I was in Hong Kong last week for business, not for leisure and pleasure and
shopping (sadly). But I was still able to get some fun and appreciation for it… After all, free travel is still travel. I got some groceries and skincare products that aren’t available here and stayed in a nicer hotel compared to if I were to go on my own to pursue my own reasons why I am going there. 😆
My biggest takeaway from this trip was experiencing that unexpected turbulence in our flight back to Manila on Wednesday night, just a few hours before my birthday. To begin with, the weather wasn’t looking good last Monday and I was worried that the trip won’t push through, despite being a very very short visit. Thankfully we didn’t get to experience heavy rains during our stay; only drizzles, no major rainfalls or typhoons.
As the plane started to shake very light, may I remind you, I was starting to panic on the inside. Meanwhile, my brother and my dad were sleeping soundly in their seats. I was in the middle, lol. Yeah it may be a very light shake; an interruption to an otherwise smooth sailing trip.. but we’re what 92342879884732 ft. up high, you can not make me not worry about what might happen if this continues for the next 30 minutes.
- I haven’t seen my dogs! I miss Perry.. what’s he doing now?
- OMG FINAL DESTINATION!!!!!! AM I GOING TO WAKE UP ANY MINUTE NOW
- No no no no this can’t be the end, when it’s going to be MY birthday in a couple of hours. WTF world??
- (One of the persons in this trip with us) can’t die yet, they’re far too important to go early
- *insert morbid thought of the unthinkable actually happening*
Man, it sucks to be an overthinker! You can never really tell how something feels unless you have experienced it first hand, or something similar to that situation. I mean, usually I’d shrug off thoughts like this, but for some reason, in that moment I was really nervous that something bad could happen. Thank god I was wrong in all of it.
On the other hand, I have to go back in another flight next month and who knows.. maybe this was/will be a preparation of that. To make matters worse, or not, this is a solo travel trip.
I am.. psyched! (And scared, tbh) I feel like I have a slight trauma of being in planes during a stormy/unstable weather conditions after last week’s flying experience.
I actually feel like not going anymore because of this. Scared? Yes, most likely. What’s losing a few pesos spent from missing a flight, compared to losing everything? And anyway, if my trip pushes through, I’d only go shopping and roam around. Check bookstores and art stores; go to parks, eat at fast food and hawker centres. Some me time. I’ve already bought most of the stuff I’ve been wanting to get for months here anyway, like an SSD upgrade for my laptop and the books I want are starting to be available in bookstores locally as well.