September 2, 2020
My daughter finally was able to get her flight sorted out, thanks to her patience and to the PAL Branch Manager, Joseph.
The minute the lockdown had been lifted sometime in mid-June, Oyen was already burning lines spending an hour at least with PAL call center agents trying to book a seat.
She was at first given a mid-July booking, then na-cancel, tapos sa Cebu daw ang landing, tapos, tapos, tapos \. What was shocking was the $3,000 ticket rate difference that she was initially asked to pay. Paying $3,000 for a one way ticket is like buying a round trip ticket to the US on business class.
Since the travel situation is still very uncertain, it would be a waste to buy a round trip ticket when for sure she wouldn’t be able to use the return. Who will travel back to America within the 6 months ticket validity period? Not while the corochinchin virus is still hopping and jumping.
Sometime in July and Aug we were told that at least 30,000 to 70,000 Filipino Overseas Contract Workers were still stranded either waiting for a ride home or scattered around the airport and even on the sidewalks waitiing to proceed to their respective provinces. It would be better to let that wave of travelers subside.
So finally my daughter was both ready and not too ready to fly home.
We’re going to miss her freshly baked bread, egg pie, cheesecake, etc. We got spoiled by her delicious baking.
Giant Souffle Aug 31
I have to be honest, I was secretly hoping that she would stay for two weeks more.
Could take at least a year before they could see each other again. It breaks my heart that they live far apart.
Oyen and cousin Kim, Len’s youngest daughter, with her dog Peanut.
Well, I guess, even if she stays longer, on the day of her departure, I would still feel this way. Sad, lost, longing, and teary-eyed. I am ridiculous, yes indeed. I can’t seem to let go.
Traffic slowed down on Bay Bridge because of this accident.
I hope no one got hurt.
We didn’t know what the condition at the airport would be like. But when we arrived, it was quiet and with only a handful of passengers.
PAL Sales Manager, Joseph Callao (white jacket)
I can’t seem to let go. I don’t think I can, or I would. I am so clingy but only to my children. Warm hugs from my loving daughter cure my migraine.
I didn’t blink until I couldn’t see my daughter anymore.
Dearest guardian angel, Please keep her company and protect her with your loving care. Dear God, please keep her safe every second, every day.
Lv u anak.