Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stuck in GenSan Airport

I've been here in Gen San airport for more than 5.5 hours already.  Woke up before 5:30am to catch a supposed 7:40am flight.  Alas, the Cebu Pacific flight 5J 992 that I'm supposed to take back to Manila has been delayed due to the tropical storm Maring.  I heard things are even worse in Manila with flooding everywhere.  No idea how I will drive out from Terminal 3 when I do get there.

CEB crew fed us with Jollibee Chickenjoy and bottled water.  That was nice of them considering its not really their fault -- well, sort of.  According to the ground crew, the Manila plane crew is still in the old Domestic Terminal 4 and the road towards Terminal 3 is impassable so they cannot get onboard the plane.

I've already finished 1.5 movies -- the 2nd part of Beautiful Creatures (I watched the first part on my flight in to GenSan), and The Host.  Both movies are adaptations from books and belong roughly to the same genre.  Beautiful Creatures is a love story between humans and witches (or "Casters" as they are called there), while The Host is a love story between humans and aliens.

The Host is based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer, yep, the same one who came up with that godawful vampire love story series (cringe).  Sadly, her take on science fiction is not any better.  Except for Diane Kruger who looked like an alien supermodel, the rest of the cast was pretty lame.  The movie was probably a flop in the box office (was it?).

Well, the PA system just announced that our flight is estimated to depart at 1:20pm (that's 6 hrs later from the original schedule).  I only have 1 movie left on my Samsung S3 -- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.  Better save it for the 1.5 hr flight back to Manila (or should I save it for the wait at Terminal 3 while waiting for the flood water to subside?).

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