Somewhere in 2003, I was busy with in my studies online(I was doing e-learning for my degree) and suddenly a pop-up from my MSN asked me to approve the add to list request, I saw unfamiliar e-mail address and nickname, I did not simply give out my MSN even until now. So I thought this person might be someone that I had given my MSN before and he might be using other nickname when interacting with me in mIRC or ICQ. I just approved it and didn’t bother about it.
Next day, I on my MSN and saw this person online and decided to check out the identity. The following conversations aren’t the actual one but something similar:
Me: Hi… Do I know you?
He: I’m Kevin.
Me: Kevin who? I don’t think I know anyone by the name of Kevin.
He: I’m the pilot.
Me: Huh? *BLUR* Since when I got to know a pilot? Not even in my dream.
He: You don’t remember me?
Me: Ummm… Did I ever chat with you in mIRC or ICQ?
He: No. I don’t have those.
Me: Then where you got my MSN?
He: You gave it to me.
Me: *MORE BLUR* Hmmm… Where you’re from?
Me: Singapore?!?!? I don’t know anyone from Singapore.
He: You’re Irene right?
He: How about you? Where you’re from?
Me: Kuching. How old are you?
He: 34 but I don’t look 34 hahaha… Kuching is my hometown, the last time I went back was 1997 before SIA ceased the direct SIN-KCH sector.
Me: Wah… The world is so small. You’re so old hahaha…
Me: Only 21.
He: So young.
Me: How come? 😛 You’re a playboy?
He: No. I haven’t meet the right person.
(I can’t remember what else we chatted anymore at this point)
So we chatted and chatted and since I’m so suaku, I mean a PILOT! Com’on, how many of you can get to know a pilot if you are not in the airline industry or have friends who are pilots!?!? Normal people like us don’t get this chance everyday. Getting to know a pilot is really a big deal! *LOL* Being a very curious girl, I sure had a lot of questions to ask. Summore I wanted to be an air-stewardess before but hahaha… I’m too short. So I got to know a pilot of course I’m going to ask him all the things that I’m interested about working high up in the sky.
So… That’s how we got to know each other. We would chat and catch up with each other whenever we met online. Sometimes my curiousity made me e-mail him when he’s not online. I’m the girl that kept bombarding him with all the why, how, where, who, what… It was so funny as if he knew everything.
It’s getting more and more interesting and I noticed that I started to miss him when he wasn’t online for few days or weeks. Everytime I thougth of him, I’ll just sent him an e-mail with tonnes of questions and he would reply when he’s free or when we met online.
To be continued…