Tuesday, September 25, 2007

When I Visit Hong Kong (PART ONE)

Last year November 2006 I went to Hong Kong to take the National Council Licensure Examination. I wasn't able to write my experience that moment so now that I have created this blog site, I then decided to make a few recollections.

I took the Philippine Airline Flight from Manila to Hong Kong. Boarding time is 14:00, unfortunately due to some circumstances the flight was delayed. The runway was closed due to some dignitaries from abroad who will be using the runway. It was the President of Vietnam who arrived for the APEC summit that the Philippines will be hosting. So we stayed almost three hours inside the plane. While waiting, they let us watch the Mr. Bean show, which makes all passenger blew into laughter. Well nice strategy PAL! When we took off at 17:00 I was so excited to leave the country for the first time and try to figure out the landscape in comparison to the maps I had been studying before I travel.

We arrived at Hong Kong at 19:00 it was dark already. I am very disappointed because I wasn't able to see clearly Hong Kong from above, rather just the illuminating lights from the buildings and the runway. When we deplane, on my way out I meet several kababayan (countrymen) an OFW (Oversaes Filipino Workers) who will be working in Hong Kong. We talked a lot while we were walking a long hallway heading towards the immigration to present our passport. They share a bit of there life, and how they will miss their families back home. After 15 minutes of walking we fall in line at the immigration counter. As I approach the window presenting my passport, the officer ask me "How long will you be staying here in Hong Kong?" I said "Four Days" He stamp my passport: "VISITOR is permitted to remain for fourteen days from date of entry". Then I was thinking; Ohhh I was happy to stay for fourteen days but I don't have such luxury to stay more hehe. As with the two OFW I have known, We eventually bid goodbye to each other. They ask me if I can manage alone. They were good people, and I am proud of them as my countrymen. I had to meet my travel agent at the exit. On my way out, there were so many maps of Hong Kong for free, well... what do you think I did? I took ten maps for the reason of sharing it to my classmates and friends when they will be taking their examination so they could also familiarize the streets.

I was beginning to feel lost. My travel agent was not on the site for almost fifteen minutes. I moved around and talk to the airport police about it, maybe some people at the airport understands English but they just replied with a sign language, anyway they are approachable and nice. Finally, I saw the agent and he brought me to the waiting area for my transportation, a bus that will bring me to the hotel where I will be staying for four days. On the way I meet some friends Fiona and Matt, they were Australian (Caucasian descent) who will be having their vacation. They were nice and easy to get along with. They even invited me to join their dinner when we arrived at the hotel. We were at the same floor.

I have one day to prepare for my examination.....

To be continued.............

A response for my Brother

Sometimes we are scared to divulge who we really are
because we are afraid to be deceived once again.
Sometimes we create borders to keep us away from the harm
we might be thinking everyday in our minds.
Sometimes we isolate ourselves
that the whole world nor a single friend, we can't reach on.
Sometimes we might as well hurt people
from the borders and distance we created.
Just for the reason that we once had been deceived.
But for how long are we going to reach you?
How long will you uncover the thickened silk?
How long will you be open?
Happiness will endure until we learn not to deceive.

Missing Something

Did it ever came into your mind, when everything is so busy, when all are in a hurry, you suddenly think you missed something? Time is the antagonist, it is continous and inevitable. Too bad that sometimes, you need to do something but you can't turn back time. So it made me realize that everyday should be my last day, make it full, make it free, make it more productive, and will be the last time to show love. Sometimes that something will still be missing despite solutions, but how will I fulfill the missing part, if i don't know what I missed? This is crazy. Hopefully in the near future someone could help me find the missing part of my life. God... when? when will it be?

My friends are gone.

I have a coin, its new, shining and it's dated the recent year, so I decided to keep it. After few days and months I have noticed that its shiny appearance begins to wear off. Then I told myself "It's useless keeping this coin, maybe I should give up keeping this one, its getting old, its outdated, and it does not maintaining."

This story might be the same in people having friends, maybe it is also time to let go of people who wear off the tenure. Who never even communicate and share thoughts. No replies in text, no hi hello on wall posts. Maybe they have been moving on too much that time has been occupying them. Or maybe I am just too dramatic to be strongly attached. Hehehe.

Good memories will still be kept.

My First Kick Off Statement, my first Blog

First of all I would like to welcome myself for my newly created blogspot. There has been alot of network site that people been flocking. Name one I might have it. For everyone, bienvenido a mi pagina!, Im not sure if my spanish is correct, Mi EspaƱol es muy malo, lo siento por pavor.

Ok guys, people of the world, this would be me, Thank you for the chance that you gave me, having all of you as my friends, be it MYSPACE.COM, FRIENDSTER.COM, YOUTUBE.COM and all. To my friends all over the world, Language and Distance is not a barrier to build the International Friendship. As a Filipino person and as a citizen of the world I have reached different individuals of various background, and becoming an unheard ambassador of my country the Philippines.

Welcome people, and Mabuhay! Hehehe