Kadayawan – Iwanan, Puyatan, Pinsan at Durian

Hello and welcome to the Kadayawan entry! Yup, yup! I’m back in Manila after a four-day trip to Davao for the festival. I don’t want to get into details that much so here are the highlights of the trip:

1. Remember in my previous entry I wrote that I wasn’t that excited going to Davao with someone I barely know and that I’d probably have more fun if I was alone? Well, my “wish” sort of came true.

I was running late going to the airport because of that damn traffic in Katipunan caused by the construction, but I did make it to the check in booth with a few minutes to spare before they closed it. I even thought I forgot my ticket at home with all the panicking. Thank God it was in my notebook.

What really surprised me was my partner wasn’t able to make it to our 10:45 AM flight. She’s only from Sampaloc and that’s way closer than Marikina. Well, what she said when I called her was “Eh, 10:45 pa naman ang flight ‘di ba?” Alright! I don’t know if she’s aware that she’s supposed to be in the airport at least 45 minutes before the flight. Well, she managed to book one to Davao, but it’s the last flight on Saturday at 5:00 PM. Yup, in the end it’s just me again. Thank God I didn’t make her bring the equipment or that would’ve been a big fuck up.

2. Another lesson learned from taking computers and setting it up remotely is no matter how many times you email for help on the PC’s network settings, you’d still have to go through the process of setting it up remotely with the tech boys on the other end of the line.

For this trip, I’ve learned how to use ipconfig/all, ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew. That’s cool for a non-techie guy like me. Not!

3. Just as expected, I would be in Davao but I watched the whole festivities on TV because of the chat. From chat you came and to chat you shall go back.

4. I met with Charo’s cousins and they’re cool – Louie, Anthony, Manolo, JJ, Ada, Apple and Faji. They took me around the city with the sole mission of making me bondat from the food and drunk with beer! We went to the Sugbaan at Apo View Hotel, Iron Horse, Paparazzi, Dusk till Dawn Chicken Place, Blugre and the Matina Town Square.

Of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without at least trying some durian! Louie, JJ and the others treated me to one and it’s hard to refuse.

The verdict? It smelled like hell, but the taste is OK. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s heaven though. Hehehehe!

Till the next Kadayawan!

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