Flew from Saigon to Kuala Lumpur yesterday, transiting in Singapore. The seats were tiny, I barely fit in it. At first I was kind of annoyed at that, and then I realized - whoa, I'm flying. I'm experiencing the miracle of powered human flight.
That put it into proper perspective, and I had a really nice flight. Related:
I know what you mean. In January this year I was greatly astonished to find myself stepping on solid ground after an 11 hour plane ride. I knew there would be land -the earth is round, after all, and all the maps say there is land. Heck, even then I had friends living there. But stepping down on that land, I just thought.... wow. Wow. This is real. The world is so big. Forgotten was the bad weather in Madrid which caused the first plane I took to be late, made me miss the big one flying over the ocean, and stay an extra night in Spain. THERE WAS STILL LAND! I was amazed I was walking on it. It was awesome.
Last night a 40x15m suddenly opened up in a small town in Germany. I was amazed. What are the odds? I was so amazed I had to write a short blog post about it. Checking out your website afterwards reminded me of this post of yours, and how it is somewhat related.
Keep up the wonder! Wondering is good. It makes people not only feel good, but also question the mundane. It's an essential part of science and progress.
I know everyone is getting bored of Cathay, and I'm trying to get back on interesting strategic content, philosophy, etc. But hey, I want to give credit where it's due - they've started to de-escalate and get reasonable.
Some facts here are wrong, and there's some omissions. But anyways, I appreciate this Joseph.
I filmed a video reply (that's friendly!) and I'll post it later. Really, it's entertaining.
Anyways, they're originally saying I caused a gigantic disturbance and was a huge problem, then I said I was going to bring tons of legal action against them (which, y'know, usually means they'd want to preserve their leverage by holding everything over my head that they can), and yet now they just filed no complaints, no charges, and cleared me to fly. That's interesting, isn't it?
From: Customer-Relations Subject: Re: MR SEBASTIAN MARSHALL - 26 December 2011 / KA 482 / Hong Kong to Taipei (KMM10053232I15977L0KM) Date: January 4, 2012 11:02:28 AM GMT+08:00 To: Sebastian
I've tried blogging before but I never really stuck to it. I'm not quite sure what I'm trying to accomplish here, or what I'm trying to accomplish in life, even. I don't know if my posts will be personal anecdotes or late night thoughts or responses to current events or movie reviews or rants or a little bit of everything. I don't know if my posts will be interesting or inspiring or even worth reading. But I guess I'll start now and we'll go from here. I had a really great teacher during my junior year of high school. She said that we were all biased, which is fine as long as we are aware of our biases and take them into consideration. Here's a little bit of my bias:
I'm eighteen years old. Until now, I lived my entire life in the Pacific Northwest. I'm extremely blessed and have been given a lot of really cool opportunities. I've been travelling for as long as I can remember- so long that I don't even remember my first flight and I can quote the flight attendant safety instructions. So far, I've been to ten states, and one day I'll say I've been to all fifty. In 2003, I went to a foreign country (Mexico) for the first time. In 2010, after waiting far too long, I visited another. I caught the travel bug, and now I've been to five countries outside of the United States. I'm a Christian, and that's a huge part of who I am. I'm a film enthusiast- I spend a ridiculous amount of time watching movies instead of studying (though I'm in some film classes, so that counts, right?). People told me when I moved to the East Coast I'd get tired of the snow, but honestly I'm just tired of people rejecting my invitations to go outside and play. Every day I strive to be a better person, but some days I fail. I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, and I hope that this blog turns out to be at least somewhat interesting. If not, at least I have something personal to look back at.