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Cebu: Food and Training

Last weekend, Jomar and I went to Cebu for another round of Google Apps for Education training for University of San Jose-Recoletos.

Tokyo Tokyo Ramen
Our flight was scheduled at 10:10PM via Cebu Pacific. We had dinner in Greenbelt 1 (Tokyo-Tokyo) and started to line up for a cab at around 7:30PM.

Trying the new Ramen from Tokyo-Tokyo

Because it was pay day rainy Friday, it was extremely challenging to get a cab. Few minutes before 8:00PM, I was already panicking that we might not be able to catch our flight. I started walking towards Greenbelt 3 while Jomar stayed in line. I was rejected by two cabs and was praying to God for an angel. After few more minutes, on the opposite side of the road, a cab driver waved at me. I cross the street and said that I am headed to NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) Terminal 3. He said, okay. I have to explain that my companion is on Greenbelt 1, so we have to go around to get him. I went down the cab and called Jomar as the cab waited for us. The cab driver is such a blessing that night. We arrived at the airport at around 8:30PM.

Much to my disappointment, our flight is delayed for 30 minutes because of the weather. We arrived in MCIA (Mactan Cebu International Airport), at around 12:02AM. We were 1-hour delayed! Jomar and I (again) had difficulty getting a cab on the departure area of the airport. We don't want to ride the yellow cab because they are much more expensive. Again, by some miracle the passengers in the cab in front of us were asked by the guard to come down. The limit for one cab is four passengers and they are five inside. Whew! We got in and headed straight to Center Suites (to get there, inform your cab driver that it's in Gonzales Compound, Brgy. Camputhaw).

After arranging our stuff and changing into more comfortable clothes, Jomar and I went to bed.

USJR Gone Google

Jomar and I were busy watching NCIS that when we went down for breakfast, we weren't aware that there's an event. Apparently, our breakfast for the day shall be served in our room. Yay for breakfast in bed. Our new friend for the day Lora arrived in Center Suites at 8:10AM and we're headed off to USJR. The group was a mixed of teaching and non-teaching staff of the university. I am so thankful that my previous trainees (the student leaders of USJR) were there to help me in addressing the concerns of the trainees.

USJR Class

La Bella Napoli

After a long day, we went back to Center Suites. For dinner, I don't want to go anywhere far from Center Suites so I decided to Foursquare Explore around the vicinity of the hotel. I found this pizza place, La Bella Napoli. It's not actually a restaurant but a small kiosk style place. Since we wanted to dine in, they said that we could sit and eat inside the KOA Tree House which is in the same compound. KOA is a bar-restaurant where people are free to drink and smoke - there's no airconditioning, by the way. Thankfully, the weather is cool. We ordered Al Pesto Penne and Diabola Pizza from La Bella and some Chili Cheese Sticks and French Fries from KOA. I didn't like the pesto it lacked something and I can't pinpoint what. Diabola, on the other hand, is a spicy pizza. I like spicy food and I really loved this.

Taken from Jomar's Foursquare

It feels like they used hot sauce instead of tomato sauce. The Chili Cheese Sticks were not chili at all. After dinner, we went back to the hotel full. Time to rest for our early flight the following day.

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