Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Day 0: Flight to Kota Kinabalu

My life goal right now is to travel and see much of the world as I can. Last June, I was in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for the Google Southeast Asia Outreach Summit. Little did I know, that I would be travelling out of country again, this time in the Capital City of Sabah - Kota Kinabalu. +GDG Philippines were asked to help +GDG Kota Kinabalu with their first GDG Devfest KK.

+Jomar and +Wayne discussing about Java best-practices
while waiting for our food in Kenny Rogers.

The adventure begins 7:00PM of November 15 in Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. It was a payday Friday and as always, traffic was bad in Metro Manila. +Jomar was coming from Pioneer in Mandaluyong City; I was coming from Makati City; +Wayne was coming from Davao City and we were supposed to meet him at the airport; and +Michelle & +Svet are coming from Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. We had dinner in Kenny Rogers and was just in time (with a few minutes to spare) for boarding. The line at immigration was really long and the officer we lined up to was really taking its time grilling the people in front of us.

My dinner at Kenny Rogers

The flight was uneventful as I enjoy my sleep. It was the first time I seated at an emergency exit and I could not believe how spacious it was.

While waiting for our flight, +Mitch with her work-face on.

Upon arriving at KK, +Lorna (GDG KK's Community Manager) was there to bring us to our hotel. The banks are closed already in the airport since we arrived few minutes before midnight. Now, we have no Malaysian Rupiah on hand.

We stayed in the +King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu. The room was simple and had all the basic ammenities you might need. We also had breakfast buffet so it's something I am really looking forward to. They also offer free wifi with has a decent speed. We all tried to rest as we prepare for the Devfest the following morning.