I really love going on plane rides.
Granted, I haven’t gone on a whole lot, just a dozen or so times, but the ones I’ve gone on have been really nice so far. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow’s trip to Coron, Palawan. It’s the first time I’ll be using Philippine Airlines as my carrier as well, so it’s a new experience—another thing to look forward to.
What I’m not looking forward to, however, is the weather for tomorrow.
Right now, Typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) is ravaging the northern part of Luzon, and it’s scaring me to bits.
I have this really horrible experience of getting stranded at the Ninoy Aquino National Airport a few years ago, during the Typhoon Ondoy. I was 12. The power went out, and the generators only lasted for a few hours before they went down as well. Nobody could leave or enter the area because it was flooded down the hill. We were all stuck in the dark for a whole night. The only food place in the airport was crowded by hungry travelers, including me and my family.
On top of that, I got my monthly period that night… and okay, maybe we shouldn’t talk about it anymore.
All I know is that it was definitely one of the worst nights of my life, one I hope nobody experiences ever again.
Despite that, I still do love going to airports.
As one quote goes, “airports see more sincere kisses than wedding halls.” I think this is true. Airports really are a gateway to everything.
Rain, rain, go away, but don’t come back another day, okay?
Here’s to hoping for sunny skies tomorrow!