Saturday, December 20, 2008

Leaving the Philippines, Leaving Korea

There are PC cafes everywhere in Asia. Korea lives in them, and the Philippines has taken to them with the intensity of an anomalocaris on a trilobite. (For those unsure of the reference, click here.)

So here I am, in a PC room in Cebu, two hours from my flight to Korea and 26 hours from my flight to Canada. Can't write much; it's cheap but there's not enough time - gotta check out of Pacific Pension (great place!) in 10 minutes!

So goodbye Philippines, you were an unexpected child but turned out to be an amazingly surprising and beautiful place. I will come back - for the scuba, to see more whale sharks, for the kindness and happiness of the people, and for the shear tropical island beauty.

And if I don't have time in Seoul while I am there, goodbye Korea - You have been a wonderful companion for the past year. I learned so much from you and had so much fun. I will forever be tied to Asia through you. And I look forward to seeing your influence in Vancouver.

Vancouver...

...I'm going home.

8 comments:

cheayee said...

lol... australia calls it Internet Cafes... Malaysia calls it Cyber Cafe... direct translation of PC Bang?

Andy HoboTraveler.com said...

It is hard for any male to not like the Philippines. It sounds like you was on a Visa run from Korea. Life is easier in the Philippine than Korea, however there are too many people in both countries.

I find the word Cyber used more around the French Language countries.

Thanks from Andy of HoboTraveler.com Travel Blog and Hotels

Raptor Lewis said...

Have a safe trip home!! I want to see some photos from your trip to the Phillipines. Show me the "money!" lol

Paul Clarke said...

Hey Pete,

You'll be flying home to a white Christmas. -5 C and 15 cm of the fluffy stuff here in North Vancouver.

Can you spell s-n-o-w-b-o-a-r-d?!!

C U soon

Kirstin said...

Nice trilobite reference. Nice.

Peter Bond said...

Cyber Cafe, PC Rooms...

PC Bang = Fishy Bang (common mispronounciation) = Poison Explosion (in French) = Fish Explosion!!!

This really cracked me up!
Hahahahehe...

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