Mabuhay Pilipinas : Philippines Bound

February 07, 2015

Okay jom!

Our flight to Clark Field was scheduled on 28th morning at 0900. We flew to klia2 from Alor Setar the night before and opted to overnight at the airport. So, things went smoothly and all though keluaq dari arrival gate to inside the terminal. JAUH GILA okay. Talk about my first time here. Then, we went to food court cus we haven't had our dinner yet while 'brainstorming' where to sleep. I didn't know what to eat honestly so I just roamed and then I remembered there was a KFC downstairs. There I went dengan harapan boleh makan KFC dengan seleranya.

But, the grass isn't always green on the other side of the hill. 

KFC buat taik okay! I went to the kaunter la kan with my aunty. Kaunter kosong tak dak cashier so que ja la. BOLEH STAFF-STAFF tu reling ja tengok kami? Okay sabaq kot satgi dia attend order. Lama jugaklah pastu ada 3 orang polis ni que kat the other kaunter and believe it or not, cashier tu pi ja ambik order. EH HELLO sapa yang sampai dulu ni? Tunggu sat like 10 seconds yang felt like 10 minutes then I decided to blah dari situ dengan muka nak makan orang.

No. I will not go there anymore. 

Khinzir betullah. Tak guna punya staff.

To heal my heartache, we went to Texas Chicken. Selesai with our super-late dinner. We roamed around cari place to sleep. Ramai ja kot people tidoq. We chose to sleep kat depan Celcom. 


Jiran depan. Mat saleh ni.


Itu surfboard! Sorry la tak clear sangat but yeahh abam-abam surfer nak pi mana taktau tengah tidoq. Kat area depan tu ramai sangat orang merempat so stay la kat depan Celcom yang agak open.
  

Around 5, we woke up pi mandi, solat pastu ready nak breakfast. Teh tarik dia sedap!!!!!!

By 7.45 macam tu, we went la nak masuk gate dah. Before that, my aunty and I went to the loo first while my dad and his friend pi dulu tunggu kat gate tu. After settle semua benda kat toilet so we went la jalan to the gate. Ingatkan my dad and his friend dah masuk tunggu kat gate. We thought that we were late la so terus laju-laju nakpi boarding gate. Mati la dah la lambat pastu gate dah la jauh!


Spoil lah senget.


Phewwww marathon kot nakpi gate. Sumpah letih. TIPS : Masuk ja boarding awai kalau kat klia2 ni. Agar anda tidak semput dan berlari sebab memang jauh. Unless dapat gate depan-depan okaylah. Also kalau gate nun jauh di hujung sana, sila wave buggy, tetapi kalau masih mampu berjalan, silakan!  

Well anyway, dah sampai kat gate tu cari la abah dengan kawan dia tapi actually depa tak sampai lagipon. Takpa lah dah sampai konon nak terus cari seat la then staff tu panggil nak verify boarding pass and dia mintak ticket balik. It was zzzzzo not funny sebab boarding pass balik ada kat my dad. I told him to wait until my dad came because we were separated.

It was quite a long time la jugak then abah sampai. Pastu I kena marah sebab dia tunggu kat depan for 1 hour kot! Misunderstanding kat phone actually tu lah tapi it's okaylah dah settle semua. Dah balik sini dah pon. 

REMINDER : Kalau nak masuk Philippines, you need to have your return flight or else you tak boleh pi sana. Ni peraturan baru government Philippines. 

Now, we're ready for Clark Field. When it was time for take off, I prayed hard! I didn't know why. I felt trembled and kinda nervous. FYI, I've always motivate people who came to me and said they're scared to fly and what not. and I would be the person who would say :

''Tak dak apa aih. Flying is safe tapi kalau dah ajal sampai situ, Allah dah cakap kita mati macam tu. Terima ja lah''


Lol selalu dok motivate orang and then aku motivate la diri sendiri. I accentuated the positive and eliminated the negative because that's how you should live. Anyways, flight took about 3 hours and 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and I tried so hard not to sleep because I wanted to see the view. Furthermore, flight siang kan. Agak I couldn't see anything below, I started reading and yeay I finished one book.  

Hebat dak AA can fly us direct to PARADISE?



Arrival card, health declaration checklist & health alert notice.


I think this was Manila.



Kesan lahar Mt. Pinatubo mungkin...

Before touch down, FA buat announcement saying that the flight kena spray dulu as it was the rule set up by Philippines government and after that the steward pon started walking on the aisle sambil spray the whole cabin and only after that, yeay landing time!

So, we were welcomed withhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................................






APEC delegates.

After settle kat immigration, there was another 'checkpoint'. Actually, it was custom. Kat custom ni dia interrogate everyone. In front of me was my father, tak tau lah dia tanya apa but my dad told him that I was his daughter and I didn't need to face him. Dia suruh keluaq terus ja. Selamat kat situ.

Keluaq dari custom tu terus gate keluaq outside kiranya kecik ja lah this airport but I don't know kalau the departure hall besaq. On the way nak keluaq tu, there was nothing sangat and our arrival was welcomed with ''Hye cantik'' ''Sir taxi sir'' and like always, buat bodo tak layan ja until we finally got outside.

We didn't really bargain though as I've read that for airport transfer usually costs about 500-550 peso and we got the deal at 500 peso which was equivalent to RM 40. It was cheap la kan for RM 40/car. Pastu kalau dah hang share cost tak ka murah RM 10/pax? Pastu kalau 6 orang share cost?


CIA. 
I bet ni new airport sebab based on blogger-blogger yang previously travel sini, airport tu nama Diasdado Macapagal IA. 



Because we're not flying back to Malaysia via CIA, struggle la aku snap this signboard.



Clark ni actually has nothing sebab Clark ni tinggalan US Army/Air Force so there was a lot la scene-scene like above BUT we flew here sebab lagi dekat kalau nak pi Mt Pinatubo. Rugila la kalau mai Philippines tapi tak naik Mt Pinatubo unless hang vacation kat Boracay tak pa la. On the other hand, nightlife kat Clark ni meriah gila okeh! Selalunya, people mai Clark for its nightlife not for travel/vacation and I will update that soonssss..

For our first night in Angeles City, we opted for Tune Hotels. Malaysian kalau mai sini memang stay hotel ni la. Tak pernah lagi aku jumpak kat blog-blog stay hotel lain. So, recommendable!



Waktu check in is 1400 and check out 1100. Tengah tunggu nak settle dapat kies apa semua, receptionist tu cakap :

''Sorry sir,maam. Please have a seat first while we set up your room. Thank you sir,maam.''

Aku terkedu. Minah ni cakap apa doh. Aku dengan abah tunggu la kat situ then dia ulang cakap sekali lagi. Then, baru paham she told us to sit dulu. Pastu aku bengang la dok panggil aku ''MAAM'' pulak hello I'm not even 18 yet kot pastu lama-lama baru sedaq that memang macam tu pon. Teenager ka, old woman ka semua depa address as MAAM. 

Back to the topic, I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND CUS THE ACCENT WAS TOO THICK. PEKAT NAK MAMPUS OKAY. Filipino kan cakap english dia punya accent tu American pastu tekan pulak kat R dia mau tak klipop-klipop kat situ. Pastu, kami tunggu la kat seat tu and tengok la tengok la ada filipino baby!


2 months. =')


Not long after that, dapat bilik apa semua and the first thing that I did was unloading the food that we brought from Malaysia!


Roti tu tak habis pon wei for 4 days. Behind London roll tu ada maggi.


After unloading ze 'loads', we went out to nowhere. The initial plan was to visit some of the points of interest in Clark but we had no idea how to go there because taxi was nowhere to be seen. From the hotel, we hop on a jeepney until its station. From the station, we crossed the road because SM Mall Clark was on the other side of the road. SM Mall Clark ni dekat Main Gate ya anaq-anaq. Oh ya, it was a mall. A very big one.  

To get to SM Mall Clark from Tune Hotels, tunggu ja kat depan situ sampai ada jeepney lalu. Jeepney ni one way ja sampai Main Gate. Lepastu hop on jeepney tu, jangan turun sampai dia stop kat terminal dia. Depan terminal tu ada hotel nama Eurotel.

Tambang dia murah ja, it was 6 peso = RM 0.50 and cara nak bayaq dia cakap ja ''BAYAD,PO'' and pass duit tu kat passenger lain sampai duit tu reach kat driver.


Ha inilah jeepney.




Sampai kat sini yakni Main Gate, you need to cross the road untuk ke SM Mall. Anyways, ni bukan Friendship terminal tau sebab ada lagi satu terminal depan dia. That one baru Friendship terminal. Ka yang ni Friendship?





Before masuk the mall, ada security check. I wasn't surprised pon cus I've read kat blog-blog lain yang nak masuk mall in the Philippines ni memang kena security check macam kat airport sebabnya banyak kes-kes bom kat mall depa. 

Pusing-pusing ada Forever 21 BESAQ GILA, nasib baik tak masuk kalau dak gila. Ada Dairy Queen juga. Pastu ada ice rink. Abang-abang yang jaga situ ish, ELOK weh! Dekat ice rink tu ada polar bear. I was wondering apa function polar bear tu but didn't bother to ask the abangs cus depa dok syok sembang dengan abah.

Dari masuk mall tu, I got those stares! It must have been my tudung. That's it. Malaysian why you no pay the Philippines a visit huh?! Tengok la puas-puas, I didn't even care and then I saw a Muslim family cus the women wore tudung but in Filipino way. LAAAAAAAA ADA JA KOT YANG PAKAI TUDUNG ADOI DOK STARE MACAM TAK PERNAH TENGOK DAH KENAPA??????? Then I saw Caucasian banyak je dengan Filipino women.

Lama kot tunggu abah beli simcard so I went outside tunggu kat umm apa benda ah nama dia yang tengah-tengah mall pastu boleh tengok bawah tu? Ha kat situ la aku tunggu tengok ice rink dari atas and baru la ada people yang dok skate kat situ tapi bebudak KOREAN actually.



So, that was ze function of ze polar bear.


Not to waste our time nemore, we went inside the hypermarket to get some stuff. When I was paying for my stuff, the cashier asked me ''PAPER or PLASTIC' and I chose paper. SO AMERICAN!! Kalau ambik plastic kena bayaq, my aunty cakap la sebab dia ambik plastic. Pastu, I saw ASTROPLUS, kalau kat Malaysia Speedy la. MASUK CARI MOVIE PINOY naharei banyak gila movie Kathniel, Jadine and all. Takleh jadi aku keluaq balik. Paihtu, we went back to the terminal. Beside the terminal was where all the nightlife activities were offered miahahahahahaha.

Tapi, we didn't go sampai kat area clubs tu. Nak cari saloon actually abah nak get a haircut so takpalah lepastuuuuuuuuuuuu on the way nak balik tu I saw kedai jual DVD. Pirate lah kan. Gila sat cari movie yang susah jumpak ada English subs and JUMPAK PAST TENSE hamagah Xian Lim hhahahaahahaah. Suruh maam tu try and ada subs! Past Tense ni boleh la nak kira baru sebab keluaq kat cinema nationwide in Philippines 26 November haritu, 2 days after SPM ended.

Settle beli DVD, settle potong rambut mohle kite balik hotel. Jalan pi kat terminal jeepney pastu cakap nak turun kat Tune. This time kena RM 0.70 pulak but still kira murah. Sampai kat hotel, bellboy tu baik gila. Bukak pintu wish good evening semua. 

Hospitality filipino ni aku bagi 5 stars! 

Fuhh habis gak for day one. Should be aku straight to the point ja la kan no need to story details TAPI aku rasa syok bila tulis banyak-banyak macam Supermeng Malaya. Best kot baca journey dia.

Okay sambung nanti pulak. 

Next : BAE and Mt Pinatubo

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