Sunday, September 14, 2008

Flying Away to A Foreign Land

Last Thursday, I sent off my ex-classmate from univ to klia, he was flying to UK to further his studies. It's a pretty big thing going overseas to study huh? While I was thinking about what to write here, I remember the day I met him and the first thing I ever said to him. "Oi! Ape pandang-pandang?!" Seriously. That was the first thing I ever said to him. He was staring at me from across the street. The best thing was, he didn't look away when I returned the stare. In fact he didn't even realise I was staring back at him.

Then my friend told me he felt bad. So on another day, I went over and ask him why he was staring at me. He said I looked a lot like someone he knows, and he said sorry. Ahaks. We laughed it off and were friends ever since. To think our friendship started off like that. Funny how things turn out.

And now, he's in UK, wow. How time flies.

Sometimes I envy those who go overseas and all. But when I think about it, it's no big deal. I have a friend who says, it's no different than studying locally, it's the same. Except that she felt bad because it's costing her parents so much money when she can get the same thing locally.

Now, if I was offered full scholarship that comes with funny allowances that covers all the crap you've never thought about, then yes I would go. But I won't put myself in debt paying off loans for the next few decades to go somewhere. One loan is enough.

I'll reserve my trips there for vacations thank you very much.

In the mean time, I'll be breathing local air for years to come.

8 comments:

ArchDyeu said...

Ahh... local air....

All i smell is clean, almost un-polluted, and fresh air....

Haha......

But i do miss local air now which is filled with the smell of rendang, kurma, sambal..........

And you're right, too many loans, later have to pay back for decades and decades to come.......

Sea Horse said...

Let!!!! One loan is enough!!!! Yeah like me lah... i manage to get the JPA thing... Miss yaaa!!!! Visit my blog ok??? When you wanna story bout me plak???

Emily said...

Well, you have been to Japan? and Poh2 and myself were abit worried for you... but then again you were only gone for less than a week?

So imagine if you studied overseas!???? Nilai pun call you almost everyday... thank goodness you are in Malaysia!

Hey, you have got Airasia tics! Go lah someway during your breaks lah.. You dont even have to leave the airports of your destinations! Just wonder round and buy all the usual stuff that are available there! LOL

You will probably learn alot about how how international airports are run. Just my 2sen thought!

Diyana said...

mystro: rub it in why dun u?

kuda laut: ahahahahaha. perasan, suruh orang blog pasal dier. pigidah!! haahahahahah. how's skudai? no fun without me huh?

mommy: hahahah. maybe i shud do dat. fly, lepak at d airport breath some of d air of watever country it is, then hop on the next plane back, then repeat as necessary. hehehe

cravingforlemangthisraya!!! said...

like your mom said, ID90 laaaa...
stinge stinge and do waaat? pay la RM60 go bandung ke, brunei ke, e-coupon ke...kes kes kes...

Emily said...

Diyana: you have been tagged!

Diyana said...

i'm not being stingy about it lar, i have no one to go with, n my passport is with my stepmom. it's complicated okay. not so easy like u.plus i dun like to travel with just anyone.

Emily said...

Do remember to ask for your passport this weekend? Hello! you work for Airasia - passport to fly wherever they fly lah. Tell them its for just in case... and then pass it over to me for safekeeping! LOL!!