11 Things to do while waiting for your Flight

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So just a week ago, I recently left Cebu to be back to the UAE and yes, you always hear this:ย “My flight was delayed . . . “ haha . . . . Aaaand no I’m not going to start complaining for this and that.
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Instead, I find this opportunity to actually observe and made this list ofย 11 Things you can do while waiting for your flight – – – especially if it is delayed. ๐Ÿ˜€


So, let’s do this quickly!


1. Sleep – Duhhh! This is a scene we all see. So catch up some snore moment.


2. Eat – Because you wake up early or late, so you missed to take breakfast, lunch or dinner just to catch your flight but ending in the waiting game because of – – you already know! So go ahead, suit yourself and choose whatever is available in the restaurants at the airport!


3. Wifi/Social Media sessions – Thank God for Airport wifi! Online life continues and your selfie/groupie goes on! And yes, swipe up and down with the Facebook/IG accounts you’re stalking ๐Ÿ™‚ ha ha


4. Read a book – Time to add more knowledge and wisdom, reading always helps us build our vocabulary and it brings us to a different time, places, moments, emotions among others depending on the genre of your book. I always have one whenever I travel :). A few of these books are on this list.


5. Listen to a Podcast – If you think reading isn’t your thing, there is an audio book or better yet pick a Podcast show that you’re interested in. Not sure what to listen? Check this 5 Podcast I listened to. Well actually this list is growing, gotta update you with a couple of what I currently love (binge listening it now!) lol.


6. Watch a movie – Download it ahead of time. Airport wifi might not be so friendly because of the volume of users. So keep them handy on your iPads, phones or laptops.


7. Journal – If you are that journal type of person like me, its high time to take that coffee and do some writing. I’ve been writing diaries since high school and stopped when I moved to Abu Dhabi. This year as we move to Dubai, I’d love to catch up with this beautiful hobby.


8. Study – For students or for anyone who might be taking an exam soon, this is the high time to review and add notes or just skim and scan those text books.


9. Observe – I’ve recently read this book from Merlee Cruz-Jayme called Everyone Can be Creative and one creative challenge she mentioned was this: To sit a in a Coffee shop and observe a girl/boy and give them characters. Give her/him a name, guess what his/her job is. What’s their age? Why is s/he in the coffee shop? Is s/he waiting for a friend, a meeting, colleague etc. Describe what do you think s/he is thinking… etc. etc ๐Ÿ™‚ This is aย bit creepy ~ but this is all only between you and your thoughts/notes for #CreativeExerciseOnly


10. Talk to your family – When I say talk to your family, I mean a family that you are with in this flight. If you’re alone, of course before heading to the airport, most of the time they send us off and so we have those times of saying goodbye and tears and picture taking and others. But here, I mean talk to your companion, talk to your wife/husband, mother, father, brother, sisters. There’s so much to talk about family life and you never know what comes out from this conversations. ๐Ÿ™‚


11. Pray – A lot of people will opt for the above 10 but very few take this bold move. I don’t mean to preach, and saying your prayers out loud. What I mean is to use this time to stay calm, stay in one side and pray the rosary or just simply spend time with God in the silence of your heart.


So, there you go – that’s my top 11 things to do while waiting for your flight!

How about you? What’s your favorite activity while waiting for your plane to take off?




God bless,


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My six (6) Travel MUST HAVEs

We all have our own list of TRAVEL MUST HAVEs!

Mine are six (6) travel must haves that I believed to be truly important. Setting aside the basics such as passport, ticket, cash or cards – this list is merely an effect of my past travels which made me realize how useful and significant these items are to me. I won’t make it long, here are my must haves:


1. Wet tissue & Tissue

Kokobear and I have travelled Tagaytay, Palawan & Bohol in 2015 and in between I found myself forgetting these 2. I know, you’d tell me its a mortal sin to forget this and so its on my top list.


2. Hat/cap

In Sri Lanka, we went on a river Safari and our schedule happens to be at 12:00 high noon! Protecting our skin most especially our face is a must! Of course I wore one. Such a great help and protection for sunburn!


3. Nail cutter

Rarely I’d think of bringing this. In our stop over in Singapore back in 2012, there is that need to cut nails or that extra strand of skin beside our nails that bothers me. Bet you experienced it as well that you try to bite it just to get rid of that. ๐Ÿ™‚


4. Sanitizer/alcohol

Well, there is no need to explain – this is useful at all times such as before eating or wanna feel fresh after a long walk or hike. Sanitize and avoid germs with these items.


5. Extra cash as tip

Yes, its true that we have cash on hand, but it will be better to have them separately and be ready to hand them in especially when you truly appreciate the service. At times we are confronted with straight forward tour guides who asks for it directly. We had such experience in one of our trips. We gave this amount and the guide refused to accept it because it was not enough. So better have an extra pocket for it.


6. Candies/chocolates/bubble gum

Some itinerary “call times” are too early, leaving us with no breakfast. So a candy or chocolate at hand will be a great help to at least get some energy. After meal, that oily taste that stays in our palate will vanish with the help of a gum or candy.


Yes, I know that there are more seasoned globe trotter than I do. But for sure we all have our MUST HAVEs list! Mine just happened to be these six based on my personal experiences. As for me, these have made my travel days awesome, easier and comfy!


How about you? What’s on your bag?



God bless,