that surprise i was talking about?
it was us flying to cebu to shock the hell out of my folks, although i have to say they handled the whole affair coolly. they were pretty chill about it.
my family would make great card players, for the poker face alone.
seriously, it felt so good to see the people and the dishes i love after a very long flight. on that night, we had grilled everything — fish, squid, and pork. my older sister, who arrived a week before us, already had the food and the distraction tactics arranged. el2’s friends picked us up at the airport.
jeff was right. cebu does have a distinct smell to it in a way that i can’t quite explain. just that it does.
and all that whingeing about the traffic that i read on social media? they were right too. it seems as if cebu has become even more congested the last time i was here, which was 2 years ago. all these developments and buildings sprouting like mushrooms and yet the roads are still as narrow as when kalesas were still the norm. it feels like cebu is becoming so much like manila. and i hate that.
on the bright side, THE WEATHER!!!
p.s. big thank you to el2’s friend, lelil, for taking this video. 🙂