"Late comers will be left behind."
August 23, 2006
Last August 23, 4:30 PM at IIT guardhouse time, we departed from MSU-IIT campus to start our most awaited trip to Cebu City via a Rural Transit bus that transported us to the pier in Cagayan de Oro, where we aboard Trans Asia 1. Dinner was served before departure and at exactly 8:30 PM, the ship left the port. We're together with the BS Economics and BS Physics students in the Economy A section of the ship (third floor) while our teachers were accommodated in the Tourist class.
At last, we're going to Visayas. It was really fun to travel by batch and we had some fun looking around the ship. It was a cold windy night and almost everyone slept late because of excitement (I think so). There were some who slept early because they never want to feel seasickness due to large waves that shakes the ship sideways. I myself haven't slept immediately because I am not used to travel by sea.
August 24, 2006
Before the docking maneuver, some of us were already prepared.
I went with the other block girls and we have to bring our baggage with us to the tourist comfort rooms just to freshen up. We just sneaked in it because Economy class comfort rooms are already full. An experience that I choose not to forget is when I took a bath in a four square meter bathroom. That was really a no choice decision and you have to do it fast than usual. You feel like you still haven't taken your bath after because it's hot inside it. After dressing up in corporate attire, we returned to our decks and have some fresh air outside; looking for something unusual that might be a good view for picture taking. Weather was good and the sun was shining brightly over the clear blue sky.
It's most 9 AM, and we're still at the sea.
is now visible, with towering buildings on it and it's quite different from neither Cagayan de Oro nor Iligan
because there's this...