Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 3

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(Kabul International Airport is next to the US airbase and thus located in a war zone. Image source: Zee News)

Read Part 1 & Part 2 first

We landed in Kabul just after 10.00 am. Surprisingly this time around, the pilot did not make the “crazy loop” before flying down to the runaway (the locals say that if the pilot is doing the crazy loop, it means not safe to land).… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 3”

Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 2

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(The famous Dubai Airport Duty Free area for us to roam around before we leave to Kabul. Image Source: Arabian Business)

Read about Part 1 here

It was almost 5.30 am when I was awakened from my sleep by the air stewardess. We were about to land. Although I think I slept well my whole body was aching – it is really hard to find a good sleeping position in a fully packed economy class.… [Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 2”

Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 1

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Let me break it up into several “parts” the story of my travel from Malaysia to Kabul (my 2nd home for this year) – too tired to write in full (Image Source: Politico Magazine):-

Part 1 – From KLIA to Dubai

Part 2 – From Dubai to Kabul

Part 3 – Arrival in Kabul

The journey from KLIA to Dubai…

[Click to read the rest] “Overseas Assignment 2007: KL to Dubai to Kabul, The Hectic Journey – Part 1”

Countdown…

 

(I will be “busy” in battlefields – picture source: www.jeuxvideo.com)

It’s time to fly again but hopefully it is for a shorter period than earlier trip. This year has been eventful in my travel intinerary but as usual, I am going to miss these:-

Family (who wouldn’t?)

Malaysian Food (high on the list – a good ikan bilis sambal)

Malaysian Weather (I will never complaint about the hot sweaty Malaysian sun again)

But I am not going to miss:-

Traffic Jam (not often one can ride in an army escort from the hotel to workplace)

“Clowns” in Malaysian Politics (when far away from home, I am able to “close one eyes” on the stupidity of some of our “Yang Berhormat”)

I should be blogging as usual if time permits but there will be some differences this time around (I have learned a lot the last time around).… [Click to read the rest] “Countdown…”

The “Recommendations”

 

(All is OK in Bolehland. Photo source: http://www.surfperch.com)

Alright, as expected, the list of recommendations and strong words like “no more waiver”, “enough is enough”, “the cabinet is very upset” and many more (just fill in the blanks) have started to fly in the mainstream media for couple of days now.… [Click to read the rest] “The “Recommendations””

Wham Bam – what’s next?

 

(Photo source: The Malay Mail)

By now, you would have read about the driver of the fatal bus who have committed every traffic offence in the book and STILL got away with it (apparently he was not lucky the final time).

The question is what’s next?

Are you going to do the “Malaysia thing” by coming up with long list of recommendations and “for the time being” enforcement”?… [Click to read the rest] “Wham Bam – what’s next?”

Bailout – next change?

WARNING! Contains language highly suitable for politicians but not for ordinary civic minded readers – proceed with care.

(Anyone care for lollipops? Looks like being a sucker is a Malaysian thing now. Photo source: http://www.cocoblue.com.au)

What an extra RM3 billion to some people? For some who is politically linked, it means bailing them out from a shit hole whilst they walk away with easy money (whilst happily singing “Malaysians are one big suckers!”).… [Click to read the rest] “Bailout – next change?”

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