Someone was already seated in my seat when I boarded the plane. The conversation went like this:
Me: "Excuse me mister, but I think you are in my seat..."
Schmuck: "Oh is that right? But I requested for a window seat..."
Me: "Maybe you did, but they didn't give you one, did they? Please check your seat number."
Schmuck: "Do you really need a window seat?"
Me: "Yes I do, more than you think..."
Schmuck: "Can we exchange sets later?"
Me: "OK, as long as you get up during the landing sequence, I have to take photos".
It didn't take a few seconds for him to realize his possible predicament. He stood up and we exchanged seats. Picture taking trumps everything. (In hindsight, if he really wanted that window seat, he could have waited for me first and asked me. I would have let him have the seat)
General Santos City is considered the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. Tons and tons of tuna are processed daily in its world class fish port (32 hectares, took USD 26 million to develop) which can accommodate more than a thousand fishing vessels . Unfortunately I was not able to take a photo of the fish port from the air.
The area around Gensan used to be very barren. Now mango plantations are sprouting everywhere to meet the increasing demands of the nearby Dole cannery in Polomolok as well as from those mango processing plants in Cebu.