It was 3AM when I was woken from a deep sleep by the incessant ringing of my phone. I thought I was dreaming but 5 rings later, I decided that I wasn’t. I looked at the caller ID and answered the call. Cheryza wouldn’t be calling me at the early hours of the morning if it wasn’t so important. I haven’t even finished saying hello when she demanded that I wake up, switch on my laptop and book a trip to Gensan where she lived. I didn’t process what she was saying until she said the magic words: PISO FARE. I was instantly awake and found myself easily booking a trip to Gensan. The booking process was stress-free and fast. Note to self: booking is so much easier at dawn when a seat sale in ongoing. The trip I booked wouldn’t be happening for 8 more months but I was already excited.
I originally booked a ticket only for myself and for Cheryza’s boyfriend, Francis. He would be going to Gensan 2 weeks earlier than me. But as soon as our other friends found out that I was going to visit Cheryza in Gensan, they wanted to come with. I waited for another seat sale and was able to book more seats for Ian, Evison and Walter.
The Flight: Cebu Pacific
Our roundtrip tickets cost around Php 900.00 via Cebu Pacific’s famous piso fare seat sale.
Our flight to and from Gensan happened smoothly. There were no delays at all. I was the lucky one who got assigned to the window seat and the boys were bitter about it. It was their first time to ride a plane and I was forced to become their photographer (because I got the window seat) to document the momentous occasion. LOL.
Cheryza’s sister and her brother-in-law kindly let us stay with them during our time in Gensan. I was sure that it was a great effort on their part to have 5 guests, but they made us feel very welcome. Continue reading