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The night I heard “gunfires” in Dapitan (my funny experience)

It was a good night for us. We had an early dinner at Kamayan ni Manay, a seafood restaurant located at the Sunset Boulevard in Dapitan City. I posted my review of the restaurant HERE. Knowing that we have to leave Dapitan early the next day, we immediately headed back to our hotel, washed up then slept earlier than our usual sleeping time.

Then, at the middle of my sleep, I heard a loud BANG! Then several other BANGS followed! My brain screamed “GUN FIRES!” Startled, I rolled off from our bed, dropped myself to the floor then hurriedly tugged my sleeping son, who was on the other bed, and told him to roll down. My husband was shocked, too, as I was already lying flat on the floor when he opened his eyes.

Then, calmly, he said,” Beh, its just fireworks.. Get up here now..”

It took me a while to realize that what I heard were not gun fires but plainly fireworks. And I forgot that we were just a stone away from Gloria de Dapitan Amusement Park. I looked at my phone and saw that it was just 10:00 pm and the park was closing in an hour.

I stayed on the floor for about 3 minutes, trying to recall what I did. I was looking at my boys, both staring at me. I wanted to laugh but my already awaken head and my pride told me not to react as they both would think that I was a complete idiot. Oh, well, I think, I was.

The next day, we woke up at 5.30 am for a morning walk. My husband reminded me of what had happened last night. Then I let out a good loud laugh. We laughed all the way to the pandesal store. My husband explained to my son that my reaction last night was normal since I have not heard loud fireworks and gun fires for so long.

This is the effect if you live in a city where fireworks are prohibited.

“ Wala kasing ganun sa Davao City.” 🙂

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