August 7, 2009 is a day of many firsts- my first Cebu Pacific Air ride, first time to meet Cebu-based friends and relatives and first time in Cebu!
Bong and I together with his friend Nico met up at NAIA terminal 3. They arrived way earlier that’s why I was seated far away from them T_T. Thank God we reached Mactan Airport on time. I was happy to see an anonymous driver waiting for me. A relative of mine which I haven’t met asked his driver to bring me to a friend’s house. I ate my brunch before sleeping for a few hours.
I met up with McBilly, Angelo and Van at Ayala Cafe Terraces. We had no itinerary or whatever, but we managed to go to Waterfront for Camwhoring (since I wanted to take at least 200 pictures for Day 1 LOL), The Walk, (for more talks) IT Park (for more pictures), Casa Verde (for dinner), UP Cebu (for Bryan’s Krispy Kreme) and Top’s for bukuhan, kajologsan and geeky talks. Lemme share Day 1 through pictures:
Angelo and I first met sometime in 2003 but this is only our fourth time to see each other in person. He is now working as a freelance filmmaker in Manila and Cebu and he won the grand prize, together with Peter Mancao, in this yearâ€™s Sinulog Short Film Festival where McBilly is one of the presentors of the award Van and Bryan were introduced to me by Winston last May. Small world, huh?
The night ended up with a big smile on my face 😀 I am looking forward to collaborating with them in a project and yes, longer friendship! 😀
Up Next: First Time in Cebu Part II: Arrival of the Kembots and CBS EB