The original plan was to leave Palawan the morning of New Year’s eve and return to Manila in time for my dad’s friend’s party. Didn’t happen. Instead, we got booted off our original morning flight and got rebooked for an evening flight, scheduled to land at around 10pm. It was an extremely tight schedule but we could have made it…but we didn’t. Why? Because it’s the Philippines and nothing seems to ever go on schedule lol! Instead of landing in Manila by 10pm, we ended up leaving Palawan at 10:30pm. It worked out, though. We landed by 11:45pm and because folks were impatient and didn’t wait until midnight to light fireworks, we actually got to see fireworks from the sky and from the landing strip at the airport! How cool is that?!
At first the fireworks looked like whit LED lights randomly turning on and off, but as we started descending, the colors began to be distinguishable, then the shapes. It turned out to be an incredible way to spend New Year’s eve with my family and good friend! Talk about starting 2015 off with a bang!