the tour that was - part one


i can't believe señor enrique stood me up!

this kept playing in my mind as 45 minutes into the northbank (escolta and quiapo) tour of carlos celdran last saturday (september 2), i still found myself alone and carrying the plastic bag of bacolod butterscotch and tarts intended for him.

from the group's meeting place, polland cafe (yuchengco street near savory restaurant), at 3:00 pm, to starting the tour just across the street with the view of the pasig river/manila post office, to a walk-through of the interesting collection of old photographs, newspaper clippings and bottles at the calvo building, i was by my lonesome self, in my first guided tour in manila, and thinking if i should just strike up a conversation with any of the tour members. yeah right.

a few minutes after we stepped out of the building, i was actually contemplating in giving the bag of goodies away to this cute, blonde, blue-eyed, little girl (who kept looking and smiling at me for some reason, i swear). but then, someone tapped me on my shoulder, asking if i was vina.

haha, it was eric! of course he did not "indian" me! he and his nephew edick had just been with the group all along, and he was also wondering if i stood him up!

oh well, sorry cute, blonde, blue-eyed, little girl...

posted by vina @ 1:39 PM           

7 Comments:

At 5:07 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous kyels said...

Wow. I'm sure there must be a lot of places to visit in Manila. It's exciting!

(:

 
At 5:17 PM, September 06, 2006, Blogger tin-tin said...

naks! natuloy din? ey vina! you'll be my tourguide naman ha :)

 
At 6:31 PM, September 06, 2006, Blogger dreaming-neko said...

* taps on shoulder *

ahem...

 
At 2:27 PM, September 07, 2006, Blogger vina said...

KYELS> there are, and i'm sure you will enjoy your visit here!

TIN> vina as food and drink tour guide...

NEKO> *hands you the bag of goodies and gives you a big hug*

 
At 1:37 PM, September 08, 2006, Anonymous melai said...

wow! photographer ka na rin? hmmn kaingget naman yan ... how I wish andiyan din ako ...next time ...hmmn kaylan kaya yun

 
At 9:15 AM, September 09, 2006, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Next time, leave home those humongous Jaquie O sunglasses ... hahaha!

Those Bacolod goodies were delicious!!! Many thanks again!

 
At 3:02 PM, September 11, 2006, Blogger vina said...

MELAI> aspiring photographer...

SEÑOR> of course, how could i have forgotten! i should have just worn those if i did not want to be recognized!

 

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