An inspiring quote I once heard over the net: life's a journey, not a destination. Personally I see the inspiration in this quote as one has to always keep looking forwards whenever and wherever one goes. Staying stagnant is boring; and while we still have the opportunity, why not venture out of the comfort zone once in a while and seek something different?
While I would not say this is my philosophy of life, I'm glad fate scheduled me this trip on the last semester before I become a full-fledge medical student.
Check-in at Taipei Taoyuan International. A rather light flight today, so I was through in less than 10 minutes
6.20am - MAS cabin crew zooming past the scattered Terminal 1 of TPE. Note the age of TPE Terminal 1
Hearing the portions of onboard meals had been significantly reduced, I had this NT$90 croissant before boarding...
TPE Terminal 1 - one of my most frequented airports, and will stay so or a long long time I suppose
7.05 am - boarding commenced early at Gate B7
Saying goodbye to Taiwan for 2 months - the ground crew actually waved us goodbye, but I'm not in time to snap it
Climbing above the west coast of Taiwan; beautiful day for flying
A short hop - we departed at 7.25, 15 minutes early, and due to tail wind (wind blowing from behind the aircraft), we actually beat the clock by 45 minutes in KUL
As fuel price soars these 4-engines grannies will soon become history, gradually replaced by their twin-engine daughters which are more fuel efficient and fly a tad longer
Home sweet home - I'm starting to love Kuala Lumpur International for its architecture and natural light
However, we must acknowledge the fact that KLIA is up till now a white elephant - sandwiched between Singapore and Bangkok, both successful aviation hubs, KLIA has relatively few international airlines flying in