I was ecstatic about the Palawan trip! We had a tour guide immediately in the bus from the Puerto Princesa Airport to the Crocodile Farm, “Good morning ladies and gentlemen! I hope you had a great flight today,” very professional, I thought to myself. “Please take care of your garbage because we have a anti-littering rule here in Palawan,” and very responsible citizens. “I will be your guide today and WELCOME TO PUERTO PRINSISA!” Ay sumablay.

That was the start of Eden Fabrigas, the tour guide’s downfall. “On your left, is an Acacia Tree, ginagamit po ‘yan sa pag-gawa ng iba’t ibang furniture. Lamisa, Upuan…” Wow! Very informative. “Yan pong nakikita n’yo, yan tricycle po ‘yan.” Stating the obvious.

“Dito po sa Palawan ang sikat pong pasalubong ay… bibigyan ko po kayo ng Hent…” My eyes brightened up and smile with a grin, I asked Frida, my bus seatmate, “Ano raw? Bibigyan tayo ng manok?” and she jokingly punched me and signaled me to shut up, “…Kasoy.”


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