My First Plane Trip

I took my first plane trip when I was in mid teens. 14 I believe. I was then on a school holiday and my mom had sent me to stay with an uncle in the big city of Kuala Lumpur. It was terribly exciting as my uncle was then an army officer and his house was this big, rambling house with beautiful things within the army camp. Everything was new to me.

My aunty, Aunty F, at that time did a few tv dramas and she was a real celebrity. One day she had to do some filming in Penang and she bought me a ticket.

Thrilled to the core, I felt sick to my stomach that morning.

As I sat in the big flying aircraft from Subang airport, I knew this was one of things that I would enjoy doing. Never in mind I thought I would travel so much with planes within the region in one of the phases in my life.

There was no fear of flying and it was always a pleasure to see the MAS logo at the side of the plane. It feels as if I am home.

Plane Tragedy

It was sad reading about the air disasters for the past couple of years – the MH 370, flight QZ 8501 and now the most recent one, the helicopter crash in Semenyih. All the passengers including the pilot perished.

Would I Fly Again?

All these air tragedies has somewhat put a damper in our travelling plans this year and the next. I dont know what to do. Even the thought of flying to Kota Kinabalu for a short holiday is scary.

MIHAS 2015

MIHAS 2015 came and went.

This year saw several new pavilions such as the South Africa, Morocco and the Arabs. Too bad we got in only on the 4th day when the excitement has died down and many of the exhibitors had only home in their mind.

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We walked from Hall 1 to Hall 6, passing one booth to another. Once in a while we stopped to sample some offerings of this and that. Very nice layout and easy to follow direction. Good thing I was wearing my sneakers!

I was looking for something different but only one or two booth looked promising. I was also expecting some new, innovative meat processing supplier but did not find one. However, we found a booth that was promoting halal meat from France. Tasted some of the sliced meat and they were good.

I also noticed that there is a rising trend of TV dinners ranging from briyani to noodles to nasi lemak. Endless tongkat ali and collagen drinks and not forgetting the myriad flavours and manners of coffee.

What else is new?

We arrived at the Indonesian pavilion. Plenty of booths selling beauty products as well as rendang in pouches. The crazy part? Each pouch was retailing between RM30 to RM35. Errr…sorry dudes, Malaysians are not THAT crazy over TV dinners.