Monday, September 03, 2007

PASTILAN!!!!

When I get very frustrated, I lapse into Cebuano…and this is the only word that can do justice to how I feel since yesterday afternoon!

I had mini-despedida merienda with a good friend and she, out of the blue, suddenly asked the “so-called” seasoned traveler, moi, “So you leave September 5 midnight? You do know that you have to be at the airport September 4 early evening, right?” Well, you would, of course, expect me to say, “Duh!! Of course, I know that!” I would expect me to say that---instead of the stunned silence and the hanging jaw.

No, Sireee, it didn’t occur to me! And for this silly oversight, I would have missed--err--nice airplane food! (?)

I could really knock myself on the head on this—especially as this is not exactly the first time I had my dates worked out wrongly. (Confession: I came late for my Davao-Manila flight last year—one day late, because I got my dates mixed up.) I also get my times wrong (I am not good with military time—why do they have to say 1300hrs when they mean 1pm?! Okey, please don’t bother to comment on this, I know why but I just don’t want it that way for myself.)

My friends, who know I have been getting schedules and dates mixed up (like expecting to go out with some friends on June 3 and then finding out later that I actually told them June 30.) , aside from being accused of dyslexia (can’t read time and tell my left from my right), are also now accusing me of on-set Alzheimers!

Anyway, all’s well that ends well—but wait, I haven’t exactly boarded the plane yet, so who’s to know if I get something else mixed up again??

Pastilan!

14 comments:

SexyMom said...

i hope you were able to make it.

except for one single incident, i have not had any bad experience in the last 10 years that i have been living 1/3 of my time in airports and hotels. i was in Karachi's domestic airport executive lounge, i was soooo sleepy that i slept on the couch. i don't know why the lounge staff woke me up late, i was practically running my way to the gate

lazarus said...

Naaah, pastilan gyud ug makalimot! So, by tomorrow night, you have to be at the airport. Happy trip and God bless!

vernaloo said...

dyosme! don't you dare forget! don't you dare!!!!!

seriously mare...ingat ka doon. Make friends para di ka masyadong malungkot at pag may nakilala ka na hottie doon, reto mo sa akin ha haha well yeah unahin mo muna sarili mo of course hehe basta yung marunong maligo *wink wink*

Daniel Ted said...

What does "pastilan" mean?

snglguy said...

Sobra kasing excited eh, haha. Hey dont forget your passports ha? And your winter clothes, malapit na winter, haha. :-D

Abaniko said...

Ambot na lang gyud sa imo, day! I heard about this from Beng last night. If you're bound for UK and left behind because you got confused with the date and time, aba, that's scary. Unless you have much moolah to pay for no-show charges. Hehe. Hey, Gypsy, ayo-ayo ka sa UK, ha? Keep in touch.

Major Tom said...

Pastilan Gyud day.

I do get forgetful most of the time. Sometimes, I forget what date it is already---or what day---and miss it really by a mile like it's already September 4 and I thought it was still an August day I am having...

Toe said...

Oh, midnight is indeed a confusing time of day. Anyway, I hope you're having a wonderful journey to the UK Gypsy! :)

Wil said...

Have a safe trip, Gypsy! I also get confused with red-eye flights sometimes, especially when different time zone are involved. Practice that English accent. hehe

Gypsy said...

Sexymom, thanks--and also for the warning NOT to fall asleep in the airport departure lounge tonight! :)

Lazarus, hala gi-set na gyud nako akoang utok para dili na kalimut..!

Verns! Hahahah!! Consider it done! winky winky back ;)

Daniel Ted, its like 'ARRRGGGHHH' but more accurate in my heart language! :)

Snglguy, hey you sound like my mom!! Hehe, thanks for the concern and yes, the passport and ticket!!!

Abaniko, maski'g naay moolah (which I don't have much in the first place!) ULAW gihapon!

Major Tom, aha! A kindred spirit! ;)

Toe, thanks a lot!

Gypsy said...

Wil, oh, deah me! What pressure! :)

Jap said...

And to make matters worse, you'll now keep in mind two time zones! Imagine the hassle of adding and subtracting hours...better get one of those dual time watches =)

intsik said...

hahahahahaha cute anoh! pastilan! naku enjoy sa biyahe kapatid!

Annamanila said...

No comment then. :)