Internet CafesWe arrived in Moalboal after a 2 hour car ride, 1 hour on an a ferry and another 30 minute car ride. Not bad. I remember the last time I took a landtrip from Bacolod to Cebu (around 5 years ago), the travel time was twice that. Apparently, we took the mountain route from Bacolod to San Carlos rather than the usual coastal route thus the shortened trip.
So here we are in Moalboal, the little town that never changes. I know someone in Luxembourg must be green with envy now so I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I get back.
The first internet cafe we visited only had 2 units available so that went to Char and Santi. There were also three girls huddled over a webcam flirting with a foreigner. They were giggling like schoolgirls, which they probably were. As Jessica Zafra once wrote in her blog, that guy was probably just a "steefing stoon" for them.
That internet cafe had a sign which went something like this:
Customer comment: Why is your internet so expensive?
Cafe replies: It's expensive because there aren't a lot of customers and we had to pay for our Microsoft license. These licenses are very expensive.
But a quick check at another sign revealed that their rates were P30/h! How's that for expensive?! I just love Moalboal internet cafes with their built-in webcams for developing international friendships.
Mick and I are currently at another internet cafe a few steps away from the first one. This one is not as spruced up as the first and seems to have an "A/C by request only" policy hence the musky odor probably brought about by too many teenagers engrossed with their gaming to care about such inane things as personal hygiene and proper ventilation. But Mick seems happy as a clam playing Warcraft and it only costs P25/h so I guess it's all good.
I should be thinking about vacation related stuff yet here I am rambling about internet cafes and pondering over a paper I won't be able to submit on Monday. Nerd. Nerd. Nerd.