Yes, this is my first time to be in Diosdado Macapagal Arroyo International Airport or DMIA here in the Philippines. I’ve been to another airport numerous times that was during my childhood years. That was in NAIA or PAL waiting for my step dad’s arrival and sometimes his date of departure, leaving the Philippines bound to go to the US for military work and going back for vacation purposes and other family-related errands. Sadly, he’s deceased now.
This airport terminal is different. For me, this terminal is simple yet navigational. You can easily find your way from here to there because it’s not huge unlike other terminals in the world. First, my buddy and I piled up carrying our cargo bags in the entrance hall. The guards checked our airplane tickets, passports, and other documents. While striding a little bit, we placed our cargos on top of the slider machine for inspection. Of course, we passed for clearance and inspection.
Inside the terminal, we piled up to book our cargo bags. I decided to carry my mini backpack and placed it on my lap while sitting on the plane. Inside this little bag that I’ve carried are my laptop, digital camera, documents (passport, tickets, papers), and wallet.
As far as I can remember, the next step we’ve done was we piled up for the Foreign Services booth. This was for final checking of our documents and stamping of our passports.
Finally, we’ve done everything and the last thing that we have to do is to ‘wait’. Because we leaved Pangasinan early, we finished doing all this in a few minutes. So, we’ve waited for about an hour for our boarding flight at 7:00 a.m. going to Hong Kong.
While waiting, we ate some hot coffee and donuts then took some photo shoots at the second floor of the terminal station. The second floor was huge, a modern design and I like it.
Eventually we’ve boarded on our plane at exactly 7:00 a.m. and that was a good flight.