Monday, June 22, 2009

Airport

I'm writing from KLIA. No, I'm not going anywhere. Just waiting for MrNordin to arrive from JB.

I haven't been here in a while. The last time was in March last year, I think.

Instead of picking him up from KL Sentral as I usually did, I decided to drive to KLIA from work just now. Using the new Maju Expressway, it shouldn't take that long to reach here.

True enough, it wasn't that long. I took a slow drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way with Phil Collins crooning on the radio. I passed by places which I never knew existed. As the sun was coming down, it was indeed a beautiful feeling.

Why do airports make us feel that way? As I approached the huge billboads nearing KLIA, that feeling of excitement suddenly came rushing in.

Seeing all those cars dropping off passengers at the "Balai Perlepasan" made me wished it was me who were travelling tonight. Seeing all those happy faces as they greeted their loved ones who were waiting for them at the "Balai Ketibaan" made me wished it was me who just came back from a holiday.

Unfortunately I'm not, and I have to be contented with just waiting here at Burger King for my husband to arrive. With their RM10 prepaid internet card and a cup of black coffee, I'm quite contented indeed.

Ok, he has called and is here already. Ciao!

27 comments:

Naz said...

Airports do things to me too..
Of all airports in the world, I love arriving in KLIA. As the heat hits my face, I felt all the trouble/burden on my shoulders are all gone. I feel that finally, I'm home...

IBU said...

MrsN,

With H1N1 la ni.... defer dulu wish to be the one travelling tu.... hehehe....

p/s I baru sat ni issue travel advise to staff. Aiyayaya....

kay_leeda said...

MrsN,

Yes, KLIA does give one that "I'm proud to be a traveller" feeling. But if you drive a few miles down the runway and head to L***, errr...rasa macam Puduraya pulak :)

Anonymous said...

Salam MrsN

Understand ur feeling when u're there to fecth ur loved ones. Put aside the toll charges & fuel that we have to bear, the "arrival hall" kinda give u this kind of joy/happiness. As for me, being apart from my fiancee for almost 6 mths is damn damn tough. Thus, the moment I park my car, I'll always go and find the arrival board & check whether his plane is already landed or not. Then see him coming out from the arrival hall is the most anticipating event ever!!!! Oh yes when he departs, i'll cry harder than his own mother.....

Desert Rose said...

Oh ya me too...i love airports, esp after seeing a bad one somewhereelse, bila dah sampai KLIA, ahhhh legaaa, bangga gitew.

Esp bila dengar announcement on flights arrival, even masa tunggu org or hantar org pun, feeling mcm kite yg nak travel kan...

MrsNordin said...

Naz,

I was thinking about you while driving to the airport. Living in a far away country... is it nice over there or is nicer here?

I thought to myself, although other countries may have nicer things to do and look at, I'd still like it here the most. Despite its shortcomings, it is afterall still our home, as you rightly pointed out...

MrsNordin said...

Ibu,

I thought of that too..

As much as I want to go somewhere right now, it is not the best time to travel. I think the airline industry will be hit badly this year: the global economic slowdown and the H1N1. It's a double whammy!

MrsNordin said...

Kay,

Hee.. hee... yes, L*** does feel like Puduraya!

MHB said...

So, I am not alone with airports. I have many many memories involving airports.

First part of the memories were during student days... bertemu dan berpisah di airport. We did a two-year long-distance relationship when I was still studying and him back in M'sia... during my summer holidays he would fly EVERY weekend from Penang to see me and I would fetch and send him back to the old Subang airport... then after marrriage he'd travel overseas a lot for work and me too, locally mostly and we'd always send/pick each other up at the airport everytime. Sometimes, I'd take the girls, park our car at Sentral and take the ERL to KLIA so that they can ride the ERL back with their daddy = instant happy moment and thrill ride for everyone.

One time, he had to work in Dallas for 3 months ( I was heavily preggie with second child) and was due to arrive KLIA at 3am. I took our daughter and we put up a night at Pan Pacific KLIA... I cudn't sleep at all anticipating his arrival. I remember at 2.30am, I woke up our 1 1/2 yr old and put on a dress and a pretty hair clip on her to greet her daddy. Oh MrsN!! dah menitik-nitik niiii!!! (emo emo!!)

MrsNordin said...

Hi Anon,

Oh you poor thing...!

These days, spouses living apart or working away from home is quite common. I used to love greeting him at the arrival hall, but now not anymore because he travels very often.

But yes, it's the anticipation. That's what makes airports one of the nicest places to go to feel happy!

Cheers! Don't be so sad...

MrsNordin said...

Desert Rose,

That means, you have to take that flight out soon, too!

(I wonder kalau husband kita pilot with MAS, would we feel the same way too?)

MrsNordin said...

MHB,

I pun dah bergenang-genang ni!! Can't find a tissue paper! Help!!

Sigh... what can I say? He must be a very lucky man to be loved by you in that way.

It's a very nice feeling to come home after a tiring flight to be greeted at the arrival hall by your loved ones. I think children love it too, running after their daddy the moment they saw his face.

Oh well, you just keep those memories safely in your memory box.
I think I'll do that too the next time I fetch MrN at the airport. Last night, dia yang dok tercari2 kat mana I because I was busy writing away this post at Burger King!

Cilantro said...

MrsN,

I have been reading your blog for sometime now but this is the first time I am commenting. You have a great blog here. keep it going. Yes, Airports do things to me too..I love being in KLIA airpot either in "Balai Pelepasan or Balai Ketibaan" and do people watching and wishing either I am the one flying or ariving.

Lyana Mauseth said...

MrsN,

Kalau i pegi airport, mesti jantung i dup dap dup dap sbb selalunya airport to me, means goodbye...dulu goodbye to my bf (my husband lah now :D), pastu my husband lagi sbb i stay here for months sometimes b4 balik norway...then goodbye to my family bila i nak kena pegi...huhu..sgh x best perasaan bila pegi airport....

edelweiss said...

Mrs. N,

setuju-setuju sangat!!
chek pun suka airport...espcially tengok the crowds.

terperasan sat mcm chek yang nak terebang...ataupun baru sampai dari obersea :)

but 14 yrs back...chek memang tak suka...sbb sedih nak tinggaikan keluarga...bila dah pi sedih lah kan...bila nak balik...huihhhh bestnya bila tayar kapai terebang mencecah bumi malaysia nih.

1998 for the first time chek mendarat kat KLIA..

MrsNordin said...

Hi Cilantro,

Thanks for dropping by. I've visited your blog too. Nice !!! There are a lot of recipes which I can copy! I've left a comment too.

Cheers!

MrsNordin said...

Lyana,

Too bad airports make you feel that way... For me, I just love the feeling of naik kapalterbang. That's why bila lalu airport, rasa best sangat!

(now, you shouldn't feel that way about airports anymore, right?)

MrsNordin said...

Edelweiss,

Masa I first time pegi UK, tak de lah sedih sangat. I was more excited than anything! Excited nak go on a long haul flight! Bila balik pulak, ada rasa sedih sikit sebab it's time to be back to reality... no more freedom... sigh...

mamalisa said...

since kecik2 dulu mmg excited nak pegi airport, bila mak sibuk nak hantar family members nak pegi haji ke kemain kita yg beria-ria nak ikut sekali..definite, I love KLIA airport.feeling dia semacam kan?

Aida said...

Hi BJ,

How do i get in touch with Gina?? Wanted to tell her of the death of a former M@rc0n* colleague of ours. Y30h of logistics passed away last saturday.

If u could just relay the msg to her.

Thx.

Kmar said...

BJ,

I LOVE KLIA!!! I always have the feeling of wanting to scream... the minute I sampai di Balai Ketibaan... ´Hey guys.. I AM HOME!!!´

Kitchen Guardian said...

BJ,

Me too...bila @ airport I felt free, whether am boarding or arriving...so bila lagi nak pi airport??

MrsNordin said...

Mamalisa,

I remember those days at Subang Airport, THE airport then. Best betul tengok kapalterbang landing and taking off. My dad took me on my first plane ride when I was in Std 5, Ipoh-KL. Wah... tapi thrill dia boleh terasa sampai ke hari ini!

MrsNordin said...

Aida,

She knew about it from Mahes. Sorry to hear about that...

MrsNordin said...

Kmar,

Do you get the same feeling when you reach the airport in Barcelona?

MrsNordin said...

KG,

I'll be going to the airport again in July. But only LCCT. It's the annual getaway with the girls! Yes!!

Kmar said...

BJ,

I didn´t have the same ´home´ feeling when I arrived at the Barcelona airport. I feel ´half home´. Camno tu?

My kids are different. They are SO EXCITED to be ´HOME´. My hubby pula excited sebab he can cycle AGAIN (his main priority). He said he can call a place home if he can cycle.... errghhh... whatever laa...ha.ha..