Wednesday, October 31, 2012

misfortune 101

Have you ever experience having a cancelled flight? I think a lot of people already did but I just had mine last night at Colombo (my trip will be in a separate post). And I can say, it was horrible!

Our flight from Mihin Lanka was scheduled to leave at 10:40pm. Once onboard the plane, we heard the announcement that the take off will be a little bit delayed due to some late group of people that was still on the transfer bus. So after an hour or so, the plane started it's pre take off run. But just before it was about to take off the ground, we heard this freaking sound and the plane cannot fly. All of us got worried because it's not a joke. What if something went wrong and the plane just crashed after it's take off? The captain was not being helpful with his excuse and he just mumbled something incoherent. People started screaming and shouting and getting hysterical - especially those people who have their kids with them. So after minutes and minutes of waiting without any advice given, we suddenly realize that people were started getting out of the plane. Of course we just went with the flow of the people.

Turned out we were led back to the airport and was given a transit ticket and was advised to wait somewhere in the corner of the airport. It was so annoying and really frustrating coz it was like we were waiting for nothing. Crews and staffs of Mihin Lanka were not telling us anything. No updates. We were just there, waiting. It took us hours and hours. And people are getting hysterical coz some have connecting flights and most wanted to go home - I am one of those who really wanted to go home as I need to report back to work.

After three hours or so, we were finally advised that flight was cancelled, they cannot provide a new flight for us and scheduled us for the next day flight. We were so tired (coz we stroll around Colombo for the whole day) and hungry. And I'm so worried coz I needed to get back and work for 31 as it's the last day of the month and it's the most crucial day. When they announced that we needed to stay for the night and wait for the next flight, my mind went berserk coz I know my manager will kill me. So after we had our snack and while waiting for the bus going to the resort/hotel where we are going to stay, I dropped a short email to Nabil coz my phone's already drained. 

Even the waiting period for the bus took forever and so disorganized. The families, old persons and ladies were left and boarded last on the bus while those single guys went ahead first - which is pretty annoying.

We reached the hotel around 4:30am and I'm really dead tired. We woke around 9:00am and someone knocked on our room advising us that the bus going to the airport is already downstair! So we hurriedly went down and ushered to the bus. 

At the airport, we have to wait for four hours to finally get boarded on the plane. We're really hungry and tired and I still have this uneasiness during take off. I kinda passed out during the flight coz of lack of sleep and the stress we felt. I woke up when I smelled the food they are serving. Guess this is the first time I finished the in-flight meal without leaving anything on my tray.

All I can is, I had a very bad experience with Mihin Lanka and will never try to fly with them again. Staffs were not helpful, not organized and don't have any backup plan during cases like this and not even giving updates what was happening during this period. The only moment I can give a thumbs up is during the landing coz the pilot did it well, we didn't feel any bumpy experience. But the rest of the experience, it was awful. Sorry Mihin Lanka, you will now be on the bottom of my airlines list and I'll never try to fly with you unless necessary.

So that's it for now, I need to sleep coz tomorrow I will be in a battlefield. :(

Friday, October 19, 2012

i want to go home

I was thinking what to do and where to go during the long weekend when an idea hits me - why not go home?

I originally planned to go to Doha but due to the limited time that I have to obtain a visa, I decided not to go. Such a waste as I really wanted to visit Joan. But I realized it was impossible.

Then I hastily searched every airline I know only to find out ticket prices were too expensive for my own liking. So I decided to hunt possible places to go to locally. Only to find out that no discount on hotels were available due to Eid. What a bummer!

But I honestly wanted to spend my precious vacation back home. If only I could.

I feel so lazy to day to move. In the morning I planned to do my nails but now I changed my mind.

I find it amusing to watch the "The Vampire Diaries" marathon translated in Arabic.

Currently listening:

We can't play this game anymore, but
Can we still be friends?
Things just can't go on like before, but
Can we still be friends?

We had something to learn

Now it's time for the wheel to turn
Things are said one by one
Before you know it's all gone

Let's admit we made a mistake, but

Can we still be friends?
Heartbreak's never easy to take, but
Can we still be friends?

It's a strange sad affair

Sometimes seems like we just don't care
Don't waste time feeling hurt
We've been through hell together

La la la la, la la la la

Can we still be friends?
Can we still get together sometime?

We awoke from our dream

Things are not always what they seem
Memories linger on
It's like a sweet sad old song


I so gonna hate the coming two weeks... If only I didn't overspend...

Friday, October 12, 2012

sleepless night

Time check, 2:30am. Goodness, I dunno what's happening to me. I don't feel sleepy but I really wanted to sleep. I keep on yawning but my body doesn't want to sleep. Uh ohh... I'm in this moment again.

Am feeling anxious for something I don't know. I'm in this stage again that I no longer enjoy doing my job. And it sucks. I want to resign. :(

I don't want to stay at home alone but I don't want t go out either. I didn't made any plans for weekend coz I know how impulsive I can be.

Staring unknowingly on that direction, memories flooded in my mind again. At one moment in my life, I became so happy. But at the same time, I became so extremely depressed. I lose my old self. I lose me. I lose every dignity and respect in myself that I build up for the past 28 years. And the funny thing, I'm still feeling this extremes within myself. Like yin yang.

I need diversion coz it's affecting me in every way. It's like life had been slowly sucking out of me. Like there's a miasma of negativity around me. And people are beginning to distance themselves away from me. I told myself it's okay but honestly, it bothers me. Big time.

Currently listening to Nina's "Renditions of the Soul"

You came along
At the wrong place, at the wrong time
Or was it me

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

this week

Last monday, we finally moved to our new office. And we packed and carried all those stuffs that made my whole body ache. We're the first section of finance to move, so it's a little bit creepy and lonely at the same time.

Good thing was that I was able to choose a good place for my work station. But kinda distracting coz now we are kinda required to greet every single person who passes by which is soooo distracting. Did I just say distracting twice? Haaay... I honestly cannot concentrate much.

And copier/scanner is still not working. Printing directly from opera is not working, IT is being an asshole not to finish setting up my computer. And they haven't opened the link to the sales drive. 

And am having a total fit over the phone as every calls were being transferred to my extension for reason I don't know. It's like am being a telephone operator, wtf!

And Shamli's adding up to my headache. He keeps on asking the same questions over and over again. And it's driving me mad. 

And I started my day having a bad mood. 

And worst was that I want to kill Karlyn for being a total bitch. This is what I don't understand. Instead of helping your own kabayan, it's the other way around. So if that's how she likes it to be, be prepared for a bitchy me. I will not help them anymore. She was not like this before. But now she changed, eversince she got promoted, wtf. Anyway, I'll just forget about her as she really ruined my afternoon.

Another thing was this card for Sohail. Nabil ask me to buy yesterday only to find out this morning that they don't like the card that I bought and insisted on replacing it with a big one, wtf. Next time I'll never ever do anything like that. And imagine that was what greeted you in the morning? I have to go back and walk in the mall early in the morning in heels, and to my luck my feet were hurting. 

Am just glad I had a proper lunch as I went to Al Badia with Richard and Ivan. Only problem is I don't know if we can go there everyday. How I wish we can coz I so loathed eating in IC cafeteria.

Btw, got two camels in a row. One is brown (all of the ladies in the office have) which I placed on my table and the other one is a violet camel with an Intercontinental Hotel logo on the back. 

and I had to ask Erlyn to move back coz she will be included in the picture

Speaking of Sohail, it's his last working day today and in the afternoon, he visits us in the office and gave some souvenirs. I got some old, wrecked swan but I still do appreciate it. You know me, I treasure small things no matter what they are as long as they were given to me.

And I was about to buy a friends forever mug from Hallmark only to find out that the price of one mug is AED55.00! Jesus Christ, it's too expensive for a mug.

And tomorrow is the last day of the week. I feel glad that I can now sleep longer during weekend as my body's still haven't adjusted. I still keep on waking up 6:30am as I got used to it.

Hope to finish all my pending work and have a nice weekend.