Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My trip back ..

Time: 18:53 GMT
Location: In the Air!

I am on my way back now to Kuwait. It is exactly 18:54 GMT at the moment somewhere above the Gulf sea. Today not being the best day of my life as I lost somewhere so close to me yet I was able to carry myself in a decent manner.

The day itself was not too bad, did went out with a friend and had pasta at one of my favourite pasta places called “wow”. After in the evening I did went to see some other friends and enjoyed Haleem as well.

My short trip to Dubai was good, and as expected I couldn’t get out much. I just wanted to relax and stay away from doing anything! I did get my visa in the email later today so it was the final call to work and I just had to follow, not that I really wanted to.

It is really strange that the country I lived for about an year and a half almost on my own, where I do not like many things, including my job and all yet I was being successful to make some good memories at this place. I did went to Sharjah with my cousin, and it brought back the time I went there for first time and then again and again with other friends I made during the course. Though my friends circle is Dubai is still very limited but certainly I can relate few happy moments spent with all of them at several occasions. So the moral is, no matter how much you hate the place you are at or the situation you are in, if we try, there are always positive things waiting for us.

Okay let me order my cuppachino now (yes I did say order as you have to buy your food in this airlineJ ) and let’s hope I can continue my blog entries after getting back to …

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My trip saga to Dubai...

Location: In the Air!

Time: 16:40 GMT

Well, the aircraft is in the air now and is still in a smooth ride. Not to forget the drama I have faced in the last two days. I want to forget my job for a while and enjoy this short trip to Dubai as an escape from miserable times at work place yet the unfortunate struck me. I was suppose to leave for Dubai yesterday, as it was the last legal day for me to stay in the Kuwait but truly my plans to spend Friday (local holiday) with friends in Dubai failed miserably.

Okay, we are talking multiple abnormalities here. First, once again I missed the flight! Once again it was a low-fare-non-refundable ticket, once again it was company sponsored (but replacement from my pocket now) but also the last valid day on my visa. I have tried to overcome the guilt feeling I had since yesterday of repeating the same mistakes again and again, but to get my record straight, it was only 5mins since they closed the flight before I could get at boarding counter. And importantly, It wasn’t completely my fault, yes it was mine because I trusted others yet it was my office people responsibility to arrange my trip from accommodation to the airport but apparently it was left on me (considering me as a responsible traveler!!) but nobody knows how many times I have missed my trains/flight before. I missed my train once back in England costing me a chance to get into work placement and couple of times my coach from London to Manchester. It has always cost me time, money and added hassle yet I fail to initiate myself on time.

I am sure you all must be thinking, how lazy ass I might be and how not-so-trustworthy person I am, but believe me I have hardly missed any meeting time or late to office (when you actually have to) or a personal function yet these long journeys all alone has always been a cause of boredom for me resulting in showing up late for my flights and spending extra money on alternatives for nothing..

Not that only to miss the flight was enough; today the flight got 40 minutes late and was given duplicate boarding pass for the same seat with other gentleman sitting. If it all went as it was suppose to be, I may have been sitting with a beautiful Arabic lady with European accent but again fate had a different plan for me, making me look evil in front of her, by making me to sit on her seat as my seat was being taken by someone else. Not to mention, we was then seated 100 meter away from my location by other polite lady from airline services…

Lets hope the rest of the trip is safe, as seriously I was just running away the hectic routine I have in Kuwait for some relaxing time(and to get visa renewed for Kuwait) but the starts doesn’t seem to be very promising….