Why Is Flight Center The Best

The secret of many a man’s success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them.
~J. G. Holland~

I travel a lot. Which airline to fly with – it depends on my financial situation at that moment. If I have enough money to spend on a good flight with several requests, I would definitely use an agent for it. And the travel agency of my choice is without a doubt the Flight Center.

The first time I used their service was in 2009 when I decided to go to Osaka, Japan. I was introduced to the best agent ever, and since then I become a loyal customer to her and the agency. Even after she left Flight Center, I would still go there whenever possible.

While it’s true that the service of every agent varies, I notice that the other agents that I went to always strive to provide the best service. They will see it through until the end of it. They cater to every request (or demand) without fail. They would look for the best deal and beat other lower prices (if found).

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Since I hardly use other agencies, I couldn’t claim the others are not good. However, I did have experience with one agency that did a very sloppy job. I requested for a Muslim meal on my return flights from Auckland to Lisbon. But he (the agent) requested for the outbound flight only. Luckily I noticed that, and he later added the request for the inbound flight as well. But I failed to notice that he didn’t include (or didn’t even bother) the request for the Frankfurt-Lisbon flight. Yeah, 3 hours without food, was not really a nice feeling, especially if it was a mistake from the agency. Special dietary request was not a joke. I didn’t get it how easily he screw up this simple request. Definitely he didn’t do his job seriously enough. And once the ticket was purchased, there’s no more follow up from him. I don’t know if that’s just him or the agency’s policy, but as a customer, I’m not happy at all.

Flight Center hasn’t failed my expectation thus far. That is why, to me, they are and always be the best!

The Best Shawarma?

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
~Henry David Thoreau~


I don’t know why but I’ve been thinking about shawarma lately.

I’m not really a big fan of this food to be honest. I had a beef shawarma once in Cairo, Egypt. I think that was the first time I tried it.

First impression? I don’t really like it. Never tried any shawarma after that.

When I went to Granada, Spain recently, my tour guide brought me to Muslim Quarter for lunch. She recommended the shawarma to me, which she claimed to be so good.

Not having many options (the rest are all shawarma with different filling), I chose the standard chicken shawarma. And she was absolutely right. The shawarma tasted so yummy that make me simply drool just by thinking about it. And it costs only €3,50.

I wish I could remember the filling used and reproduce the food. All I have is the photo of the restaurant that sell this amazing super yummy shawarma in Granada.

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If I could go back to Granada, my wish is to buy heaps of shawarma from Baraka!

What’s Next? Post-graduation Dilemma

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

~John Dewey~


It was ages ago since I last updated my blog. Almost two months?

I went back to Malaysia to spend Ramadhan and Eid with my family. The first week in Malaysia, I was sick due to the heat. Yeah, it was so hot back there.

The second week, I was busy preparing cookies for Eid. When the Eid came, I was occupied with other stuff. The last week at home, I didn’t feel like doing anything. I just wanted to enjoy myself, play around with my niece, and of course, without realizing it, the time was wasted just like that. Without writing the next scene of my novel, nor updating my blog.

Then I went back to New Zealand, together with my mom and my brother for my graduation. Went to a road trip for about a week right after that. Now that they had gone home, I’m back in Dunedin, back to my old life. Only this time it is more uncertain than before.

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Finishing this PhD journey definitely is a great feeling. But this has arisen another question – what do I want to do next with my life? Oh I do know what I want to do, but how to get there? Will I achieve my target?

Should I go to industry, or should I continue teaching like before? Or maybe I should pursue something entirely different.

One thing for sure, this is not the end, but the start of my new journey. And not knowing what lies ahead will make this journey more adventurous, I hope! ^-^