Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cloud Watching

Like me, some of you may have grown up in the era of wooden houses, built from the ground up by our forefathers. Normally these type of houses are surrounded by fruit trees, chickens & lots of green which make up a natural playground. As a kid, I used to play in this  kind of environment. So I loved playing with grass, stones, puddles, mud, building wooden bridges, dams & canals. It's a wonder why I didn't grow up an engineer. Maybe because I hated maths.

Anyway, that's not the direction of my story. One of my most memorable experiences include lying on the grass, cloud watching, guessing what imaginary shapes & animals might come up next in the bright blue sky. And that habit has stayed with me for most of my adult life.



Shark head chasing swimmer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Up, Up & Beyond

I think this was at 42,000 feet above sea level & if I remember correctly, the temperature out there was about -42 degrees Celcius. Correct me if I'm wrong.

If I was a superhero out there, I'd be frozen dead immediately & fall down to earth like a hard frozen dead fish from the sky.

Look at how high I was above the clouds. I was flying at a level just below the deep dark space which was above me. There was not a single cloud in this zone. 

And then they came.

Sky crystals.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Clouds in Flight

I was glad I brought my camera with me that day. I was flying from KLIA en route to Taipei & the sun was out & it was a beautiful day to fly.

This part of the flight was the most exhilarating as the plane lifts itself out of the curtain of clouds & stayed well above everything else.
  Imagine Superman flying through those clouds, skimming over them like a stone over water.

Cotton candy. Puffy pillow. Softy toilet paper.

I'm not sure which part of the peninsula this was. Probably it had just entered into Kelantan or Terengganu PAS air space, or maybe it's still somewhere over Pahang.

Imagine if we were down there. We'd look up & the clouds were way up high above. Now this was way higher than those clouds.

"What a Feeling!" - Irene Cara from the 80s Solid Gold show.