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1st day - Manila trip

and so we departed ...

semi-overcast 28 °C

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Took off from cebu at around 630am and touched down in manila after an hour from the time we departed. We were excited, smiles from our faces can be drawn evertime we look at each other. Though we never really had enough sleep but I guess everything will be worth it, we hoped.

We went straight to the hotel in Adriatico St., Malate, unloaded our things and proceeded to the biggest mall in the Philippines, the SM Mall of Asia. Wow! It was the second time I've been to this mall already but it always amaze me everytime I visit because of its huge structure. It was already past 12 noon so we decided to eat lunch, we convene at Burger King. We were curious of this fastfood restaurant because we never had one in Cebu. It was a bit pricey, taste was not bad however not that good either. At MOA, the highlight of this mall is their Ice Skating Rink. We then tried our skills to see if we're still capable of ice skating... I fell a couple of times, after that I never tried anything stupid like speeding up or doing some tricks with my blades. Chard and Phraim was busy figuring out how to perform a side break, it seemed like they were having fun at the same time I was hoping they would also have a bad fall so I could laugh at them, but I guess they've mastered the trick sine none of them fell.

Baywalk was a nice place to relax and have snacks after some tirefull skating. Took couple of pictures and decided to have dinner in Eastwood. It was a bad idea at all, we didn't have any idea how far Eastwood from MOA. It took us almost 2 hours to get there, not to mention the trafic. It was crazy.

It was almost 7pm when we get there, we were starving. we dine at a steakhouse (forgot the name of the resto). In manila, you cant eat a full meal for less the a hundred bucks. While eating, I received a text from my Girlfriend, it was a bad news, but didn't want to think about it. After dinner, we walked around Eastwood. The girls were shopping at some bargained shoes. I was thinking I would buy my girlfriend one but I was too occupied with my problems back home. After some-time, we finally convene at a mini-resto bar. Chug few beers, took some pictures and after awhile, my friend was dead sleepy so we decided to get a cab and go home.

I do not want to proceed on what happen on the way back because it sucks! Why? Coz a cop bust me off for some honest mistake and it cost me $10 for that shit!

Some good times may not end up as what you'd expect them to be, huh!?

Posted by CEBopaw 13:50 Archived in Philippines Tagged backpacking

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