One of our favourite couples—Darren and Kissa McDermott—recently moved to Hong Kong.
When we found out they were leaving, Jeroen made a plan with his afam* friends to visit Darren.
Well, Hong Kong is on final sale, so I told Jeroen I am tagging along—with my friend Patrice.
I was really looking forward to this trip until planes started falling from the sky—starting with Malaysian Airlines (MH 17) on July 17th, followed by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways on July 24, and Air Algerie on July 25.
To think Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 hasn’t even been found yet since March 8.
My fear of flying hit the roof two days before our trip. The night before I had no sleep.
It’s also my first time to try Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy. I figured 1.5 hours won’t hurt. Only the food did—an adobo roll that looked kawawa. Not that I eat on the plane anyway.
I kept my eyes on the screen watching the minutes count down and the altitude go up.
I prayed five rosaries and watched an afam next to me praying as well. I’m sure half the plane was scared to fly. I tried to play a few games of Maleficent but it made my heart beat faster.
I had deep conversations with God. Forty five minutes later, I started to think we are going to land safely. And we did!
Also on our flight were my Carlo Tanseco and Chunchi Soler
Victor Basa and Divine Lee—I keep seeing this couple in Hong Kong
At the airport I kept seeing men in yellow shoes—a sign from God!!
At least one of them was chic
Actor Lee Min Ho is everywhere!!
And McDonald’s isn’t selling any patties due to the recent sanitation scandal
I spotted a T-shirt that looks like Andre Chang
*A foreigner assigned in Manila