Weekly Photo Challenge: FUTURE TENSE

March 22, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Posted in PLACES I'VE BEEN TO, WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE | 18 Comments
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(Vacation Bits 02: The Trip Home)

This week’s photo challenge theme at WordPress is “FUTURE TENSE”.

I am sharing with you some snaps on board Etihad Airways, on our way to my home country, the Philippines.

The trip was a 9-hour flight.


It’s my 18th airplane ride!


I was so excited about our vacation.


I missed my grannies, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. I’d love to see them again.


Airplane food is not that great, but better than none 🙂



Dosing off.


Destination reached! Finally home!


Check out other photographs on “Future Tense.”

Flying Today!

February 22, 2013 at 12:32 am | Posted in EVENTS CELEBRATED, PLACES I'VE BEEN TO | 10 Comments
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airplaneToday is my most awaited day of the month! Today, my parents and I are flying home to the Philippines for a 3-week vacation. We’ll be spending the next days with our grannies, my aunts and uncles, my cousins and lots of friends. I’m glad to have this opportunity to know them more.

We’re leaving Al Ain City around 5am. We’ll be at the Abu Dhabi International Airport by 7am. Our flight is at 10am.

We’ll have a 9-hour flight going to Manila, and we should be there by around 11pm, Manila time. We’ll still travel for 2 hours by land going to my grandparents’ house, so we’ll reach there by around 1am tomorrow morning. Whew! That’s a lot of travelling! But I’m still looking forward to this trip! I am so excited to see my folks again.

So pardon me if I will not be able to post for the next few weeks. But I promise to come back with lots of stories and pictures to share!

See you around!

Vacation Bits 27: The Trip Back

July 14, 2012 at 12:15 am | Posted in PLACES I'VE BEEN TO | Leave a comment
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And so vacation time was over. It was sad to leave the place, but we had to go back to where my Dad works.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila

Making myself busy while waiting for boarding time.

Aboard Etihad flight EY 421. My 17th airplane ride. A 9-hour flight!

Waiting for our service bus at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. My city is still about 2 hours away from the airport.


And there goes my vacation stories! 27 posts in all! Whew! Thanks to everyone who dropped by to check out my posts. I hope you liked them. If you want to check them again, they are all HERE.

Vacation Bits 01: Way Back Home

June 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Posted in IMPORTANT PEOPLE, PLACES I'VE BEEN TO | 8 Comments
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I’m back! And as I promised I’ll be sharing my vacation stories with all of you. Thanks for always dropping by and checking for new posts. I really appreciate your visits.


03 May 2012. My parents and I left home around 9pm. Our family friends, Ninong Miller and Ninang Abel picked us up and brought us to the bus station. The bus left for Abu Dhabi at exactly 10pm.

Aboard the Etihad Bus service going to Abu Dhabi Airport

We reached Abu Dhabi International Airport by midnight. I love this airport because it’s very clean and it seemed everything was in order. We didn’t have to stand in queue because passengers with children like me were given priority to get in first.

We are checking-in through this machines. No need for counters? How high-tech!

Oh my, this is awesome! Mom, please take a picture of me with this racing car!

 I just love racing cars!

There was a “play area” at the waiting lounge so I really enjoyed the time while we were waiting for the boarding time. I played with the other kids, and played with some toys there.

We left the UAE aboard Etihad Flight EY 542, which was my 16th airplane ride.

It was a smooth ride, and I slept during the trip most of the time. I also watched some movies, and played video games on the screen located in front of my seat.

We arrived in Manila around 4pm Manila Time. The weather was hot and humid, but I didn’t have to adjust so much because it was also hot where I came from.

We were fetched by my aunt, uncle, cousins and my grandma. I was so glad to see them again!

We had a nice dinner at Hap-Chan Chinese Restaurant located in Malolos, Bulacan.

The whole gang!

With my cousins! I missed them a lot!

With cousin Nicole.

Finally home!

The Story of My Return

September 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Posted in DOWNTIMES, MILESTONES | Leave a comment
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My 15th plane ride was the flight going back to Abu Dhabi after an emergency leave due to Tatay’s untimely passing. This was also my 8th airplane ride for 2011 alone. It was one of my most uncomfortable flight.

Before we left Manila, I was already having slight fever. My parents gave me paracetamol before the flight and that made me feel better for a while. But during the flight, my parents started to feel that I was having some temperature again, and this time it was high. I was scorching hot.

My parents thought that I could have gotten Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, which was rampant in the Philippines. The stewardess was kind enough to offer the onboard medicines, but they were for small babies.

Luckily, we made it home to Al Ain without anything major happening. I was immediately made to drink paracetamol, and my fever subsided. The following day, I was much better.


8 airplane rides for 2011:

1.  June 23 – CX682 – Abu Dhabi to Hongkong

2.  June 24 – CX907 – Hongkong to Manila

3.  July 8 – 5J 523 – Manila to Boracay

4.  July 10 – 5J 340 – Boracay to Manila

5.  July 22 – CX902 – Manila to Hongkong

6.  July 22 – CX683 – Hongkong to Abu Dhabi

7.  August 24 – EY428 – Abu Dhabi to Manila

8.  September 7 – EY423 – Manila to Abu Dhabi



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