Series 22/22 : Last and final post of this Travel Series :
You may wander why I took some snapshots on these two nuns. I may say that I am just a guy who has a friendly traits that after seating down the lobby's passenger bench, I then greeted them with a warmth smile and asked about their destination and they both replied, "Cagayan de Oro".
Though I reconquered you for only few days, but you traded me with full of memories, that when I come back again and to hug you, a beautiful smile of Manila Bay Sunset will be the warmth respond when I arrived......soon. -- con tour
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~Richard Bach
When I arrived from My Side Trip to MOA, I can smell the scent of home. I have no other choice but to leave you for awhile.
Hmm, we have of the same destination, homeward bound. "So we're kababayans pala". The one who replied was the nun with a black habit. I then looked for a rest room and politely asked them to take a look for my belongings. I have to discharge first my toxins to avoid discomfort while inflight from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City.
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport security was so tight. There are at least three points wherein we have to line up for a routine check-up on our baggage(s). I really appreciate that, because that's there own security measure / system. I could not compare another one, an international airport of this kind, since I have not yet been to other foreign land.
So, the NAIA Airport for me is still looks fine even though that we could even get annoyed with their system of at least, --one checkpoint system only. Well, that's their call to improve. However, the security system for now, in my opinion, is generally acceptable.
After having done discharging with my personal necessity, I got back to my bench and have a short chat with these two (2) charming nuns. (BTW, they are just pretending for a stolen shot).
As they recalled, they were assigned in Italy for 10 years, straight without seeing their respective homes. Maybe because that was part of their vows. I did not asked deeper anymore about that. After exchanging and sharing of some of our experiences in life, they gave me a holy rosary that was made in Italy.
|The Holy Rosary|
I could not even think of on why of all the people, a stranger like me who, they've just met at the airport and just like that, they then gave me a valuable thing, a HOLY ROSARY? Just a little thing but a powerful one. Do I look like an angel? A cherubim? All I can say is thank you so much for this valuable gift.
|MOA in going to Rotunda with Journeying Jame|
Or maybe because that I am also a good guy who just came from Mall of Asia-a home of the good guys? Probably they were right of their impression on me.
Well, my mother can attest or either affirm to that. Non-negotiable and undauntedly right if my mother would say that. (LOL).
Sometimes, we could not even simply answer why was that happened? As travelers, we always experience that on the road.
I then heard a beautiful and soft voice of a lady announcing our flight bound for Cagayan de Oro. (say it with a soft voice, but modulated)--"Flight No. 143 bound for Cagayan de Oro is now ready for boarding". I can't recall anymore what was the exact phrase, especially the flight number, but all I know that I am homeward bound.
|Aerial View of Global City Could you please help me identify.)|
I brought along with me beautiful shots that I will value for the rest of my life. At least, I have brought a good and some unpleasant and yet a lesson learned experience back home.
Time flies so fast aboard the flag bearer Philippine Airlines plane when the TV monitor flashed out the Estimated Time of Arrival bound for Cagayan de Oro. It's as fast as my stay in Manila.
|Aerial view of Macajalar Bay on board Philippine Airlines.|
When the final touchdown to the Gateway of Northern Mindanao, its a bade goodbye to you Manila for now and hello to my second home, my town and now my home province, Bukidnon.
You might also like to read my other series : Happy Con Tour Travels!
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 21 | Side Trip to MOA before Homeward Bound
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 15 | The Reflection of Yesterday : Rizal Park, Luneta Park and The Bagumbayan
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 9 | The FORT SANTIAGO - Where I've met TSUNAMI-- Connection and Affinity- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 8 | Intramuros - The Palacio del Governador-My First Stay in Manila in 1992
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 6 | Wanted Taxi - On our Way to Rotonda to find a taxi for Intramuros
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 5 | A Chance to Witness the Finale of 2nd Pyromusical International Competition at SM Mall of Asia
- RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 1 - Road Experience- Check-point, Check-in Hassles, Credit Card and Late Lunch
"RECONQUERING MANILA | Series 22 | The Homeward Bound from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City" is my 4th entry to the Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival for the month of December, with the theme "": and hosted by Kara Santos of Travel Up.
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