Bora Escapade – Day 4 (051209)
It was our last day in Boracay. We were scheduled for the 1:20 pm flight so we needed to leave the island earlier as expected… 8:30 a.m.! Well, it’s because we needed to travel back to Kalibo for more than an hour for us to catch our flight to Manila.
The 8:30 a.m. call time did not prevent us from spending our last moments at the shore. Mommy and Gemma opted to stay at the hotel room while Judith and I went to the shore for some last pictorials and quick dip. Yep, I was able to enjoy the clear waters of Boracay only on my 4th and last day… in just 20 minutes. Ganyan ako, I don’t swim much. I like staying at the shore, taking shots of sunset, savoring the sceneries… and just wearing bikinis. LOL. Also, I go to the waters during early morning when the sun is still sober as I don’t wanna get too much tanned.
So, after that short dip, we went back to the hotel room. Had a quick breakfast… and lots of photo op! LOL.
We were picked up at exactly 8:30 a.m. Boarded the van, took a boat ride and a tourist bus that took us back to Kalibo.
We were a bit too early as it was only 11 a.m. when we arrived at Kalibo airport. It meant, we needed to waste some freakin’ 2 hours at that small airport. We just had our light lunch at a ala-Starbucks cafeteria at the 2nd floor and did some last minute shopping for pasalubongs and souvenirs. And there’s one thing that got me pre-occupied during that 2-hour ordeal at the airport… boy watching!!! Yep, you read it right! I spotted a hot hunk slash very much papable non-Fil guy waiting for the same flight. Too bad, he’s with his girlfriend. But what the heck, I spent some grand time secretly ogling, admiring… and taking pics.
At around 1 p.m., we heard an announcement that our flight was delayed. I thought, “Oh no, not again! I’m so not gonna take Zest Air ever again.” The airline crew said that their aircraft was broken and they could not confirm the new ETD. Everyone was kinda freakin’ out. Who wouldn’t???
After an hour, the same crew made another announcement that there’s no assurance for the aircraft to get repaired. I heard some clamor but we remained calm. The airline then decided that they’d fly passengers in a smaller aircraft which can only sit 56 passengers. Mommy, Judith and I were included in the list of first 56 passengers. Not hearing Gemma’s name got us furious.
After the announcement, Gemma and I, together with a number of people, approached the airline crew. I was the first to question the list. I asked, “What was your basis for the list? Why did you choose passengers according to their surname? It’s not my friend’s fault that her name starts with W.” The crew replied, “Ma’am, it’s not chosen according to surname but the check-in time.” Duh? I wasn’t born yesterday. That freakin’ passengers’ list was done in alphabetical order. So, it got me more furious, “Ok. Together with two others, we checked-in at the same time. And why isn’t she in the list while all of her companions will take the first flight?” Another lady uttered the same statement as half of their companions weren’t called. Due to my maldita and half-charming nature, we were able to get Gemma on the first flight. We went back to our seats and tried to wait for the aircraft patiently… while I got myself busy again ogling at that hunk in front of me. Grabe, ang guapo talaga! Binusog talaga nya ng sobra-sobra ang mga mata ko. LOL.
I then remembered our baggages. I thought, if Gemma was initially listed in the second flight, our things might get lost. So, we again approached the crew and told him our concern. He was kind enough to refer us to their baggage assitant, who led us inside the baggage area. We just had to make sure that our bags are with us when we fly back to Manila. Good thing, we found all our bags. I even joked, “Kuya, pa-sure lang na kasama namin yung mga baggage pag-uwi ng Manila ah! O gusto mo, ako na ang magload nito sa airplane?” The baggage assistant replied back smiling, “Kami na po, Ma’am.”
At around 4:30 pm, the aircraft that will take us back to Manila landed to Kalibo Airport. As we were walking at the tarmac, the baggage assistant recognized me and said, “Ma’am, nailagay na po namin ang bags nyo sa plane. Have a safe flight po.” Oh di ba naman, dahil sa kakulitan ko eh naalala na ako ng mama. Hehehe! His statement really made me smile so I replied back, “Thank you, Kuya! See you next flight!”
The Zest Air experience was a bit excruciating. But hey, I’ve experienced longer delay with Cebu Pacific but the Zest Air crew were a bit more ahead when it comes to customer service.
Well dear friends, there you have it! This is the end of my Bora blog series. Thanks for much bearing with me. To view more pics of my Bora trip, you may check my multiply photos section. Happy viewing!!!