwanag sa ganda ng pagpapakita ng Pilipinas. 

Huli, di lang basta kwentong ipinilit. Pinilit mong isipin anong pinagdaanan nila, kung paano sila nawasak at kung paanong nabuong muli. Ang ending pinigil ko ang luha kong pumatak kasi baka umulan. Yun na! 

PS: Minus the thematic animation underwater scene, napakahusay ng lahat! 

Congratulations!!! Sana marami pang ganitong pelikulang talento ang matinding sandata.


3 countries in 24 hours.

So how do you go about having a time constraint planned itinerary? Embrace it.

We left Manila, Philippines at around 3:30pm due to a delayed flight and touched down Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at around 8:00pm. Travelled by taxi to our pre-booked accommodation in Mercu Serviced Apartments which is like 8 minute walk to Petronas Twin Towers. We had dinner at a fastfood-like place called Pepita’s and went straight to the mesmerizing twin towers. Home at close to 12:00am for a quick freshen up and nap, shall I say, for us to leave at 2:00am for a 6:00am flight to our next destination.

Almost an hour ride from the city to the airport, we flew to Singapore to experience Universal Studios for the third time. It still feels the same first time of being an excited kid riding the movies you’ve grown up with. Staying here quickly for just 27 hours but still managed to meet my friends and former workmates reminiscing the good old days.

Adventure continues as we cross back to Malaysia, this time in Johor Bahru where Legoland is located. Due to horrible lines in the immigration, our time were constrained. Checked in to their themed hotel with its amazingly amenities almost all made with lego. Worth every penny especially if you are tagging along children with you. Short with time though to explore the theme park, good thing long rides line was avoided since less people were in. 

Swiftly after the buffet breakfast, we rented cabs to bring us to Senai Airport for an 11:00am flight back to Kuala Lumpur for another flight back to Manila. I met Nando’s again after so long back when I was in Ireland few years back. This was also the time to catch up on our pasalubong shopping. Good thing their airports have malls to shop conveniently. 

Whew! That was a fast 96 hours journeying 3 countries with 8 airport encounters and 3 different hotels from different parts of Asia. Having 10 adults traveling, tagging along 3 kids was indeed a challenge but worth embracing every step of the way.