Life’s little defillment

Life is very unpredictable; I come to know it again. At the time of writing this blog, I should be 30,000 ft above Thailand on Tiger Airways from Changi Airport to Chiang Mai. I am still in Kuala Lumpur office. I have been looking forward to bring my wife, daughter and son-in-law for North Thailand self-drive trip.

Only last Friday, I was in Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in KL browsing and collecting brochures for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and at the same time impressing one lady and gentleman staff on my command of Thai. For the whole last 2 weeks, I have been working more than 16 hours daily writing project paper and getting users to signoff the approval. This milestone is important to ensure the project stays on course.

On Monday, it appears that getting agreement from project team members will be almost an impossible mission. I have to surrender and tell my family that I cannot go with them. All decided to forget about the trip and my daughter and son-in law will have holiday in KL instead. Some miracles happened, compromise reached, and the project paper was approved late yesterday evening. By then, it was too late to change and continue my trip to Thailand.

I am now happy and sad; happy that I can sleep well with the problem resolved and sad that I miss Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Few hundred Singapore Dollars and Ringgits were contributed to the airlines and hotel. I am thankful that Budget Thailand did not penalize me for the cancellation.

If compared to the suffering of the victim of Pakistanis earthquake, I aught to be happy with my misfortune. My appointment with the blood bank is due and it is time to do something to improve my merits and get rid of the “Suay” (In Thai and Hokkien, “Suay” means bad luck.). C’est La Vie.

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