Once upon a time, three young ladies who thought they were living it large by flying out to a small beach city a night. Before they departed they found out that their flight was delayed.
Barappapaa… was how the weekend began, with an evening of bonding, meeting new people and dancing to the wee hours of the morning before heading to the airport, to find out the flight was delayed… yet again.
Killing time at the airport, we managed to have a sumptuous lunch, kill time at the bookstore, shop, and lounging by the Changi Airport Terminal 1 outdoor swimming pool and bar. Not so bad for a Saturday afternoon J
An hour later, we landed on Penang soil to realize the hotel we booked was an hour from the airport, as if we had so much time to kill. The stretch on the way to the hotel, felt like Cairo summers, crazy traffic, flocks of Gulfie woman in black robes walked along the 2 km outdoor pasar malam/night market.
We dropped our things and headed out to explore the night market, to hit shops indulge in a great Penang meal, and met a funny, little Chinese sales man called Terry; Terry was an awesome sales person. The thing Terry sold the most was himself and a little traditional medicine. After great pain from Terry, we headed back to enjoy the highlight of the trip, a night of deep conversation on the shores of Penang with two of my favorite ladies.
The trip became a look back at the past couple years of our life, and the key lesson was to humble and to realize that the glass of knowledge is not even close to half full and the potential is limitless.
Sleeping in after a mad weekend was refreshing, and waking up to soak up the sun. We headed to the airport, the three ladies living in large didn’t read the flight departure and arrived at the airport 5 mins after the gate had closed.
Struggling to find a way home, we paid more on the return flight than the whole weekend, and they realized that the LARGE category was not where they were just yet; in fact they were very small.
Thus the lesson of being humble reappeared again, and was a reminder that the most powerful process of growth was continuous learning.