So...I missed my Jetstar flight at 910 am to Bangkok. I woke up at 930 am initially thinking how restful my sleep was in the hotel I booked - only of course to realize I wasn't in Bangkok yet!
I was in a mad scurry to try and book the next flight out. The Jetstar at 1040 which of course I couldn't make cost 380 sgd! The next flight they had was 7pm for 180 sgd. But, I figured that's too late so i didn't go for it. Thankfully, despite the rush of thjngs, I realized that I have some flyer miles with Singapore airlines I could use. I called the booking hotline and arranged to use my miles to get tickets and I was able to! I was thinking I might not get them because the flight was just 3 hours away but I did! It was also the last seat they had for it! IT WAS AS IF EVERYTHING WAS MEANT TO BE! Haha
Also, in retrospect, it must have been rude to multitask brushing my teeth and talking to the Jetstar booking agent haha
Speaking of missed, this entry is also about some people I met and chatted to in Lisbon. They're a group of guys from Amsterdam.
I'm not saying I miss them, I'm talking about their friend who they miss. Apparently, they started a tradition each year. This is their first year coming together to travel to celebrate the memory of their friend that passed away due to ecstasy - yes the drug. It wasn't clear to me if the friend died of an overdose or just a bad pill as they say they took it with him. But, that's life, you never know what it throws at you.
They banded together for this trip and will band together to travel the next year to party wild to memorialize their friend. This is aside from the fact some of them got their friend's name tattooed.
I thought it was a really touching story. I even choked a bit chatting with them when I heard them talk about it and you can see the flicker of sadness in their eyes as they recount their story. Life's short. Love it. Live it.