December 29, 2008

A bush fire welcomed us in General Santos City airport. This Christmas season is very dry, literally. Rain has not fallen for more than a month so the land is scorched. I guess stuff like this are bound to happen. I was wondering why our plane took a bit longer to land, circling over the nearby towns several times. We spotted fire fighters battling a bush fire in one end of the runway during one of the passes. Thankfully the fire was quickly under control and we did not have to divert to Davao some 200km away.

With the coming New Year and the fireworks and firecrackers that go along with the celebration, fires can easily happen, especially in urban areas. Have a safe New Year everyone!

My internet connection is sporadic at best, will return to blogsphere next year.
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  1. owww--

    I'm glad ur safe...I was intrigued by the title..I thought, it's one of the terrorist attack again...!

    Wow--u took a picture right then? Weww--

    Anyway, yah have a safe new year...There's no fireworks here like Philippines does...

  2. kakatakot naman. parang terror attack. hehehe... buti na lang bush fire lang pala.

    enjoy allan.

  3. what a nice welcome. haha. But glad it was controlled quickly. Shall I say, welcome home? Happy new year!

  4. happy new year my friend and i really enjoyed and appreciated the returns and visits to each others' blogs in 2008. your blog is definitely one of the best photoblogs i have seen this year. my best regards and cheers for more in 2009!!!

  5. happy new year allan! i wish you all the best for 2009!

    i've finally added you to my blogroll, sorry for the delay, i've been tied with the domestic chores for a while. :) i'm from gensan btw, my mom's from tupi, so i feel connected to marbel somehow. :)

    take care and thanks a lot for stopping by my blog!

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! Finally I have a stable internet connection hehe

    @MysLykeMeeh - I would have taken a photo while the plane was circling around the area if my camera was not stowed hehe. So when I went off the plane the first thing I did was pull out my camera and fired away :)

    @dom - oo nga e, parang mag nga crash land dun. buti na lang hinde na divert ang plane

    @Ayel - Haha, nice welcome indeed. I was praying: "Please let us land, I don't want to travel another 3 hours from Davao" hehe

    @Oman - Thank you very much bro! May 2009 be a great year for all of us!

    @ms firefly - Wish you the greatest of things this 2009 too! Kasimanwa man gali kita :). Although taga Marbel guid ko, kapitbahay man lang ang gensan :)

  7. pre, that's a very dramatic photo! very interesting :)

    have a wonderful year ahead :)

  8. @estan - nakakakot nga, it was a bit too close for comfort. buti na lang hinde masyado malaki ang fire. have a great year ahead too bro