It was an excited bunch of students that boarded the Singapore Airlines flight in Perth. For some, this was the first time leaving Australia. Our flights to Manila were tiring but uneventful. It was amazing to see the 51 blue shirts walking through the airport terminals and it was good to see new friendships formed and old acquaintances renewed. Crush was very tired but enjoyed getting out for some pics with his friends. We were able to spend some time in the transit lounge in Singapore where we relaxed and ate some breakfast before we boarded our flight to Manila. During our wait time in Manila we have taken time to eat at the food halls and then we will take our internal flight to Bacolod where we will be travelling by bus to the city of La Carlotta.