Saturday, December 5, 2009

Romie met the Siti Nurhaliza of Aviation

PRECAUTION: she is the Siti Nurhaliza of dunia penerbangan. Sila baca sampai habis. And comment hahaha



To start the story ...... what a wonderful Saturday morning. Still asleep. Zzzzzzzz. Let’s continue dreaming ahaha. Ohh she’s calling me. It’s Britney Spears. Calling me to watch her video in youtube. Since it’s a Saturday and I’m a free, yeah I should do that. And continue dreaming, and sleeping. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Suddenly – suddenly,


ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHHH, BOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM, ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM!!!!


ARGHHHH it’s that LIMA again with the fighter jet airshow. Arrrghhh how dare you musnahkan my dreamy weekend. Aku benci kau LIMA! Don’t ever kembali to my life never ahahahahhaha

And try to continue sleeping. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Eehhh benci, tak boleh tido dah. Decided to wake up. What to do now, for today?? Oklah let’s go to information counter in the airport.

For you guys who got no idea how COOL airport information counter is, it got TV with thai channel, kettle to masak maggi, meeting passengers from whole world everyday and sell tokens for massage chair wtf. Ahahaha within minutes I was there, road was jam – packed. Hari terakhir LIMA, opened to khalayak ramai. As I reached to the info counter, adorable Kak Rozline, answered a phone call.


“ Major RAMADHAN, saya dari info counter blah blah blah …….”


As she hang up the call, straight away i ask her, with full anxiety “ kak, ape akak merepek, nama major to RAMADHAN????”

For you info yer, Romie Pujaan’s real name is Ramadhan. Very the holy, tapi perangai macam hantu ahahaha.


In split second, I came out with a stupidly crazy suggestion. To call that Major Ramadhan and give him a call. I want to meet him. Never in my life I ever encountered someone of the same name. like the one that I found before, he’s like the no. 3 most wanted person in the world, working under Osama Bin Laden ahahahaha sumpah tak tipu. Then I beg Kak Rozline to bring me to him, to my kembar of different emak, Major Ramadhan ( Major tuh jangan main – main ). And kak Rozline was like “ TAK MAU!!!!!!!!!!!”


OK I dragged her along ahahahaha. Wow my wildest dream has come true. Ramadhan is meeting another Ramadhan. How often that opportunity can pop into your life, unless your is sooo common like Latipah or Meon wtf.


While walking towards the LIMA exhibition, Kak Rozline just can’t stop talking on how gyler my plan is. Out of nowhere, we saw a Jaguar. A Jaguar ?? in langkawi?? Ape lagi melaram la masing – masing ahahaha. ( by the way, that jaguar driver damn kedekot tak nak bayar parking, last – last kene saman, padan muke)


And the melaram session started ahahahahaha, started off by Kak Rozline Chantek




Me also tak terlepas peluang ahahaha. Mampos aku la nak melaram ahaha.

All the way while berjalan kaki, Kak Rozline keep on nagging this and that, Ya Allah malasnye aku nak layan. It got even worse when we reach the LIMA operation centre, where I should jejak kasih with my twin wtf ahaha.



“ Ramadhan, ni keje gyler nih, jom balek blah blah blah….”. sumpah I tell you, dah tak kuasa dah nak layan perempuan nih meroyan.


None of the cadets in my college ever even think of goin to this place. I live a very crazy and unique life. I want excitement, and I can smell free stuffs, and free food from inside ahahahah.


I did enter and my twin, Major Ramadhan greeted us. Ahahahaha funny la that moment of truth. We don’t, look the same ahahah, I’m taller, and younger wtf but we share the same thing. We are aviators! Cool right.

Ok shut up the crap. These are the proves that I actually made it to the operation centre:



This is the reception counter. Which was barren, no hotstuff receptionist pakai kebaya ketat to jemput us in ahaha



Services counter. Where the staff are chillaxing. Sumpah I was kinda freaking out coz the airforce people look soo like serious and fierce. I wonder if they eat normal civilian like me hidup – hidup. Hahahaha mana tau, they are trained for survival kot ahahhaha.



The heart of the operation centre. Which I think I saw few of the staff on facebook ahahahha


As we proceed even deeper into the operation centre ( which was surprising big, betul, besar ), we entered the lounge! My dream has come true! Free food and goodies. This is life. ( but Kak Rozline deleted the photo of nasik goreng and orange drink. Benci benci!! I did got free food ok ahahaha bodoh je)


Major Ramadhan came in with goodie bags for me and Kak Rozline. I like!



And this is, errrm ( zoomin the photo to read the name tag ahaha ) YES! Major Ibrahim is the name. He attended us while Major Ramadhan was running here and there. Dia cakap dia tengah busy. Kalah Britney Spears wtf. He talked to us about few stories on airforce and selamat Kak Rozline was there, she got lots of army stories as her family are largely composed by army, airforce and navy people. Kalau tak mati katak aku kat situ takda story to talk about


And Major Ibrahim introduced me to this guy, who secara tiba – tiba masuk into the lounge, looking for water. Sumpah, langkawi was like damn freaking hot that day. Dorang panggil bomoh kot nak halau hujan ahahaha


This is the man whose responsible of being the emcee for the event. Who talks during the airshow. Sumpah, mati – mati I thought mat salleh mana lah yang bercakap. Ni mesti pegi kursus to become a spy. Ape- ape pun, his job to emcee the event, and to speak like mat salleh ( or maybe spontaneous for him la) was A+ ahahaha


Introducing, the one and only, my twin of different emak, jeng jeng jeng, MAJOR RAMADHAN! * clap clap clap*


He was really the friendly you know, funny man. Wish I can grow up to be a smart man like him. Macho lak tuh. The funny thing about him is that at his name tag, his name is RAMBEDAN, and people call him Major Rambo. Ahahaha. Kekurangan keyakinan disitu for not using the real name ahahaha. ( while typing this I heard pertunjukan bunga api for LIMA’s closing. Nak pegi tengok kejap )

Ok back to blorrging, I was too afraid to go to the top floor to watch the fireworks show alone ahahaha.


Basically, enjoying the life of free goodies and free orange juice. I love life, Alhamdulillah. I managed to get his phone number. YEAH I made a contact today! This relationship will go a long way. Kak Rozline just can’t wait to leave as she was shivering like as if we are in a negara bersalju. Back to airport information counter, with a very big smile on my face. Mission accomplished.

As I reach to the information counter in the airport, Abang Nasa, my MAS engineer friend came in. “ hey Ramadhan, I’m going to check out the new ATR plane for Maswings. People are not allowed to enter, and I want you to come, and see the cockpit.”


I was like YEAAAAAHHHH my another wildest dream is about to step in into the real world. Ya Allah I love you for this. That’s the aircraft of my dream airline, Fireflyz. And I’m heading back to the LIMA exhibition. Again.


As usual I arrived earlier that what I’ve been told. Nature of a pilot, to be punctual, chewah poyo je. At the same time, next to the ATR ( love it ) was the Singapore Airforce, taking photos with the public.



This is the Apache, or aphacie or whatever that makes a spelling sounds APAAACHEEEE. Ahahahaha. Ok I’m taking another shot of the plane, since got two personnel telah enter frame




Ohh snap, he entered frame again. Terbukti, Singaporeans memang gyler bergambar ahahaha.




Longgok longgok. Murah murah. Beli jangan tak beli ahaha.




And this lady is soo ever lovely. I was asking her why there are few Singapore airforce personnels wearing green jumpers and others with blue jumpers. and she explained, green for pilots and blue for maintenance crew. I was like woow this girl is crazy, in a good way ok. I believe maintenance crew have to work harder since they who keep the aircraft fit to fly. She’s based in USA and lives in Yishun, which is sooo out of the topic ahaha. And she is part of the Apache crew. WHAT??????? That’s like suuuper duper cool!



And a sweet lady from Australian airforce. Badan bapak tough. Macam jantan.




Ok tak tipu. Memang banyak aircraft. This section closed to public. Soo dalam mimpi je la nak tangkap gambar sambil buat aksi – aksi terlarang ahahaha




Hot ladies from Tentera Udara Di Raja Malaysia. Another tough looking gang. Please don’t beat me. I can cook good food and loves to sing ahahahaha.

Looking at my watch. Arrrghhhh dah sejam menunggu nak masuk ATR aircraft tapi Abang Nasa is still not in sight. Frustrated, but orang tua selalu cakap, sabar separuh dari iman. Sooo I tunggu je, under the sun. terus menunggu.

Then I saw some one, isn’t that…….. her????

YES SHE IS!!!!



Ni la dia, the Siti Nurhaliza of Aviation, Major Patricia Yapp Syau Yin. Why I said soo? She’s the only active female fighter jet pilot in Malaysia Airforce. Fighter jet??? She’s crazy, in a good way ahahaha. She really went out there and get it done with style. Broke the barrier for them female to be good in what they believe in. but her ride was tough, opposed by her father to be in aviation, she did managed to get in it. And did her studies in aeronautical engineering in UTM, which I applied and got rejected and ended up in culinary arts for 4 months wtf.


She flies MIG – 29N. That is a challenging thing to do. Even for me to do a steep turn pun rasa macam nak muntah. And she won Anugerah Pesona Nona, forgot which year ahaha. During the competition, all other contestants were wearing fancy dresses, jewelleries, make up berbagai, but she only wore her jumpsuit. And bun up her hair. That’s it. My first impression was like, perempuan ni tak nak menang ke ahahaha. And of coz, she won. Other contestants don’t even stand a chance. Tak silap she’s the first and only woman in the world flying that MIG – 29N. Gyler gempaq



“ eh Romie Pujaan, I minat lah your blorg. I selalu baca ketika di saat lapang. Jom pekana teh tarik kat chenang.” Ahahaha I wish she said that and read this post ahahaha



She, me and this guy. Alamak tak tau nama la. I called him Frank Sinatra ahaha. Jangan dia datang naik fighter jet pegi tembak kapal terbang aku sudah ahahaha.


She ask me regarding my trainer aircraft, on the final speed. People who don’t fly confirm takkan faham ape kejadah benda ni ahahaha padan muka. My aircraft, the final speed is 80 knots. And hers is double than mine. Bapak pantas. Faster than my cruising speed. Can fly from Langkawi to Kuala perlis in few minutes je.




She bent down and opened a pocket at her knee, taking something out to give me as a sourvenir. I was like, gyler ape simpan cenderamata kat lutut ahahaha. It was, her name card!!!! Ya Allah that’s a token of appreciation. No one ever treat me like that. I’ve been treated like a hamba all my life ahaha. I guess she wants to keep in touch with me. Hopefully.

OH MY GOD, I got a fighter jet pilot friend!!!!! Are you guys, jealous?? ahhahahaha



Wrapping up the day, with yet another retarded pose of myself. I should copyright this. No other person on earth can be as retarded as I am in a photo wtf



Photo: self explanatory



Pengajaran of the day:

LIMA is a very good event, despite the absence of formation airshow and lots of empty booth. So, try to expect something different to see in life. Meeting new people. Try to see life in a different perspective. And have fun with it. I gonna sleep tonite, with a big wide shiny smile on my face. Truly gonna miss those loud noisy fighter jet sound ahahahaha.

Post LIMA: Kak Rozline, who’s fanatic of Major Patricia Yapp Syau Yin ( I dunno how to call other than her full name, takut salah sebut kena saman pulak ahahaha ), was soo envious of all of my photos. Kak Rozline got soo naik angin and pissed off, she ended up photostating her name card ahahaha.


See you in 2 years time!!


10 pujaans:

Aviation'sAngel said...

u r killing me bro!! i wish i was there..arghhh tension2!! hakhak great experience! great people! next time ajak me skali lar....;p

Romie Pujaan said...

ahaha no hal. do your airways until langkawi. senang citer

.shz. said...

gila r..
ramadhan jumpa ramadhan...
mesti meriah lagi...
haha
maybe its a reflection of you when you grow old nnt..
haha...

Ikr@m said...

argg...jelousy......u met MAJOR Patricia n took a pic with her..but me, can see her far away..btw..your post makes me feel something..ada ump la..hahaha..keep blogging bro..give me a spirit to become a pilot someday..

adie-ishmael said...

thanks...ada pergi juga LIMA tu...

kulark said...

bro. Ko training ngan HM ek?

Eezwan Hijaz said...

Your very lucky my friend. It's your rezeki on that day. :-)

NORA SAKURA said...

Poojaan,

hang mmg dok Langkawi ka?

catz said...

romie,

aku benciiiii koooo..
hahhahahaha..
AKU JELES oke....tah bila aku dpt pi LIMA ni..
how lucky u are, dpt gamabr sama itu ct hurhalijah of avi.
nyampah 10000x.

p/s: cun kak rozline itu..kem salam.

moonii.bee said...

romie.. cane nk contact ct tu..sgt suka dia.

im ur ex uitm's mate..
myb u dont recognised me but i like ur career..

jelous2..

btw..nice blog u got here.