Monday, November 7, 2011

goin' bananas on the road

FIRSTPERSONseries brings you silly and hilarious experiences of today's most prolific Filipino travel bloggers.


How many times have you jumped out of your skin just because your little ones suddenly disappeared in the middle of a busy airport or big shopping mall? What about coming to a trip ill-prepared for frigid weather and long hike? But the most common and most hilarious of all time, our experiences with the most ubiquitous of all travel essentials--the camera. These and more in this week's edition of FIRSTPERSON.


Let's get started:
Mine has to be in Hong Kong when I was with the Happy Meal (Eileen’s daughter). I was taking her photo and when I quickly reviewed the shot for like a second, pagbaba ng camera, she was gone! We were still at the airport and I couldn't believe I already lost her. This was the beginning of her bulaga stage. Nagtago pala sa likod ng luggage. Eileen Campos of www.possiblypinay.com   


My first time in Sagada 6 years ago. I didn't know where it was but friends told me we'll be seeing the Rice Terraces. I didn't research about the place. I only brought with me sandos and shorts, a couple of shirts, and a cardigan cause it was summer. I woke up freezing when we were in Banaue na.

 So, fine. Keribells na ang lamig. We took a jeep to Batad Saddle Point and I asked where we were going and sabi nila sa akin we're gonna walk to the village daw ng Batad. I thought a few meters lang, so I changed to my Thai Pants which was heavy and long and looked like a long skirt. Then, we trekked for 2 friggin hours!!!! We stopped na sa village for brunch tapos dumeretso agad sa Tappiyah Falls... still with my Thai pants on trekking up and down the terraces cause I couldn't change kasi my things were back at Saddle Point and I was only wearing undies inside. It was a daytrip, so the same afternoon we trekked all the way back to Saddle Point. All the time, I was dragging the long pair of heavy pants. Haggard!

 To make things worse, when we passed by one of the villages, there were kids following me screaming 'Bakla! Bakla! Bakla!'--Robbie Bautista of www.thetravellingdork.com
 
Well, this just happened today. First plan was to really check out El Nido pero makakapos talaga kami sa oras at di na makakapag Underground River Tour. I asked advices from Pinoy Travel Bloggers and most of them told us na sa Puerto nalang maggala kasi maganda. Di daw dapat ma miss ang UGR and may next time pa naman. Of course excited kami, on the way to UGR, when I turned on our gigicam, biglang may kagimbalgimbal na display sa camera. "NO MEMORY CARD"! !@^$^%$#%i@%#($(@#($(!!! nagturuan pa kami ni sheena kung sino ang may kasalanan kong bakit naiwan ang memory card. We ended up using Sheena's iphone nalang to capture the pix in UGR. Edcel Ceniza of www.thewanderingcouple.com


…yung sakin sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Naglakad ako ng 4 km. kahit may pera naman akong pang tricycle (feel ko lang magtipid). Tapos nung palabas na ako sa libingan, naghanap ako ng shortcut na hindi na dadaan sa main gate kasi tatanungin pa ako nung guard kaya pumasok ako sa isang masukal na lagusan and then bigla ako inatake ng mga insect na color black.--Ivan BriƱas Cultura of ivanlakwatsero.blogspot.com



Ako naman dahil sa sobrang picture ako ng picture sa sarili ko sa Puerto galera at pinapatong ko lang sa bato yung camera ko, humangin ng nalagyan ng buhangin ng lens part ng point and shoot ko, ayaw sumara! nasira si cam, sa kagustuhan kong magawa uli kasi didirecho kami ng APO REEF (yun talaga ang highlight ng trip) the next day, bumili ako ng isang set ng screw drivers para lang mabuksan si camera, pero madugo pala yun ang dameng component sa loob! nagtataka ako bakit may kuryente yung camera, nung malapit kong mabuo (not sure kung nagawa ko nga), nakuryente uli ako at nabitawan ko sa buhanginan, kaya ayun, syempre give up na ako. wala tuloy akong camera nagamit, wala tuloy sunset photo na parang aurora borealis ang effect! Darwin Miranda Cayetano of www.trackingtreasure.net

 …asking for directions in shanghai: "ni hao! donde esta yuyuan?" foreign language fail!--AJ Poliquit of www.ajpoliquit.wordpress.com


We were a family of six adults and two kids traveling in Macau. Walking for some 5 minutes inside Venetian, we missed one kid. Naiwan pala namin at the entrance of the hotel!--Lili Ram of www.marilil.wordpress.com


Noong Davao trip namin last August, bumuntot ako sa night shooting (tama ba term?) ni Jerome Baluyut sa city then went to People's Park. I wanted to capture yung lamp posts so kung ano-ano pinagcliclick ko sa settings ng cam to get the shot I wanted. Then, all of a sudden nawala na ang display sa screen! When I tried to take a pic, meron naman lumalabas. Sabi ko "hala! nasira na!" so from that evening till nag Samal Island kami ni Ed & Sheena the next day, I was using my gigicam like a DSLR. nilalagay ko mata ko dun sa viewfinder para mag picture2x! Then, Edcel Ceniza borrowed my cam nung pauwi na kami to see ano ang problem. Ayun! napress ko pala display button. Feeling ko para akong tanga nun. I forgot about that display button! --Doi Domasian of www.thetravellingfeet.com


6 comments:

  1. That photo: musical caveman. FTW.

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  2. salamat sir RV..

    natatawa tlga ako sa experience ni Robbie. wahaha.. "Bakla Bakla Bakla"

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  3. mabuti at hindi pina unlakan ni robbie ng kanyang mala diyosang super powers :)

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  4. Nakakaaliw yung mga stories. Panalo talaga yung kay Rob.haha

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