January of 2008, I was in an 'emergency' dispatch visit to a certain customer in taiwan. it was tuesday when we decided that I leave cebu and my visa is due to arrive saturday. i had no money, i haven't got a chance to prepare myself. but i am 80% confident to present my report for the customer. 4 days in taiwan, could have sounded better as a jauntly vacation, but as a cutomer visit, i'd rather do it on the first day when i arrive and spend the last 3 in spots worth blogging about.
no money, so we always have our mom to lend us some cash. saturday came my ticket and visa was secured. sunday, i felt like going somewhere and not returning for another year. i felt so down. but nevertheless, comfort was there when you need it.
i got the PAL cebu-manila flight and all they had was chichiria. if i was the flight attendant with sky high salaries, i'd rather get my passengers a decent meal with my own salary! i could remember my manila -bacolod trips back in 2000, i had a delifrance pastry and a decent juice drink. but now all i got is a plastic bag of 4 kinds of chichiria?
to sum it all up, i had my first little adventure travel outside the Philippines and alone. i haven't had the chance to travel and see beautiful places like monasteries, temples, rivers, or malls, but where i've been, and where i got to be with for the last 4 days, was those companies that has shaped the world of electronics. the moment we reach to our phones, our television remote, when we login to our PCs, always remember the silent Taiwan that has brought the technology cheaper for the masses. it is all there.