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Bangalore Day 1 Part B

I squeezed myself through the tunnel, I found myself in a very traditional looked Thai aircraft, all decorated with Thai’s colors and styles, to me it means it was quite old looking. Most of the flight attendants spoke Thai to me, perhaps because I was one of the few Chinese/Thai looking person out of all the Indian on board. I am not sure why they still have to ask around to check who is having Indian Vegetarian food. I thought it would be more efficient if they asked who was not taking the vegetarian food, and served us first.

Then, during the flight most of the time the Captain used Thai as the language in all his announcements. I tried to be attentive because I guess I was one of his few target audience on board.

Finally the aircraft reaches Bangalore. Bangalore Airport is a tiny little airport not much bigger than a normal bus terminal in Hong Kong. When I stepped out from the aircraft and went into the arrival hall, there were 4 counters (only) for immigration, and that’s it. And after the guy checking my passport and visa, there was another guy at the door way asked for my passport again. OK, I guess it was some kind of QC. I passed that door, and reach a tiny luggage belt, with a tiny currency exchange store and a tiny souvenir store right next to the belt. I could nearly see my aircraft sitting on the other side of the wall where the belt came out, and that’s how small the terminal was
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Bangalore Day 1 Part A

If I have to pick a day to resume my diary writing, today would be one of the best candidates for the recent months.

I shall start my story at Bangkok airport. It is not a huge airport, but it is long and thin. I walked for awhile and decided not to explore the airport because I was originally already at Gate 15, where I would board my flight to Bangalore, and if I walked to anywhere else, I practically had to walk the same way back to Gate 15, and that’s not my normal practice. So I decided to stay at the gate and read my book.

No so long after, there was an announcement saying that passenger with children may board first, and all other passengers should remain at their seat until their seat numbers is announced. As soon as this announcement was made, all passengers jumped up from their seats and rushed to the entrance. I wasn’t sure that was a Thai thing or an Indian thing, but I could feel that they were all very aggressive people, so I thought I better followed.

Roundabouts (Comment)

That is my problem too…the problem is not just picking up an exit….the problem is we are afraid of picking a wrong exit which could lead to a dead end. However, I think that life is full of advantures. Somtime, you can’t count and calculate too much. Just like the game theory you always methioned….somtimes, it is good to close your eyes, listen to your heart and then take a deep breath and kick off your first step…….you will never know until you take the first step. Also, road is walked out by people =) Let us try it out! just don’t think too much …..one can never gain and grow until we learn how to hands-off at the right moment….let go those things which are not in our wish list….in some senses, those could be obstabcles to our destiny ~.*

Roundabouts

I am now at a cross road here. To be more specific, I am now at those roundabouts with multiple exits. I have been staying in this roundabout for some time now, and still going in circles. I have to pick one exit and continue my journey soon.

Therefore, I should do something about it, today. I shall spend the morning to find out how to draw the map, and then draw my map (long term). And I shall spend the afternoon to clean up the short term road blocks before I could start my journey with the map.

Cool Weather 2

I have to worship the beauty of nature once again: The weather suddenly turns much cooler after the well named “Mid-Autumn Festival”. Isn’t it amazing? The lunar calendar is so cool. They scheduled the weather in the plan, and the nature has to follow. Never miss once.

When the fall arrives, I always forgot how we could live with the hot 30C air, perhaps just few days before the weather changes. I also forgot how nice it was in Sydney where we could have spring in the morning, summer in the afternoon, fall during the sun set, and winter at night. That way, we don’t have to wait 365 days to experience the whole cycle of life.

Cool Weather 1

It is just too good that the weather has turned cooler since last weekend. You have to be amazed by how the Chinese Lunar Calendar works. We have just passed the Mid-Autmn festival a few days ago. According to the meaning of the festival, it is the middle of the lunar month “Sept”, which firstly means that it would be full moon on the day (so we eat Moon Cake and burn candles to celebrate this). Secondly it is really the “mid-autmn” day. The weather would automatically turn cooler after this day. So cool!