Tuesday, January 31, 2006

mall-like airport and the flight from hell

Mall or Airport? Well, i must say both. Changi Airport is one awesome airport. It's huge. It's gleaming. And it's packed with people from all corners of the globe. There's this group of Texans who were completely astounded by Changi's size that they were reduced to saying "Man, this is fucking big."

Like Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International Airport, the international airport in Bali is Asian-inspired in its design and architecture. The first thing you will hear upon arrival is the enchanting Balinese classical music being played throughout the whole terminal. It's like setting foot in a Hindu temple. Very relaxing.


On board Merpati Airlines from Denpasar to Dili in East Timor. The plane was ancient and rusty. It was clearly showing its age. The tray in front of my seat was broken, I requested to be transferred to another seat. Boy, I have never been so scared in my entire life. When the flight crew started to demonstrate the safety features of the aircraft I watched and listened carefully. I checked the life vest, the oxygen mask and scolded a teenaged girl when she attempted to open her mobile phone! Barely-stifled screams ripped out of my throat when we encountered air pockets. I even made the sign of the cross twenty times during the first 30 minutes of the flight! Looking around, I noticed fear and anxiety in the faces of my co-passengers. Even the flight attendants themselves seemed to be not too happy being in that airplane. I decided to get hold of myself and ordered several glasses of wine. Fifteen minutes before the plane landed the fear was gone and I was smiling like a fool. Obviously, I was again happily stewed! Hehehe.

5 comments:

Yowee said...

yup!yup!yup! na miss kita...at glad you're back...alive! wehehehe..

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adi said...

Boy, I have never been so scared in my entire life. When the flight crew started to demonstrate the safety features of the aircraft I watched and listened carefully.

ahahahahaaha.

I checked the life vest, the oxygen mask and scolded a teenaged girl when she attempted to open her mobile phone! Barely-stifled screams ripped out of my throat when we encountered air pockets. I even made the sign of the cross twenty times during the first 30 minutes of the flight!

AHAHAHAHA-HAHAHA.

Looking around, I noticed fear and anxiety in the faces of my co-passengers. Even the flight attendants themselves seemed to be not too happy being in that airplane. I decided to get hold of myself and ordered several glasses of wine.

I'd give ANYTHING to be able to see THIS..! it's killing me!

ei joey, welcome back.

gari said...

ei, joey, welcome back kahit wala kang pasalubong sa akin..wahhh...sad...pero okay lang at least you are back with a happy disposition.

Kiss My Mike said...

i have those fears too everytime i'm on a plane. i guess the wine worked, so i'll do that on my trip next week!