Thursday, May 02, 2013

Day 1 at Auckland

As the Malaysian Airline flight landed in Auckland, the first feeling was relief. Relief because it was a Boeing with 2-5-2 seating and was packed to the limits and we were just one seat row away from the toilets. Rest is  left to your imagination about our plight!

The toddler was somehow very easy to handle throughout the flight. She had some "mickey mouse clubhouse" sessions which was a treat for an otherwise 'No-TV' parented child. We spent a lot of time roaming around the aisles and winning over everyone with the sunshine smiles. She is great at people , race and ethnicity no bar! This was the first time she was really interacting with anyone Non-Indian but she was able to communicate and understand most of what was being said to her. Kudos to Vevi!
We landed bang at midnight in Auckland and there was no first impressions to make in the dark. Our company sent us a car to take us to the hotel. The hotel is pretty good and is equipped with a kitchenette and a nice balcony with sea view :)

I already feel the loneliness a bit but adjusting to the new place and setting up a temporary abode has kept that feeling hidden behind. Thank God for the internet and Skype. I have been on skype with family like its going out of fashion! I wonder how people survived before the internet age living such huge distances from families.

Lets see how I tackle with that jet lag. Poor daddy has to report immediately to office. I wonder where he gets that stamina from. I am going to sleep for 12 hours now :P Or at-least till the toddler is sleeping. 


2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had a safe flight.

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  2. d little one goes no tv! u remind me of frens sirisha... but i guess it has some beautiful positives to it...

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