Friday, December 02, 2005

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Leaving On A Jet Plane
by: Peter Paul and Mary


All my bags are packed
I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye

But the dawn is breaking, it's early morn
Taxi's waitinHe's blowing his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

I'm leaving, on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go... hate to go

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
Now you know, they don't mean a thing

Every place I go I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

I'm leavin on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe I hate to go...hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time, oh let me kiss you
Then close your eyes, I'll be on my way

Dream about the days to come
And I won't have to leave alone
About the time's when I won't have to say..

Kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go

I'm leaving on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
oh babe, I hate to go

Leaving on a jet planeI
don't know when I'll be back again
oh babe I hate to go
I'm Leaving on a jet plane,
Leaving on a jet plane,
leaving on a jet plane...yeah

Yes people.... our tickets have been confirmed. We've even gotten our tickets via the travel agent at the Loughborough Union. The travel agent that deals for UPM apparently had overcharged Zareef's ticket to be RM12,000 while ours were just RM3,000 a pop. UPM was a bit reluctant in paying because of the 12k. In the end, B and I decided to buy our own tickets and will claim it later from UPM's bursar, with the consent of them, of course. It came to a total of about RM 8k just for the three of us, taxes included. Apalah punya travel agent. Tau la depa nak komisyen. But kok ye pun, distribute la sket the amount tu. Nih, selonggok depa charge kat tiket Zareef. Unreasonable betul!

A lot of my friends over here kept on saying to us, "Bestnya dah nak balik". Truthfully, I'm not that excited to go home despite being away for 3.5 years. I'm quite sad actually. If given the chance, I would really love to stay here longer but not forever though.

I would definitely miss this place a lot! I would miss the shopping excursions, car boots, trips to town alone, the quiet quality of life that the three of us went through together and the wonderful, wonderful friends that we've made and foster along the years that have become part of our big family here in Loughborough and the fact that we're on our own making our decisions independent from outside influences.

What I fear most about going home is trying to find a job. I've been away from the working scene for so long that I've forgotten how it was when I left it. Joining the rat race and competing with bright-eyed young graduates gives me the creeps because my engineering skills are rusty almost to the point of being unsalvageable.

If possible, I would love to be a stay-at-home-mom but I know with the current influx in the cost of living especially in the city, that is most impossible. Like B said, "If you don't work, we won't be able to buy the house of your dreams or even your favorite car for that matter". Aiyaaaa....

I'll be arriving at KLIA on Sunday at 6.30 pm. My brother will be picking us up in his Naza Ria (I specifically asked him because of his huge car capacity) and straight home to my parents' place in Klang where my family and B's will be congegrating. I've called my mom and asked her to prepare our favorite sambal goreng, yong tau foo (yg ni dah 3.5 tahun tak makan wooo...) and KFC. Laugh all you want people, but these delicacies have been on the top of my mental food list for so long that I'll salivate everytime I even think about it.

Give us a week to settle down (we'll be at my mom's place till we get a place to call our own) and after that, we're good to go. I'll be out and about meeting everyone and trying to gorge like a pig. Anyone care to join me?

So, this chapter of my life is officially closed now. Today's the last day for Zareef at his playgroup. I even got Zareef a thank-you card for him to give to his teachers. B is meeting up with his supervisor to hand in his hard-bounded thesis and also to bid his supervisor farewell and to give him a farewell gift that was specially flown in from Malaysia. And me, tears are rolling fast down my cheeks as I type this because I really don't want to go home.

This is me, checking out. Till we meet again in Malaysia, this place that I've called home will always hold a special and meaningful place in my heart and fondly remembered. Adios....

11 comments:

dillafahim said...

aduuhh.. sedih la pulak..berapa kali dah saya cuba nk hantar msg dekat tagboard tp x boleh.. tatau kenapa.. nak tanya dah balik mesia ke belum... sbb lama tak update..

mmg betul, org macam saya mesti kata. bestnye nak balik mesia...tp biler dah lama kat sini dan dah feel like home kat sini, pasti berat hati kan?? Point nie :the quiet quality of life that the three of us went through together, mmg x boleh dicari ganti... klu kat Mesia nnt mesti busy dgn sanak saudara kita dan suami kan??klu kat sini boleh duduk sunyi diam2 gitu.. hehehehe..

nway, selamat pulang ke Malaysia ya buk.. indah sekali makanan idaman ibuk itu... saya pon terliur nie...hehehe.. member saya tanya, akak Kelang kat mane?? dia org Kelang jugak.. tp kat mane hale saya pon tatau.. heheheh..

ok.. take care and have a wonderful life in Malaysia nanti... Pray for my success kat sini ye.....

-junior yg masih merangkak...

jula juli said...

Nora

Have a safe journey ( dah sampai mesia agaknyer ni ).
I understand apa yg ko rasa, tu sbb aku tak buleh nak adapt dekat sini. My heart is still in Manchester, apatah lagi aku kawin dekat sana, beranak dekat sana, rumah dekat sana, ..lagik la terasa. In short, dah mmg settle dekat sana, tup tup dah cosy kena pindah pi tempat lain pulak.
Sydney is nice, but never to compare with rainy Manchester ( even ujan 24 hrs but am still missing it )

Hope to see you in Jan.

rini
xxxx

dona said...

welcome back u three!

doubleaye said...

I have to wear 2 hats...

Me in Malaysia - Welcome back!

Me going to London - uwaaa wish you are still in UK!

nong@kween said...

Welcome back Nora, Bad n Zareef...

mama farizal said...

Sedey la plak baca part2 last tu! Huk huk

But well, WELKAM home Noresh ;) Harap2 bleh berjumpa soon k!

kaezrin said...

sebak pulak baca entry nora nih..but welcome home Nora..we are happy and greatful to wellcome u, bad and zareef here!

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osmansany said...

i know how u feel nora. take care. drop me a msg and email me at osmansany@hotmail.com ... once u've settled down entirely... hugsss..

noresh said...

dilla: jgn sedih!! your time will come soon. k. nora dah slamat makan segala yg diidam.. hehheheh... cuma tgh dok cari kat mana char kuew tiau yg sedap menjilat jari.

rini: aku dah sebulan balik msia but i'm still missing lboro dreadfully. 26/12 hari tuh, aku dok terbayang2 segala signboard sale sempena boxing day. huahhhh!!!! can't wait to see you in january!

dona: hihihi.. thanx don! nanti ada rezeki, i'll see u in bangsar or kat mana2 la ye...

zoow: by the time i write this, you're safely shopping at oxford, sloane and the works. i'm wishing you all the best, my dear friend! keje tu keje jugak, but do enjoy your stay there. now it's time for your to smell the roses pulak.

nong: thanx nong! it was awesome meeting you at eastin. i must say, narnia is much cuter in person with her curly hair and cheeky face.

llah: thanx for the welcome! iya... we'll meet sooner than u think.. hehhehe

kaezrin: masa i tulis tu lagi la dada ni sebak sampai tak boleh nak berkata2... n'way, thanx for welcoming us home.

seme: i've settled down now. so when can i crash your fabulous pad?