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Ahlan Wa Sahlan - Inside Flight EY11

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – Inside Flight EY11

Ahlan Wa sahlan is derived from an arabic language, which translate loosely to the meaning of ‘welcome’ in english.

For me actually, it was my first time getting on the flight. I’ve never taken Etihad flight before. The flight attendants were very nice to say the least, and the food too.

I didn’t manage to capture the in-flight meals like most travelers do. I was busy eating the lovely food they served us. Especially the nasi goreng or fried rice. I must say, though it is a hawker food back in Malaysia, they sure tasted superb on an airplane. Seriously.

The in-flight entertainment wasn’t bad either. Up-to-date good selection of movies and the flight even cater to video games for kids.

The flight took about six hours and it was already half passed one o’clock in the morning when flight EY411 touched down at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

By the time we reached the terminal transfer hall, I was already half asleep and in need a pick-me-up.

Luckily on the way to the next terminal, I bumped into a fellow Malaysian. Going to Belfast, Ireland for her undergraduate degree, Asmah looked more nervous than I was.

One time when we were going through customs check at the airport, Asmah was detained because the customs needed to do a thorough check on her.

They lady officer took her in a room and I had to wait almost half an hour for her be released because she set the alarm off when she run through the gate.

All is well, we manage to grab coffee and stretch our legs for a couple of hours before our next final departure to London Heathrow Airport, at 2.30am.

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The Departure - The people that saw me fly. Well, the cousins and the boyfriend that is.

The Departure – The people that saw me fly. Well, the cousins and the boyfriend that is.

It was about seven o’clock on a Sunday morning. it wasn’t the birds chirping outside the house that woke me up. I was awaken I think by my own nervousness.

Yerp. It was D-day for me.

I was scheduled to sail to the land of the ‘Queen’s English’ to study in a field that I am so passionate, Journalism. Masters in F inancial Journalism to be exact.

No one said it is going to be easy but I’m not giving my hopes up for anything.

My boyfriend, Alif sent me off to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and he waited, with other members from my family until I was properly took off.

It was fairly a bittersweet memory.

Dad; the man with less words, just kept quiet. But my little sister, Ain said he actually felt sad that I was going away without him by my side.

My cousins were also amongst those who sent me off.

But for me, it was the feeling that I’ve never felt before. It’s like the first time you ever fell in love, or the first time you fell riding a bike.

I don’t know what’s going to happen next and I don’t know what’s there in store for me in the city of London.

But I do know that I am carrying the hopes and dreams of both my dad and I, along on this ride.

It was 8.30 o’clock at night and flight EY411 to London Heathrow via Abu Dhabi took off from the Malaysian soil.

Until we meet again, Malaysia.

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