Friday, August 17, 2007

Israel Trip Putoff

I just had a whirlwind of on-off decisions in the past 24 hours....

Yesterday was my supposed departure to Israel but it was called off because of a technical problem of the airline carrier that would take me from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv. I was already at the Centennial Airport when I got the official directive from my office's Admin Assistant that the flight's delayed until August 18. Ergo, I left NAIA 2 with a frustrated mood (for wasting all the effort of bringing my heavy luggage and paying a hefty taxi fare, all for nothing) and went back home.

Then on the following sunrise...

Heads-up... a high-priority e-mail topping my Outlook inbox. 'Twas from my Senior Manager informing me and my other officemate that our arrival in Israel would be postponed indefinitely due to changes in the project schedule.

It makes me happy that I need not leave the country soon. It's just frustrating that I've already set myself yesterday on my departure. In the coming days, I need to set myself again once a new flight schedule's finally achieved.

For now, I am just happy to not leave the country (To tell you the truth, I was already missing the country and my loved-ones just while on my way to the airport). And if the trip would be scrubbed totally, the one thing I'd regret is missing the chance to wander in new land gratis.

6 comments:

beejing said...

What a waste....

Drake said...

Yeah. Well, all I have to do now is just wait....

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

hi drake sorry to hear about that (or is it?). by the way thanks for the tip! i just read them at unbearable lightness though i still dont have the luxury of dsl (as of the moment) to try it out. nakakatakot itry drake eh, i heard a single misplaced character would be enough to torn the site into pieces right? =(

how are you now? i mean after all the emotional conundrums, and this time, with your plan to *elope (?) the country (a business plan, of course)? Hope everything's going well. If everything goes well with the phone company, I might start bloghopping again within the next week. But for now, dial up and internet cafes would suffice. =) bon voyage my friend!!!

Drake said...

I'm straddling a mediate position at that Ruff. Neither too happy nor too sorry.

My suggestion for your #5 would unlikely make your site self-destroy. Hehe. Just make sure you have your blog template backed up, then just add "that" block of text with the <style> tag and you should get everything working the next time you make a post, tweaking it accordingly.

I'm fine now Ruff. The emotional surge has reached the brink and has been subverted since then. Thanks.

MISTERHUBS said...

Talk about last minute cancellation. :-)

Drake said...

Yeah... Err...