Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Narrow Escape?

Life is so fragile. Life can be short.
So why not live life to the fullest and live each day as it is the last?

For the past 3 weeks, I've been on working trip to the east (Kuantan) and south (JB) of Peninsular Malaysia and then at Shah Alam - auditioning kids for a singing competition programme called "Kamilah Bintang" that my company is producing for ASTRO Ceria, Channel 611 which will start transmission on 12th November. Watch it! (NO you will not see me there or maybe you will if you look long and hard! ahahha :P)

First stop - Kuantan

with half of the production crew at JB

okay - here are 3/4 of the production crew

an almost-complete-production team picture

It has been a great 3-weeks-experience, working and witnessing the behind the scene of a programme which is similar to "idol", meeting and talking to various types of people from all walks to life (still learning my social communication skills - which I'm still lacking on), brushing up my oral skill - speaking in Bahasa Malaysia (national language - which i hardly converse in after i graduated from high school), and traveling to parts of Malaysia that I have not had a chance to visit before this. It was an incredible experience I would say.

Anyway, on my second trip, on my way back from Johor, my friends and I were very, very close to be involved in the tragic accident of a bus that went out of control, crashed onto the divider and hit an oncoming bus and overturned on top of a small vehicle which killed 12 lives and left 40 over other people injured. HORRIFIC accident!

I was not at the location, very near but still it left us questioning to ourselves how ironic life can be at times. 15mins before the accident, my friend (the driver) honked the bus because he was trying to cut into our lane and my friend was going pretty fast. Right after the horn, my friend then decide that he wants to take an un-plan stop at a nearby petrol station (our initial plan was to stop at the next stop for dinner, but due to some reasons, my friend wanted to stop). So we stopped and my another sick friend in the car wanted to stop to vomit. So we stop longer than expected. So for that unexpected stop, our lives were spare that evening. Okay, I might be exaggerating - but I am sure you know what I mean. If we were to drive on and if we did not take the stop, we would probably be behind or in front of the bus and we would probably have been one of those unfortunate souls whose lives were robbed away from their love ones.

Working life has been a good challenge for me. As for my own personal life, it has not been that great. I am going through some emotional roller coaster and it has been giving me lots of sleepless nights of lately - for almost 2 weeks. I guess I need a little more time to get things around - it is harder this time, but I hope I can manage it.