As i’m writing this, it is around 9 PM KL time which means i’m in between flights for 12 hours already and have another 12 hours to go. Not fun at all. In past year alone i must have been in airports around the world for more than dozen times, numbers of hours in layover and countless airport-emo. What is airport-emo you ask. Well, airport emo stands for airport emotions. Yes i created it myself. You are welcome! Intense but temporary emotions in the airport when you are either departing or arriving some place especially when you have too many hours to kill in transit and your mind/heart wanders.
Today i am overload with airport emo. It gotta be poured or i wont get any sleep. So here it goes.
People watching is one of my hobby. It always intrigues me looking at 1000 different people in the departure leaving 1000 different places at once. Sometimes i like to guess the place they are going to and why…. I don’t tell them though, it’s fun that way. Well people have unusual hobbies, just let it be.
12 hours ago I was waiting for first of my 3 flights in Yogyakarta -Jogja, Indonesia. It showed bad sign as it got delayed for an hour and I was catching second international flight with just 50 mins spare…. if you read from the beginning it is pretty clear i made the cut.
I don’t say or write this often but today, sitting and waiting here in this airport where every one thinks I’m Malay; I want to escape this reality and get myself busy writing a new post. Nothing against Malaysians and usually I like it when locals think or say I’m one of them but today been a long day and I’m not in the mood to play Locals. I have been indo in indonesia, thai in thailand, lao in laos, viet in vietnam, Cambodian in Cambodia, Chinese in china, taiwanese in taiwan etc. That’s enough. okay, Back to the post..
My airport-emo is taking me all the way back to day 1. I can’t remember everything but I remember most of it. This goes out to the special bunch of people i met along the way since i left Sydney about 2 years ago. Mainly people who showed me kindness, trust, helped me think outside the box, offered new perspectives and made new memories with me. I want to Thank you. I’m glad I met you – my family, hosts, solo travelers, expats and alike. Hope you also learned something from me and enjoyed my company.
Last 22 months have been major travel saga of my life.
It was difficult at times and loneliest i ever felt but also the unforgettable and amazing time of my life. It has changed me in many small ways i never thought possible. Entering unknown territories, trusting strangers, eating weird foods, waiting on airports, sleeping on trains, cheap hostels, luxury hotels, sunset drinks, bus rides, horse rides, meeting inspiring, fun people, leaving unkind selfish people, starting my ebusiness, finding & leaving love, making new friends, writing travel blogs, taking 10000000 pictures, trekking Mount Everest BC, Europe, Scandinavian, North Africa, South East Asia, North America.. . 33 countries and 5 continents in total.
Too many twists and turns, tips and reviews and many untold stories and adventures. It has to go somewhere safe which will be right here. You can sign up to my new posts and updates by visiting here – http://www.annasherchand.com and type your name and email address in the pop box or side bar at the home page.
Few more hours and i will be back where it all started. Yes i’m going back to Australia. Could you imagine the emotions and feelings of going back home after nearly 2 years world trip?
For me, the feeling is overwhelming and hence the tears in my eyes and airport-emo ….it feels like it is the end now but I know in my heart its not; which reminds me of this great quote by Pat Riley.
” You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”
I’m boarding now. So, i will leave you with this note.
See you in the other side
Travel while you are young enough to enjoy it! As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $15 wine – – the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – loneliness is the same. Whether you drive a $8,000 Honda or a $80,000 Benz –-they both serve the same purpose. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the MATERIAL things of this world.
Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sung songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth – – That is true happiness!!
10 UNDENIABLE FACTS OF LIFE:
1. Only you can make you happy.
2. You are going to die. Every one of us.
3. The person you love the most can hurt you the most.
4. Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage.
6. People will leave you. We can’t keep everybody with us. They’ll leave and all we have is memories.
7. The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed.
8. Change is the only constant thing.
9. You can’t please everyone.
10. Money matters.
SIX BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD:
5. Self Confidence and
Let’s maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.