Philippines 2013 – The Flight In

I’ve had some dental “issues” for a while now, and despite having got them fixed before, I’ve fallen in to bad habits again. It’s been a few days since I got in to the Philippines to both get those dental issues fixed, but also see the extensive family I have here in Manila, and Cebu.

As expected, the flight was delayed, which wasn’t all that surprising to hear as a Jetstar Plane had been parked at Gate 33 instead if a QANTAS one throughout my breakfast. I was hoping it wasn’t going to happen, though. Apparently catering took a while to load. When I got on, I overheard an attendant on the phone to someone saying their Chiller wasn’t working.

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Getting to Kingsford Smith Airport early wasn’t an issue, except for the traffic around the M5 entry tunnel, from I don’t know what. I had prepared for my 8 hour trip with fully-charged iDevices, and my new toy – A Mophie Juice Pack Plus. Charged quickly and gives me more than a full battery on my iPhone 4S. But, lucky me, I had breakfast over a power socket. Well, ok. Less luck, and more strategy.

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I was ecstatic about the forecasted weather, too. Sydney has seen rain over the last few weeks, and more is exactly what I was after. /sarcasm

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I was say next to an anesthetist called Stan whose new born was crying before take off, but was perfectly OK for the next few hours. I wasn’t bothered about it I’m any case, but no one else seemed bothered by it either. Maybe people are becoming more patient? Maybe.

Here’s a quick snap of the food; the menu was nice, plates were designed by someone or other. I don’t remembered, but the Menu said it for some reason.

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I, of course, left the Salad and vegetables alone.

I spent my trip catching up on Futurama, Burn Notice, Game of Thrones, American Dad, and Hannibal. And naps..

The trip was a bit turbulent, but no one panicked, thankfully.

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Especially when we headed in to Manila (MNL) Ninoy Aquino International Airport; there was a “Signal 2” storm leaving apparently. There was quite a but if lightning, but we had this in the way down.

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Good trip in. :)

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