Monday, October 16, 2006

Travelling with crickets and a glitch

I travel every month to Malaysia and yesterday was no different. I woke up at 3:30 in the morning and have some preparations and leave house at 5:00 am for a four-hour journey to Clark International Airport.
The only thing that mattered was that I had cold and it would be the first time that I travel with a runny nose. But it didn't worried me much, I thought it wouldn't matter.
Anyway, just as the plane took off that I realized that it would be a hell of a flight. My ears were in pain and worst, I barely hear a thing except for a ringing sound... sounds like there were a couple of crickets on the plane. The pain was just horrible. It settled a little bit halfway through the flight but still it was in pain.
But it was not the end of it. The ringing intensified during landing and as if my right ear was going to burst. It was the worst pain next to a toothache that I felt in my entire life and I felt that I was going to pass out... Fucking colds!!!
Where's my taxi!!!
Usually, a taxi driver waits for me outside the airport in Malaysia to take me to a two and a half drive to Melaka... But yesterday nobody was there to pick me up. I waited for about 20~30 minutes but there was no taxi driver coming to get me. Unfortunately, my local SIM card doesn't have enough credits to make a call. And fuck, I have to purchase a minimum of RM30.00 worth of credits at the airport. It's too much for a short stay in Melaka.
But I didn't have a choice.
Then I realized that our admin officer forgot to book me for a taxi. What??? I only got RM70.00 left in my pocket and the taxi rates could go up to RM150.00 from the airport to Melaka... I had never been to KL before and I don't want to take the risk of getting there with just RM70.00.
I had to wait for another 3 hours...
It was a long day yesterday. I arrived at my hostel in Melaka at 8:30 still with my right ear aching, half deaf, with a headache and a couple of 'crickets' ringing hard, and I was so fucking tired.
I will be flying again on Wednesday. This time to Vietnam and go back here on Friday night and fly again on Monday back to Philippines... and I still have this fucking colds, aching ears... and the fucking crickets!!!


Nostalgia Manila said...

It's nice to know you travel a lot. You're quite blessed to be able to do this. Many thanks for linking up! Added your blog to my All Star List of blogs on Nostalgia Manila. Thanks again and keep reading. :)

melai said...

uy!!!! asa malaysia ka ulet? avah travel traVel na lang ha :)

Jay Lagat said...

Nostalgia, thanks again for the visit. Nakapasok din ako sa listahan mo!!! Salamat ulit!

Jay Lagat said...

Ate melai, Kadadating ko lang po dito sa pinas. Sensya na at ngayon lang nakapagreply... di kasi ako nakakapagbukas ng mail dun...