No, my thoughts are not ending.
Nor am I writing about things nearing their conclusion. I'm just writing from an airport terminal. Tee-hee! I took a photo of my little "area" here at the gate. But alas, I cannot upload it because I had my card reader checked in. And why did I do that, you ask?
I didn't. The ground stewardess made me! =(
After I had paid my fees for having overweight bags, the lady (who previously told me I did well for having checked myself in online), suddenly asked me to show her my carry on luggage and weigh it. (Hey, there are some flights where I didn't have to weigh my carry on, ok?) I thought she liked me! Haha. But before she made the bag weight an issue, she already told me I was carrying "too many pieces". I had one shoulder bag, one laptop bag, and a rolling luggage thingamajig. I couldn't do anything---she already tagged my ex-carry-on and asked for payment. It was one big sayang moment because I left a lot of clothes, shoes, and books in Chicago coz they won't fit in the two-bag allowance anymore. I didn't wanna pay an extra 137$ for another bag. Sadly, I had to pay it still---without the added bag. But all is well, all is well. I just had to spend an extra $10 for a plug adapter because mine was in the same bag as the card reader.
So now here I am.
With four complimentary magazines from ADAC, one brand new adapter, one empty cup of a ridiculously expensive coffee (where's the cheap instant Nescafe when you need one?), one bottle of Aquafina, and one hungry tummy. I am starving but I don't wanna get up and leave my post. I can already see the other balikbayans eyeing my spot! Haha. I'm right next to the power plug and I can watch TV from the mirror. Hehehehe.
I am also thinking ahead. If I eat/drink, I would have to make a trip to the restroom after a while. Not fun. The restrooms are kinda small and it's a hassle bringing the baggage cart inside. Ang laki ng problema ko ano??? Hahahaha.
I was a little disappointed with the restrooms. I usually judge a country/airport by how "high-tech" and pretty their restrooms are. Hahahaha. Airports have different sensors and there were some which really scared me---like, you're hesitant to use the toilet because you're afraid the sensor/technology would suck you in! :)))) Here though, they had a kinda big, disc-like sensor. I was expecting it to flush immediately after I stood up (as most sensors do) and nothing was happening. I moved my hand over it, to the left, to the right, up, down, nothing was happening. I stood still and stared at it for a few seconds. Then... it flushed.
I had stared it into flushing! It's official. I've got ninja skillz. ;-)
If only I can ask this cute seatmate (by staring into his deep blue eyes alone, of course!) if he can watch my stuff and guard my spot while I go eat.
"Hi, sir. Washyername? I'm.... single."
JK. I'm just REALLY sleepy and hungry. See you in a couple of hours, Manila. ;-)