I am officially here in Guam!!
Got in at dawn! Gosh! But in fairness – immigration people – CHEERY and laughing with us! Even telling us stories! Ain’t that weird? I mean – never have I met an immigration office who was smiley, cheery and volunteers information! He was really really nice! First impression – friendly and cheery!! Cool huh?! I still can’t believe they’re cheery – to think that the time an odd hour!! Hahaha… 1 point – Guam!!
Upon exiting the customs – my brother and I found a really funny display cases of…. BONGS! I’ll have to upload when I get back – it was really funny!! Hahaha.. Good thing the customs officer was nice enough to allow us to take a picture of it! Hahahaha.. 2 points – Guam!
I have read some bad reviews on our supposed hotel – but since we already booked – there was no turning back. I remember clearly, asking Esther (the person I was emailing at the Grand Plaza Hotel) if I should call them first when I get to the airport so they can pick us up. She did not confirm anything – BUT she sent me an email that the driver will be waiting for me at the gate – he will be holidng up a sign with my name on it. So of course, I expected that when I exited the customs area – I will be reading my name! There was NO singage with my name. NONE! And when I called the hotel to ask – Aki, the receptionist told me that she was waiting for my call! I was irritated – but gosh, she did not even apologize for the delay – instead was rude! I was not finished talking to her – when she cut me off! RUDENESS, to the highest highest levels!! Argh.. What saved this rudeness? The driver was a very friendly Filipino! He was volunteering information on the island and telling stories etc. He was really nice. When we got to the hotel – there was no apologies! And when I told her that it was rude to put down the phone when someone’s still talking – she answered me with ‘Because I had to call ther driver!’ The NERVE right? I told her ‘hey, you can say goodbye to me first and then call the driver!’ She looked at me with a blank face. For this rudeness – I give Guam – -2 points! hahahaha..
So, what do I think of Guam so far? Honestly? It’s like I’m in a ‘mock’ US city. I don’t see white people walking around – mostly Korean, Japanese and Filipinos! Hahaha.. It’s like Subic Bay but with a LOT of shopping areas – take note, brand name stores like LV, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Coach, Macy’s and etc.
That’s for now.. hahahahaha
I’m off now!! Be back in a bit!!