Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm leaving on a jet plane ( d John Denver style )

(This is a looonngggg over due-d post. i wrote this somewhere in Oct last year, and was gonna post it just before leaving.. but i did not have d time cos i was tied up with loads of things. since i was gonna write about going back home now, i remembered this old post, and thought i might as well just post it now. so this is a flashback, n then back to d future)

All my bags are packed
Im ready to go
Im standin here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin
Its early morn
The taxis waitin
Hes blowin his horn
Already Im so lonesome
I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that youll wait for me
Hold me like youll never let me go
cause Im leavin on a jet plane
Dont know when Ill be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Theres so many times Ive let you down
So many times Ive played around
I tell you now, they dont mean a thing
Evry place I go, Ill think of you
Evry song I sing, Ill sing for you
When I come back, Ill bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that youll wait for me
Hold me like youll never let me go
cause Im leavin on a jet plane
Dont know when Ill be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time
Let me kiss you
Then close your eyes
Ill be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I wont have to leave alone
About the times, I wont have to say

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that youll wait for me
Hold me like youll never let me go
cause Im leavin on a jet plane
Dont know when Ill be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

But, Im leavin on a jet plane
Dont know when Ill be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Words and music by john denver

not that this song any significant meaning or a flashback in my life... i just thought d leaving on a jet plane part was suitable for me now (plus... its a nice song)

i'm leaving on d Emirates btw.. not a jet plane (but i wish it was a jet plane)

my bags are packed, laptop packed, jackets ready, shoes ready... i think i got everything that i need for the time being...

correction... little bit of everything that i need....

it's been so difficult to pack within the allowed baggage limit of 30kg. i hope they dont throw me out or make a fuss while checking in later...

i dont really know if i'm happy to be finally on my way or if i'm nervous n upset...

till yesterday, i was happy... i didnt bother thinking about the cultural shock i might have to face once i'm there, i didnt think about how to get to the university without knowing anyone or any place there, i didnt even think about my accommodation.. which i have absolutely no idea how its going to turn out to be!

but now, i'm feeling weird...

probably because i have to leave again. there's no point in saying that i'm gonna miss malaysia n want to stay here forever. of course i'm gonna miss my country to a certain extent, especially the food n some ppl. but the better half of my mind n heart knows that i came back from india in june, prepared to leave again. because i know this is what the Lord has for me and He's going to lead me through this no matter what may come my way. n given this country's current political situation, i bet even a very young child would want to leave.

i'm so nervous about flying for 15 hours. i cant even tolerate 3 n half hour flight for goodness sake! i get so restless within 2 hours.. how am i gonna survive 15 hours glued to a seat n unsteady weather conditions n wat on earth can i possible do in a flight for so many hours???

oh Lord, have mercy on me!

oh well, i might as well go n do something useful like stuffing myself with malaysian food which i will most definitely not be able to do when i reach there...

so long guys, my next post will from from the other side of the world!


back to d future!!

i'm all set to leave... i've got all my tickets ready, bags packed ( its lighter than expected.. probably cos most of the chocolate and walker crisps is in my stomach rather than in the suitcase)

some time last week, there was a guest lecturer who was one of the leading forensic scientist in the country. he was invited to give us a talk on how useful medical genetics and science is in forensic and criminal cases. d way he was explaining things was just like CSI (i'm sure u must have seen it. CSI New York was my favourite). while he was explaining things, he said the teeth and bones are the most important samples that they can use to find the DNA of the victim in a plane crash.

that piece of information was nagging me throughout the talk. i wasnt the only one who was thinking about it. another lecturer who was also there had the same thought in her mind. at the end of the talk, she asked him y they only use teeth and bones.

He said that was because.. when a plane crashes, its the head that hits first (be it hitting the seat in front, or the seat that they are sitting on). apparently the head is the most prominent part of the body that can be hurt easily when a planes crashes especially in a head on collision. so, when the police officers, crime scene investigators, doctors, ambulance etc. etc. reach the accident spot, all they find is the headless bodies strapped to the seats, and the heads out of sight.n most of the time bits and pieces of the body can be found lying around. that's y they use teeth and bones for investigation.

very important information about accidents and plane crashes.

nice.. very nice...

i had to learn about this just when i'm gonna have to travel.

i'd be thousands of feet above the ground by the time u read this. if i land in one piece, u'll hear from me in a few days time.


Chronicwriter said...

one of my fav songs..

did a covers for the song here

oh i thought india!!! :)

sawan said...

may u have a hassle free invite at ur destination :)

Chumi @ Lakshmi @ Lucky said...

Chris: yup.. i like that song too

sawan: thank u for ur kind thoughts.. but my hourney was anything but hassle free!!