Did we really meet them? Met all of them? Especially Suna Unnie?
All the hardships and tiredness suddenly disappeared. We met them. We met them well!
Everything happened so fast. A few days ago I was just in school, trying to meet deadlines while enjoying SOAW every weekend. I have never imagined that I’d get to meet Suan Unnie once again. And in our country of all places. And I have never even dreamed of seeing Lee Dong Wook nor Eom Ki Joon nor Seo Hyo Rim in person.
I didn’t sleep that night. I was busy posting online and answering calls and text messages. I was overwhelmed with congratulatory greetings by friends. I also can’t sleep. At the same time Wennah is going back to Manila early that morning.
We took different flights back because Wennah needs to go to work that day. I took the next day’s flight because we thought that they’ll be coming back to Korea by the 19th (which is true anyway since their flight left at around 1:00am of the 19th), so I want to be in Cebu the entire 19th. I don’t have classes that day anyway.
I sent Wennah to the airport then finally managed to sleep after returning to our hostel. I woke up late. I should be studying and preparing for an exam, but I decided to sightsee in Cebu since I haven’t been there and I don’t know if and when I’ll be coming back.
I first went back to those who have helped us locate them in Imperial Palace and gave them some gifts. Then I started going around town. I had fun. I would have to thank Suna Unnie. If not for her, I wouldn’t have travelled to Cebu. It was fun but it was very tiring going here and there with my heavy bags.
At night, I went to the airport and boarded the plane.
And suddenly a familiar feeling started seeping in. It was the exact feeling I felt when leaving Taiwan last year. My heart suddenly feels empty, as if a part of it was left somewhere in Mactan International Airport. How can an unfamiliar place like Cebu suddenly turn into something special? I didn’t know how am I going to say goodbye to a place that let me create another wonderful memory with my special person? So, Cebu, I’m not sure when I’ll be coming back, but just like Taiwan, please take care of a portion of my heart that I left there.