Saturday, April 17, 2010

timing is everything!

my colleague really had a nice vacation in UK 2 weeks ago because....

1st, the british pound was at its lowest for ages;

2nd, the volcano in iceland has yet to erupt.
 
sometimes, we organise our holidays with military precision & scrutinise down to the minutest detail (i mean, who doesn't want total control?) but mother nature has a way of disrupting man-made plans.

9 comments:

Yan said...

I thank God that my trip to France was a week earlier, though in France I lost my uncle Robert Lau (the deputy transport minister) to liver cancer and I was not able to make it to his funeral. But I did make it to his 7-day memorial service.

iml said...

Agree!!!! You can be in total control BUT, sometimes, also an itsy bitsy bit of LUCK.

iml said...

Agree!!!! You can be in total control BUT, sometimes, also an itsy bitsy bit of LUCK.

doc said...

Yan,

i should have guessed that many Laus in Sibu are related to each other!!

glad to know you're back safely!

doc said...

Iml,

if luck comes into the equation, then control can't be complete.

we should just go ahead & book the vacation & let God decide how the future should turn out. otherwise, we'll be worried all the time about earthquake, H1N1, etc. of course bangkok is a no-no because we already KNOW there's trouble there.

Mei Teng said...

Timing is indeed everything! Hope the volcanic ash clears up soon. Those poor people left stranded...

doc said...

Mei Teng,

as far as malaysia is concerned, departing flights on monday are cancelled.

yes, it's terrible to be caught like that, esp after a vacation when the pocket is running on empty.

LX said...

Looks like we cannot live without air travel. In the hospital where I have placement.. the team is severely understaffed because various people are stuck everywhere around the world.

doc said...

LX,

it would have been worse had it occured during the summer holidays! anyway, all this is very unexpected.