I just finished watching the docudrama "The Flight that Fought Back" on Discovery Channel and surprisingly, I didn't cry this time. I first watched it a few years back when I was in a hotel in Hong Kong all curled up under the comforter and tearing nonstop.
It's one of the best docudrama I've ever watched and I could not help tearing as I watched the re-enactment, and listened to actual recordings interspersed with interviews of the loved ones of these individuals as they related all their last phone calls and voicemails. At that time, I was not aware of the courage these individuals possessed and how they attempted to fight till their very end in a bid to stop the plane from crashing into the terrorists' intended landmark. As opposed to images and footage shown repeatedly which sort of desensitized me, The Flight that Fought Back tugged at all my emotional strings even more since it's narrated in a story which made me feel for all these brave souls. It also helps a great deal when all the actors and actresses resemble the actual people to such a great extent.
Learning how some of these people should not have been on Flight 93, for example the lady who often missed her flight but managed to get onto this, the last man who ran all the way and boarded the plane just when the door was about to close, the pilot who made special arrangement with his colleagues so that he could fly this flight as it was his 5th wedding anniversary on Friday and that he needed to be back by then all the more made it all the more heartrending.
I've been real busy lately and I just can't seem to find the time to do the many things on my checklist. It seems like I'm even busier even though I've put one HUGE responsibility aside. I might just elaborate on that some other time. ;-)
It has been quite a while since I last did a blog post proper other than the few "filler" post just to make sure my blog keeps running and that virtual cobwebs don't grow on my blog. In the past, no matter how busy I was, I would at least browse or speed read through the recent posts of my friends with blogs and blogger friends might sometimes leave comments. Now I don't even have the time to read most blogs which I like and I can't even seem to find the time to reply to comments. I know I would have lots to catch up on when I've got the time. And yes, I do remember saying I would have more time on my hands and could even do timed post. Well, I overestimated myself.
I thought that by this coming week all the dust from my transition period would have settled but looking at my calendar of meet ups and meet ups and meet ups in between pockets of time, my other personal stuff would probably have to take a back seat for now.
So my blog has been lacking in photos eh? Here are some photos to show just one task on my checklist which I can strike off the list.
This is the mess I've been living in the past few days as I did not have the time to pack all the stuff I've brought home recently.
This is what made me feel so relieved at 3am.