As soon as we got ourselves ready for our early morning flight, we used a cab that brought us to the wrong terminal. I think it’s intentional because when I told him that we’ll be going to Terminal 4, he relentlessly replied that it doesn’t exist at all. Only Terminals 1, 2 and 3. My belief didn’t kick in. I was gullible. Gullible enough to say, “okay”.
Together with my co-marketing officer, we arrived at the 3rd terminal by 2:00 AM. By the way, our flight’s at 5:30 AM. I just realized that if I sleep, I might not be able to control my slumber. I’m kinda tired because I spent time with my friends in food trip, karaoke, and computer gaming. All happened in one night. It was, in a way, exhausting but then again…
…nothing can ever buy happiness.
Or pure joy.
Since it was my last night in my Manila venture, I joined the pre-celebration of my friend’s birthday. Food was great. Greaseless pork, mouthwatering shabu-shabu (literally), lip-smacking baked mac. Yummy goodness!
Happy Birthday, Ricky! (on the 17th)
Anyway, let’s go back to Terminal 3, 2:00 AM. We reached our way to the near end of the baggage counters. Lo and behold, there was no one there. Since our flight was still at 5:30 AM, we sat in a corner and entertained ourselves. I finished the Young Justice: Invasion episodes (only ’til episode 3) while my associate amused himself with his game. Chess.
It was 3:20 AM already that we noticed that the counter is still left empty. Out of wild curiosity, I came across with a roaming guard. I asked him about our flight and showed him our printed ticket. Baffled with an oblivious clamor, he told us that our plane-to-catch was in Terminal 4.
Looking back on how the taxicab driver treated us, I breathed out the toxic which might cloud my judgement. Soon after, we rushed towards the exit and rented a cab.
Right now, I’m in Terminal 4 (which actually existed), blogging about the short experience of mercy displayed. There are no “if only”s or “might have been”s. It’s 5:00 AM now. And my only response in this situation is:
Thank you, Lord.