May 10, 1995 (cont)
Captain’s log, supplemental (I was/am such a geek!) My voyage to the Philippines has just begun. I arrived in Manila at 2100. God, I was so tired when we got to Osaka for our connecting flight to Manila. I was just waiting to get on the plane and fall asleep. When we boarded the plane, we were greeted by the most beautiful flight attendants I have ever seen. They were all Filipina + cute too! Wow, I was in shock! Me, being the “stud” that I am, flashed them a flirty smile in return I got a bunch of giggles. That’s cool, but too bad it didn’t actually happen like that. I always act really stupid around pretty girls! The whole 4 hours I couldn’t sleep, partly because of the gorgeous flight attendants and partly because I was really excited to be back in the land where my parents were raised.
When I stepped off the plane it was so damned hot. It didn’t help that the walk to the baggage claim was like 30 miles away and I was carrying 3 tons of carry-on baggage. The second I noticed was the smell in the air. There is no other smell like it in the world. It’s hard to explain but it’s really “thick” and hard to breath, yet it fills your lungs like a good meal would fill your stomach! I don’t think it was smog, but I’m not completely sure it wasn’t. I’ve breathed smog before in NYC and Paris, but this was different. Oh well, I gots to get some rest!
I have a few more entries I’ll post while on vacation… they get more interesting..
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