Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Off to Iloilo... I'll be Back in a Jiffy!!!


I've been to Iloilo province countless of times already as it is the homeland of my father. But this will be the first instance that we will stay in a hotel as it will be the wedding of my older cousin Dr. Ramil. For the first time also I will feel like a tourist there because of our hotel stay as it would be impossible to fit more than 4 families inside our Iloilo house and it would be more convenient to stay in a hotel than in our other relatives.

I never felt that I am just a visitor in Iloilo as I can roam the city with ease and I never asked for directions even if I drive by myself. Although, I am not that familiar with the public transportation system there as I either drive or take a taxi when nobody is available to fetch me at the airport. I'm used to travel alone to Iloilo starting when I was 12 years old when my dad will just drop me off at the Domestic Airport and then my grandfather will fetch me at Iloilo Airport and vise-versa.

My dad is among the busiest person during this event as starting last week here in Manila he kept on shuttling all of our relatives either from NAIA or just the domestic airport and then his role will be duplicated in Iloilo as he will be the official airport meet-and-greet personnel. Our relatives from the U.S. either arrived via Northwest Airlines (late evening flight), Korean Air (afternoon flight) or Philippine Airlines (early morning flight) so I am very proud of the time management skills my dad had.

photo taken from http://iloilo.com.ph

9 comments:

Lawstude said...

have a good time there carlo. happy halloween.

Rintjez said...

Your father rocks!

Have a great time in Iloilo and enjoy the wedding as well as the family gathering :)

the donG said...

send my greetings to the soon-to-be husband and wife. enjoy your trip.

Ary said...

carlo, pasalubong namin! hihi

Asian Traveler said...

I haven't been to Iloilo yet. Have a great week ahead Carlo. :)

paperdoll said...

i'd been there. . when i was third year in high school. . my mom decided to sent me there in iloilo bcoz im so pasaway na here in cavite. . i just finished my third year and came back again in cavite. . we also have relatives there living in manduriao. .

tama ba english co? magpapanggap lang paminsaminsan na marunong:D

golden riviera said...

Have a great time in Iloilo and enjoy the wedding as well as the family gathering :)

the spool artist said...

Ah yes, the typical Ilonggo/Filipino wedding is a family reunion and bigtime holiday at the same time... have fun and kudos to your dad who I'm sure is doing one hell of a work organizing the logistics! Cheers!

kegler747 said...

To ALL: Hello, thanks for your comments... I'm now back here in Manila.