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Scotland; Sri Lanka [Jun. 25th, 2004|09:39 pm]
susan smitten
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As I said before, I've taken to making videos of my layovers, rather than my trademark digicam photos. I'm afraid this might compromise the tradition of my blog, but I sure do feel clever when I turn those videos into attention-deficit music videos worthy of MTV.

On the same topic, I think I'm forgetting how to take a decent photograph. I mean, these two shots of Sri Lanka were taken out the window of a bus! I'll try not to disappoint you so badly in future posts.

Now that I've downplayed them appropriately, behold my layovers in Glasgow and Colombo!


Glasgow is overcast but cool, filled with hip young people and good music shops,
and I flew with a witty and playful crew.


I really connected with First Officer Rashid, a national of the UAE.


Walking at night, I felt I was part of a rainy and romantic postcard.


Colombo, Sri Lanka, is colorful and spiritual. God is everywhere.


A lovely local lady and a trademark tooting trishaw taxi.

My takes on Manila, Dusseldorf, and Hong Kong were captured through video only, and in Birmingham I used a film-in-camera to shoot the chapel where Shakespeare lies, as well as my new friends I met there. I won't make that mistake again; my blog is still important to me! (Believe it or not.)

Watch this space for London, Manchester, and New York. Trains, woohoo!
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[User Picture]From: zenmondo
2004-06-25 02:01 pm (UTC)
You were in Sri Lanka, and didn't swing by Arthur C. Clarke's place? What a lost opprotunity. I guess seeing God everywhere kind of makes up for it.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-07-01 08:26 am (UTC)
Well, then I'll do that next time, if he lives close enough to Colombo. (It's a big island!) The hotel gift shop had a whole shelf dedicated to him.
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[User Picture]From: zenmondo
2004-07-01 09:45 am (UTC)
He's actually in Colombo, at least according to the last "About the Author" I read in the back of one of his books! I'd track down his street address for you but I really don't wanna be a stalker-by-proxy. But damn, an autographed copy of Childhood's End for my wife would be awesome -- its her favorite book. Oooops I just asked and Childhood's End has been replaced by the Harry Potter series (Don't tell Clarke).
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[User Picture]From: karenscrayons
2004-06-25 07:56 pm (UTC)
Love your blog.
Love travel & do none myself so I'm forced to read others experiences. Hope you don't mind if I add you.
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From: istara
2004-06-26 04:35 am (UTC)
Are you doing Australian flights yet?

If so, please do a shift on 20 July, *accidentally* spill water over me and my seat, and then get me an upgrade to First. (Business will do if First is full or there are screaming sheikhly brats in it...)

;)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-07-01 08:16 am (UTC)
I start flying to Australia and New Zealand this month. I know I'll be somewhere down under on the 20th, but I can't quite remember where... But you know I'd take good care of you, cool girl!
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From: istara
2004-07-01 08:26 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I am on the direct Sydney flight, EK412.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-07-15 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh, too bad! I'll fly from Singapore to Brisbane on the 17th, Brisbane to Auckland on the 19th, then back to Brisbane on the 20th and back to Singapore on the 21st. So our paths won't cross at all! But hey, we live in the same village. Let's have another Karaoke night. Do you ever go to Hibiki?
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From: istara
2004-07-15 12:31 pm (UTC)
Bizarre you should suggest that, because I haven't been to karaoke in months, but a group of us are going tomorrow night to Emirates Towers. Meeting for food in Noodle House at 8pm - it would be great if you could make it. I think a couple of the people are the same that you met last time, though you probably won't remember as it was aaaaaages ago! Please come if you can, it would be fun!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-30 03:05 pm (UTC)

woah!

for Susan:

ok... my mind is blown..

I was led to this site by one (1) Robert Mckee... good buddy of mine. Anyhow, I was telling him of my travels to Russia/Ukraine/E Europe and of my hopeful future w/ the JET program, and he sent me a link to this site. I've been marveling at your travel pics NEVER REALIZING WHO YOU WERE!!!! anyhow, I think you and I go back to Kindergarten at Keller Elementary... write me back for good times..

Jeff Thompson
junk_78@yahoo.com

ps. did I ever return your Jesus Jones cassette in 6th grade?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-07-01 08:23 am (UTC)

Re: woah!

Hey, I remember you! We go back to the 2nd grade. And somehow, I remember that cassette transaction. You loaned me an EMF tape.

Oh, how did you figure out that you knew me? I'm guessing it wasn't from the photos! Do you know my brother John?

And how did you get to know Robert? That guy knows more people than God. We met when I was 17, through my boyfriend at the time and IRC #denton.

Did you do your JET interview yet? I hope you get it - it's a good gig. If it happens that you don't, just take off for Japan anyway. That's what I did, and I'd recommend it to anybody.

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From: myu2
2004-07-10 10:53 pm (UTC)

Hello Susan!

I'm Miyuki Who is one of friends of Yuko! Sometimes I have left messages on your lj when I was not a lj member.
So, I and Yuko applyied for a Japanese airline, and finish our final examination last month. But we have been feeling depressed. We did our best, but we were checked some medical examinations... Do you have colleagues who were checked medical examinations and passed it? We will get the result on 16th July. We are very very very nervous...Please give us a boost(><)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-07-15 11:32 am (UTC)

Re: Hello Susan!

When I came to this company, they appeared to be really, really strict about medical exams. Everybody was pretty stressed out, but every single one of us made it.

July 16th.. that's tomorrow!! I wish you both the best of luck - you deserve it!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-20 06:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Hello Susan!

hey susan!

I'm glad that I found this website!! I really really really enjoyed your pictures beacuse I want to work for Emirates as a cabin crew real bad!!! And I'm glad to see that your a U.S. citizen beacuse there's not many U.S. citizens work for you guys. Post more pictures when your working the flight please!!!! I would really enjoy looking at them!! I added you to my AIM buddy list, when are you usually on?? Bye!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-08-04 10:29 am (UTC)

Re: Hello Susan!

Hey! I'm not on AIM much these days, but you can write me here anytime, or at chlorph AT gmx DOT co DOT uk. (That goes for anybody reading this.) There are about 5 or 6 Americans working as Emirates cabin crew, and maybe as many American pilots. I think Emirates has slowed down their hiring at the moment, but go for it anyway. You can do the interview in Dubai or in places like London, Sydney, etc... Lots of luck!
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[User Picture]From: archon
2004-07-22 03:48 pm (UTC)
hey susan.. i just received notice that i have to get rid of dough.net from my office by next wednesday. this means web references and ssh will no longer work. if you aren't able to remove anything you need by then i can send it wherever you want. i'm going to be setting up dough.net email somewhere but you can reach me on irc or here.
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From: l0vefool
2004-07-24 06:53 am (UTC)

bonjourno principessa

hii...
interesting as it may sound i saw your entry and wondered where you were ... you have excellent pictures in your journal. and i found out you are in a city that i live in... yes that is Dubai ..
good to seen your journal ... perhaps it may encourage me to write in mine ... i find it very interesting .. but yet i hv not been able to be consistent ...
well .. hv a great week ahead ...
luvs
lavesh
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-08-04 10:30 am (UTC)

Re: bonjourno principessa

Hello, L-fool! Cool that we're neighbors. Do update, I'd like to see more on your journal. =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-28 11:39 pm (UTC)

Life sounds great

Hi Susan. Great to hear that work is going well and you're enjoying yourself. All your friends here in Japan love reading your blog and seeing your great pictures. Everytime I listen to Love Psycheledico I remember out times at karaoke. I prefer your voice to the singer's. Say hi to Don for me.
Do you still not have internet access at home yet?

Jason
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2004-08-04 10:25 am (UTC)

Re: Life sounds great

Hi, Jason!! Don and I have been missing you. Say HI to Yukiko, and all those other cool Kansai people.

I prefer your voice to the singer's.
What a nice thing to say!!!

I'll get updating soon. I don't have internet at my house yet, but hope to within the week.

Susan
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-08-04 04:03 pm (UTC)

How's flying??

Hey Susan!!

How's flying??? I hope it's going well for you and especially fun!! I WANNA WORK FOR EMIRATES SO BAD!!!!! ;) So how is it to work for Emirates and to fly INTERNATIONAL every time and to fly on my fave plane on the EK fleet....the A340-500 and soon to be the A340-600 when it enters youe fleet! I just LOVE Emirates and I can't wait till I get to work for them and maybe we'll be each others cabin crew to either JFK, and soon to be ORD, SFO, and LAX!! HEHEH!!

I would really like to email you sometime so if you want, plz plz plz email me at J2theG_1@hotmail.com I would like to know how it is!!

Hope to hear from you soon and happy flying!
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[User Picture]From: jeffrock
2004-08-06 11:15 am (UTC)
Hey there.

You seem interesting, so I added you. Hope this is alright.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-01-11 08:30 pm (UTC)

re:

good start
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