Monday, September 12, 2011


Excitement and Fear. It was a mixed emotion when I received the announcement from the office that I will be going to Lao for some technical assistance there. Excited because this is a rare opportunity, an opportunity to travel and to earn more money than usual at the same time. Not all employee were given this kind of opportunity so I'm very thankful. Excited because another country will be added again on my list of destinations. And aside from those, this trip will be another experience and adventure to be posted on my blog. On the otherhand, there's a feeling of fear. I find it very hard to overcome my "Pteramechanophobia". It haunt me even in my sleep. There are many advice from friends how to overcome it but it is very hard to convince myself. 


Airports are said to be the receiving area of a country. The kind of airport in a particular country reflects the country itself. Airport is one of the parameters on determining the status of a country by most of the travelers. I was amazed when I set foot on the gateway of Thailand, the SUVARNABHUMI Airport. The airport is a uniquely designed world class airport with state-of-the-art facilities. It uses natural light for lighting during daytime because of its transparent roofing. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I was amazed by the size of this ship the first time I saw it in the port of Masbate. It was so huge that it almost occupy the whole port. I thought it  was a newly constructed 4-storey building around the port. I go nearer and I found that it was a ship. I asked my security guard friend why was that ship docked here in Masbate, he told me that recently, Super Shuttle Roro 3 has added Masbate on its destinations.  

And to see how big really this one, I scheduled a trip from Cebu to Masbate. The moment I boarded the ship, i noticed that this vessel was new or perhaps newly renovated. The cargo deck was so wide that you can have 10 basketball courts inside. It was also very tall that it requires to maneuver around Mactan Island because it cannot pass under the Marcelo Fernan( Mactan-Mandaue) Bridge. There's a complete facilities inside: theater, restaurant, massage parlor, spa, and clinic. You can watch movie if you have nothing to do or go up the viewing deck if you want to the outside.

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