Wednesday, July 14, 2010
You Got Me Speechless
at the terminal the other day while walking to the aircraft, one of the captains i've flown with loudly called me a "fake indian".
i could only chuckle in reply. in my defense, i'm only half indian :)
the cleaner of the apron in the shenzhen airport.
and if you think just because he rides a bicycle that shenzhen must be a small town, well it's not. it's huge. huge-er than kl.
usually on long flights like to shenzhen, captains and first officers try to entertain each other by talking random stuff. so we don't fall asleep. usually the talk would bounce about topics like who i'm dating, if she's a crew, why are you single etc etc. yes. some days i'm single, some days i'm not. it's complicated. and of recent, the world cup was a hot topic. unsurprisingly.
anyways, one of the captains concluded that i "look like a happy person".
i think it's more of, at work, i try to be as happy as possible so it doesn't feel so much of a work. and i've realized, if i try to be happy, then i get happy back. kinda like good karma. i've experienced going to the airport with a heavy heart, and the day would turn out even worse than how it began.
so since then, i always try to leave everything behind when i go to work.
that's exactly why i think secrets are important. even in relationships. keeping some details to yourself, not asking you to lie but to keep some to ourselves, is always good. it keeps us sane. it makes situations easier to deal with, sometimes. it allows us to grow as a person, by learning to deal with situations.
though some of us just need the reality check every so often.
so if that's the case, there's always justin bieber to sing-a-long to. because how can that not lift your spirits up?! knowing you have a great voice.
in the cockpit
him: in bangkok, i'm married. in kl, no. you?
me: for now, not married. single. no one.
him: so no one?
me: yup :)
him: no one love you?
now that sounds pathetic when you put it that way
him: if no girl love you, try boy.
then he burst out laughing. this coming from someone who usually is as quiet as a rock. seriously dude, i'm not used to this. for a second, i thought you were possessed.
me---> O.o wtf.