Saturday, July 7, 2012

Glenn's HK Trip

Last year, napagusapan na ng magpipinsan nila Glenn na gusto nila magHK.
Syempre May-I-Join-kami!
Pero nakapagbook na ako that time ng trip namin para Feb 2012.  So iniisip namin, baka 2013.
And nagkaron pa ako ng Bangkok trip ng May.

Then one of his cousins, Jep, was selected to represent in an international Dragon Boat in Hong Kong in July 2012.  Since, andun narin sya...magsabay sabay na ang magpipinsan.

I was still weighing if my thick face could ask for another vacation from my boss.
Pero ayoko narin, nakakahiya na.  Pati magastos, pati ang OA ko na kung 3 international trip for the year.

Sa mga travel namin, si Glenn sasakay lang yan ng eroplano.  So i am expected to do all the plane/hotel/mtr ticket booking.

Luckily, miski May na - nakakuha parin ako ng P4,200 RT ticket per person. Okay na yun!
I booked them at our favorite hotel - Royal Pacific Tower in TST.
I got it for P16,600 for 3 nights.  (I wish it was this cheap last February - July is really a cheap month to travel)
I also purchased their MTR online ticket.  Glenn's credit card is my supplementary, for some reason the system wont take his card, so I used mine.

When i received the Order Confirmation, eto ang sabi
"At the time of collecting your ticket(s), you will be required to sign an acknowledgement receipt. The signature you use must be the same as that shown on the credit card you used for placing the order. "

Toink!  Although i know Authorization letter would do, syempre gusto ko padin magpaka-stressed!
To confirn na it is alright, I mailed, also sent a message via their Facebook account - no reply.
I have no other option but to call their 24/7 hotline
(O diba, yung natipid ko sa pagonline purchase, sa sulitIDD lang napunta :D)
Pero..wala parin ako napala sa hotline, kasi puro answering machine lang.  Walang option to speak to an operator. 

Before sila umalis, inayos ko na lahat lahat. 
Like yung rehistro ng kotse na ipepresent para sa ParknFly.
Nakaseparate na yung pang travel tax nila exact amount (Kasi syempre si Glenn ang pipila-pila sa counter, i just know he will hate it pag sinuklian sya ng maduming pera! hahaha)
Hindi na nga photocopy ng CC ang pindala ko...yung actual na!
Para akong meron anak na magfifirst day of school!!!! hahaha

I was anxious to know how it went with the immigration.  Alam ko kasi medyo harsh sila sa mga first time travellers.  Pero hindi sya nagtetext, kitang kita ko sa flight status na arrived na eh!

I tried to call and it says "not in service"  Grrr...the roaming didnt work.
I called Globe to (ofcourse complain) request activation again ASAP.

Im sure they will find a wifi spot, so i was hoping he'd mail me.
I installed chikka in the phone he bought, there's also Viber, i also installed Gtalk.
I wasnt home that day, i was out with Apple and Sha. 
So inactivate ko ang internet data ng phone ko baka sakali magparamdam.

7:40AM ang aarival nila sa Hongkong.
Hulaan nyo kung anong oras nagparamdam sakin.
7PM!  Arrghhhh.

Tapos later that night, i checked my instagram account.
Guess what....Nakapagupload sya ng photo sa instagram ng 11AM.
Diba naman, nakakagigil talaga!

Anyway, at night we talk for around 30minutes in Viber just for me to know how his day went and how much he has been spending. LOL :D

Here are his Instagram photos









BTW, what is with the immigration officers these days???
I have been travelling since 2004, pero ngayon i feel like they are especially unkind. 
Alam mo yun -  tetestingin kung masisindak ka.  

Glenn's most recent encounter
Immigration Officer:  Pang ilan mo ng passport ito?
Glenn:  (thinks) Hindi ko na po mabilang
Immigration Officer:  Sa susunod dalhin mo din lahat ng old passports mo.

Ganun?  What will you they do with expired passports?
sdalsjkca sjdq~!!!!!!

I was alone at home 5nights.  I badly missed Glenn.
I was soo lonely.  I didnt cook, i didnt do anything but sleep early.  Imagine, i didnt even visit mom's home.
I just want to be lonely at home.
Ang OA ko no, para namang hiniwalayan ako.  LOL

When he got back.  He was so happy to show me his merchandise!
Look, he copped 2 pairs of sneakers.

Tskk.tsk..

Yun nga, mas malungkot maiwan kesa mangiwan.
Next time, hindi na ako magpapaiwan.

2 comments:

ASC said...

nagtataka nga ako kung bakit hindi ka kasama e. yung classmate ko nung high school is part of the dragon boat team din and he was in hongkong too.

abeng said...

kwento mo na yung sa akin yung pagdating nia mas masaya ata yun =)