Our taxi ride to Terminal 3 went by uneventfully, and checking in our luggage, getting our boarding passes, and going through Passport Control went smoothly…although the queues were pretty long because there were so many passengers. Walking towards the gate took a while as well because it was at the other end of the terminal, but it was ok because there were many things to look at.
|teriyaki salmon...it tasted much better than it looks here|
Departing from the plane, we followed the other passengers. There were 2 kinds of counters to queue at: the first was for European Union citizens, and the other was for non-EU passport holders which was where we went. At the Police counter (their Immigration/Passport Control) we presented the Formal Obligation paper and our passports, and then headed to the luggage carousel.
Irene, Kuya Raul and Ate Tess had arrived the day before and were having an early dinner with Mom when we arrived so we joined them immediately after another round of hugs and kisses.
According to Mom, cleaning the mess by themselves symbolizes that the couple need to work together to solve any problems or difficult situations when they’re married. When the street was clean, we were led to the back where the party began. Delicious food was spread out for everyone to help themselves to, non-stop (English and German) music was blaring, and you could drink as many alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks as you wanted. And most of all, there was dancing, dancing, dancing. All the guests really loosened up and had a great time, and we couldn’t help doing so as well.