I got this photo from a friend I met while I was on a trip from Philippines back here to Norway. Her name is Claire Mitchell. I found her profile here.
It was December 28, 2011 the first time I traveled overseas alone. I was kinda distressed not because I was unaccompanied but it was due to the sickness I had that time. I was more concerned to where I must be seated so that it would be convenient for me when I needed to use the comfort room in no time. I preferred the aisle seat, the problem was that all of the plane reserved seats I got were window seats.
From Cebu, I took Silkair heading to Singapore, our first stop before Holland and then Norway. There on the plane I took the chance to have a short dialogue with the flight attendants asking them if I'd be allowed changing seats. Of course but according to them I must wait if there is no one occupying it. And if there is, I must ask politely and reason out why I needed to exchange seats.
Okay so then I waited for a little while and then came a woman with curly dark blonde hair asking if I was sitting on the given assigned seat. Of course I was not, haha I intentionally sat on her seat. Bad me. Okay, I apologized and asked her if we could exchanged seats and explain, she smiled and said it was fine with her since she preferred sitting near the windows. Which I've observed, she was fond of looking out of the window, watching over the clouds, viewing the fascinating scenery while taking photos. I felt relieved knowing somehow we're both comfortable with our respective seats. Wait, have you counted how many times did I mentioned "seats"? I bet.
Anyhoo I thought going solo flight was boring. Just only few minutes, we were already laughing and exchanging personal and brief stories while watching my favorite gag show on board. I must have to mention, how kind she is, she's really an angel sent from heaven to accompany me during my flight.
To you Ms. Claire, just in case you and your friends stumble upon here, first of all sorry if I needed to make a blog entry about you and posted this photo I got from you. I just want you to know that I am so thankful for the prayers, you know it helped me a lot and that gave a big impact on me. Your prayers were heard - I got all the three seats at the Singapore airlines all by myself on my way here to Norway; I was able to lay down and had enough rest the whole 12 hours flight; The flight attendants were so kind and concerned about me - providing extra blanket, medicine and hot water.
As soon as I arrived Amsterdam in Holland, I was already recovered and wow! at 7 degrees, I was just wearing my summer clothes. I felt I had enough warm and needed no jacket. Our plane was a little delayed but I arrived Norway healthy and safe.
So that's it, hope you got my email, hope you're doing great and having fun. I wish I could visit you there in Davao next year with these cute little kids (shown in the picture). Meeting you was a blessing! God is good all the time, take care always.