Phuketism 2007 – The Beginning

Here I am the Changi Airport, waiting for my flight to Phuket. This will be my fourth trip to the beach town in the last 12 months.

I have to say, I must be crazy, but nothing beats a stress-free holiday at a place you are so familiar with.

Since I only got back from my hometown early this morning, I had to rush all over the place trying to get my employment pass done, last minute preparation for the X’mas party rolled out, and packing up my bad.

It was 4.45 p.m. before I was ready, and my flight was at 7.35 p.m. The weather has been gloomy and threatening – heavy rain since late this morning, and I wondered if getting a cab is going to be a nightmare.

A nightmare it was!

I was on the phone for at least 30 minutes before I finally got through to the operator. By then I was already sweating profusely, fearing that the worst might just happen – that I will miss my flight! With the heavy downpour out there, I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it will be for a cab to pick up my booking.

At last, lady luck started to be on my side.

My booking was picked up in mere seconds. Later on I found out that the cab driver was just dropping off his passenger at the block opposite mine. And he stays in AMK, so he knows the area very well.

And then I fretted about the traffic condition. What if it is literally bumper-to-bumper on the expressway?

The cab driver took an executive decision to take SLE instead of PIE. 20 minutes later, I am at Changi Airport, a mere 5 minutes behind schedule.

My relief was palpable. Adrenaline was running through my vein, so much so that I didn’t really manage to calm down to enjoy my time in Changi Airport like I used to.

Bought a bottle of perfume for myself, and ciggies for . Then something to eat from Toast Box, before I found this terminal for me to blog my journey.

Will this trip surpass the last one? I will know in a few days time :)

Adios, my friends! Here are some photos from the airport:

Departure, departure

Another customary photo at Changi Airport

Christmas in the air

Changi is dressing up for the festive season

The Toast Box

Peanut butter toast, half-boiled eggs, coffee…. yum

The Big Foot

Relaxing my aching feet at the airport… I can’t wait to get to my foot massage sessions in Phuket

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