Those were the image that captured my eyes the moment I reached OCT. I have been walking in and out of the place but didn't stop for a second to snap the photo. I did it finally on my way out. I knew I was gonna miss Pinky and her family very much.
That's the shuttle bus which was gonna ferry us to the plane. The plane was parked very far away and it would be impossible to walk to the plane and more impossible to walk in such a cold morning. The sight of AirAsia brought me a step nearer to home. It was so good to look at the faces of fellow Malaysians and it was definitely great to be able to converse in Bahasa Malaysia when I met a family who was in China for a holiday and also boarding the same plane home.
AirAsia's in-flight magazine was definitely a page turner. I have been so deprived of English that I devoured every single word that my eyes caught on the printed pages. It felt just so good and wonderful to be able to see English words. The Chinese strokes almost drowned me. After reading all the magazines and salivating over the menu for food, I gave in to sleep. If I have snored, I might have kept the whole plane awake.. so sorry for that, I was very tired and it was a good 4-hour sleep. I woke up when everybody started standing up to remove their cabin baggage and the next moment, I was hopping out of the plane and chasing after my next flight. I have a problem with planning my connecting flights. I seemed to forget that there were bound to be some delays or there must be a long queue to check-in luggage. So far I have not experienced any delays from AirAsia's side but I have denitely experienced a very long delay both from China Airline and Shenzhen Airline.
After another hour of flight back to my little island, I was famished. I have had no food since I left Pinky's house and my full meal for the day was after I have touched down and my stomach was screaming for bloody murder because I was so hungry. I thought of grabbing a burger in KL but there was just not enough time. The moment after I have checked-in my luggage, I was already ushered to a queue and boarded the plane. In less than 15 minutes, the plane was already taxing the runway.
All in all, I have had the most wonderful holiday in China and I have to thank my Lord for making it impossible and for going ahead of me to prepare everything and making sure that everything fall into place. Finally, the end of my China trip... not the last one though...