In which my sister nearly drowned me.

These past 3 days have been exactly what I needed. Stress of uni, what with dissertation and essays, etc. has been an anchor on the fun that I want to have – but this holiday has been amazing so far.

So, we arrived in the Philippines around 11PM on December 16th and it was the longest flight in the world (well, I haven’t been to Australia, so…). It was about 11 hours to get to South Korea and then we had a 3 hour layover. Incheon Airport is so nice though, and there is so much merchandise for kdramas. I definitely know what to get one of my friends for Christmas  ๐Ÿ˜€

Then another 3 and a half hour flight to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila. The heat that hit me as soon as we stepped of the plane was totally unexpected and unnecessary, and the airport was chaos but you know what? I was so glad that it was the start of my holiday.

So far, we’ve been bowling with my cousins, been to the Mall of Asia, eaten KFC and McDo (which, FYI, tastes so much better here – I don’t know), been to TriNoma (another massive shopping mall) and gone swimming. I’ve been on a zipline and rode on a segway. Ah, what fun I’ve been having.

Speaking of swimming, basically I swam to the centre of the swimming pool with my sister on my back and she was holding onto me and there was no way I could have let her go. Yet… she got scared because it got deeper and she panicked and kept pushing my head down to keep herself and I couldn’t breathe. Scariest moment of my life. Eventually a lifeguard threw a float out to us and I managed to grab onto it. But dude… whew.

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We also went to the aquariam ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. December 21, 2012 / 9:13 am

    Welcome to the Philippines! I hope you enjoy your stay here despite the scorching heat!
    I’m from the Philippines but I live far from where you are right now and I’ve never been to TriNoma mall. Hopefully I’ll get to visit that mall soon.

    Woah, I’m glad you’re okay! What would’ve happened if the lifeguard wasn’t alert enough? Oh no. Be careful next time!

    So yeah, do you have any plans to visit Cebu too? ^_^

  2. December 22, 2012 / 9:46 am

    What a lovely trip you’ve got there! Hahaha, how about trip to Malaysia? There’s more to explore in Asia, The Great Wall of China, Petronas Twin Towers, Marina Bay Sands, Kangaroo in Australia, lol. Hahaha,
    Take care!

  3. December 24, 2012 / 6:45 am

    Wow! Sounds like you’re having a pretty great holiday so far – that’s really great to hear ๐Ÿ™‚

    haha – luckily my sister and I are pretty close in age, and the both of us learnt how to swim around the same time – no drowning for me ๐Ÿ™‚ hopefully your sister will learn how to swim better soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. December 24, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    The longest flight I’ve been on was I think about 10 hours when I flew to Israel in 2008. Anyway, I’m glad you arrived safely. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like you’ve been having a lot of fun so far and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  5. December 26, 2012 / 9:06 am

    Dang, you went to the Philippines!? I’ve always wanted to go there! My parents went & they said it was dangerous. :s
    When I went to Hong Kong, it took use 14 hours too! Except we didn’t have to make any stops.

    What’s a zipline? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Dang, I’d be scared too if my sister almost drowned me like that. D: Luckily, we both had swimming lessons when we were younger & we’re basically pro. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol jk.

  6. December 31, 2012 / 1:58 am

    Happy holidays, Chynna c:!

    I hope you’re done with the stress that came with school x___x”! When it comes to flying over different countries, it is going to take a long time.

    It sounds like you had a really fun time spending your holidays with your family! You definitely made your time worth everything that you did. I could imagine how scared your sister must be. I can’t swim so I’m usually the one holding on to someone D’:. I’m glad to hear that you’re still breathing ;).

    I hope you had a delightful Christmas! With New Years around the corner, I better hear some nice celebrations going along ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Take care!

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