I wish I had pictures to show, but between the periods of waiting and running around, the thought of snapping shots slipped my mind. This is one of those days where a lot is happening, but can only really be said to be interesting to me.
Suffice to say: the writers whose trips I booked for Taboan all arrived safely. A few of them backed out at the last minute, but I already expected as much, and that number was actually lower than what I thought it would be.
Over the past few months, I've been corresponding with these folks. I fear that sometimes I might have come across as abrasive (not something I want to be as many of these writers are senior and venerable.) But for all that, it feels really good to finally get some faces to those names and email addresses.
And yeah, I can now go to any part of the Philippines and be assured of friends and acquaintances. That's a fine exchange to all this hard work.