Back from CDO!

Allô? ¡Hola! Hello!

Yes! I’m back!!! 🙂 As what I’ve said in my previous post, September is busy month for me. Now, I’m glad that the ‘BUSYness’ is almost over and I am regaining my normal rhythm.

I had an out of town trip early September. I had an early (SUPER EARLY!!!) flight and I felt like a zombie walking in the airport at 3:00 in the morning.

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As soon as we boarded the plane, I can feel that my body was already shouting for SLEEEEEEEP! So I slept until the pretty flight attendant woke me up to hand me my snacks. I also asked for a cup of coffee since I need the caffeine to perk me up for a long day ahead.

I always ask for the window seat whenever I have an out-of-town trip. Why? Because I always want to see the different cloud formations (up close and personal). 🙂

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I used my phone in taking these pictures hence, the quality is not that nice.

Upon arrival, I can’t help but notice how clean Cagayan de Oro is!

Helen is enjoying the view

Helen is enjoying the view

The airport is 45-60 minutes away from the City hence, when we arrived in the hotel we were so hungry…

hotelDuring the evening, we went to Centrio Ayala Mall for dinner. I was quite surprise that they have an Ayala Mall in the City and it is really nice!

We decided to go to Bigby’s for dinner.

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photo by Melissa

When we passed by JCo, we were surprised that there were just three people who were lining up (unlike here in Manila na box office ang dating!)

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Ergo, we bought doughnuts for our second dessert (kahit mga busog na kami).

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One of the things that I also enjoyed in this trip is the fruit festival! For two consecutive nights, Vibal Publishing House invited us for a fruit banquet!

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The mangosteen is just so yummy and the lanzones from Camiguin is mouth-watering. They also asked me to taste the durian…

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Since I am not a durian-eater I just got one small seed. The taste (minus the smell) is actually good. It is just that the aroma of this fruit is so overpowering! Nonetheless, I enjoyed the experience!

Since it was so busy the entire conference, I wasn’t able to tour the city. Hence on our last night, Ate Helen and I went to Limketkai Center for dinner. We ended up in Gloria Maris.

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The next day, we went to the airport extra-early since the X-ray machine of the CDO airport is not functioning. Hence, we need to go through the mano-mano method.

It was a tiring yet a rewarding experience! I’ll talk more about the convention in my succeeding posts.

Because of the successful convention, we were all smiling as we boarded the plane bound to Manila.

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