I just got back after spending 5 hours in Hatta Soekarno Airport. Actually I got there 3 hours before my flight which was at about 6pm. After my 1pm meeting my hosts quickly bundled me into one of their cars to send me to the airport as they were afraid I would miss my flight as there is ongoing roadworks along the Priok highway and the normal journey to the airport from Jakarta is taking between 2 to 3 hours instead of the normal one hour. I got there in 45 minutes. AND found out that my flight was now RE-TIMED to 8.15pm.
I start running through the checklist of time killers:
1. Lap top battery time left - 2 hours. Check
2. Outline of 2 proposals to jot down in note pad - less than an hour. Check.
3. Have breakfast/lunch/tea - one hour. Check.
4. Back up Rm9 discount store book of unknown quality - one minute to 2 hours.
Then I stumble on a small foot reflexology booth- maximum 1 hour. Perfect. Check!
As usual the company web mail was acting up so I decided to just walk around the airport and take some pics to satisfy the millions and millions of fans of this compelling blog. layan lah its 2am and i cant sleep...
I've been told I have this thing for shiny light up things. Couldn't fit this into my back pack...
One thing I do miss in moments like this. That someone who I could call or play sms ping-pong when I was stuck in some far flung locale, twiddling my toes waiting for some piece of metal to drop out of the sky to pick me up and wing me back home.
It used to be cool even if I would get the somewhat reprimanding "eh so rich? Dont waste money. I'll wait up for you. Moron : )"
Damn, gotta get me one a those soon!