Thursday, April 2, 2009

the blog in AA blog

Note from blogteam: Chee Keong, Congratulations! You are our first shortlisted candidate. Your post speaks for itself. You have shown us the desire and you are the first on board and one step closer to be one of the ten. This does not mean you are already one of the ten but you have already been identified for possible selection. PS. This is no April Fool's joke. You earned it. YES!! I want to be a PILOT!! Why Pilot? P = Pleasurable I = Interesting L = Lively O = Opportunity T = Thrill Dream might be hard to be achieved, but that is the point of it. I was very much amazed when I read the article in the newspaper regarding this competition on 5th of March. I have always wanted to be a pilot since I was young and till this very moment, I would still stand firm for my ambition and never, ever give up faith and hope to become a pilot to fly, and take off from the ground. It is not just a dream, but a goal in life! When I was in primary school, I was asked to write an essay regarding my ambition and what I want to be in the future. I can still remember writing and telling the teacher that I want to be a plane driver. I was laughed at because I didn’t know that flying a plane is behind a yoke, and not a steering. Haha….. I was told by my English teacher at then (Ms Lee) that flying a plane requires lots of studies and having good eye sight. She said that a pilot has great responsibility and one must not be afraid of heights. =.= Well, actually, from then, I knew that my dream and ambition is to be a pilot and not a driver… =D When I grew a little older, I told myself that dreams are meant to be achieved. But then, the problem was not when to start realizing it, but rather, how to start realizing my ambition. Thankfully, with my parents’ mental support and encouragement, I am able to gather my courage, and they inspired me to take the big leap, to start blogging and writing how much and why I want to be a pilot. Ok, here comes the question WHY I would choose Pilot as a career… When I was young, I would always bug my parents to bring me to somewhere in a plane but they would just say, “Boy, its just nothing la… Being in a plane is just like in a car…You’ll get to be in a plane someday but not today k…For now, study hard and get good grades…Then in the future, you’ll be able to fly as much as you want and at that moment, flight would just be like a norm in your life.” =.= I am actually very amazed whenever I get the chance to visit the airport. Looking at people of all ages and different background working together, sending off and welcoming planes entering the runway. I know that the airline industry is not only about the pilot alone to fly the plane, but everyone else from the management office to the ground crew. Physics and mathematical laws made flying possible, but it is the dream and passion that drives, or should I say, fly people around. That is why I want to be a pilot. It is men above all machines, however behind it, faith and interest above all men. As much as I wanted to be a pilot, I was only able to be in a plane when I was in form 3. I can still re-call the moment when I stepped into the plane and I went WAO. My first flight, as a passenger of course, in my life was from KLIA to Kuching with Air Asia. To others, it was nothing, but to me, it was like a dream come true (part of the dream actually), a day to be noted and to be remembered, to be able to fly in an aircraft. Although I was only 15, I wished so hard that I was able to just be in the cockpit, having the yoke in my hands and see the plane taking off from the pilot’s view. The flight was about 45 minutes, but at then, it was the best 45 minutes as for the first time in my life, I was able to see the fluffy clouds right below the plane, and seeing all the cars which were so tiny on the ground. From then, I realize that flying is and will be my thing. Since the early secondary school, I have always been actively participating in class as well as co-curricular activity such as camps as well as various leadership camps. As I am very adventurous and adaptive to the environment, I find that my dream of becoming a pilot fits perfectly into my character. With the support from my family members, they would always encourage me to find any available opportunity for myself to join an airline and to be their cadet pilot. You might now ask, “If they support you, why didn’t they send you to any flying academy to pursue your dreams?” Well, then the answer would be due to the financial issue. The course to get the ATPL and CPL is very costly and it will be very unfair for my sibling if my parents are to spend that big sum of money on me. Although financial is the only thing that is putting the barrier between me and flying, but it will not stop me from getting there. Passion drives me around, and faith enables me to fly. With the undying faith and passion, I will be able to be a pilot one day. But now, with the blogging competition, I will be able to get rid of the barrier, and enabling me to see clearly into my dream. It is just a click away. It is definitely tough and there are lots of difficulties in order to achieve one’s dream, but I will not give up. Giving up the hope and dream of becoming a pilot would only means giving up the happiness in my life, and giving up on myself. Dreams are meant to be achieved and not only to be hoped for. There are times when the going gets tough; hope seems to be shattered and dreams seems to be getting far away. But I do believe, I do have faith as I know that with great determination comes great success. It has been my ambition when I was young and as I go through difficulties in life, I would only see myself getting closer to becoming what I really want to be. The competition is strong and tough, but I will not give up on what I promised myself. There are lots of people out there fighting for their lives daily, so who am I to choose not to fight for my dream and to give up? I have faith, I have courage, I am determined. I am prepared to go beyond whatever it takes to BE A PILOT. I will not sit and wait, but I will take the chance! Why me? P = Perfect candidate I = Intelligent L = Leadership skills O = Open minded T = Talented If I am able to be a high flyer and having Pilot as my full time career, I am not only blessed with the opportunity of travelling from places to places while working, but as well to be able to serve my people, my corporation as well as to make my nation proud. From joining Air Asia, I would be able to be part of the fast growing airline in the region as well as a huge corporation that is well known locally and globally. Other than that, a career as a pilot would be an ideal job for me as I am into a unique life styles and not having to work on a daily routine of 9 to 5. As of my understanding, pilot have trainings every once in awhile as well as duty to be carried out. These would definitely be a thing which I am capable of doing as well as interested in. I would really hope that one day, I would stop having the thought of ‘wanting it’ but instead, ‘having it’!!! If got selected, P = Pleasingly Proud I = Interesting & Impressive L = Laughters & Loving it O = On cloud nine & Overjoyed T = Thankful & Take it

2 comments:

tortoise said...

it is a nice blog... all the bez...

iggypiggy@iggybeston said...

thank you..
thank you......
=D